International Advisory Board

  • Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Bill Cope, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA; Director, Common Ground.
  • David Emblidge, Emerson College, Boston, USA.
  • Angus Phillips, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.
  • Sidney Berger, Professor Departments of English and Communications, Simmons College, Boston, USA.
  • Howard Dare, Collie Director, International Centre of Graphic Technologies, RMIT University, Melbourne.
  • Jason Epstein, Chief Executive Officer, 3 Billion Books, New York, USA.
  • Greg Bain, General Manager, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Jan Fullerton, Director General, National Library of Australia.
  • José Borghino, Executive Director, Australian Society of Authors.
  • Patrick Callioni, Australian Government Information Management Office.
  • Susan Bridge, Chief Executive, Australian Publishers Association.
  • Norman Paskin, Director. International DOI Foundation, Oxford, UK.
  • Michael Cairns, President, Bowker, USA.
  • Alfred Rolington, Chief Executive Officer, Jane's Information Group.
  • Oliver Freeman, Neville Freeman Agency, Sydney, Australia.
  • Renato Iannella, Chief Scientist, IPR Systems Pty Ltd, Australia.
  • John Man, Author, London, UK.
  • Colin Steele, Director Scholarly Information Strategies, The Australian National University.
  • Laurie Gerber, Director of Business Development, Language Weaver, San Diego, USA.
  • Richard Vines, Enhanced Printing Industry Competitiveness Scheme/Printing Industries Association of Australia.
  • Florentina Armaselu, University of Montreal, Centre for Research on Intermediality (CRI), Canada.
  • Margaret Zeegers, School of Education, University of Ballarat, Australia.


  • The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

    The Globalism Institute is the public face of a university-wide research strength in globalisation and cultural diversity at RMIT University. The Institute undertakes engaged research into globalisation, transnationalism, nationalism and cultural diversity. It seeks to understand and critically evaluate current directions of global change, with an emphasis on the cultural implications of political and economic transformation. The role of the Institute is to initiate and manage research and community projects involving consortia of academics, researchers and consultants from diverse backgrounds. These collaborative projects draw on expertise from across the university and beyond, in fields such as global politics, international relations, community studies, cross-cultural communication, international education, international trade, productive diversity, global English and media studies. For further information, visit our website, or contact us by email.

Conference Sponsors

  • Harvard Book Store

  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Houghton Mifflin Company traces its roots back to 1832, when William Ticknor and James Fields joined forces as publishers and booksellers. Their Boston shop, the Old Corner Bookstore, became a meeting place for the most influential American writers of the nineteenth century. After Ticknor died, James Osgood took over the company, and in the late 1870s this organization merged with that of Henry Houghton’s, who had established the Riverside Press in 1852, becoming Houghton Mifflin & Company in 1880. Today Houghton Mifflin’s Trade and Reference Division publishes an extensive line of adult, juvenile, and reference books. Its award-winning adult titles encompass literary fiction and a broad spectrum of nonfiction in both hardcover and paperback, including the prestigious Mariner Books paperback line. Among the adult books are the ever popular J.R.R. Tolkien titles and the Best American series. The adult group also publishes comprehensive cookbooks and field guides, such as the Peterson Field Guides and Taylor's Gardening Guides. Well-known reference titles include the American Heritage® dictionaries. The children's list, comprised of Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Walter Lorraine Books, Clarion Books, and Kingfisher titles, features numerous Newbery and Caldecott medal winners and constitutes one of the richest collections of children's literature in the industry

Conference Organisers

  • Common Ground