Thank You for Celebrating BK's 20th Anniversary!
We had a fantastic four days from Thursday to Sunday, July 19-22, 2012, covering the Shareholders Meeting, 20th Anniversary Celebration, Community Dialogue, and BK Authors Marketing Workshop. Above is an artistic rendering of the Community Dialogue on Friday, July 20 by Gabriela Melano. Below are some photos from these four events, courtesy of Mike Crowley, Associate Director of Marketing at BK, posted on BKcommunity.com (if you're not a member, please join; it's free). Further below are videos from the 20th Anniversary Celebration from the Berrett-Koehler YouTube Channel.
PHOTOS (on BKcommunity.com)
(BK authors John Perkins, Margaret Wheatley, David Korten, and Peter Block)
VIDEOS (on Berrett-Koehler YouTube Channel)
PRE-EVENTS INVITATION & REGISTRATION
Berrett-Koehler Publishers was founded in 1992. You are invited to join us in celebrating our 20th Anniversary by participating in three BK events at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco (for directions and transit information, click here). Download the full press release here.
All Berrett-Koehler readers, authors, service providers, sales partners, shareholders, friends, and other BK Community members are invited to attend one, two, or all three of the events. And you are welcome to invite friends to join you if you wish to do so. Register now -- seats are limited.
And so are rooms! Berrett-Koehler has reserved a block of rooms at the Omni hotel on Montgomery Street, reservations for which must be made by June 19th. For more information, click here.
Annual Shareholders Meeting (open this year to non-BK shareholders), Thursday, July 19, 2012, 1:00 P.M. to 4:15 P.M., Commonwealth Club, San Francisco (for directions and transit information, click here)
This meeting is famous for being one of the most informative events each year, not only about everything that is going on at Berrett-Koehler Publishers, but also about the book publishing industry in general. In 2012, for the first time, it will be open to non-BK shareholders. The meeting will include reports about the state of the publishing industry, the state of Berrett-Koehler, advances in e-books, trends in digital publishing, new developments in book sales and marketing, news from BK's international publishing marketplaces, business challenges and opportunities for BK, and many other topics.
The complete agenda for the Shareholders Meeting can be found here.
"Every year, I learn more about the publishing industry on the day of your annual meeting than I do during the other 364 days combined."
-- Bill Upton, VP of Operations, Edwards Brothers Malloy
20th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, July 19, 2012, 4:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., Commonwealth Club, San Francisco (for directions and transit information, click here
We will begin with an informal reception featuring a dinner buffet from 4:30-6:00.
This will be followed by a celebration honoring the Top 10 Bestselling BK Authors/Author Teams (in terms of total combined lifetime sales in all editions of their BK books). All of these bestselling authors will be present and will speak about their vision of the future for creating a world that works for all. You'll find the complete program here.
BK Community Dialogue, Friday, July 20, 2012, 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Commonwealth Club, San Francisco (for directions and transit information, click here)
BK authors and other thought leaders, readers, service providers, and invited guests will come together to explore such questions as:
The format will be highly participative and will utilize meeting methods like Open Space and Dialogue that invite us to engage in the conversations that matter most to us. This gathering will be a unique opportunity to form new connections and initiate new collaborations that will support our individual and collective efforts in our communities and the world.
The agenda for the Community Dialogue can be found here. The Guiding Principles of the Community Dialogue can be found here. As a prelude to the Dialogue please read the brief piece by Parker Palmer here.
Seats are limited at all three events and are expected to sell out quickly, so register soon.
July 19th Celebration and Annual Shareholders' Meeting (registration is good for both events)
$75: Register after May 31 or at the door
This includes a dinner buffet and desserts at the Celebration and snacks at the Shareholders Meeting.
July 20th BK Community Dialogue
$125: Register after May 31 or at the door
This includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks, as well as participant materials.
REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED (as of 7-18-12)
Persons who cancel their registration by May 31, 2012 will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. To cancel your order and receive a refund, please contact Customer Service at 1 (800) 929-2929 during weekdays from 8am to 9pm EST. You can also contact Customer Service via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some participants have MCS - Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. We request that you refrain from wearing perfume, and that all body lotion and hair products you use be labeled "fragrance-free."