About The Program
The 2022 Annual Meeting Program Committee, Lisa Maisonneuve of CrossCan, Margaret Bryant of Orca Book Publishers, and Holly Merriman of Ingram Content, are pleased to announce the meeting theme: Navigating the New Normal.
With the help of both SLJ and ASCD Smartbrief, our first education session will give you the most up-to-date look at our current transitional period in education. Delving down deep through detailed analysis to find out what the ever changing needs are in classrooms and libraries. We’ll be looking at digital vs print; what will come out on top in the post-pandemic school? What are the best ways to market and how do libraries and classrooms want to be contacted? What’s top of mind when choosing resources this year? In addition to the current/future snapshot of the classroom and library, the programming committee has also put together a session on Indigenous Voices to bring to light the need for Lived Experiences publishing in our schools and libraries.
To register for the annual meeting, please use the registration links on the left hand side of this webpage. Complete meeting details regarding the agenda, hotel reservations, transportation, one-on-one session advice and more will be forthcoming.
Early-bird registration closes November 9. After this date, registration prices will increase by $100.
Peppersauce 4-hour Desert ATV Tour- Limited to 20 People; Sunday January 9, 2022 from 12:00 PM MST until 6 PM MSTHave fun with your EBMA colleagues taking turns driving 2 or 4-person ATV vehicles through the Arizona desert about an hour away from the El Conquistador hotel. A professional guide will lead the pack throughout the desert and into very interesting terrain. The tour includes transport to and from the hotel and 3.5 hours of off-road action. The cost is $137.50 and a waiver will need to be signed on-site.
Mezcal, Whiskey, and Liquor Tasting and Pairing
Celebrate the conclusion of the meeting with a tasting of the Southwest's lesser known libation- Mezcal. Along with local whiskeys and out distillations we will have time with a local expert on these beverages and learn how they are made and paired. Must be 21 years old to participate. Participation will include drinks and pairing snacks. The cost is $55/person.
You can also register for both events for $192.50. If you have already registered for the 2022 meeting, you can add these events to your registration here.
Please plan travel accordingly if you are booking flights and are attending these events
COVID POLICY- New 9/17/21
EBMA has established a policy* that all attendees must wear masks at indoor non-meal functions within the EBMA meeting space. Additionally, attendees will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated (final shot before December 27, 2021). An original copy, photocopy, or picture on a device of the vaccine card may be presented as proof of status at registration.
Hotel and venue staff will be asked to wear masks in EBMA event spaces. All state and local guidelines will be followed along with the mask and health status policy EBMA has established for the spaces occupied by the organization.
This link to the hotel website explains the precautions they are taking. Room setups will provide appropriate social distancing. EBMA plans to utilize as much outdoor space as possible for social events so attendees are encouraged to bring appropriate clothing.
*All local, state, and federal legal requirements will be met or exceeded by EBMA. These regulations, along with the health environment, may change and EBMA policy will adjust. The requirements for proof of vaccination will not be adjusted.
Special Note to Company Admins: If you are a company administrator not attending the annual meeting but registering one or more employees from your company, please do not register yourself or register the attendee with your email address. If you would like to be copied on information regarding the annual meeting, please input your address in the secondary email field.
Sponsors & Exhibitors
After continued success over the last four years, EBMA will continue to offer sponsor and exhibitor opportunities.
Sponsors- Sponsor opportunities are available to select organizations that are service providers supporting publishers in the educational and library marketplace with specific products and services that enhance and improve reading for children. Sponsors will participate in the one-on-one sessions by having scheduled meetings with publishers.
Exhibitors - Exhibitor opportunities are available to publishers who do not qualify for membership in EBMA. Exhibits will be located outside the one-on-one session meeting room.
2022 Exhibitor Prospectus .pdf or Contact Brian Gorg, firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional details. To register as an exhibitor or sponsor, please use the links on the left hand side of this webpage.
Hotel Information: Guestroom rates at the El Conquistador Hotel and Resort, Tuscon, AZ are $195/night. These rates are subject to applicable taxes. Please note, the hotel has reserved the room rates to our group from January 8-13, 2022 (subject to availability).
You may reserve a room online by clicking here. You will be directed to the property's reservation page and the "2022 EBMA Annual Meeting" should be displayed on the left hand side of the page. Begin the reservation process by clicking ‘Book a Room’ and select your desired available room. You can edit your dates of stay in the top right of the second page after clicking ‘Book a Room’.
PLEASE NOTE: THE CUT-OFF FOR RESERVATIONS IS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2021. Reservations made after this date are subject to prevailing room rates. All reservations requests will require a credit card for a deposit for one room night.
Profile Forms: The 2022 Profile Forms are offered as an online form, click the links below to access the form that applies to you. Profile Forms are due Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
Shipping Instructions & Attendee Rosters: Details available in early November.
Credit Card Convenience Fee: There will be a 2.5% credit card convenience fee for all customers who wish to pay their registration fees by credit card. If you wish to avoid the processing fee you may choose to pay by check instead of credit card.
Attendee Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing by email to email@example.com. To receive a full refund, you must cancel your registration no later than December 14, 2021, a $50 processing fee will apply. If you cancel after this date substitutions may be made.
Sponsor & Exhibitor Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations received prior to November 24th will be refunded 50%, no refunds will be given after November 25th.
For questions please contact Janelle Mihoc, email@example.com