February 11 – February 18, 2010 Edition

Education Secretary to Keynote AAP Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON,DC/Authorlink News/02/11/10–Arne Duncan, the Obama Administration's popular Secretary of Education, will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) in Washington on March 3. Secretary Duncan's appearance is particularly relevant since this year for the first time the AAP Annual Meeting is being held in coordination with the Annual Meeting of the AAP School Division, giving attendees at both events the opportunity to hear him.


As the architect of the $4 billion Race to the Top federal education grant program to the states, as well as the moving force behind $10 billion in competitive grant programs for education in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund, Mr. Duncan is shaping up as one of the most influential Secretaries in the history of the U.S. Department of Education. Secretary Duncan will be introduced by AAP Chairman Will Ethridge (Pearson Education North America), whose opening remarks will focus on "Nurturing an Educated Workforce to Support a Global Economy."


The meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The day begins early, with morning meetings of the School Division, to be followed by a joint luncheon. The AAP General Annual Meeting will be held in the afternoon, followed by an early reception.


Online registration of the AAP Annual Meeting and the AAP School Division Annual Meeting can be found at: Attendees are welcome to attend seminars at both events throughout the day.

The Association of American Publishers is the national trade association of the US book publishing industry. AAP's more than 300 members include most of the major commercial publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies.