Authors Anand Giridharadas and Priya Parker to speak at PLA Member Breakfast in June
For Immediate Release
Public Library Association (PLA)
CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) is proud to welcome Anand Giridharadas and Priya Parker as the featured speakers for its Member Welcome Breakfast at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. PLA President Pam Sandlian Smith will host the Breakfast during which PLA will also recognize the recipients of its 2018 Awards and Grants. The Breakfast will take place Saturday, June 23, 8:30 -10:00 a.m., in Grand Ballroom D of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
Priya Parker is the founder of Thrive Labs, at which she helps activists, elected officials, corporate executives, educators, and philanthropists create transformative gatherings. Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Parker has worked on race relations on American college campuses and on peace processes in the Arab world, southern Africa, and India. She studied organizational design at M.I.T., public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and political and social thought at the University of Virginia. Her new book, The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, will be published May 2018. Giridharadas and Parker are married and reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.
This event is complimentary to PLA members, but a ticket is required for admittance. One complimentary ticket per PLA member. PLA members can receive one complimentary ticket by selecting the PLA Member Welcome Breakfast (event code: PLA1) as a ticketed event during their initial ALA Annual Conference registration or by adding it later using the unique link found in their registration e-mail confirmation. Additional information regarding ticketed events at ALA Annual can be found on the conference website.
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