For Writers

Utah’s 2018 Book Marketing Symposium 

Utah’s 2018 Book Marketing Symposium is all about how to market and sell your novels, short stories, and children’s books. Come listen to the experts teach tips, tools, trends, principles, and strategies for marketing and selling your writing. Network with other writers and authors and talk to book promoters and marketers. Writers and authors at any stage in their writing adventures will benefit from this informative conference.

March 23, 2018

Viridian West Jordan Library & Event Center
8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, Utah 84088

San Francisco Writers Conference

This will be the 15th Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community for all writers. Join with 100+ presenters and fellow attendees at this year’s event including bestselling authors, literary agents, editors, and publishers from major publishing houses. There will be experts on self-publishing, book promotion, platform building, social media, and author websites. The San Francisco Writers Conference has one of the largest faculties of any writer’s conference to ensure the best networking with the people who can help you get published.

Feb. 15–18, 2018

San Francisco, CA

ACES Annual National Conference

ACES has been the nation’s premier editing conference since 1997. Editors in a wide range of industries come together to get quality training from recognized experts in the field. They attend to gain practical, hands-on education that helps them improve their editing skills; the latest information on trends in language, style, and usage; a chance to network with peers from across the world.

April 26–28, 2018

Chicago, IL
The Palmer House Hilton

The International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries

2018 Special Focus: Communicating Values – Scholarly Communication as Mediator, Agent, Actor

July 7, 2018

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

LDStoryMakers Conference

“Storymakers: Packs in more incredible classes, networking, craft, socializing, and fun than you ever thought could possibly fit into a single conference.” —Peggy Eddleman

May 3–5, 2018

Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, UT

Writing for Charity

Almost 100 local Utah writers donate their time for the day, offering critiques, presentations and panels. Local businesses often contribute, as well as other volunteers. We have donated books to a Thai orphanage, to doctor’s offices for sick and dying children, to The Book Wagon, and to other groups, including We Need Diverse Books and First Book. This year our charity is KIDS CAUSE. Our committee is unpaid and we spend many hours every year for the sole purpose of giving back to our community through books.

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Utah Valley University | Classroom Building
800 W University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058

Independent Book Publishers Association

Here you can find out about upcoming book industry events. Some events feature a special discount for IBPA members only. IBPA Publishing University Online events require registration with ticket purchase.

League of Utah Writers

The League of Utah Writers is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering friendship, education, and encouragement to the writers and poets of Utah. Our organization aids our members in the improvement of their craft and support of their goals. Members are writers and poets of all interests and skill levels. The organization is comprised of individual chapters that meet, share ideas, critique each other’s work and hear from special guests.

More information about the following events is forthcoming:

April 14, 2018
Salt Lake Community College, Student Center

August 24-25, 2018
University Park Marriott, Salt Lake City, Utah

For Editors

Utah’s 2018 Book Marketing Symposium 

Utah’s 2018 Book Marketing Symposium is all about how to market and sell your novels, short stories, and children’s books. Come listen to the experts teach tips, tools, trends, principles, and strategies for marketing and selling your writing. Network with other writers and authors and talk to book promoters and marketers. Writers and authors at any stage in their writing adventures will benefit from this informative conference.

March 23, 2018

Viridian West Jordan Library & Event Center
8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, Utah 84088

ACES Annual National Conference

ACES has been the nation’s premier editing conference since 1997. Editors in a wide range of industries come together to get quality training from recognized experts in the field. They attend to gain practical, hands-on education that helps them improve their editing skills; the latest information on trends in language, style, and usage; a chance to network with peers from across the world.

April 26–28, 2018

Chicago, IL
The Palmer House Hilton

The International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries

2018 Special Focus: Communicating Values – Scholarly Communication as Mediator, Agent, Actor

July 7, 2018

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Northwest Independent Editors Guild

The Northwest Independent Editors Guild hosts bimonthly member meetings in Seattle and Portland, as well as informal coffee/happy hours wherever members would like to host them. Every two years, the Guild also hosts a conference that provides educational and networking opportunities. These events are open to Guild members and those interested in Guild membership.

Independent Book Publishers Association

Here you can find out about upcoming book industry events. Some events feature a special discount for IBPA members only. IBPA Publishing University Online events require registration with ticket purchase.

For Film Makers

Sundance Film Festival

“Sundance is much more than simply a festival. Here you’ll find panels comprised of the best filmmakers and actors all talking about their work, year round events from the Sundance Institute and excellent networking opportunities for anyone looking to meet fellow artists.”—Caleb Ward

January 18–28, 2018

Park City, UT

NabShow: Where Content Comes to Life

“NAB is the mother of all video and filmmaking conferences. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just getting into the industry, there’s something for everybody at NAB. Best known as the event where large companies unveil their latest cameras and  products, you’ll find massive showfloors dedicated to the future of filmmaking, television, video, distribution and much more. Covering the entire event takes full days – there’s over 1,700 exhibitors in attendance and 2 million square feet of exhibitor space.”—Caleb Ward

April 7–12, 2018 (Exhibits April 9-12)

Las Vegas Convention Center

For Scholarly Publishers

Society for Scholarly Publishing

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), founded in 1978, is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field.

SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing — including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP members come from a wide range of large and small commercial and nonprofit organizations. They meet at SSP’s annual meetings, IN Conferences, educational seminars, and Librarian Focus Groups to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

Their next annual meeting will be held May 30–June 1, 2018 in Chicago, IL. They currently have a call for participation in the annual meeting on their website.

For Business Executives in Publishing

Digital Publishing Innovation Summit

Increase your Product Monetization by Better Engaging your Audience

July 11–12, 2018

New York

PubWest

Join us at PubWest’s 2018 Conference, where keynote speakers, informative sessions, and rewarding networking opportunities will benefit your publishing company’s voice.

• Hear unparalleled keynotes and presenters

• Network with industry leaders and peers

• Bring specific, practical ideas back to the office

• Take the pulse of your peers in roundtable talks

• Check out new services from publishing vendors

February 15–17, 2018

The Westin Pasadena in Pasadena, California

Independent Book Publishers Association

Here you can find out about upcoming book industry events. Some events feature a special discount for IBPA members only. IBPA Publishing University Online events require registration with ticket purchase.

 

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