This looks like a fascinating conference coming up on Friday at BU. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend, but other Boston-area folks should be aware of it:
THE FUTURE OF THE BOOK
a one-day conference
Friday, October 30, 2009
1-2:30 pm. "Libraries and Education in the 21st Century: The Case of Cushing Academy" a talk by James Tracy, Headmaster, Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, former headmaster, Boston University Academy with remarks by Christopher Ricks, Warren Professor of the Humanities, Co-Director, Editorial Institute, Boston University.
3:00-4:00 pm. "The Impact of Digital Technology on the Publishing Industry" a talk via live video by Richard Sarnoff, President, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments
4:00-5:00 pm. "Pedagogy and Textbooks in the Renaissance" a talk by Ann Blair, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Harvard University
Moderated by David Eckel, Professor of Religion, Director of the Core Curriculum, and Victor Coelho, Professor of Music, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education.
All events will be held in the Metcalf Trustee Center, One Silber Way, Ninth Floor.
To get there, take the green line B-train to Blandford Street stop. This conference is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the last presentation. Co-sponsored by the New England Renaissance Conference and the Boston University Humanities Foundation. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-353-5404.