Program

Recordings from the 2021 Digital JIBF are now available on each of the event pages below. 

The digital edition of the 2021 JIBF included programming on May 3-4, 2021, and two additional digital sessions on May 14 and May 21.  The program provided an overview of the international publishing industry’s place in this challenging moment in history, and examined the resourceful solutions adopted by companies and individuals, focusing on the road ahead.

The programming on May 3-4 featured some exciting and engaging content: the announcement of the next Jerusalem Prize recipient, greetings from the Mayor of Jerusalem, a keynote speech by renowned conductor, composer and pianist Gil Shohat, a personal address from Markus Dohle (CEO of Penguin Random House), a retrospective panel about the publishing world during the pandemic, recordings from (mostly) Zev Birger Editorial Fellowship alumni, important fellowship announcements and more.

The subsequent Forum Fridays (May 14th and May 21st) featured conversations between (mostly) Zev Birger Fellowship alumni editors, agents, and publishers about working from home, digital bookfairs, promoting books online, staying in touch with authors—what worked, what didn’t and what are they taking with them to the year ahead.

Participation in JIBF events requires pre-registration.

Print the 2021 program

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