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PLS runs various events through the year, including introductions to collective licensing and our permissions services and our annual Rights & Licensing Forum. You’ll also find us at the London and Frankfurt Book Fairs, where our team will be happy to tell you more about PLS and answer any questions you have. Here’s what’s coming up:

Latest Events

4th July 2024

Welcome to the PLS Conference 2024

March 2024

PLS Sponsors the IPG Spring Conference 2024

Last week on 27th and 28th February 2024, the Shaw Theatre, next to the British Library, hosted the return of this year's Independent Publishers Guild's Spring Conference and PLS were proud to continue our sponsorship for one of independent publishing's annual highlights.

PLS Hosts the Introduction to Rights Seminar 2024

On 11th March, we will host the annual Introduction to Rights Seminar, at the historic Stationers' Hall, London.

September 2023

Three Take Aways from #IPGAC 2023

On 20th September 2023, IPG members gathered for the IPG Autumn Conference 2023. Some of the biggest topics in publishing were discussed in inspiring talks, informative breakouts, engaging workshops and plentiful networking opportunities.

September 2023

The ALPSP Conference 2023

Open access, metrics, and responsible research evaluation; the biggest talking points in academic publishing at this year’s ALPSP Conference.

5 July 2023, 1 Wimpole St

PLS Conference 2023

Read about our first ever all-day conference packed with essential talks and insightful panels with industry experts.

25th April 2023

PPA Festival 2023

Hosted in The Brewery, the PPA Festival 2023 explored real, evidence-based actionable solutions to key issues including keeping up with trends in tech, adapting content in 2023, and attracting and retaining professional talent.

18-20 April 2023, London Olympia

London Book Fair 2023

The publishing industry once again gathers at London's Olympia for the annual London Book Fair.

6th July 2022, Stationers Hall

Annual Rights & Licensing Forum 2022

The newly refurbished Stationers Hall provided the grand setting for the 2022 PLS Rights and Licensing Forum. The Hall, which was originally rebuilt after the Great Fire of London, was reopened in early July after a £7.5 million refurbishment in anticipation of the Stationers' Company's 350th anniversary next year.

7th April 2022

The 2022 Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

The 2022 Charles Clark Memorial Lecture was the closing event at this year’s London Book Fair at Olympia London. The annual Memorial Lecture, and Book Fair highlight, celebrates and remembers the achievements of Charles Clark who was a publisher, lawyer, and eminent authority on copyright law.

5th - 7th April 2022, London Olympi

London Book Fair 2022

Despite numerous challenges, the welcome return of the London Book Fair at the Olympia London proved to be a big success. In addition to formal meetings, the Fair was also host to countless unplanned catch ups and impromptu reunions as attendees bumped into old friends not seen since the start of the pandemic.

29th September 2021

The 2021 Charles Clark Memorial Lecture focused on AI

In a revamped, virtual format, Judge Kathleen O’Malley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and British author Tom Chatfield, discussed the development of Artificial Intelligence from both legal and ethical perspectives and considered its implications for copyright and copyright-based industries.