2020 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

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Registration for the American Booksellers Association’s 8th annual Children’s Institute (Ci8) is now open to booksellers at all ABA member stores. The event will take place June 22–24, 2020, at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

The conference fee is $139 per bookseller, with a maximum of five booksellers per ABA member company. The ABA hotel room block will open on February 26, and rooms will cost $115 per night plus tax (watch Bookselling This Week for details).

Children’s Institute will kick off on Monday evening, June 22, with the First-Timer Orientation and Mentor/Mentee Meet & Greet and the Ci8 Opening Reception and Costume Party at the Westin.

Monday will also feature an anti-bias workshop and the brand new Bookseller Olympics challenge; Tuesday and Wednesday will be packed with educational programming, including breakout sessions across five specific tracks of learning:

  • Buying & Selling
  • Operations & Finances
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Programming & Partnerships
  • Advanced Bookselling & Special Topics

See the complete Ci8 program here.

Register now for Children’s Institute 2020. Questions about the institute should be directed to childrensinstitute@bookweb.org.

Booksellers may cancel their Children’s Institute registration at any time by e-mailing cancellation@bookweb.org. Cancellations received prior to May 1 are eligible for a full refund of registration fees.