On May 8th, 2023, AAP’s Annual General Meeting featured leadership reports on key policy issues, a keynote from historian and Pulitzer-prize winning author Professor Annette Gordon-Reed; and a Distinguished CEO Panel Discussion featuring Julia Reidhead, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.; Kumsal Bayazit, Elsevier; Christie Henry, Princeton University Press; and Adrienne Vaughan, Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Congresswoman Judy Chu was this year’s recipient of AAP’s Distinguished Public Service Award, and Sergio Dahbar accepted the International Freedom to Publish Award on behalf of Venezuelan publishing house Editorial Dahbar.