Submission Sites - Annual Conferences & Midwinter Meetings

ALA 2018 Annual Conference

New Orleans ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition June 21-26, 2018

2018 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposals are Now Open

ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on May 17, 2017, for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, to take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans LA, June 21-26, 2018. For the first time, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees and Offices.

Programs at the Annual Conference are one-hour educational sessions on a topic that is relevant to the library profession. Submissions are open to anyone, regardless of ALA membership status. 

The deadline to submit content will be August 25, 2017 12:00 Midnight (CST). Please use this submission site.

*Your ALA account information will be required to access the submission site.



Submission Site Opens: May 17, 2017

Submission Site Closes: August 25, 2017

Final Decisions: September 29, 2017

Schedule of Sessions Announced: November 8, 2017


With your contribution, we’re looking forward to building a supply of content that is informative, innovative and diverse.  Additional details regarding the submission form, subjects and content types can be found by visiting the submission site.

For all inquiries regarding content submission for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, please visit the submission site.



ALA 2017 Annual Conference

ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition Chicago June 22 - 27, 2017 Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves

Poster Sessions

Poster Session submissions are now closed. 

Conversation Starters and Ignite Sessions

Converstation Starters and Ignite Session submissions are now closed. 

Meet the Authors

Meet The Authors Submission Site Now Open

For additional Information please visit the 2017 ALA Annual Conference "How to Submit a Session" site.

Please contact Alee Navarro if you have any questions about the process.  

Work with ALA unit and integrate into their program

Over 50 ALA and affiliated units plan and conduct their own programs. For most units, this process begins 15 months in advance of the conference. ALA units have accepted their programs for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference, but you may contact them for future years. You can review a list of units and reach out to them directly.


Please contact Alee Navarro if you have any questions.