PNBA Puts Out Call For Education Panels

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association continues their usual schedule for fall trade show preparation. After putting out the call for guest authors earlier this month, they are now asking for proposals for their education day.

The proposals are for panel sessions to be offered at the 2020 PNBA Tradeshow on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. This educational programming is offered on the opening day of PNBA’s annual Tradeshow.

The PNBA Education Committee wants proposals for educational presentations primarily aimed at retail booksellers, but will also gladly consider topics aimed at librarians, authors and small press publishers.

To propose an educational session for the show, presenters need to complete a brief Education Proposal form. PNBA sincerely wishes for proposals from all positions and roles within the industry.

Sessions should feature at least one PNBA member professional as a panelist or moderator. PNBA may be able to assist in finding appropriate booksellers, authors, or other literary professionals willing to participate in your proposed session. Please include requests for support in your submissions.

All Education Proposals are due by May 8.

The Education Committee traditionally prioritizes presentations for booksellers that offer direct advice and instruction that can be immediately and directly applied to the operations of their stores. Sales pitch presentations that are perceived to promote just one business solution or service are discouraged.

Applicants will be notified of the status of proposals by Friday, June 26. Committee members will contact presenters via email to schedule sessions and secure details for production of the show program, show signage, and classroom set-up.