AAUP Press Directors Meeting
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: 12:10 PM to the conclusion of the Rockies/Astros game (first pitch at 1:10 PM)
Location: Coors Field
Sponsored by Ingram
Organizers: Leila Salisbury, Director, University Press of Mississippi and Mark Saunders, Director, University of Virginia Press
In conjunction with this year’s annual meeting, AAUP Board members have planned a special interactive brainstorming Directors’ Meeting focusing on the challenges and opportunities facing scholarly publishers with an eye toward finding common solutions to problems and most effectively capitalizing on new ways of connecting authors and readers.
As a way to stimulate discussion, foster networking, and make this event memorable, we have reserved a suite at Coors Field in Denver for an afternoon baseball game between the Rockies and the Houston Astros. The format of the session will be creatively linked to the baseball game, with groups of ten directors forming a “theme dream team.”
First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM and directors will convene an hour in advance to cover general business and for groups to formulate provocative questions/issues surrounding one of the six selected topics. During each of the six innings, one of the groups will facilitate a wider discussion of their topic. During 5 minute “pitcher warm-ups,” one group will throw out provocative challenges around their assigned theme and group thought and interaction will continue during the inning. The final innings of the game will be set aside for informal networking and discussion.
Help select topics you would like to discuss by participating in this event survey. Responses are requested by March 31.
Registration details: This event is generously sponsored by Ingram, so there is no extra cost to attend. Tickets are limited, and you must register to attend the meeting though the annual meeting registration process. Attendees must have the rank and function of director to attend. Only one representative per press (exceptions will be made for co-directors only). You must register no later than June 5.
Workshops & Special Meetings
Thursday, June 18
AAUP Press Directors Meeting
To be held at Coors Field, this special meeting is open only to directors of AAUP member presses. Learn more >
New Directors Bootcamp
Press directors with less than 3 years on the job will learn together how to navigate the challenges. Learn more >
AAUP Journals Assembly
Gather with the directors, managers, and other leading staff who produce journals across the AAUP landscape; open only to representatives of AAUP member presses. Learn more >
Marketing Workshop: Coloring Outside the Lines
This half-day interactive workshop will facilitate a "Big Ideas" conversation to get people thinking about what we can and should be doing in marketing as we try to navigate the ever-changing marketing landscape. Attendees should leave the workshop excited about new strategies, tools, and platforms. Learn more >
Design & Production Workshop: InDesign to EPUB
By focusing on InDesign as an EPUB creation tool, this half-day workshop will cover getting the most ebook value from InDesign. Learn more >
Hotel & Travel
The meeting venue is the Sheraton Denver Downtown. A block of rooms has been set aside at a special AAUP rate: $189 a night (+tax) single/double. This rate includes guest room Internet access.
The last day to make a reservation at the discounted rate is May 16, 2015, but book early, as this block of rooms tends to go quickly.
AAUP has not authorized and will not authorize any third party housing company to contact attendees. Please disregard any such phone calls or emails should anyone try to contact you.
Denver International Airport is served by most major airlines. The airport is approximately 25 miles from the Sheraton, a 35-40 minute drive.
The following options are available for airport transportation to and from the downtown Denver:
• Super Shuttle: AAUP has negotiated a $6 discount on round trip Super Shuttle service. Round trip rate with discount is $38. The discount code is 6K3XJ. Click here or call 1-800-258-3826 for more information.
• Fox Limo Service: 303-882-0525
• Denver Yellow Cab: 303-777-7777 $51 flat rate to/from Denver International Airport
• Metro Taxi: 303-333-3333 $55.15 flat rate to/from Denver International Airport
• Freedom Cab: 303-444-4444
• Skyride: SkyRide is RTD's convenient, affordable bus service to and from Denver International Airport (DIA). It makes hourly trips at $11 each way. Click here for the schedule.
Getting to the Hotel
Sheraton Denver Downtown is located at:
1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Parking at the Hotel
0-3 hrs: $26
3-8 hrs: $32
8+ hrs: $39
$8.00 per hour with a maximum charge of $29
Monday - Friday after 5:00pm until 4:00am: $14
Weekend rate $14
Oversize Vehicles: $38
Year-round, Denver enjoys low relative humidity. The average high for June is 81 degrees Fahrenheit; the average low is 50.
Be aware of the effects of high altitude. Click here for some tips on staying well in the mile-high city.
There's much to see and do in Denver, including Rocky Mountain National Park, the Denver Art Museum, and a host of restaurants and bars. Check out highlights of the city's attractions from Denver.org.
The New York Times lists Denver top-spots for food, culture, and more in this profile, "36 Hours in Denver."
AAUP’s annual meeting and exhibit hall provides one of the few opportunities for AAUP’s publishing professionals to get broad sense of what’s new in publishing tools and services. This year, we’re making sure our members can get even deeper knowledge of some of those products. Welcome to AAUP’s first Solutions Showcase!
Do you have an innovative idea, platform, service, or product that will wow the AAUP community? Can you describe it in 5 minutes or less? Then you need to participate!
For the first time ever, AAUP will hold a session offering you the opportunity to speak directly to our annual meeting attendees in a lightning-round format with games and music to help energize attendees. This afternoon session will have no competing sessions, and we’ll be serving free beer, soda, and snacks.
We only have time for a maximum of 12 solutions to be showcased in this session and we want to ensure a diversity of demonstrators. Interested companies must apply by Friday, April 3 to be considered.
When and Where?
This stand-alone session will take place from 5:00-6:15 PM on Friday, June 19 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown.
Who Will Attend?
Expect at least 400 people to listen and learn from you. Between 600 and 800 individuals normally attend the AAUP meeting. At least 100 AAUP member publishers are typically represented across all specialties including directors, marketers, editors, designers, production professionals, IT professionals, and journals folks. Academic librarians and non-profit scholarly publishers not often represented at other publishing industry meetings will also be attending.
The fee to participate is $1,350.
2015 Exhibiting Companies, Partners, Members, and Meeting Sponsors will pay a discounted rate of $950.
Payment is due upon acceptance of your application, and no later than Friday, May 22, 2015. Company representatives are responsible for appropriate registration fees.
Companies interested in participating must submit an application by Friday, April 3.
Applicants will be evaluated to ensure that a range of products and services are represented, and companies will be notified whether or not they have been selected to present by Friday, April 24 2015.
- Selected companies will receive 2 lists of email addresses of AAUP Attendees (who opt in to receive mailings) to do both pre-and post meeting outreach. One list will be send by June 5 and the second will be sent at the conclusion of the meeting. Each list AAUP provides can be used one time only.
- Participating companies will be listed in the AAUP Program and posted on the event website.
- Participating companies can place brochures/business cards on a table in the “Solutions Showcase” Session room.
- Participating companies will receive a complimentary digital edition of the 2015 AAUP Directory.
- Presentation slides will be posted via the AAUP Wiki at the conclusion of the meeting.
Full payment must be made by Friday, May 22. Companies that don't meet this deadline will lose their opportunity to participate.
AAUP will decide on the order of the presentations and advise participating companies of the schedule no later than Friday, June 5.
Presentations and details of the company representative must be provided to AAUP by Friday, June 5. Only one speaker per company will be allowed. Event organizers will be responsible for preloading presentations.
Click here to apply.
Save the dates for future AAUP Annual Meetings
June 16-19, 2016
June 11-13, 2017
San Francisco, CA
June 17-19, 2018
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