Dr Bill Cope has been a Director of Common Ground Publishing since 1984. Common Ground runs a number of annual conferences in fields education, management and the humanities, as well as developing the collaborative online publishing environment, CommonGroundPUBLISHER. He is a former academic working in a number of Australian universities, and a First Assistant Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. His research and writing, jointly with Prof. Mary Kalantzis, has resulted in a number of books, including: The Powers of Literacy, Falmer Press, London, 1993, Productive Diversity, Pluto Press, Sydney, 1997; A Place in the Sun: Re-Creating the Australian Way of Life, Harper Collins, Sydney, 2000; and Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures, Routledge, London, 2000.