REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
The Connections and Confections ABOS Annual Conference will be held October 9-11, 2023, at The Hershey Lodge 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. The conference will offer a wide variety of learning opportunities covering all types of outreach, bookmobile services and programs, along with speaker Tiffany D. Jackson, popular YA author.
Attendees are encouraged to use the Whova conference app for schedule information, networking and more. If you are unable to join us in person, there will be a virtual component to the conference.
Please note that we will begin festivities on Sunday, Oct 8 with the opening of registration. (See schedule below) Make plans to join us in the "Sweetest Place on Earth".
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3 breakfasts and 2 lunches are included in conference registration.
| $375 Early Bird May 1 - July 17
|| $475 Early Bird May 1 - July 17
| $475 Advanced July 18 - August 29
|| $575 Advanced July 18 - August 29
| $250 One Day Only (Mon - Thurs)
|| $300 One Day Only (Mon - Thurs)
If you are a vendor who wants to register for conference, please contact Cathy Zimmerman at ExecDir@abos-outreach.com for assistance.
Special Registration Levels
| $275 Presenter (with code)
||$99 Virtual* Members and Non-Members
$275 Bookmobile Driver (with code)
(You must be bringing a display vehicle to qualify for the code)
|$250 Student (with code and transcripts)
Free Bernard Vavrek Award Winner (with code)
Free John Philip Award Winner (with code)
Free Carol Hole Award Winner (with code)
Free NNLM Award Winner (with code)
*The virtual conference consists of on-demand recordings and limited LIVE streamed sessions. (Monday Opening Session, Tuesday morning session, Awards Ceremony and Wednesday Closing Session)
Registration Code Instructions
Bookmobile Drive codes: Contact Cathy Zimmerman at ExecDir@abos-outreach.com for code.
Student codes: Contact Cathy Zimmerman at ExecDir@abos-outreach.com with transcripts for code.
Presenter codes: Contact Karen Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org for code.
Carol Hole Award Winners: Contact Jenn Koetz at email@example.com for code.
NNML Award Winners: Contact Cathy Zimmerman at ExecDir@abos-outreach.com for code.
Bernard Vavrek and John Philip Award Winners: Contact Kassy Trejo at firstname.lastname@example.org for code.
Registration Deadline: August 29, 2023 for in person conference
September 15, 2023 for virtual conference
Refund Policy: Written requests for refunds must be electronically received by August 31, 2023. No refunds will be made following that date. Cancellations are subject to a $25 processing fee. Please contact ABOS@amigos.org to request a refund for conference.
Tiffany D. Jackson Books
If you are interested in purchasing any or all of Tiffany D. Jackson's books, don't forget to purchase them as you complete your registration. They will not be available for purchase at the conference. There will be a book signing immediately after her luncheon on Wednesday, October 10. If you forget to purchase your books when you initial register, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
Hotel Accommodation Information
The Hershey Lodge 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Our group rate is $199/room - single or double (plus 11% taxes = $220.89).
HOTEL RESERVATIONS CLOSE AUGUST 23, 2023
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Code of Conduct
By purchasing a ticket to this event, you are agreeing to ABOS's Code of Conduct. Please review our Code of Conduct here.
Masks are recommended but not required. Be respectful of others' choices to mask or not mask. Please check Pennsylvania guidelines before heading to conference.
Please practice safe health practices such as frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing, and being mindful of social distancing.
Registration is not final until payment has been received. Please pay online via Wild Apricot Pay, send a check, or reach out to ABOS@amigos.org to set up ACH payments. Our remittance address is below:
1190 Meramec Station Rd.
Ballwin, MO 63021