The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association of University Presses

It’s an annual highlight to attend The Annual Meeting of the Association of University Presses and convene with peers from presses from around the country and the world. In this truly unprecedented time of socially distant work, this community feels all the more essential and generative.

This year’s virtual meeting runs from June 7–18 and features an absolutely incredible line up of speakers and panelists. We’re excited and honored to be in such wonderful company, with PUP staff and board members participating in and helping to facilitate panels and networking events.

We wish everyone in the #ReadUP community a happy #AUPresses21 meeting. As soon as it’s safe to do so, we look forward to seeing you all in person.

PUP staff panels and events

June 7
Director Christie Henry; Chief of Staff Lyndsey Claro; and Director of Rights, Contracts, and Permissions Ines ter Horst will all be involved in facilitating a “speed networking” session, sponsored by the AUPresses Professional Development Committee.

June 8
Social Media Manager Becky Elmuccio joins colleagues from Rutgers University Press, Cornell University Press, University of Texas Press, and McGill-Queens University Press to discuss how university presses can engage and expand discussion around social movements like #blacklivesmatter, respond to trending subjects, and navigate critical conversations, often in 140 characters or less.

June 10
Assistant Creative Director (Books) Jessica Massabrook will participate in a panel discussion on fostering an inclusive cover design process, with colleagues from Duke University Press, University of Washington Press, NYU Press, and University of Arizona Press and with principals from design studios HWT Studio and Lime Design.

June 15 
Christie Henry will participate in a discussion of mid-career strategies, joined by colleagues from University of Michigan Press, University of Georgia Press, and open access consultancy Delta Think, all with deep experience on both sides of the management divide.

June 16
PUP Board member Jeff Deutsch, Director of Chicago’s Seminary Co-op, will discuss The Independent Bookstore as Cultural Partner with members of the American Booksellers Association, City Lights Booksellers. University of Chicago Press, and University of North Carolina Press.