PLA Virtual Conference registration to close March 14

For Immediate Release
Mon, 03/12/2018


Laurence Deutsch

Manager, Communications

Public Library Association (PLA)

CHICAGO — Time is running out for interested participants to register for the Public Library Association's (PLA) 2018 Virtual Conference. The Virtual Conference is an opportunity for public library workers who are unable to attend the Association's biennial conference in person, to be part of this exciting event. Registration will close at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 14.

The 2018 Virtual Conference is a condensed, live, online conference experience, taking place March 22-23. It will consist of live programming, including five hour-long programs each day, plus author interviews and opportunities for networking. Programs are chosen from among the highest rated in PLA’s session preference survey.

Individual and group registration options are available. Individual registration is $250 for PLA and Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) personal members, $305 for ALA personal members, $360 for nonmembers and $125 for students. For $605, groups may host the virtual conference for multiple attendees gathered in a single location. All registrants will have access to the Virtual Conference programming for one year after the event. Click here to register or for more information. 

Offered biennially, the PLA Conference is the premier event for public libraries, drawing thousands of librarians, library support staff, trustees, friends and library vendors from across the country and around the world. The 2018 Conference will be held March 20-24 in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, Penn. For complete details, visit the PLA Conference website. For more information about other PLA events and programs, contact the PLA office at or (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit

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About PLA
The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 9,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or