11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Opening Keynote presentation: Pete Fromm (A JOB YOU MOSTLY WON’T KNOW HOW TO DO) and Karl Marlantes (DEEP RIVER) in conversation, moderated by Michelle Malonzo (Changing Hands Bookstore).
12:30 – 2:00 pm: Lunch, ABA Open Forum
2:15 – 3:30 pm: ABA Education: ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without
3:45 – 5:00 pm: Education Session: Get Your Game On! Tools and Tricks to Help Grow your Board Game Business — featuring game play and fun prizes! (Sponsored by Chronicle Books)
5:15 – 6:15 pm: Advisory Council meeting
7:00 – 9:00 pm: Author! Author! Dinner, featuring Ian Neligh (SPURRED WEST), Bruce Holsinger (THE GIFTED SCHOOL), Virginia Reeves (THE BEHAVIOR OF LOVE), Carter Wilson (THE DEAD GIRL IN 2A), Steven Wingate (OF FATHERS AND FIRE), Claudia Mills (NIXIE NESS: COOKING STAR), Andrea Bobotis (THE LAST LIST OF MISS JUDITH KRATT), Lori Chapman Longfritz (ALONE AT DAWN), Laura Resau (TREE OF DREAMS), Kimberlee Gard (THE DAY PUNCTUATION CAME TO TOWN), Erica Witsell (GIVE), and Kim Tomsic (GUITAR GENIUS).
Thursday, April 11
8:00 am: Registration Open
8:45 – 10:00 am: Breakfast Keynote Presentation & Signing: Shannon Watts (FIGHT LIKE A MOTHER)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: MPIBA Education: Spread the Word! Best Practices for Creating, Maintaining, and Making the Most of a Customer Email List