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Annual Conference

2023 BMI Annual Conference

Saturday, November 4, 2023 to Monday, November 6, 2023

* Registration open until 11/1/23 at 2:00 PM (EST)

Event Details

Nov 4-6, 2023

PGA National Resort - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Similar to 2022, we will have an optional social on Saturday night before golf and the reception that kick off on Sunday. 

Monday's festivities will end at the close of the gala Monday night. So plan your departure for Tuesday Nov 7.


Saturday November 4th

5:00 PM                    Optional Social

Sunday November 5th

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 6th

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM     Breakfast Sponsored by Ricoh

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM     BMI Annual Meeting

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM   Mary McAveney, ABRAMS

10:00 AM                   Spouse/Guest Breakfast

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM   Break 

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM   Panel on Publisher Forecasting

                                        Featuring: Ken Brooks - Amplify Education, Cathy Felgar - Princeton University Press, and Gary Jones - River Rock Advisors

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM   Panel on Sustainability 

                                       Featuring: Brian O'Leary - BISG, Bill Barry - Macmillan, Shannon Bone, New Leaf Paper, Dirk Hiler - Lakeside Book Company

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

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM       Industry Roundtable

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       Living Yes, And - Travis Thomas

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

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

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM     Awards Gala

Tuesday November 7th

Optional Canon Tour


Wifi and Event App - $3,000 [SOLD]

Breakfast - $3,000 [SOLD]

Lunch - $3,000 [SOLD]

Gala Reception - $3,000 [SOLD]

Break Sponsor (2 breaks) - $2,000 each

For More Information:

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


Make your hotel reservations at PGA National using this Web Link: Book Manufacturers Institute Annual Meeting 2023

Attendees as of 11/1


Golf - Tee Times Starting Sunday at 9am

You'll get a chance to play the Fazio course at PGA National. Cost is $250 which includes lunch. You will be invoiced separately by BMI for golf if you choose to participate. If you need rental clubs, please note that on your registration. Rental clubs will cost $85 which will be payable on site. Foursome will be arranged prior to the event via e-mail.

Pickleball - Sunday 1-3pm

Come play the game that is all the rage. PGA National has their own pickleball courts. There is no cost to play and equipment will be provided. Please e-mail Matt if you are interested. 


Come tour the new Canon Americas Customer Innovation Center in Boca Raton FL the morning of Tuesday November 7th, 2023 after the wrap up of the BMI Fall Conference.  Transportation will pick you up at the hotel at 8:15 am on Tues Nov 7th to take you to the Canon facility. The Canon technology tour will be from 9:00 – 11:00 AM.  Attendees will be on their own for transportation after, but both Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach airports are only a ½ hour drive from the Canon Facility.

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Cancellation Policy: Cancel by Friday, Sept 30th and receive a refund less a $50 processing fee. Cancel between Oct 1 and 13 and receive a refund less a $250 processing fee. No refunds issued after close of business Oct 13 2023. Cancellations must be made in writing via email to . Any refunds will be processed after the meeting