Programs for Authors

Authors are encouraged to submit requests for an Author Meets Critics the Lunch with Author sessions at the Annual Meeting, and to participate in the Author Book Display, and the Author Reception and Book Signing. Please see details below.

Space is limited and preference is given for recently published works.

Author Meets the Critics is a formal program session of the conference.

The typical format for these sessions is as follows:

(1) Introductions (5 min) (2) Brief opening statement by the author – usually focused on what prompted you to write the book or how the book fits into your overall research interests. (5-10 min) (3) Comments and analysis by two scholars in the field (15 min each, total 30 min) (4) A response by you to their comments (10 min) (5) Audience Q&A with you and the commentators (30 min)

♦ Since you know those in your field best suited to comment on your book, please feel free to contact them directly and then send us their names and contact information.

♦ Please have your publisher send a copy of the book to the APPE office as soon as possible.

The Lunch with an Author is an informal gathering over lunch.

The authors and their book titles are listed in the program and conference attendees sign-up in advance to have lunch with you in the hotel banquet hall (usually 8-10 people sitting at a round table.)

Topics for the lunch may include any of the following: (1) Brief remarks by you on what prompted you to write the book, major themes the book addresses, or where your research interests are headed in the future. (2) Questions by those at the table may include any of the following: who you see as the primary audience for the book, how you think the book may best be used, lessons you learned in writing the book, topics for future research you did not cover in the book, or how you found a publisher and advice on working with publishers?


The APPE Author Display Table is a prominent section of the Book Resource Room we set-up in the conference hotel.

Please contact Mary Ulmet (, our Book Resource Room Coordinator, to notify her about your book. She will work with you and your publisher to have copies of you book available for members to preview throughout the Annual Meeting.


The Author Reception and Book Signing is a special opportunity we have arranged on Friday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. prior to the Annual Meeting Banquet.

We will have a large poster of your book and a special table arranged for you. This was another great way for folks to meet you and purchase a personally signed copy of your book.


Please contact Beth Works, Senior Executive Assistant, for further details. For these and all programs at the Annual Meeting you must:

  1. Complete and turn in a 2017 APPE Submission Form
  2. Submit an 2018 APPE Audio Visual Needs Form (even if no AV is needed).

Once accepted, an 2018 APPE Audiovisual Needs Form must be submitted by January 9, 2018. Please complete and submit the form, even if there are NO audiovisual needs.

Note: Any AV requests not given by the AV deadline of January 9, 2018 cannot be guaranteed.  AV forms must be turned in prior to the deadline to secure the desired equipment.  Changes/additions will not be accepted after the deadline nor on site (at the Annual Meeting.)


Further questions, please contact the APPE Office at or 812-855-6450.