Everything You Need to Know About Winter Institute [3]

Registered booksellers should check their inboxes (and spam folders) for an invitation to log in to the American Booksellers Association’s 16th annual Winter Institute [5] (Wi16), which is taking place February 18-20.

The important emails about Winter Institute have the following subject lines:

  • Get Ready for the 16th Annual Winter Institute! (sent from no-reply@hopin.com [6] on Monday, February 15)
  • Virtual World, Real Booksellers: A Winter Institute Itinerary (sent from info@bookweb.org [7] on Tuesday, February 16)
  • Here’s Your Login Link for Winter Institute (sent from no-reply@hopin.com [6] on Wednesday, February 17)
  • Log in Now to Join Winter Institute! (coming from no-reply@hopin.com [6] on Thursdsay, February 18)

Additional important links for Winter Institute are as follows:

  • The program (full schedule [8] plus at-a-glance [9]), which includes education handouts, rep picks packets, and rep picks seating assignments (to be posted tomorrow, but also found in your Wi16 confirmation email)
  • Tech tips [10] (including update your Zoom, close all your tabs, refresh your browser, etc.)
  • Code of Conduct [11]
  • Antitrust Guidelines [12]

If you signed up for meetings or events within Winter Institute, you should watch or check your inbox for the following:

  • From the IndieCommerce staff (staff@bookweb.org [13]): IndieCommerce one-on-one appointment [14] registration confirmations with Google Meet links (sent on Friday, February 13)
  • From the American Booksellers Association (info@bookweb.org [7]): Your Zoom link to join the Bookseller-to-Bookseller Discussion Groups on February 18 (sent on Monday, February 15)
  • From the American Booksellers Association (info@bookweb.org [7]): For booksellers who expressed interest in attending, a link to the BIPOC Coffee Break on February 18 (coming on Thursday, February 18)

Attendees experiencing technical difficulties can email eventtech@bookweb.org [15]. General questions can be sent to winterinstitute@bookweb.org [16]. ABA staff are working hard to ensure all questions get answered in a timely manner.

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