Large conferences like Tools of Change (TOC) New York are a wonderful way to learn about new developments in publishing as well as spend time with many of our peers. And while the networking and idea exchange that happens at TOC is second to none I believe there's an opportunity for us to do more, especially for the executive community. That's why TOC is about to launch a new series of periodic meetings for publishing executives.
We're calling these the TOC Executive Roundtables and they're a way for CxO's and other senior level leaders to discuss and, more importantly, take action on the most pressing issues we face. Our first roundtable takes place on Monday, February 13th in New York. Even though that's the first day of TOC NY it's important to note that the Executive Roundtable is completely separate from the larger conference.
We'll have speakers and a schedule for this first Executive Roundtable meeting, but this will be a much smaller gathering. And the speakers won't just be standing at a podium offering one-way communication. After all, there's a reason we're calling them "roundtables." The speakers will be leading the discussion and encouraging all the attendees to share their point of view.
We've got a couple of terrific speakers lined up for this first event. Attendance at the TOC Executive Roundtable is limited to maintain an intimate setting and foster dialogue among all participants. As a result, registration is by invitation only.
If you're an executive in the publishing industry and you'll be in New York on 2/13 please email me your name, title and company so that I can tell you more about this unique opportunity.