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AAP 2015 Annual Meeting Videos Now Available

The presentations from the AAP 2015 Annual Meeting are now available. Topics include the use of large-scale data, diversity and free expression, and the impact of technology.

Diversity & Free Expression: Professor Irshad Manji, New York Timesbestselling Author and Founder of The Moral Courage Project, and prominent democratic intellectual and professor at Union Theological Seminary Dr. Cornel West, author of Black Prophetic Fire (Beacon Press), discuss their views of content creators’ evolving roles. Topics include freedom of expression, diversity of opinion, and cultural history in school and higher education.

Authors & Publishers in a Democratic Society: David Brooks, Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times and author of the forthcoming The Road To Character (Random House), addresses the role of authors in our democratic society and on the qualities that help develop character. Explore how love and hardship help us, and why eulogy virtues are better than resume virtues.

The Internet is NOT the Answer: Andrew Keen, entrepreneur and author ofThe Internet Is Not The Answer (Atlantic Monthly Press), describes how an expanding circle of wealthy companies are disrupting the Internet, and what this means for quality content. The Internet and return it to its founding principles to foster creativity, self expression, small business and personal freedom.

The Use of Research Data in Academic & Professional Markets: G. Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research & Curation Center at The Sheridan Libraries, John Hopkins University, provides his expertise on the future of coping with the growth of large scale data in the research and academic sectors, his views on open access, digital repositories in the humanities, and publishers ongoing relations with academic libraries.


The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents about four hundred member organizations including major commercial, digital learning and education and professional publishers alongside independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies. We represent the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues regionally, nationally and worldwide. These include the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade, censorship and literacy. Find us online at www.publishers.org or on twitter at @AmericanPublish.