Future and Past Events

National Conferences  |  National Institutes (Fall Forums)

National Conferences

Year Dates Theme Location

2017

November 9-12

To be determined

Phoenix, AZ

2015

November 5-8

To be determined

Columbus, OH

2013

November 14-17

Rising to the Challenge

Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT

2011

 

October 27-30

 

Turning the Page

Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN

 

2009

 

November 5-8

 

 

Rev Up Learning @ your library

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Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC

 

2007

 

October 25-28

 

The Future Begins @ your library.

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Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Reno, NV

 

2005

 

October 6-9

 

Every Student Succeeds @ your library

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David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA

 

2003

 

October 22-26

 

Information Matters

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Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, MO

 

2001

 

November 14-18

 

Coming Together as a Community of Learners

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Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN

 

1999

November 10-14

Unleash the Power!
Knowledge, Technology, Diversity

Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center
Birmingham, AL

1997

April 2-6

Learning: Continue the Adventure!

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

1994

November 9-13

Shape the Vision: Focus on Learning
 

Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN

1992

October 21-25

Challenges, Choices, Connections, Change
 

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

1989

October 18-22

Access to Excellence
 

Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, UT

1986

September 24-28

Focus '86 The Curriculum & You

Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN

1984

October 31-November 4

Challenge '84: Mission Possible
 

Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA

1982

October 21-24

'82 A New Emphasis
 

George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

1980

September 25-28

'80s and Beyond
 

Commonwealth Convention Center
Louisville, KY

National Institutes (Fall Forums)

Year Dates Focus Location

2014

October 17-18

School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape

St. Louis, MO

2012

October 12-13

Transliteracy and the School Library Program

Greenville, SC

2010

November 5-6

In Focus: The Essentials for 21st-Century Learning

Portland, OR

2008

October 17-19

Assessment, Part II: Constructing and Interpreting Viable
Tools for Effective Student Learning in the Library Media Center

Oak Brook, IL

2006

October 13-15

Assessing Student Learning in the School Library Media Center

Warwick, RI

2004

October 1-3

Collaboration and Reading to Learn @ your library

Dallas, TX

2002

October 4-6

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
and the School Library Media Profession

Chicago, IL