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

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Advocacy logo with megaphoneIn conjunction with the American Booksellers Association’s 2020 Winter Institute in Baltimore, ABA will present an Antitrust Symposium in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, January 21.

With lawmakers and regulators now investigating whether Big Tech, including Amazon, are in violation of antitrust laws, this is an extremely timely panel discussion. Following the panel, booksellers will have an opportunity to meet with lawmakers to discuss antitrust and other issues impacting their businesses.

Registration for symposium will open on Tuesday, October 29, and the cost will be $25 per attendee.

The panel will look at the growing monopoly power in the retailing and tech sector, with a focus on the extraordinary market dominance of Amazon. Among other speakers, the panel will feature:

  • Matt Stoller, author of Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy (Simon & Schuster)
  • Barry Lynn, executive director of Open Market Institutes and author of Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction (Wiley)
  • Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Registration for this event is required. Questions about the event can be directed to David Grogan, ABA director of ABFE, Advocacy & Public Policy. Booksellers interested in attending the symposium should be sure to register starting October 29 and plan their travel accordingly. Lunch will be served at the symposium.