Booksellers interested in attending the American Booksellers Association’s sixth ABC Children’s Institute (Ci6) can apply now for the chance to win one of 67 publisher-sponsored scholarships, which will cover the conference fee, the cost of airfare or ground transportation up to $400, and two hotel nights plus tax.
The institute will be held from June 19–21, 2018, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Registration is scheduled to open on Wednesday, February 21.
Scholarships are open to booksellers from ABA member stores that did not have a Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2016 or 2017. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2018.
Members are also invited to share their expertise as a panelist at Children’s Institute. Booksellers can send details about their specialties to ABC Children’s Group Manager Gen de Botton, who will be in touch if such expertise coincides with planned programming.
Children’s Institute 2018 will occur just ahead of the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, which will be held June 21–26 in New Orleans.
Apply for a scholarship now, and watch for registration to open on February 21.