Content in Context (CIC) is the annual conference of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK-12 Learning Group. The only organization dedicated to the unique needs and challenges of the educational resource community, the Learning Group’s thought leadership in the areas of policy, ed tech, copyright, product development, pedagogy, and sales and marketing culminates each year with CIC—three days of focused, high-quality learning and networking.

Each day is packed with substantive and actionable information from some of the top thinkers in the education space.

  • Wednesday’s Forums dive deeply into three main areas: educational technology, content development, and sales & marketing. The Forums focus on global issues and strategies impacting your business.
  • General sessions on Thursday and Friday discuss the big picture of our industry and take a look at trends impacting future opportunities.
  • Breakout sessions, also on Thursday and Friday, offer specific how-to advice. While the breakout sessions are divided into two areas – Content in Practice and Sales & Marketing – presentations throughout the conference will cover broader themes such as the global publishing community, the business of doing business, educational technology, and evidence-based practices.

Throughout the day the opportunities for networking abound with breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches, and evening receptions. The Networking Hub, open throughout most of the conference, is the perfect place to find your next partner, featuring exhibits from some of the top service providers in the industry as well as tables and chairs for more informal meetings.

New this year! The CIC will feature the revamped Awards Celebration on Thursday evening. There we will honor the year’s Golden Lamp award winners for the best products in teaching and learning and the Lamplighter Honors recipients for individual achievement in the learning resource industry.

If you’re looking to find the latest insights on trends and issues that matter the most to the educational resource community, the CIC is THE place to be this May.