While the American Booksellers Association is working closely with ConferenceDirect, the Sheraton Memphis Downtown, and the Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown on accommodating guest rooms for Winter Institute in January 2018, Winter Institute attendees should be aware that they may be contacted, through e-mail or other means, by companies soliciting hotel bookings. Although they may imply otherwise, these companies are not associated with ABA or ConferenceDirect and they do not represent an official ABA Winter Institute hotel.
ConferenceDirect is ABA’s official hotel booking company for Winter Institute. ABA has not contracted with any company other than ConferenceDirect and cannot guarantee that any other booking company that may contact booksellers is legitimate. Other companies may promise booksellers a reservation that does not exist and, upon arrival at the hotel, booksellers may be told that they do not have a room. ABA cannot be responsible for any bookings made through any of these other companies.
Booksellers are asked to make all Winter Institute hotel reservations and waitlist requests through https://aws.passkey.com/go/ABAWinterInstitute2018 or by contacting ConferenceDirect (the ABA Winter Institute Housing Bureau) by calling (844) 460-9823 (toll-free) or (704) 751-4155 (international), or e-mailing ABAWinterInstitute@ConferenceDirect.com. Cancellations and modifications to existing reservations should also be directed to ConferenceDirect.
Booksellers with concerns or questions should contact ConferenceDirect or ABA Meetings and Planning Officer Jill Perlstein.