• Wednesday, June 28 – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 29 – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, June 30 – 8 a.m. – noon
UNITE 2017 Speakers
Big Idea Stage
Tuesday, June 27
8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Retail Academy
One-hour sessions throughout the day are designed to equip and support retailers. Attendees have two track options. The Foundational track discusses essentials for successful stores. The Advanced track offers content that builds on the basics. Register for one or all sessions. Click for details.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. AWSA’s 2017 Golden Scroll Awards
AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) will announce their Publisher, Editor, and Fiction Editor of the Year, as well as Member and Lifetime Award Winner.  Tickets are required and can be purchased at www.ScrollAwards.com.
2 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. Author Boot Camp
Whether authors are published, exploring independent publishing and marketing, or wanting to understand new publishing business dynamics, Author Boot Camp provides inside information from practitioners. Hosted by Ingram/Spring Arbor.
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Opening Night Worship Him! Service
Worship the Lord together with the entire industry. This meaningful time reminds us of why we’re here and that we’re all in this together.
Wednesday, June 28
7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Members-Only Networking Event
For members only. Enjoy light pastries and beverages while networking with other members and hearing a special message from CBA president and board members.
7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Exhibit Floor Opening
Participate in the celebration and watch the ribbon-cutting as the Exhibit Floor and Showcase Suites officially open for business.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Brown Bag Lunch
CBCC Workshop: Reaching Out & Expanding Your Family of Customers
We will discuss social media strategies, in-person marketing and building these relationships through strong customer service.
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Global Crossroads Tea
Internationally popular author Mary DeMuth brings a message of hope for global mission. For those in international business. Network and be encouraged by others working overseas.
4:30 – 6 p.m. General Workshop: The Bookstore that Matters
4:30 – 6 p.m. General Workshop: Gift Merchandising with Purpose
4:30 – 6 p.m. General Workshop: Customer Experience is not Customer Service
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Christian Product Trends “Rep Arounds”
Retailers will be quickly introduced to new products and trends as sponsors give quick presentations to tables of eight. Reps will move to new tables each five minutes and be available afterward to answer questions and pass out products.
NOTE: Limited to first 120 buyers who sign up for the event. Sign up during registration. 
Thursday, June 29
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Church Bookstore Connection Center Networking Breakfast
(CBCC Buyers Only)
3:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. CBCC Workshop: Re-Envision Merchandising
Using the cast-off treasures from someone’s curb there is a huge opportunity to create, renew and completely update your store on any budget. 
4:30 – 6 p.m. General Workshop: Building Traffic with Bible Journaling
4:30 – 6 p.m. General Workshop: The New Category Management: Coloring Your Store with Purpose
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Envision the Legacy Banquet
This seated dinner will be complete with inspiring awards, a relevant keynote presentation by Terence Chatmon on spiritual leadership in business, and thought-provoking entertainment by Masquerade on unmasking fear and deception.
NOTE: Limited seating. Sign up during registration. If you’ve already registered, you can still reserve a spot or add guests.
Friday, June 30
1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Ark Encounter — Experience what Noah’s life was like during the Flood and learn the science behind how God might have provided everything needed to save His creation using the ark.

Schedule subject to change.

  • Tues., June 27: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
  • Wed., June 28: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thurs., June 29: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
  • Fri., June 30: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Free Consulting with Jack Scott: Sign up for a time that works for you.
Jack Scott, seasoned professional with 30+ years in the industry, will also conduct free consulting sessions with buyers. Interested attendees can sign up online for a free 30-minute time slot.

More Attendee Info     UNITE 2017

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