On the Schedule

Wednesday at 11:00 AM, Exhibit Hall
A new kind of event driven by booksellers and focused on the discussions of new books in sixteen different genres. Genre Buzz conversations will be led by bookseller moderators from SIBA and NAIBA who are well-versed in their particular genre topic. Genre Buzz is for booksellers who love the genre to exchange ideas and share what they know. Each genre buzz topic comes with a list of books which moderators will use to guide the conversation. Many of the books will be found in the exhibit hall or in the virtual galley room.

Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, McLean
Need a quiet, calm, comfortable space for a breather or to recharge or to decompress and hydrate? The NVNR Quiet Room is waiting

Fun & Games

Caper Cards

Have your own conference adventure with our Caper Cards! Here’s how they work:
Each card has one of five categories and an action:
Think, Engage, Care, Innovate, and Seek.

  • To play, take the action listed, then pass the card along according to the instructions printed at the bottom.
  • Some cards might specify that you should take the action with a stranger or a friend.
  • If you receive a card with an action you cannot or don’t wish to take, feel free to pass the card along to someone else.Have fun and engage with each other.
  • Questions? Stop by the Registration Desk.

Vendor Bingo

Play our Vendor Bingo game and be entered to win $100!
Wednesday is Exhibitor Day, and we’re hoping you will walk the floor and talk to our vendors.

  • When you complete an action, get the vendor to initial the square to confirm. Bingo one full row across OR on two full rows down earns one entry for the $100 prize. Complete every square to earn receive two entries!
  • Turn in your card at the Registration Desk no later than 4:00 PM Wednesday.

We will announce the winner during the BINC Heads or Tails game on Wednesday afternoon. You do not need to be present to win–fill out your name/email at the bottom before turning it in!

General Information

Registration & Help Desk: Arlington Foyer

Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM / Thursday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
NAIBA: 516.333.0681 | SIBA: 000.000.0000

Onsite Shipping

FedEx office on the ballroom level.
Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Badge Color Guide

🟪 Bookseller 🟨 Exhibitor
🟥 Author Staff

Write your emergency contact info on the back of your badge in case your phone is not accessible for emergency personnel.

NVNR Staff


Eileen Dengler
NAIBA Executive Director

Kit Little
NVNR Sponsor, Exhibit and Ad Sales
NAIBA Executive Administrator

Kathy Ellen Davis
NVNR Social Committee
NAIBA Social Media Coordinator

Elliott batTzedek
NAIBA Member Manager

Casey Killard
Book Sets & Registration

SIBA Staff

Linda-Marie Barrett
SIBA Executive Director

Nicki Leone
Registration and Help Desk
SIBA Communications and Attendee Registrations

Candice Huber
NVNR Social Committee Lead
SIBA Member Relations Coordinator

Robin Wood
SIBA Social Media Coordinator

Bill Verner
Exhibit Hall

Lucile Perkins-Wagel

Jon Mayes
SIBA/Volunteer, Author Liaison

Conference Floor Plan
Hotel Information

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Richmond Highway, Arlington, Virginia, USA, 22202
Tel: +1 703-920-3230

Transportation & Area Info
Health & Safety

🏥 View Event Safety & Security Plan

Write your emergency contact info on the back of your badge in case your phone is not accessible for emergency personnel.

Closest Medical Centers:

1701 North George Mason Drive Arlington, Virginia 22205
INOVA Alexandria Hospital
4320 Seminary Road 301 Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Marriott Staff Contact

Pete Powers, Director of Safety & Security
office: 703.746.5357, cell: 703.987.9534

NVNR Bookseller Discord Server

Join Fellow NVNR Booksellers on Discord!

1. Log in to the Conference App for your invite (in NVNR Today).
2. Change your name on the server:
  • Click on your avatar/username in the member list on the far right
  • Click on the pencil icon in the window that pops up
  • Click on Edit Server Profile
  • Select this server’s name from the drop down menu under Choose a Server
  • Type your region/first name/store name in the Nickname field
  • Click on Save Changes
3. Stop auto-play of gifs and animations of emojis and stickers:
  • Click on the cog wheel and go into your account settings on Discord.
  • Scroll down to App Settings on the left menu and click on Accessibility to open these settings.
  • Scroll down on all the accessibility settings until you find “Automatically play GIFS when Discord is focused” and toggle it off.
  • Just below that setting is one to toggle off animated emojis.
  • And just below that one are the options for how stickers animate.
4. Server Etiquette & NVNR Code of Conduct

The Open Public Chat channel is for any and everyone to join at any time to voice &/or video chat. The Private Chat channels are for people wanting to meet for voice &/or video chat in a quiet, closed room. Never join a private chat channel while a meeting is in progress without express permission to do so.

The NVNR Code of Conduct (see below) applies to ALL communications–including private/direct messages. Please alert the moderators if you experience behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened.

    NVNR Code of Conduct

    NVNR Code of Conduct & Antitrust Guidelines

    New Voices New Rooms (NVNR) values the dignity, diversity, and inclusion of everyone with whom we interact. Our safety and anti-harassment policies are critical to ensuring that this core value guides what we do and say. All participants at NVNR events are required to adhere to NVNR’s code of conduct, as described below. This includes booksellers, NVNR staff, exhibitors, speakers/presenters, guests, sponsors, volunteers, and all affiliated attendees.NVNR is committed to a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of race, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity, and religion. We do not tolerate harassment, discrimination, or other unwelcome or unlawful behavior on the basis of any of these characteristics.

    Behaviors that violate this policy include, but are not limited to:

    • Offensive verbal comments related to any protected category above
    • Inappropriate physical contact
    • Sexual propositions
    • Unwelcome sexual attention
    • Obscene jokes, remarks, or gestures
    • Any other words or conduct of a sexual nature that makes the recipient or observer uncomfortable
    • Intimidation, stalking, or following
    • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
    • Unwelcome photography or recording
    • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

    NVNR expects all event participants to follow established rules throughout both official event offerings and related social gatherings, including this policy.

    NVNR takes any violation of this policy very seriously. Accordingly, participants who violate this policy may, in the judgment and discretion of NVNR, be asked to stop; may be expelled from a NVNR event, without refund if applicable; may be prevented from attending future NVNR events; and may have future participation privileges revoked.If you are being harassed, observe someone else being harassed, or have concerns about potential violations of this policy, please notify NVNR event organizers immediately.

    In the case of an emergency, call 911. In all other cases, if an NVNR representative is not immediately available, email or text 803.450.5240 and NVNR will respond. NVNR will take all appropriate action in response to protect anyone affected by violations of this policy. All reports are confidential. If NVNR staff takes a personal report from you, they may need to involve other event staff to ensure that your report is properly managed and that the appropriate action is taken to protect you or others, but all efforts will be made to keep your report confidential. We will only involve law enforcement or security at a victim’s request.


    The booksellers in the room (virtual or otherwise) are, by definition, competitors. This means that under the law, they are prohibited from discussing certain things.

    1. There can be no discussions of price or pricing policies. Competitors are never allowed to agree on the price at which merchandise is sold, or discounts at which merchandise is offered. All discussions of price and pricing policies are strictly off-limits.
    2. There can be no discussion of boycotts. Competitors cannot agree to cease doing business with any supplier for any reason. Nor can competitors agree to urge consumers to boycott a third competitor. It’s collusion, and is strictly prohibited.
    3. There can be no discussion of dividing up a market. For example, if there are two booksellers in New York City, they cannot agree that one will market only to consumers north of 57th Street while the other markets only to customers south of 57th street. This is also collusion and is prohibited.

    All three of these prohibitions come to us via the Sherman Antitrust Act, which carries treble damages and jail time. All three are per se violations, which means it only has to be proved that you engaged in the activity—whether or not there was intent to harm, or actual harm caused—for you to be guilty of violating the law.

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