Conferences & Events

ACRL offers a variety of professional development events, from conferences and in-depth institutes, to licensed workshops you can bring to your institution or region, and affordable online learning.  Check out our upcoming events.


ACRL 2015
Portland, OR, March 25-28, 2015
The ACRL 2015 conference featured more than 300 carefully curated conference programs designed to help you stay at the forefront of the profession. The Virtual Conference is available to all face-to-face and virtual attendees.

ACRL 2015 Annual Conference Presentations
fSan Francisco, CA, June 25-30, 2015

Links to Annual Conference program and preconference information.

ALA Annual Conference Programs FAQ 
The ACRL Board approved a new process for managing the ACRL Annual Conference programs.  Visit the FAQ for complete details.

Upcoming Events

2015 Immersion Program - Assessment and Intentional Teacher Tracks
November 2015, Nashville, Tennessee
The application deadline has passed for the Immersion '15 Program - Assessment and Intentional Teaching Tracks.

Women's Leadership Institute
December 6-9, 2015, Amelia Island, Florida

ACRL is excited to once again collaborate with higher education associations to offer the 2015 Women’s Leadership Institute.  Co-produced by several higher education associations, this unique program will bring together administrators from across campus functions.

2016 Immersion Program - Teacher and Program Tracks
July 24-29, 2016, Burlington,
Application materials are now available for the Immersion '16 Program - Teacher and Program Tracks.

Licensed Workshops

Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action
Ongoing, upon request
Bring this one-day workshop to your campus, chapter, or consortia.  The workshop is led by one or two expert presenters at locations across the country upon request.

Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement
Ongoing, upon request
Bring this one-day workshop to your campus, chapter, or consortia year round. Additionally, ACRL offers a partial subsidy on a competitive basis for five hosts each year. Full details are available each year in October; applications due in November.

Online Events

ACRL's online courses and Webcasts of conference programs, designed to meet the demands of your schedule and budget.  Check out the calendar of ACRL's e-learning events!

Future ACRL Conferences

Mark you calendar for the best professional development event in academic and research librarianship!

ACRL 2017
March 22-25, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
ACRL 2019
April 10 – 13, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

ACRL 2021
April 14 – 17, 2021
Seattle, Washington

Past Events

Details about ACRL's past professional developments events including previous ALA Annual Conference presentations, ACRL Conferences, and Springboard Events.