Keynote Speaker

 September 22, 2014  admin

Bob Stein has been engaged with electronic publishing full-time since 1980, when he spent a year researching and writing a paper for Encyclopedia Britannica — “EB and the Intellectual Tools of the Future”.

In 2004 The Macarthur Foundation provided a generous grant with which Stein founded the Institute for the Future of the Book, a small think & do tank aimed at exploring and influencing the evolution of new forms of intellectual expression. In 2005 the Institute published the first “networked books”, which were instrumental in the recognition of the important shift to social reading and writing as discourse moves from printed pages to networked screens.

In late 2010 Stein founded a new company,SocialBook, Inc. with the ambitious goal of building the first viable post-print publishing platform.