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2022 BMI Fall Annual Conference

2022 BMI Fall Annual Conference

Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 12:00 AM (EDT) to Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 1:00 AM (EST)

* Registration open until 11/3/22 at 11:00 AM (EST)

Event Details


The Vinoy - St. Petersburg, FL

November 6-8, 2022


Attendance at the BMI Annual Conference is open to BMI members and special invited guests only. No partial registration will be accepted.

A member of Historic Hotels of America since 1991, The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is among the most fantastic holiday destinations in Florida and dates back to 1925.


Sunday November 6th

9:00 AM                     Golf Outing

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Registration 

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Board of Directors Meeting

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Opening Reception - Strolling Supper

Monday November 7th

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM     Breakfast Sponsored by Book Automation

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM     BMI Annual Meeting

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM     Warm Up: Priming the Mind for Learning - Justin Su'a,                                         Head of Mental Performance for the Tampa Bay Rays

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM   Brian Murray, HarperCollins

10:00 AM                   Spouse/Guest Breakfast

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM   Break sponsored by

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM   What is Happening in Publishing Today?

                                        Panel Featuring: Angela Bole, IBPA; Lui Simpson, AAP,                                          Therese Brown, ACP

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM   How the Industry is Changing the Book                                                                   Manufacturing Business

                                       Panel Featuring: Tim Christie, Lindenmeyr; Jim                                                       Fetherston, Worzalla; Dwight Vicks, Vicks; Ashley                                                   Gordon, HP. 

                                      Moderated by Janet McCarthy Grimm

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM      Lunch sponsored by 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM       How the Economy Got to Where It Is

                                       Dr. Vivekanand Jayakumar, U. of Tampa

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM       Break

3:00 PM  - 3:30 PM      BMI Update - Matt Baehr, Executive Director

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM       Creating a High-Performance Workplace - Justin Su'a -                                         Head of Mental Performance for the Tampa Bay Rays

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM       Board of Directors Meeting

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM       Reception Sponsored by 

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM     Awards Gala

Tuesday November 8th

Other Activity

For More Information:

Matt Baehr
Matt Baehr
Executive Director (703)939-0679


Who will be there?

All BMI Members are invited to attend. See the attendee list as of 11/4/22.

What is the dress code?

For all conference events, the dress code is business casual. The Monday night reception and awards gala is business dress (black tie optional). 

How do I make my hotel reservations?

The Hotel Block is now closed. You'll need to contact the hotel directly or make other arrangements. 

How do I download the Conference App?

We are using the Whova app for our Fall Annual Conference app. If you attended a prior BMI event, then you might already have it on your phone. 

Get our official conference app
For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here
For feature details, visit Whova

Want to share a ride from the airport? Use the app!

The Whova app can help find a way for you to rideshare. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancel by Friday, September 30th and receive a refund less a $50 processing fee. Cancel between October 1 and 17 and receive a refund less a $250 processing fee. No refunds issued after close of business October 17, 2022. Cancellations must be made in writing via email to . Any refunds will be processed after the meeting.