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The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) provides a wide range of professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books. Learn more


Education, Inspiration, Networking

Thank you to all who joined us in Providence, Rhode Island for our 30th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference! We hope that you found the conference to be informative, enjoyable, and inspiring!

Mark your calendar to save June 15-16, 2018 for TAA's 31st Annual Conference. Next year our conference will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the beautiful La Fonda on the Plaza. Program information and registration details will be announced this fall. 

Call For Proposals for TAA's 2018 Conference

TAA invites the submission of presentations relevant to authoring and publishing textbooks and academic works.

Topics of interest include:

  • Writing and publishing: strategies for success
  • eBooks and digital publishing
  • Author productivity tips and technology tools
  • Marketing and social media for academics
  • Publishing contracts
  • Royalties
  • Copyright
  • Trends in self-publishing
  • Open access developments
  • Textbook supplements

Session proposals can be submitted for the following formats:

Traditional Presentation: 60-minute session featuring one speaker; approximately a 40-50 minute presentation with time for audience Q&A.

Panel Session: 60 or 90-minute session with multiple presenters, allowing for 10-15 minutes of audience Q&A. 

Roundtable Presentation: 60-minute small-group discussion moderated by the roundtable presenter and focusing on one authoring or publishing topic.

Please submit your proposal by October 6, 2017. The 2018 TAA Conference Committee will review all proposals and notify you of the status of your submission by November 17, 2017.

Click Here for Presenter Submission Guidelines and Online Proposal Form.


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