The Awards Ceremony is less than two weeks away, so we asked some of the EPAA committee volunteers to share their reflections on attending the event in past years and what it means to them.

‘I attended my first EPAAs by accident, winning the ticket of a colleague who could no longer attend. I was six months into my very first publishing role, and I was so excited to go.

Learning about what other publishers do, getting to meet people and see the amazing work they had created all made me so much more engaged in our industry and excited about where my career was going.’

– Olivia Tolich
Subject Matter Expert K-6, Pearson

‘I’m so excited that the EPAAs will be back in-person this year. The EPAAs are the one night each year when we can get together to celebrate edpub as an industry. They are also a great opportunity for young professionals or those new to edpub to meet and network with other publishers over a few drinks and some great canapes.

I’m really hoping we see a great turn-out this year; bringing together some familiar faces but also welcoming in some of our new colleagues as well. It is definitely one of my favourite nights and I’m so glad we can all come together again after the past few years.’

– Yazmin Islam
Marketing Manager, Wiley

‘It is so great that the EPAAs ticket price has been lowered this year after the tough times that we’ve endured during the pandemic. We are eager to get together to celebrate the creativity, innovation and flair of the many talented individuals and organisations in our industry and to blow off some of the remote working cobwebs we’ve built up.

We’d really love it if publishing companies were able to see their way clear to purchase tickets for people who are starting out in publishing, and for the audience to be made up of a diverse mix of roles from across the publishing spectrum – from digital teams, content teams, production teams, sales and marketing teams and management! Every year the EPAAs is put on by volunteers from the publishing industry and we rely heavily on many of the roles above to put on the show.’

– Brendan Bolton
International Business Manager, Cengage Australia

The organising committee is excited about the chance to bring everyone together again and welcome as many people as possible to the Awards ceremony at The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. Book your individual tickets or organise for a discount group bundle of 10 x tickets here.

For those not in Melbourne or unable to attend on the night, the EPAAs will also be live streamed on the Australian Publishers Association YouTube channel.