Academic Book Trade Conference 2017

The Academic Book Trade Conference took place at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon on the 18th and 19th May.

The 2017 Conference programme, produced by Linda Bennett of Gold Leaf, and the BA, focussed on The Teaching Excellence Framework [TEF] and student engagement.

To support the conference, Gold Leaf produced an extensive report commissioned by the BA, exploring the TEF landscape and its likely effect on key stakeholders  - booksellers, publishers, academics, librarians, university administrators, and, of course, students. 

Click here for more information on the report and its findings

Download the order form for your copy of the TEF report

Over the course of the day and a half conference delegates enjoyed a number of highly informative and engaging presentations, held together in style by Conference Chairman, Richard Fisher. Richard interviewed Sir David Bell, KCB, VC University of Reading and former OFSTED Chief; and there  were keynotes from Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association; Peter Lake, Group Business Director, John Smith's and Richard Stagg, Publishing Director of Pearson.

Bertrams and Dawson Books sponsored the business programme and Talis the Conference registration and refreshment breaks

Download the 2017 Programme

The 2018 ABT Conference will take place on the 10-11 May in Stratford-upon-Avon

For more details contact Naomi Gane


Event Information

WHEN 18/05/2017 - 19/05/2017
WHERE The Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6YR
PLANNER Naomi Gane

Contact Info.

Email naomi.gane@booksellers.org.uk
Phone 0207 421 4640

Event Programme Sponsors: LBF NBT Batch The Booksellers Association