Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
On March 11, 2020, after considering current recommendations from CDC and elsewhere, the IBPA staff and board of directors decided to cancel IBPA Publishing University 2020. These are truly unprecedented times and we, like many who planned to attend the conference, are disappointed. We understand how important the networking, education, and general support would have been to everyone.
The IBPA office will work out details related to the cancellation over the next week and send all sponsors, speakers, and registrants a detailed email with more information on Monday, March 23rd. We will offer several options for the registration and sponsorship fees already paid, including deferring them to IBPA Publishing University 2021 (April 8-10, 2021 in Orlando, Florida), keeping them on account to use toward other IBPA products, or receiving a full refund.
Welcome, Independent Publishers!
You're invited to join over 300 book publishing professionals from across the country for the Independent Book Publishers Association's (IBPA's) 32nd annual IBPA Publishing University: a three-day, must-attend, networking, and educational event focused specifically on issues important to indie publishers and self-published authors.
Dates: Friday, April 3rd - Saturday, April 4th, 2020 (with preconference sessions on Thursday, April 2nd)
Location: Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina Hotel, 300 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Press fast forward on your publishing program with 30+ educational sessions including experiential learning labs, insightful keynotes, a gala book award ceremony, and fun networking events. You'll walk away with strategies, new connections, and innovative ideas to move your publishing goals forward.
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Take Charge of Your Publishing Future
In the business of publishing, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. IBPA Publishing University offers a professional, community-oriented environment where you’ll be exposed to new ideas and creative thinking that will support your individualized publishing goals. But don’t just take our word for it! Check out the previous attendee testimonials.
"Attending the IBPA Publishing University was worth every penny and every minute away from my office. I have learned SO much from IBPA that all I can say is that I wish I’d discovered it much sooner. A lot of wasted time and money could have been saved, and my company would be much further along in its development had I known of IBPA sooner.” ‐ Karen Gray, Acacia Publishing, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
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