The 8th annual Children's Institute has been postponed to 2021 in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
The event will now take place June 16–18, 2021, at the Westin La Paloma.
All registered booksellers will be refunded for their $139 registration fee; the refund will appear on the card the registration was purchased with. Booksellers are asked to cancel their hotel reservations for June 2020 via their confirmation email or by phone at (888) 236-2427.
The American Booksellers Association’s 8th annual Children’s Institute (Ci8) will bring hundreds of independent booksellers from stores across the country together with publishers and authors for three days of education, networking, and special events.
The event will take place June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, located at 3800 East Sunrise Drive in Tucson, Arizona.
This year’s institute will feature education sessions on topics ranging from book fairs to buying to reducing your store’s carbon footprint, all among the annual favorites — Rep Picks Speed Dating, the Author Reception, and the Galley Room, plus the brand-new, unforgettable Bookseller Olympics, which will test booksellers’ jacket-flapping and dump-building skills.
Any questions about the Children’s Institute can be directed to email@example.com. ABA encourages all Children’s Institute attendees to review the association’s code of conduct ahead of the event.
ABA acknowledges and gives thanks to the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui peoples upon whose land we are guests in Tucson.