PLA 2014 Conference Press Kit

PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

PLA 2014 CONFERENCE

MARCH 11–15, 2014 • INDIANAPOLIS

 

The Public Library Association's (PLA) biennial Conference is the premier professional development event for public librarians, public library workers, trustees, Friends, library vendors and others with an interest in public libraries. The PLA 2014 Conference will take place March 11-15, 2014 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and will feature more than 150 top-quality educational programs, author events and nearly 400 exhibiting companies.

Please note: PLA Conference is a professional event. It is not open to the public. Those requesting media registration must be currently employed by a publication or news organization. Media interested in attending the conference may contact Macey Morales, PLA Media Relations support, at 312-280-4393 or mmorales@ala.org to register for media credentials.  Please review our conference media policy.

 

General Sessions

Ann Patchett (photo by Heidi Ross) Opening Session speaker Bryan Stevenson Big Ideas Thursday speaker Simon Sinek

ANN PATCHETT BOOK HOUR
Wednesday, March 12, 10:30-11:30 AM

She’s not just an award-winning author, she’s also an insightful bookseller with great books to share. Everyone is welcome to the Ann Patchett Book Hour! More »

OPENING SESSION WITH
BRYAN STEVENSON
Wednesday, March 12, 2:30-4:00 PM

Start off conference with the powerful speaker, Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. More »

BIG IDEAS WITH SIMON SINEK
Thursday, March 13, 8:15-9:15 AM

Kick off PLA’s new Big Idea Series with Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, a book and idea that challenges us to lead and act at our highest ability.More »

     
Big Ideas Friday speakers Megan McArdle, David McRaney and Clive Thompson Big Ideas Saturday speaker Amy Cuddy
 
Closing Session speaker David Sedaris (photo by Anne Fishbein)
 

BIG IDEAS WITH MEGAN MCARDLE,
DAVID MCRANEY & CLIVE THOMPSON
Friday, March 14, 8:15-9:15 AM

On Friday morning, we’ll feature several up and coming big thinking authors and speakers. Come learn some powerful ideas to take home to work and live better! More »

BIG IDEAS WITH AMY CUDDY
Saturday, March 15, 8:00-9:00 AM

Have a powerful morning with Amy Cuddy, professor, researcher and a TIME magazine “Game Changer,” when she shows how to channel nonverbal behavior into persuasive leadership. More »

CLOSING SESSION WITH DAVID SEDARIS
Saturday, March 15, 11:45 AM-1:00 PM

End conference on a hilarious note with keynote speaker David Sedaris. More »

 

About the Conference:

PLA Conference Web site

Preliminary Program 

Author Events

Spark Talks

Sessions

PLA 2014 Virtual Conference -  March 13 & 14 

Public Library Association Fact Sheet

 

Connect on Twitter #pla2014

Press Room:

Location 
Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium
100 S. Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Hours

Wednesday, March 12 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 13 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.              
Friday, March 14 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 15 7 - 11 a.m.