The book launch for Cocktail Party Economics at the University of Guelph was a great success. It was held in Rozanski Hall Room 101 where around 150 enthusiastic, intelligent-question-asking people created a lively and stimulating discussion. The theme of the evening was:
The Importance of Being Earnest: About Economics, Writing and Academic Publishing
The panelists included co-authors Evie Adomait and Richard Maranta, Karen Townsen, the developmental editor at Pearson who worked on our book, and Gary Bennett a VP/Editorial Director at Pearson. It was superbly moderated by Lee Friedman and Joshua Leyte-Jammu both students in the Economics Department at U of Guelph.
I think we all came away learning a bit more about the value of being educated in Economics, the writing process and the state of publishing in Canada today. Afterwards there was a Cocktail Party for Faculty and Pearson representatives where we schmoozed and tried to practice what we preached in the book.
Check out a few photos Below.