We thought we’d give a brief round-up of some of the events and conferences you can expect to see in the next few months from within the design and publishing industries.

Academic Book Week – 9th – 16th November 2015

Future book Conference 2015 – 4th December 2015

 The Image Conference – 5th December 2105 – Munich

ELT Freelancers Away-Day – 29th January 2016

50th Annual Iatefl Conference 2016, Birmingham 13th-16th April 2016


MaWSIG: Berlin Meetup, 25th November 2015
MaWSIG Conference, 20th February 2016 – New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning
MaWSIG PCE 2016, 12th April 2016

LAMSIG Josh Round – ‘Revitalising Coasting Teachers’ 17 November 2015, 5pm GMT / 4pm CET

ESPSIG Dr Jane Lockwood – ‘What do we mean by Business English?’ 21 November 2015, 12pm GMT / 1pm CET

LASIG Libor Stepanek – ‘Using creative teaching to develop learner autonomy’  21 November 2015, 3pm GMT / 4pm CET

TEASIG Tony Green – ‘Teaching for exams – a learning opportunity for teachers and examiners’ 2 December 2015, 5pm GMT / 4pm CET

YLTSIG Sandie Mourão – ‘Pre-primary children, play and language learning’  6 December 2015, Time TBC

The IPG Autumn Conference, 12th November 2015

The IPG Digital and Marketing Quarterly (DMQ), 26th November 2015

Annual Spring Conference 2016 2nd March 2016


SYP / BookMachine Christmas Event – Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM (GMT)


17th November: David Shelley, Chief Executive, Little Brown Book Group and Orion, What will the publisher of the future look like? And what skills are publishers looking for from new recruits to the industry?

24th November: Crystal Mahey-Morgan, Founder OWN IT! Entertainment Limited; Digital Sales and Marketing Director, Zed Books The book is dead, long live the book!

1st December: Jamie Byng Publisher and Managing Director, Canongate, Why publishers should think of themselves as DJs and chefs

8th December: Bridget Shine, Chief Executive of the IPG, The role of the independent publisher in today’s frantic marketplace 

15th December: Sam Missingham Head of Events at HarperCollins UK; former Head of Events and Marketing at The Bookseller, Publishing’s Hustle

Breakfast Briefing — Demystifying Mobile  24th November 2015 

Two’s Company: Talking Type  13th January 2016

Two’s Company: Charitable Creativity 19th January 2016


Visual Design Info Session – Thursday, 12 November, 6:30 – pm GMT

Front-End Web Development Info Session – Wednesday, 18 November, 6:30 – pm GMT

User Experience Design Info Session – Thursday, 19 November, 6:30 – pm GMT

Wednesday 10th February – secret, surprise emc design event which will be announced soon ‘save the date’