Winter Institute

09 Oct
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Join ABA’s Advocacy Team at the Antitrust Symposium in Washington, D.C., During Wi15

Booksellers should mark their calendars for Tuesday, January 21, when ABA will present an Antitrust Symposium in D.C. in conjunction with the 2020 Winter Institute in Baltimore.

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02 Oct
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Winter Institute Hotel Waitlist Now Forming

Booksellers are encouraged to add themselves to the waitlist, as ABA is currently securing additional room blocks and will share details with all waitlisted booksellers by the end of October.

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01 Oct
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IndieCommunication: Event Ticketing, Cart Options, One-on-Ones, and More

The most recent update from the IndieCommerce team offers ideas for event ticketing, highlights a new shopping cart feature, and reminds booksellers to mark their calendars for upcoming opportunities to meet IndieCommerce staff.

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25 Sep
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Winter Institute Waitlist Now Forming

Winter Institute registration sold out in record time this year. Booksellers can put themselves on the waitlist for the full event or purchase Day Pass registration to attend on Friday, January 24.

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18 Sep

Registration Now Full for 15th Annual Winter Institute

Booksellers began registering at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 18; a waitlist has begun as the event has reached capacity.

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11 Sep

Save the Date: ABA to Present Antitrust Symposium in Washington, D.C., on January 21

Booksellers will attend a panel discussion on the growing monopoly power in the retailing and tech sector and meet with lawmakers to discuss issues impacting their businesses.

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11 Sep
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69 Booksellers Awarded Scholarships to 2020 Winter Institute

Scholarships will cover the conference fee, four nights plus tax at a hotel in the ABA block, and transportation costs up to $400. 

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11 Sep

American Booksellers Association Debuts Program for 15th Annual Winter Institute

Booksellers should be ready to register for the event at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 18, as it always sells out quickly.

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04 Sep

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, Teicher talks about the many opportunities for networking and education at the fall regional trade shows, plus important dates to make note of for Winter Institute.

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28 Aug
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Mark Your Calendars for These Important Winter Institute Action Items

On September 11, the Winter Institute program will be announced; on September 18, registration will open; and on October 1, the hotel room block opens for accommodations.

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21 Aug

Winter Institute Registration to Open September 18

The countdown to Winter Institute registration is underway, and booksellers and publishers planning to attend should mark their calendars with these important dates.

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13 Aug

Let ABA Know Your Childcare Needs for Winter Institute 2020

Anyone who is planning to attend Winter Institute and will be needing childcare is asked to fill out a survey by no later than October 1.

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07 Aug

ABA Seeks Feedback on Childcare Options for 2020 Winter Institute

Booksellers, publishers, authors, and others who plan to attend the 15th annual Winter Institute in Baltimore are invited to fill out a survey to help ABA gauge interest in childcare options for the event.

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16 Jul

ABA Seeks Bookseller Innovators for Winter Institute Session

The hour-long “Innovation Arena” session will consist of four TEDx-style talks from booksellers who have had significant “aha!” moments over the past year.

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03 Jul

Last Call to Apply for a Scholarship to Winter Institute 2020 by July 8 Deadline

Member stores that have not attended ABA’s Winter Institute in the past seven years are eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event.

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