University Press Redux Conference


About Redux

The 2018 University Press Redux Conference will be curated and hosted by UCL Press with support provided by ALPSP. 

Following the success of the founding University Press Redux conference in 2016, organised by Liverpool University Press (LUP), The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) announced that they will now be partnering with university presses to deliver the event every two years.  The next University Press Redux conference will take place over two full days and will be held at The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB (map) on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 February 2018.

 At the inaugural University Press Redux conference, more than 150 delegates from a range of presses - large and small, commercial, open access, library-based, UK, US, and European -  and associated industries, heard the views of authors, funders, students, librarians, and some of the most dynamic figures in university press publishing, and gathered to discuss the past, present and future of institutional presses. Anthony Cond, Director of Liverpool University Press said: ‘There was such strong support for the conference that we immediately saw the potential to continue the conversation.’

 Audrey McCulloch, Chief Executive of ALPSP said: ‘The university press sector has undergone a transformation and revitalisation worldwide. Many of our members were involved in the Redux conference and it was an obvious next step to offer administrative support. We are delighted to be involved.’


We are delighted to announce that the following speakers have confirmed their attendance at the 2018 conference.

  • Chris Banks, Director of Library Services, Imperial College London
  • Simon Bell, Head of Author Engagement, Emerald Publishing
  • Peter Berkery, Executive Director, Association of American University Presses
  • Amy Brand, Director, MIT Press
  • Nick Canty, Programme Director, MA in Publishing Studies, UCL
  • Richard CharkinExecutive Director, Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Aileen Fyfe, Reader in History, University of St Andrews
  • Kurt Hettler, Director of Academic Services, Ingram Content Group
  • Sarah Kember, Director, Goldsmiths Press / Professor of New Technologies of Communication, Goldsmiths University
  • Max Landry, Chief Executive, The Conversation, UK
  • Lee Morgan, Sales Director, Compass Academic
  • Andy Redman, Editorial Director (Law), OUP
  • Torsten Reimer, Head of Research Services, The British Library
  • Matthew Reisz, Books Editor, THE (Times Higher Education)
  • Frank SmithDirector, Books at JSTOR
  • Graham Stone, Senior Research Manager, Jisc
  • David Taylor, Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition International, Ingram Content Group / Group Managing Director, Lightning Source UK
  • Charles Watkinson, Director, University of Michigan Press / Associate University Librarian for Publishing, University of Michigan
  • Jan-Peter WissinkManaging Director, Amsterdam University Press
  • Timothy Wright, Chief Executive, Edinburgh University Press

More speakers to be announced soon.  In the meantime, please direct any speaker enquiries to:

Lara Speicher, Publishing Manager, UCL Press

Delegate and sponsorship enquiries:

Sabia Morrison, Professional Development & Conference Coordinator, ALPSP
T: +44 (0)1442 864563