About Tech Forum

Tech Forum is an annual conference presented by BookNet Canada that focuses on technology, data-driven approaches, and collaboration in the book industry. Now in its 14th year, it provides hundreds of book industry professionals with the opportunity to learn, collaborate, network, and glimpse the future of our industry. ebookcraft is our conference-within-a-conference for digital publishing professionals.

 

Attendees

Tech Forum is attended by professionals from Canada and abroad who work at every link in the book supply chain. Most of our attendees are from book publishers, followed by ebook development staff, associations, libraries, bookstores, technology companies, and many others. We have attendees who range from entry-level to executives, who all have an opportunity to network and share ideas across multiple days and evenings.

 

Attendees from ebookcraft 2019 sitting and talking at a roundtable discussion.

Attendees at a roundtable at ebookcraft 2019. Photo by Yvonne Bambrick.

 

Speakers

Tech Forum has taken the 50/50 Pledge to ensure equal gender representation among its speakers, and we have achieved this consistently for the past several years. Our speakers also represent the best of firms across the book industry in Canada and abroad, technology companies, and many more.

 

Four speakers sitting on a stage.

Panel on machine learning and AI at ebookcraft 2019. Photo by Yvonne Bambrick.

 

Land acknowledgement

BookNet Canada acknowledges that its staff, board, and partners work upon the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee, Wendat, and Huron Indigenous Peoples, the original nations of this land. We endorse the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and support an ongoing shift from gatekeeping to spacemaking in the book industry.

The book industry has long been an industry of gatekeeping. Anyone who works at any stage of the book supply chain carries a responsibility to serve readers by publishing, promoting, and supplying works that represent the wide extent of human experiences and identities, in all its complicated intersectionality. We, at BookNet Canada, are committed to working with our partners in the industry as we move towards a framework that supports “spacemaking,” which ensures that marginalized creators and professionals all have the opportunity to contribute, work, and lead.

 

This event is bullfrog-powered with 100% green electricity.