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BA Conference 2019
September 8 - September 9
The 2019 BA Conference will be held at Conference Aston, Birmingham, on the 8th and 9th September.
The Conference is preceded by the Gardners Tradeshow on Sunday 8th September.
BA members attend this annual event free of charge thanks to ongoing support from Gardners.
There will be a packed programme of events with something for everyone. Anyone with an interest in the book trade may apply to attend.
Events will open with the Gardners Tradeshow on Sunday. After the tradeshow we’ll be treated to a special afternoon author tea sponsored by HarperCollins before the first Conference business sessions get underway. The Conference dinner on Sunday evening will be sponsored by The Independent Alliance and all conference delegates are invited to attend this annual highlight.
The Conference on Monday will be in the very capable hands of our talented BA Conference Chair: Cathy Rentzenbrink. As well as plenary sessions we will be running Conference Skills Labs (workshops on a range of topics relevant to booksellers) and it wouldn’t be the annual conference without the popular publisher Fever Pitch.
For those booksellers wishing to stay on for an extra night of entertainment and networking we are delighted to announce that Vintage are sponsoring a special author dinner on Monday night.
A full programme and booking details will be available shortly.