The BA Conference 2018

BA Conference 2018

The Annual Conference will return to Conference Aston, Birmingham, on the 9th & 10th September

The Conference is free for BA Members thanks to sponsorship from Gardners, who will be running their unmissable Trade Show on Sunday. 

Chaired by writer and bookselling hero, Cathy Rentzenbrink, we have a varied programme of speakers and activities including keynote speeches from Business woman, and Inspirational TED Speaker Margaret Heffernan and Legendary Poet, Lyricist and Activist Benjamin Zephaniah.

Following a successful introduction last year we are holding Skillslab sessions, sponsored by  The Unwin Charitable Trust -  on a range of topics  with lots of practical take outs for booksellers.

And it wouldn't be the BA  conference without the Publisher Fever Pitch - where we'll be hearing from a range of publishers including some new ones for this year.
We have a packed social programme with a Sunday Author Dinner sponsored by the Independent Alliance who are bringing many exciting authors. Hodder will be introducing the fabulous Vaseem Khan, author of the Inspector Chopra series at a Meet the Author Breakfast on Monday morning and - new for this year - a New Voices afternoon tea sponsored by HarperCollins. 

For booksellers wishing to stay on we will have an optional extra 'Skills Share' session to consolidate everything from the day. This will be followed by a special author dinner sponsored by Pan Macmillan who are celebrating their 175 anniversary with some exciting announcements for booksellers.

First Time delegates will be warmly welcomed and looked after. It's a unique opportunity to meet with fellow booksellers to develop ideas and share knowledge.

Programme and Booking Form
Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters of this year's Conference

​For more information on the Conference including sponsorship opportunities please contact Naomi Gane

View details and photos of the BA Conference 2017 

Event Information

WHEN 09/09/2018 - 10/09/2018
WHERE Birmingham
B4 7ET
PLANNER Naomi Gane

Contact Info.

Email naomi.gane@booksellers.org.uk
Phone 0207 421 4640

Event Programme Sponsors: LBF NBT Batch The Booksellers Association