The 2021 Children’s Institute, originally scheduled to take place in Tucson, Arizona, will be held virtually on event platform Hopin from August 30 to September 1.
Booksellers should watch BTW for registration to open on June 15.
Attendees can expect all their favorite events from Children’s Institute, including keynotes, author appearances, education sessions, rep picks presentations, social events, and more, but with a twist only available to booksellers in a virtual world. ABA’s goal is not to recreate the in-person experience of events but to cultivate a meeting that is rich, accessible, and educational and that reaches as many ABA booksellers as possible. It is our turn to come to you, curbside, where you are.
Following the popularity of the poetry interludes at Winter Institute, Children’s Institute attendees will be treated to story time interludes.
This will be the second Children’s Institute to go virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Booksellers who were selected as scholarship recipients for the 2020 event are encouraged to use their scholarship to join the 2021 institute for free, as the scholarship program will begin fresh with the 2022 Children’s Institute. While scholarships will not roll over for an additional year, recipients are encouraged to reapply in 2022.