• Dates : 23-26 November 2021
• In partnership with the Navarra Book Fair and the Association of Independent Publishers from Navarre
• 4 days of meetings, discussions and workshops in 4 languages (Basque, Spanish, French and English)
• Actors of the book ecosystem : publishers, booksellers, librarians, authors, etc.
• Representatives of solidarity and civil society initiatives
• Representatives of public authorities
• 50 countries represented
Physical meetings, virtual window, sound archives
The meetings can be followed in streaming (via the virtual lounge and/or the Alliance’s YouTube channel). They will also be recorded and may be the subject of audiovisual editing, depending on the agreement with the participants. The conclusions of the roundtables and workshops will be disseminated afterwards to all participants.
Bibliodiversity ambassadors !
Bibliodiversity ambassadors are public figures who have agreed to amplify the voices of independent publishers, to accompany the reflections and practices of publishers, to defend and support bibliodiversity. The public figures are not yet known at the time of writing this program, but authors and other public figures have been invited and will be present at the meetings in Pamplona-Iruña. They will follow the meetings and will be able to produce texts or creations that will be inspired by the exchanges.
Presence of international independent publishers at the Navarra Book Fair
A collective stand dedicated to the invited international publishers will present the variety and diversity of independent production internationally. This collective stand will be a meeting place for readers but also a space for sales/ purchases/ trade of copyrights between invited and local professionals.
Themes of the Pamplona-Iruña Conference
This programme will be finalised in the weeks to come, considering the international, intercultural, and collective dimensions of the Alliance. The main themes of the Pamplona-Iruña meetings have been identified by independent publishers as priority issues for REthink. These issues are obviously related to the values that have driven the international network of the Alliance since its creation (solidarity, equity in relationships, rebalancing of flows, circulation of ideas, local creations and productions, fair speech, ecological concerns...) and are articulated with the 80 recommendations in favour of bibliodiversity formulated during the 2012-2014 conference.
Public part / round tables and workshops for REthink
• “Biodiversity vs bibliodiversity" (ecology of the book, what to say and where to say it ...)
• Minority languages (write and publish in “minority” languages)
• The balance of power / domination in representations (cultural colonialism, representation of minorities, women in the book industry, etc.)
• Digital publishing (platformization, GAFAM dependency, etc.)
• “Freedom to publish / fair speech" (launch of an unprecedented study on the freedom to publish carried out by the Alliance network)
Closed work meeting for members of the Alliance only
At the end of the closing meeting of the Conference, the two essential objectives are the following :
• To establish the objectives and the 2022-2025 action plan of the Alliance – based on the focus areas of the Conference.
• To confirm and validate the governance of the association for the period 2022-2025 – consultation launched in the networks between March and October 2021.