Calendar: Upcoming Events

A list of past events is also available.

2017-03-02 - Global

2017-03-09 to 2017-03-10 - Brussels, Belgium

The main objective of this event is to "touch" what the EPUB digital publication format can bring to the professionals and to the readers of the 21st century in terms of flexibility, interoperability, and accessibility. With the EPUB Summit, EDRLab aims to strengthen a true spirit of cooperation between professionals and push to the massive adoption of the EPUB 3 format by the European publishing industry. Register and buy your ticket today.

2017-03-14 to 2017-03-16 - London, UK

Conversations centered around the future of publishing will take place in the newly formed W3C Publishing Business Group. This group will hold its first face-to-face meeting on Monday, March 13th in London, the day before the 2017 London Book Fair. Participation in the Publishing Business Group has an annual fee, similar to the former IDPF annual dues.


For IDPF members in good standing, participation in the Publishing Business Group is included as part of the Transitional Publishing Industry (TPI) membership. For more information about the Publishing Business Group or TPI, please contact Bill McCoy, <> or Alan Bird <>.


The Accessible Books Consortium will present their annual International Excellence Award. More information about the London Book Fair can be found on the London Book Fair 2017 website.

2017-03-23 - Baltimore, USA

One day event. Find out more in the DAISY Planet newsletter. Registration is now open - register on the NFB website.

2017-04-05 to 2017-04-07 - Stockholm, Sweden

Tactile Reading conference will bring together people working with children and youth with visual impairments and blindness, from all over the world. More information is provided on the Tactile Reading conference website.

2017-04-18 - Webinar

In 2016 the Accessible Publishing working group released version 1 of its "Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing". A year later, an update to this guide will be made available for anyone interested in this critical topic. Join this webinar to learn what's new in version 2, why it matters and how you can learn more about making content accessible. More information can be found on the BISG website.

2017-05-18 - Events around the globe

More information is provided on the Global Accessibility Awareness Day website.

2017-06-12 to 2017-06-14 - Arlington, VA

For additional information, please go to the M-Enabling Summit website.

2017-06-19 - Cité des Sciences in Paris

The Forum will explore such themes as:

  • How cultural institutions are using technology to embrace disabled audiences and improve access to their collections, information and activities
  • How technology can facilitate creative expression for people with disabilities
  • How educators, art organizations, local authorities as well as software and hardware developers can work together to build accessible solutions
  • How progress can be leveraged through public and private initiatives
  • How dialogue can be instigated between e-Accessibility stakeholders and the cultural industry to ensure that cultural assets and activities are born accessible

Registration is now open on the conference website.

2017-06-20 - Webinar

Book Industry Study Group webinar. 1:00 pm ET. Details are available on the BISG website.

2017-06-26 to 2017-06-27 - The Hague, The Netherlands

2017-06-27 - The Hague, The Netherlands

2017-06-28 - The Hague, The Netherlands

More information is available in the DAISY Planet article and on the Better Together conference website. See the list of confirmed speakers.

2017-08-19 to 2017-08-25 - Wroclaw, Poland

Theme: Libraries. Solidarity. Society. More information is available on the event website.

2017-10-11 to 2017-10-15 - Frankfurt, Germany

Detailed information is available on the Frankfurt Book Fair website.