Textbook Affordability Conference
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA | November 10-12, 2017

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Ignite the Fires of Collaboration

Creating new avenues to affordable textbooks and other course materials is critical to the success of today’s students and future generations who wish to complete their educational goals.

TAC’s mission is to nurture the dialogue and a collaborative approach to creating a course content model which campuses and partners can implement to create more affordable, accessible, and effective options for students—in print or digital formats, using both open and commercial content—that support student learning, retention, and completion.

Auxiliary services play an integral role in textbook affordability, and we are committed to provide more access for students to be successful. Our work on course materials affordability will be some of our most important for the next generation of learners—enabling them to achieve their education goals and improve their lives. We invite you to join us!

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Event Details

A collaborative approach

TAC 2017 is designed to engage teams of campus leaders in an intentional learning pathway—for professionals from the library, campus store, IT, faculty and instructional design, and campus administrative leadership. SGA and other student leaders are also key members of campus teams for institutions at which the SGA is engaged on the topic of course materials affordability.

Groups of THREE or more from the same institution will receive a discount on the conference registration rate. Not attending in a team? Don’t worry; we’ll put you on a team onsite!

Conference speakers, discussion leads, vendor partners, and all learning events will nurture the dialogue and collaboration needed to develop models that campuses and partners can implement to create more Affordable, Accessible, and Effective course content options for students—in print or digital formats, using both open and commercial content—that support student Learning, Retention, and Completion.

Attendees of TAC will:

  • Explore new roles and relationships that ensure long-term viability for affordable course materials
  • Create plans that address the complexities and responsibilities associated with access to affordable materials
  • Design collaborative methods of review and evaluation on quality and results to ensure effective student learning
  • Create avenues to affordable textbooks and other course materials for the success of today’s students and future generations

 

Who should participate?

Since TAC is designed to bring together teams representing every campus division that impacts textbook affordability, we encourage anyone who wants to help impact student success by providing affordable course materials to attend. This may be the AVP or Director of Auxiliary Services, Director of the Bookstore, or even your colleagues in other departments such as IT, academics, and student affairs. Regardless of your store model, school size, or whether you’re a business partner or institution, we want you to be part of the conversation. And if you’re thinking about attending, invite your colleagues to join because we can’t make progress in silos.

Schedule

View the complete schedule of sessions and events.

Location & Accommodations

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
800 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Reduced Rate: $159.00 single/double
Cut-off Date: October 1, 2017

TAC Planning Partners

The commitment to students and making this change happen is what we all have in common. The 2017 TAC planning partners are the Affordable Learning Georgia, APP-Higher Education, Auxiliary Operations at Georgia Tech, California State University’s Affordable Learning Solutions, Campus Stores Canada, the Georgia Association of College Stores, NACAS, the National Association of College Stores (NACS), NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and OpenStax.

Registration

Three or more professionals from the same institution
$350

Attendees from educational institutions and government entities
$425

Business Partners
$700

All registration types include all receptions, meals, and sessions.