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Two conferences you can’t afford to miss

building inclusivityThere are two conferences coming up, both offer valuable opportunities for insight into the industry and career building.

The Society of Young Publishers Conference 11th November 2017

This year’s SYP conference, Publishing -A Brave New World?, will explore the big questions around inclusivity, sustainability, and ethics with a host of industry experts discussing the hot topics currently impacting the publishing industry. There will be introductory topics about publishing, an interactive session, breakout networking an interactive CV clinic, careers advice panel and much more.
Tickets can be bought on the SYP website and non-members have the opportunity to buy an annual membership along with their ticket for a reduced price.

London Book Fair/PA Building Inclusivity Conference 13th November 2017

The London Book Fair and the Publishers Association have announced that the Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference will return for a second year on 13 November 2017, following the great success of the inaugural conference in 2016.
Entitled Building Inclusivity in Publishing – Reflecting All: Effecting Change, and chaired by the BBC’s Razia Iqbal, the conference will highlight the action currently being taken to improve diversity across the publishing industry, while exploring what more needs to be done to ensure equal representation.
Spanning the entire publishing process, from author to reader, this year’s conference will revisit some of the pledges made at last year’s conference and encourage delegates to make new pledges. Key themes will include:

BAME progression and the commercial imperative, getting more writers from minorities published, Supporting employees with disabilities in the workplace and the importance of role models in the workforce.  With a wide range of speakers from across the creative industries, it really is not to be missed. Book your ticket here.

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