Bookmanager Academy is three days of Bookmanager software and general bookselling education, round table discussion, and brainstorming. Coupled with plenty of social events to meet and network with your fellow word nerds; it's like summer camp for booksellers, minus the obstacle course!
The full itinerary of education sessions and parties will be released on March 1, 2017, and will be very similar to what we did for our first BMA back in 2015.
There will be two 6–7 hour days of education and roundtable sessions, an evening cocktail party at Mosaic Books, and a late afternoon beach party at the Neills'. This year we are concentrating on giving more time to fewer education sessions, and allowing ample opportunity to enjoy the downtown and connect with your fellow book slingers. Who knows, we may even throw in a houseboat party for good measure!
Shelf Awareness did a lovely write-up of BMA2015, so check out this "pre-event" profile
and "post-event" wrap-up
to get an idea of what to expect for BMA2017.
We have partnered with three hotels located in central Downtown Kelowna. BMA2017 education sessions and the WBRA Summer Bookfair will be held at the Royal Anne. All hotels are within a five minute walking distance from each other, and have a view of the lakefront. There are limited suites available at each hotel, so please book now to guarantee your preference of hotel and suite.
Available from Thursday June 8 - Wednesday June 14 ** SOLD OUT as of Feb. 3rd
Group name: Bookmanager
*Available from Thursday June 8 - Tuesday June 13
Group name: BMA2017
* Beach House suites have a checkout date of Tuesday June 13, with no suites available for the following day. If you plan on staying for the full duration of the WBRA Summer Bookfair, we recommend you book one of our other partnered hotels.
Available from Thursday June 8 - Wednesday June 14
Group ID: 5218145
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