Winter Institute 2024
Cincinnati, OH, USA


The 19th edition of the annual Winter Institute, organised by the American Booksellers Association (ABA), will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio, on 11-14 February 2024.

Like every year, the Winter Institute will offer an exclusive packed programme curated for the interests of independent booksellers - four days of educational sessions, as well as keynote talks, author receptions, publisher parties, and dedicated time to network with booksellers, authors, and publishers from around the USA. And now you can be a part of it! 

Have a look at the full programme here

Do not hesitate - send us your application by 1 October 2023 to get a chance to participate!


When and where will the event take place?

The Winter Institute will take place on 11-14 February 2024, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH, USA! 

You can find the full programme of the event here.

More information and how to apply

Through the RISE Bookselling programme, we help booksellers of all kinds to participate in international training and networking opportunities. We enable booksellers, who are members of one of the network organisations, to join their colleagues and participate in a dedicated programme, developed in partnership with the event organisers.

Following a successful application, applicants will be offered a place to participate in selected international sector event. Following the event, participants will have to provide an overview of activities report to the coordinator. They will also be expected to participate in RISE promotional opportunities following the event, which can include, among others, sharing quotes, blog posts and multimedia from the event on RISE website and social media channels, as well as providing feedback on the event.

Through this agreement, the coordinator will cover travel costs for the participants between their home and event location, and accommodation costs for the duration of the programme. 

The conference will be held in English.

The deadline to apply is 1 October 2023, 23:59 CEST.


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