Second UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries - The Book Tomorrow: The Future of the Written Word

Second UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries

FOCUS 2011 is organized by UNESCO and the Italian Government in collaboration with the Regione Lombardia, which has provided financial support. Additional support for this event has been provided by the City of Monza, the Consorzio Villa Reale di Monza, the Camera di Commercio di Milano, and the Camera di Commercio di Monza. FOCUS 2011 will provide a unique opportunity to bring together numerous high-level stakeholders to discuss on the e-book economy, the Copyright in the Digital Era and the Digital Library; and to build bridges between often-opposing visions.
The objective of the meeting is to provide a highly visible, authoritative and global platform for discussing and exploring solutions to the principle challenges facing the diverse realms of publishing (traditional and electronic), and reading today.

Selected by the Scientific Committee of FOCUS 2011, the participants are prominent high-level decision-makers in government and business, renowned innovators (digital entrepreneurs and bloggers), media professionals and experts from all regions of the world. The keynote speaker is a bestselling author.

The following themes will be discussed during the Forum:
Digital vs analog, “copyleft” and free access vs copyright, the blog vs the broadsheet, Google vs libraries,Wikipedia vs encyclopedias, printed book vs e-book, bookshops vs online markets, independent publishing vs multinational publishing houses: the world book market is today a changing battlefield opposing diverse, social, ideological, educational, political and commercial options that could have great impact on the future of all societies.
Among the pressing topics to be discussed: the new economy of printing, the economy of e-book, copyright in the digital era and the digital library, new media.


Type of Event Category 4- International Congress
Start 06.06.2011 07:30 local time
End 08.06.2011 12:30 local time
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Focal point Rosi, Mauro
Organizer UNESCO and the Italian Government
Country Italy
City Monza, Milan
Venue Villa Reale of Monza and Universities of Milan, Italy
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 200-250
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