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    • 20-Apr-2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    • 52
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    Many of us used Zoom to stay connected to our community for the first time during the pandemic. Gain confidence in this new arena with this two-part series on how to host successful online events; designed for those looking to pick up new tips to improve audience experience and those who need to review the basics of how to host your own author events.

    Much of the work that goes into creating a successful virtual event happens in the days and week leading up to the big night. In our first session, you’ll learn the steps you should take to ensure things run smoothly.

    During this educational session you’ll learn how to:

    ·      Gain insight into your audience by utilizing the registration module 

    ·      Master the behind-the-scenes technical settings and workflow needed to host a secure event

    ·      Leverage Zoom technology (tips and tricks!) to create professional events

    ·      Mitigate risk with a technical rehearsal and identify your weak spots 

    Attendees will be provided with a take-home resource package following the event.

    Event registration is open to CIBA Bookseller Members, Affiliates and Associates first. If we have space available closer to the date, we will open spaces to non-members at a fee.  

    Trainers – Live Event Academy

    Live Event Academy provides leading-edge educational classes with real-world learning, to help kick your career into high gear as an audio-visual professional. The Academy was founded by a dedicated group of seasoned event professionals, and with over 50 years of combined experience in audio-visual technology they share a passion for live events and want to bring their expertise to you.

    Our instructors are event professionals who have a proven track record of planning and executing flawless events. We provide focused learning, personal insight, and execution to help you excel in your goals.


    • 27-Apr-2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    • 53
    Register

    Many of us used Zoom to stay connected to our community for the first time during the pandemic. Gain confidence in this new arena with this two-part series on how to host successful online events; designed for those looking to pick up new tips to improve audience experience and those who need to review the basics of how to host your own author events.

    In part two we’ll focus on the steps you’ll take during your event to ensure it goes off without a hitch.

    During this educational session you’ll learn how to:

    ·      Staff your virtual event to allow for a seamless experience for presenters and your audience

    ·      Plan a virtual presenter/team huddle before going live

    ·      Identify your key shots to creates smooth transitions  

    ·      Create an engaging virtual event by managing your audience interactivity 

    Attendees will be provided with a take-home resource package following the event.

    Event registration is open to CIBA Bookseller Members, Affiliates and Associates first. If we have space available closer to the date, we will open spaces to non-members at a fee.  

    Trainers – Live Event Academy

    Live Event Academy provides leading-edge educational classes with real-world learning, to help kick your career into high gear as an audio-visual professional. The Academy was founded by a dedicated group of seasoned event professionals, and with over 50 years of combined experience in audio-visual technology they share a passion for live events and want to bring their expertise to you.

    Our instructors are event professionals who have a proven track record of planning and executing flawless events. We provide focused learning, personal insight, and execution to help you excel in your goals.


    • 04-May-2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    BookNet Canada CEO Noah Genner presents the latest statistics on Canadian book buying, reading, and consumer habits, answering the questions you didn’t know you had in this presentation with lots of visuals. He will provide invaluable insights to encourage independent booksellers to develop data-driven decision-making. 

    Presenter: Noah Genner, CEO, BookNet Canada

    • 11-May-2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    Athmika Punja, Director, Operations at Penguin Random House Canada, takes you through the ways the business has adapted during the pandemic. She will also talk about how recent improvements to PRH’s .biz website and overall supply chain fulfillment can increase your sales hand in hand with the best practices of rapid replenishment.

    Presenter: Athmika Punja, Director, Operations at Penguin Random House Canada

    This session is open to CIBA Bookseller Members only and will not be recorded.

    • 18-May-2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Children’s booksellers: are you interested in connecting with industry peers on a semi-regular basis to share ideas and discuss the issues that affect your business? 

    For the first meeting of children’s booksellers, join Kelly McKinnon of Vancouver Kidsbooks for a practical and insightful conversation about the particularities of selling children's books during the pandemic and in the new normal. She will talk about sales trends, titles that have done especially well, curating for maximum sales, and big-picture publisher trends in children's books. We will begin with a short informal presentation where questions, idea-sharing, and discussion from participants will be welcome throughout. 

    Presenter: Kelly McKinnon, Vancouver Kidsbooks 

    This session is open to CIBA Bookseller Members only.

     

    • 20-May-2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    Sarah Tutty, Director, Insights and Analytics at Penguin Random House Canada, walks through observed trends over the past 12 months as they relate to your customers' buying habits with a dive into who independent bookstore consumers are. She will also share COVID analytical learnings that will remain part of our "new normal".

    Presenter: Sarah Tutty, Director, Insights and Analytics at Penguin Random House Canada

    This session is for CIBA Bookseller Members only and will not be recorded. 

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