IBooks Author Conference

The iBooks Author Conference is an annual gathering of the user community of Apple's iBooks Author digital content creation software, including educators,[1] creative professionals, marketing professionals, entrepreneurs, corporate trainers, self-published authors, and many others.[2][3][4] "The iBAs," the awards recognizing achievement in iBooks Author production, were part of the iBooks Author Conference and recognized books and individuals from around the world.[5][6][7]

The 2015 Conference took place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee[8] with Apple, NASA, Southwest, HCA, and other large companies in attendance.[9] The 2016 iBooks Author Conference will also take place in Nashville Oct 6-7, 2016.[10]

Keynote speakers for the inaugural iBooks Author Conference[11] included Kelly Gabrysch, Director of Digital Publishing at Trailer Park Los Angeles, Dr. Julia Maurer of Mercersburg Academy (PA), and the co-creators of The Mozart Project, an interactive book created used iBooks Author.[12][13]

The full schedule for the 2015 iBooks Author Conference included:

Day Date Time Session Speaker
Thursday October 8 8:00 AM – 8:10 AM Welcome to the iBooks Author Conference Bradley Metrock
Thursday October 8 8:15 AM – 8:35 AM iBooks Author Goes to College Michael Mills
Thursday October 8 8:40 AM – 9:05 AM Fair Use and iBooks Author Kelly Frey
Thursday October 8 9:10 AM – 9:50 AM Panel: iBooks Author in Education Julia Maurer, Michael Mills, Andrea Santilli, John Shoemaker
Thursday October 8 10:00 AM – 10:35 AM Straight Talk from the Developer: Tumult Hype Jonathan Deutsch
Thursday October 8 10:40 AM – 11:25 AM Design Keynote Kelly Gabrysch, Director of Digital Publishing, Trailer Park Los Angeles
Thursday October 8 11:30 AM – 12:55 PM Lunch Hugh Mitchell, singer/songwriter
Thursday October 8 1:00 PM – 1:35 PM Panel: Experiences with iBooks Author Johnnie Lewis, Andrea Santilli
Thursday October 8 1:40 PM – 2:15 PM InDesign and iBooks Author Erica Gamet
Thursday October 8 2:20 PM – 2:30 PM Special Announcement: WidgetHub Reveal Stephan Beauchesne
Thursday October 8 2:35 PM – 2:45 PM Goo Goo Cluster Snack Break Staff
Thursday October 8 2:45 PM – 3:35 PM Education Keynote Julia Maurer
Thursday October 8 3:45 PM – 4:05 PM Quit Competing on Commodity; Start Competing on Unique Value Colby Jubenville
Thursday October 8 4:10 PM – 4:45 PM The iBAs: The iBooks Author Conference Awards Award Presenters
Thursday October 8 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM The iBooks Author Hack After-Hours Reception / Workshop
Friday October 9 8:05 AM – 8:25 AM Marketing and Pricing Bradley Metrock
Friday October 9 8:30 AM – 8:55 AM iBooks Author and High School: What's The Story? John Shoemaker
Friday October 9 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Panel: Optimizing iBooks Author Publishing Stephan Beauchesne, Erica Gamet, Kelly Gabrysch, James Fairclough
Friday October 9 9:50 AM – 10:30 AM Straight Talk from the Developer: BookWidgets Remko Troncon
Friday October 9 10:30 AM – 10:35 AM Moon Pie Snack Break Staff
Friday October 9 10:40 AM – 11:10 AM Multi-Touch Format Books in Business Stephan Beauchesne
Friday October 9 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Closing Keynote: The Mozart Project James Fairclough, Harry Farnham
Friday October 9 12:00 PM CLOSING Bradley Metrock

The iBooks Author Conference Awards, nicknamed "The iBAs," were presented for best-in-class iBooks Author achievement worldwide.[14] 2015 winners included:[15]

Year Category Winner
2015 Educator of the Year Jon Smith
2015 Author of the Year James Rice
2015 Trainer of the Year Anthony DiLaura
2015 Executive of the Year Kenji Fujita, OneBilling/E-SAKUGA
2015 Best Fiction (Overall) Gauche the Cellist
2015 Best Non-Fiction (Overall) TIE: More iPad Art; Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
2015 Best Brand Extension Breaking Bad: Alchemy
2015 Best Children's Book Curious George Saves His Pennies (Multi-Touch Edition)
2015 Best Cookbook Secrets of the World's Best Grilling
2015 Best Musical Work The Mozart Project
2015 Best Mystery Sherlock Holmes: Novels
2015 Best Poetry APPlied Poetry
2015 Best Reference Book More iPad Art
2015 Best Textbook Portland's Japantown Revisited
2015 iBook of the Year The Mozart Project
2015 iBook Series of the Year One Best Thing
2015 Best Widget of the Year Portland's Japantown Revisited
2015 Best Third-Party Complement to iBooks Author Tumult Hype
2015 Best iBook Cover of the Year TIE: Gauche the Cellist; Passp'art
2015 Best iBook Artwork of the Year Passp'art


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