After two greatly appreciated events, in Bordeaux (2016) and Brussels (2017), the Digital Publishing Summit Europe (ex EPUB Summit) will be held in Berlin (a ‘B’ again) on the 16th and 17th of May, 2018.

The location will be the Spreespeicher building (Stralauer Allee 2, 10245 Berlin), a great venue with a terrace on the river.

The new name illustrates the extension of our focus from EPUB related to more generic digital publishing matters, and clearly positions the event as the European counterpart of the W3C Digital Publishing Summit in the US.

During this day and half, participants will exchange on technical and business innovations in the publishing industry, from the production of natively accessible ebooks to the spread of highly interoperable EPUB 3 reading applications on all platforms, with Readium LCP inside. Not only talks … expect lots of demos. W3C members will present the advances of their work on the future (Packaged) Web Publications and the challenges of digital archival;  EDRLab members will present their current work on new forms of visual narratives (BD, Comics, Manga …).

Expect also insights on the German publishing industry, the wide digitization of the whole sector, the evolutions of the Tolino platform and the innovations in German startups.

With the Digital Publishing Summit Europe, EDRLab aims to strengthen a true spirit of cooperation between professionals and push to the massive adoption of open standards and software by the European publishing industry.

Note that sessions will be in English this year, and there will be no translation solution to German or French. 
The hash tag for the event is #dpubsummit

Important notice

You can move to Berlin on the morning of the 16th, unless you want to participate to the Readium-2 workshop EDRLab is organizing from 9:30 to 12:00.

Please arrive at the Spreespeicher between 13:00 and 13:30 for easy registration. The sessions will start at 14:00 exactly.

Book your ticket now

The fee cover the admission, coffees, and a lunch on Thursday 17th.

Early bird pricing is available until Sunday, March 11th, evening.

And it’s a good time to become member of EDRLab to benefit from our special price.

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Sponsoring the event is a good way to raise your visibility, globally. Sponsoring packages are in place, from the side menu (right).

Conference Program

The detailed program will soon be in place, from the side menu (right).


The conference will be held in the Spreespeicher building, near the Oberbaum bridge. You’ll find several hotels in the area, e.g.

  • nhow Berlin (~120 € /night)
  • Holiday Inn Berlin City East Side (~110 € /night)
  • Michelberger Hotel (~110 € /night)
  • PLUS Berlin (~80 € /night)
  • East Side Hotel (~75 € /night)

Note that these prices are from a quick research on the Web and subject to change quickly. May is already high season in Berlin, so please book early.


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