November 10-12, 2017

  • NOV. 10-12

    Save the Date for TAC 2017

    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • AFFORDABILITY


    Textbooks must be available at costs students can bear and that
    sustain the necessary authorship, production, and distribution functions

  • ACCESS


    Students at all levels of ability, financial means, or other special
    needs must be able to acquire and use the necessary course content

  • EFFECTIVENESS


    Course materials must help support teaching and self-study that
    leads to student learning and completion

2017 TAC Planning Partners:
Ignite the Fires of Collaboration at TAC 2017!

The 2017 Textbook Affordability Conference will be held on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology, November 10-12.

Creating new avenues to affordable textbooks and other course materials is critical to the success of today’s students and future generations who wish to complete their educational goals.

TAC's mission is to: Nurture the dialogue and a collaborative approach to creating a course content model which campuses and partners can implement to create more affordable, accessible, and effective options for students—in print or digital formats, using both open and commercial content—that support student learning, retention, and completion.

Program Panel Sessions and Resources

In its third year, TAC 2017 is designed to engage teams of campus leaders in an intentional learning pathway—for professionals from the library, campus store, IT, faculty and instructional design, and campus administrative leadership. SGA and other student leaders are also key members of campus teams for institutions at which the SGA is engaged on the topic of course materials affordability.

Groups of THREE or more from the same institution will receive a discount on the conference registration rate. Not attending in a team? Don’t worry; we’ll put you on a team onsite!

Conference speakers, discussion leads, vendor partners, and all learning events will nurture the dialogue and collaboration needed to develop models that campuses and partners can implement to create more Affordable,Accessible, and Effective course content options for students—in print or digital formats, using both open and commercial content—that support student Learning, Retention, and Completion.

2017 TAC Program Schedule*

2:30-4:30 p.m. Kick-off Session: Start with Why. Preview of How. Getting Started!
4:30-5:30 p.m. Opening Keynote
5:30-6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
8:30-9:15 a.m. “Team Time” — Collaborative Working Session
9:30-10:15 a.m. Stakeholder Perspective and Effective Practices Session
10:30-11:45 a.m. Stakeholder Perspective and Effective Practices Session 
12:00-1:15 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
1:30-2:30 p.m. Stakeholder Perspective and Effective Practices Session 
2:30-3:00 p.m. “Team Time” – Mid-stream Commitments
3:15-4:15 p.m. Stakeholder Perspective and Effective Practices Session 
4:15-5:15 p.m. “Team Time” – Synthesis Session 
5:30-6:30 p.m. Synergy Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner on your own (or your team) – Local recommendations will be provided
8:00-10:00 a.m. Collaboration & Coffee – Exploring Business Partner Solutions
10:15-11:00 a.m. Stakeholder Perspective and Effective Practices Session  
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Final Dialogue Session
12:00-1:30 p.m. Closing Synthesis and Strategy Luncheon

*Subject to change

Registration

Our work on course materials affordability will be some of our most important for the next generation of learners—enabling them to achieve their education goals and improve their lives. We invite you to join us!

Three or more
professionals from the
same institution

$350

Attendees from
educational institutions
and government entities

$425

Business Partner/
Vendor/
Supplier Company Attendees

$700

Business Partners/Vendors

interested in taking part in the Sunday morning Collaboration & Coffee with Business Partners (see schedule) event must RSVP to TACteam@nacs.org, to be considered for this curated and facilitated networking event.

RSVP

Sponsorships are still available!

SPONSOR TAC 2017
- All registration types include all receptions, meals, and sessions.
2017 TAC Sponsors

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2017 TAC Planning Partners