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AAP and AEP Partner for First Joint Annual Meeting Expanded Event, June 3-6 Features Current Issues, Personal Development for the Education Publishing Community

The two leading associations serving the K-12 education publishing community are partnering to produce a new all-industry annual conference.

“Content in Context,” taking place June 3-6 in Washington, DC, will be the industry’s largest annual gathering, being co-produced by the Association of Educational Publishers and the School Division of the Association of American Publishers. Combining their resources and members, AAP and AEP will examine innovation and educational publishing as well as the contemporary policy, business and economic forces impacting the future.

The concept of joining forces was a logical one for the two associations.

“While our missions overlap in many places, AEP and AAP each bring unique strengths to the conversation about the future of education and publishing,” said Charlene Gaynor, CEO, AEP. “The collective voice of our industry is much more powerful than many people realize, and we’re excited to showcase this influence at the conference.”

Added Jay Diskey, Executive Director, School Division, AAP, “With the scope of change and emerging opportunities in our industry, both AAP and AEP wanted to reshape our annual conferences to better serve our members’ priorities and goals. Our two organizations have collaborated in the past and the chance to bring that partnership to a new level made perfect sense.”

The conference is shaped around four themes:

  • The Business of Education
  • Publishing Know-how
  • Reaching Your Customer
  • Research and Policy

Sessions include: Navigating Evolving Digital Markets, State Outlook for Instructional Materials, Organizing for the Future: Making the Learner the Focus of Your Business, State and Federal Education Policy Trends, The Common Core in Action, Social Media Mythbusters, and Election Year Debate. Claudio Sanchez, a former educator who is Education Correspondent for NPR, will be the featured luncheon speaker.

The conference will take place at the Capital Hilton, Washington, DC, beginning with a reception June 3. It concludes with a Capitol Hill event on June 6. For more information and to register, visit www.contentincontext.org.

In addition, there will be a special pre-conference on June 2-3 focusing on international education markets. The pre-conference is open to all “Content in Context” attendees.

About AAP

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.