Nagasaki JALT:

Publishing - Past, Present and Future

Date: Saturday, February 19th, 2011 Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speaker: Steve King, Pearson Education

For Nagasaki JALT's first full meeting of 2011, we are very happy to invite back a popular past presenter. Steve King is the Market Research Manager for Pearson Education in the Asia Pacific and has worked in the field of educational publishing for eight years. He completed a post-graduate Diploma in Publishing Studies in 2008 from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and is a frequent speaker on publishing and ELT-related topics on the Asian ELT conference circuit.

In this presentation, he asks: how did educational publishing get to where it is today? What is the current state of educational publishing in terms of where authors, publishers, educators and students stand? How will this look in five, ten or fifteen years from now and what clues do we have today that can shape any predictions we can make about the future?

The presenter will take a short tour through the history of how educational publishing has developed into the multi-billion dollar industry it is today and examine several case studies from the present that make up a snapshot of how this industry will grow and develop in the coming years.

The presenter also looks forward to fielding questions from the participants on any aspect of educational publishing they may have.

Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Nagasaki JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Dejima Koryu Kaikan, 4F (large white building next to Prefectural Art Museum, and Dejima Wharf)

Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan


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