2024 Event Management Course Registration
The course meets on Sunday nights at 7 pm ET and begins on 01/21/24.
The 2024 Event Management Course starts on Sunday, January 21 at 7 pm ET / 6 pm CT / 5 pm MT / 4 pm PT.
The course has 16 classes and will run through June 23, 2024.
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, NEIBA, MIBA, GLIBA, 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 40 students, with no more than one employee from each store. 30 seats are open for first come/first registered, while 10 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-8:30pm ET / 6 pm- 7:30 pm CT / 4 pm-6:30 pm PT starting January 21, 2024, ending June 23, 2024. We don't meet every Sunday - check the syllabus for all class dates.
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 is on Wednesday, May 8th. That date will Participation is mandatory to become certified, so please mark your calendar now.
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.