Instructional Materials Resource Conference


The ADVISORY COMMISSION ON TEXTBOOK SPECIFICATIONS (ACTS) is compromised of three participating Associations: State Instructional Materials Review Association (SIMRA, formerly NASTA), Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI), and Association of American Publishers (AAP). The purpose of this Commission is to conduct studies and research programs and tests to determine durability and other pertinent performance factors of elementary and high school textbooks; to develop and recommend standards and specifications on manufacturing processes and materials for such textbooks in order to maintain appropriate standards of quality and performance. There are eighteen (18) voting members of this Commission, six being appointed by each of the three associations.

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ACTS is organized to improve and advance American education through close cooperation and mutual assistance between the State Instructional Materials Review Association (SIMRA), the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Book Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc. (BMI) in setting manufacturing standards and specifications for textbooks, and other educational materials.

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PAST MEETING MINUTES & SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS:

Meeting Minutes and Speaker Presentations
MSST Workshop Presentation

The following is a listing of past Conference dates and locations:

YEAR, WINTER, SUMMER
2014 - Conference Call - Indianapolis, IN
2013 - Conference Call - Austin, TX
2012 - Conference Call - Nashville, TN
2011 - Conference Call - Boise, ID
2010 - Chicago, IL - Webinar Conference Call
2009 - Orlando, FL - Greenville, SC
2008 - Orlando, FL - Point Clear, AL
2007 - Phoenix, AZ - Portland, OR
2006 - Little Rock, AR - Amelia Island, FL
2005 - San Francisco, CA - Biloxi, MS
2004 - Washington, DC - San Francisco, CA
2003 - Little Rock, AR - Austin, TX
2002 - Nashville, TN - Santa Fe, NM
2001 - Louisville, KY - Indianapolis, IN
2000 - Charleston, SC - Wilmington, NC
1999 - Nashville, TN - Sun Valley, ID
1998 - San Antonio, TX - Springfield, IL
1997 - Charleston, WV - San Diego, CA
1996 - Biloxi, MS - Lake Tahoe, NV
1995 - Sante Fe, NM - New Orleans, LA
1994 - Atlanta, GA - Indianapolis, IN
1993 - Little Rock, AR - Williamsburg, VA
1992 - Phoenix, AZ - Sun Valley, ID
1991 - Point Clear, AL - Nashville, TN
1990 - Charleston, SC - Salt Lake City, UT
1989 - Oklahoma City, OK Asheville, NC
1988 - New Orleans, LA - Snowmass Village, CO
1987 - Little Rock, AR - Galveston, TX
1986 - Savannah, GA - Portland, OR
1985 - Hilton Head, SC - Chicago, IL
1984 - Nachez, MS - Reno, NV
1983 - Orlando, FL - New Orleans, LA
1982 - Pinehurst, NC - Salt Lake City, UT
1981 - Savannah, GA - Nashville, TN
1980 - Austin, TX - Sante Fe, NM