• 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


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.
2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Author Boot Camp
Hosted by Ingram/Spring Arbor. For both published and aspiring authors.
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.
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Global Crossroads Tea
For those in international business. Network and be encouraged by others working overseas.
4:30 – 6 p.m. Workshop: The Best Bookstore
4:30 – 6 p.m. Workshop: Merchandising That Makes a Store Home
4:30 – 6 p.m. 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 qustions 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 Breakfast
(CBCC Buyers Only)
4:30 – 6 p.m. Workshop: Building Traffic with Bible Journaling
4:30 – 6 p.m. Workshop: The New Category Management: Coloring Your Store with Purpose
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Envision the Legacy Banquet
CBA is bringing back the convention 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.
Friday, June 30
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Option 1: Ark Encounter
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Option 2: Creation Museum
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Option 3: The Cincinnati Zoo

Schedule subject to change.


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

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