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2014 ABOS Conference

Innovation Beyond the Walls-Doing More with Less

Conference Proposals Requested

The Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services is now accepting program proposals for Innovation Beyond the Walls: Doing More with Less, the annual conference which will be held October 29-31, 2014 at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, CA.  The primary presenter will be eligible for the reduced conference rate of $150 (one speaker per workshop topic, co-presenters must pay full conference rate).

The ABOS Conference Program Committee will review all submissions. Please note selected programs may be scheduled twice; therefore presenters should be prepared to deliver the program twice during the conference.  You may submit your proposal by clicking here.

Conference attendees range from new library employees to managers with years of experience; therefore our program offerings need to cover a broad range of topics.

The ABOS Conference Program Committee is also willing to consider proposals from individuals outside of the organization.  If you can recommend someone, please direct them to this page.

*The deadline for submissions is April 22, 2014.*

The ABOS Conference Planning Committee is looking forward to reviewing all of your conference proposals. Winning proposals will be notified on May 15, 2015. Please contact Pattie Johnston abosvicepresident@gmail.com  if you have any questions concerning proposals or ABOS.


Conference Registration Is Now Open

Early bird registration is open until August 27, 2014.  Click here to register.

The conference will be October 29-31, 2014 at the Bahia Resort in San Diego CA.

You can make your reservation for the Bahia Resort now.

Please use the link above to make your hotel reservations at the Bahia Resort.

ABOS relies on your reservations made directly with the Bahia Resort to meet our contractual agreement with the hotel.  If you choose to call the hotel to make your reservation, please be sure to mention the Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services Annual Conference.  ABOS and the Bahia cannot guarantee the conference room rate if you use a third party to make your reservation.

For attendees with mobility issues who prefer to be in the building with the conference rooms, please contact Martha Buckner at ABOSPastPresident@gmail.com (use subject “Bahia Reservations”) and your name will be put on a list.  ABOS will do its best to honor your request.

You can take a look at the Bahia website to get a feel for this great conference site.

Conference room rates are $129 +tax **

The hotel is 6 miles from the San Diego Airport.  The Cloud 9 Super
Shuttle currently charges $12 per person each way to transport to/from airport
to hotel.

The conference registration rates will be announced early in 2014.  You
may assume that the rates will be similar to those of 2013 but we cannot
guarantee that they will be the same.


ABOS thanks our vendor partners!  If you would like to participate in the conference as a vendor please read the ABOS Vendor Brochure 2014