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Publishing University

The Premier Educational Event for Independent Book Publishers

April 20-21, 2022
April 29-30, 2022
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Level Up Your Book Publishing Program with Industry Insights, Tools for Success, and Peer-to-Peer Networking.



IBPA PUBLISHING UNIVERSITY (#PubU2022) is where hundreds of independent publishers and industry partners gather to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies, solutions, and more. 

Control your conference going experience through this unique hybrid event. General education sessions will be offered over 2 days of virtual programming on April 20-21, 2022. Most of these virtual sessions will be recorded and available for attendees to view for one month following the conference. Bigger events (e.g., keynote addresses), 3-hour workshops, parties, the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award ceremony, and other gatherings will take place in person at the Renaissance Orlando on Sea Harbor Drive in Orlando, Florida on April 29-30, 2022.  All in-person events will follow the most current Florida public health guidelines. 


WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Independent publishers, hybrid publishers, author publishers (aka self-published authors), university presses, and association presses interested in advancing their book publishing know-how.




IBPA Publishing University 2022
Turn new experiences into unforgettable moments at the IBPA Publishing University 2022 conference hotel: Renaissance Orlando on Sea Harbor Drive in Orlando, Florida. You'll find the resort within walking distance of the Aquatica water park, International Drive, and Orlando's most celebrated resort attractions. Embrace relaxation in spacious hotel accommodations with resort-style amenities, Netflix streaming services, and inspiring views of the hotel's sparkling pool or the soaring hotel atrium.
Attend with Confidence

Through a unique hybrid event, IBPA Publishing University 2022 attendees will participate in general education sessions over 2 days of virtual programming on the Attendify event platform (April 20-21, 2022) and/or in-person events at the Renaissance Orlando on Sea Harbor Drive in Orlando, Florida (April 29-30, 2022).

IBPA is monitoring COVID-19 and may adjust in-person attendance requirements as necessitated by CDC, public health, and Florida government guidelines. As of August 1, 2021, Florida law does not allow businesses to require that people provide documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the businesses operating in the state. Even so, IBPA expects our in-person attendees will come fully vaccinated. In addition, IBPA will provide face masks and work with the hotel to arrange proper social distancing.


If Florida law related to providing proof of vaccination changes between now and the conference, IBPA will make vaccination a requirement for all in-person attendees.

Click here to read more about IBPA's COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines.