BEA Conference Program
Featuring fresh sessions where you'll learn about the latest trends, developments, and technologies affecting the book industry, the BEA Conference Program is the best place for you to discover new ideas and practical solutions and connect with industry leaders to help you survive and thrive in today's business.
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New This Year – BEA Conference will feature a Keynote Panel
Shaping The Future Of The Book: Insight From Leaders Who Are Transforming How We Read
Wednesday, May 29 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
The publishing industry is undergoing more change now than at any time in its history. Booksellers, publishers and others aligned with the book industry are seeking new ways to engage readers, build communities and encourage reading at every age! Fostering the importance of reading in young children and offering new books and authors throughout their life is a goal for all members of the industry. Although, there has been an industry shift from print to digital - altering how we acquire, develop, distribute, sell, loan and read books affects every piece of the value chain from Author to reader – it is still all about reading! Ingram Content Group Chief Executive Officer John Ingram will moderate a panel of thought leaders who are turning the traditional way of publishing and bookselling on its head and helping shape the future of the book through innovation, new business models, and determination. Join in the discussion focusing on the most important issue in our industry – reading!
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Ingram Content Group Inc.
BookPeople, Austin, Texas
CEO & Co-Founder
Open Road Integrated Media
President & Publisher
Random House Children’s Books
Chief Executive Officer
Hachette Book Group
Help Us Continue to Enhance the BEA Conference Program
We want to continue to enhance and evolve the BEA Conference Program each year to ensure it meets your needs. To help us do that, we will be collecting information on how much traffic each session gets by scanning badges at the door and will be handing out session evaluations after each session. Please be sure your badge is scanned at the door and that you take a few minutes to complete the evaluations. This feedback helps us to tailor the sessions each year by knowing which ones are popular or not so we can refine for the next year. Thank you!
Please note: Conferees that are scanned – this information is not being re-used for any other purpose. It is only to provide metrics on the conference sessions being held so BEA can continue to improve the total experience every year.
ABA Education at BookExpo America (BEA)
ABA will be working with the BEA Conference team to add bookseller-focused sessions during the BEA Conference Program. ABA sessions will be a part of the Bookselling Today & ABA Education track. Full details to come. For questions, suggestions, or comments, please contact ABA Education Manager Lisa Winn at firstname.lastname@example.org.