Learning Formats
Whether you seek interaction, deeper dives into topic areas, learning labs to incite action, thought leader discussions, or all of these, IBPA Publishing University learning formats meet you where you want to be. With options for inspiration, peer learning, in-depth exploration, and hands-on training across a wide range of subjects, you're in control of your own professional development.
  • Ignite Session (5 minutes): Enlighten us, but make it quick; 5-minute presentations where the presenters must use 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds
  • Ask the Experts (15 minutes): 15-minute one-on-one consultations with industry experts
  • Keynote (1 hour): an inspiring industry expert presentation or conversation sharing unique experiences, knowledge, and ideas
  • Deep Dive Lecture (1 hour): targeted development of skills and strategies featuring lecture-based instruction and brief audience Q&A
  • Learning Lab (1-2 hours): a blend of lecture-based instruction, case studies, peer learning, and high levels of interaction
  • Roundtable (2 hours): a facilitated discussion around a curated topic that gives each participant time to provide input
  • Workshop (4 hours): in-depth practical instruction to enhance capabilities and critical skills
  • Masterclass (4 hours): in-depth advanced instruction aligned with knowledge advancement at a high level
  • Networking (various durations): fun community building opportunities
  • Edutainment (various durations): creative and experiential formats designed to entertain and inspire
Learning Levels
We're all at different stages in our publishing career and require different levels of learning. IBPA Publishing University leaves it up to you to decide which content is most beneficial and appropriate for your level of experience.
  • Introductory [L1]: appropriate for those with limited experience of the topic seeking foundational understanding
  • Intermediate [L2]: appropriate for those with some experience seeking to build on, apply, or enhance existing knowledge
  • Advanced [L3]: appropriate for those with substantial prerequisite knowledge seeking the most up-to-date and strategic information
  • All Levels [All Levels]
IBPA Member Type
​IBPA supports independent publishers of all shapes and sizes and IBPA Publishing University strives to be the one conference to benefit all. To this end, all sessions are categorized by the following IBPA Member Types.
  • Author Publisher [AP]: publishers exclusively publishing their own work (self-published authors)
  • Independent Publisher [IP]: publishers publishing the work of others (as well as - sometimes - their own work) using a traditional or hybrid publishing model
  • All Publishers [All Publishers]