2023 Event Management Course - Registration is Full, Join Waitlist
The course begins on 01/29/23. Registration is full, waitlist available.
The 2023 Event Managment Course starts on Sunday, January 29 at 7 pm ET / 6 pm CT / 5 pm MT / 4 pm PT.
The course has 16 classes and will run through June 25, 2023.
Registration is now full, but waitlist tickets are available.
Information about the course is on our website: please review this before you register.
PLEASE NOTE: Before you register you must join PBS as a member. Membership is free, and joining ensures you receive our newsletter with important updates and deadlines about the school and our courses. Your record after you join is called your "Member Compass" and you can visit and revise information there at any time.
Registration fee for the course is $375. Students whose stores are current members of NAIBA, MPIBA, and CALIBA are eligible for discounts (please contact your association headquarters for the discount code before you register, as discounts can't be applied after registration is finalized).
Registration is limited to 30 students, with no more than one employee from each store. 24 seats are open for first come/first registered, while 6 seats are reserved for students who fall under our Diversity/Equity/Inclusion policy. There are required questions about diversity status when you register.
Students may elect to take the course to earn certification from the Professional Booksellers School, or they may elect to audit the course. Only students who meet the certification guidelines for attendance, homework, and their final project will be certified.
How the Course Works
The course meets online via Zoom on Sunday nights at 7 pm ET - 8:30pm ET starting January 29, 2023, ending June 25, 2023. Preview the syllabus here.
The classes are live, and participation is required. Classes include Q&A opportunities and some breakout room sessions. Recordings will be available for student review after each class.
Students will be assigned weekly homework, and create projects they'll present live in small groups. The course includes a Publicity Speed Dating session, which will happen on a weekday. That date will be made available at the beginning of the course, and participation is mandatory to become certified.
Each class covers a different topic and can include guest speakers from the industry. Classes also include some small groups and other interactive elements.
Students and teachers will communicate in a Discord server. Discord is free to join, and an invitation will be emailed to students before the course begins. Students also receive a twice-weekly newsletters with information about the class.