Ignite Session proposals accepted through Nov. 5 for ALA Midwinter Meeting

For Immediate Release
Mon, 10/20/2014


Alee Navarro

Meeting Coordinator

Conference Services

American Library Association


CHICAGO -- 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees will have the chance to inspire and entertain colleagues in the popular five-minute "Ignite" sessions, coming to ALA Midwinter Meeting for the first time. Session proposals are accepted at the submissions site through the end of the day on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Find out more and submit your proposal now!

Each five-minute Ignite Session is accompanied by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. There will be six Ignite sessions each day from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

“Ignite sessions offer the unique opportunity to quickly get exciting ideas for new programs and services in a fast-paced and entertaining setting.  No other program offers such a wide array of new ideas in such a short time,” said Patrick "PC" Sweeney, administrative librarian, Sunnyvale Library

Past topics have ranged across geospatial data services, fair use, oral history, campus collaborations, STEM, manga, experimental music, community, teen humor, secret shopping, summer reading and creativity in reference services. You can review the 2014 Annual Conference Ignite topics and presenters in the 2014 conference scheduler.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent in early December after voting is complete. The proposals go through a public voting process that will be weighted for 30 percent of the selection process (staff votes will account for another 30 percent, while the remaining 40 percent will be decided by an advisory group of ALA members). Please contact Alee Navarro (anavarro@ala.org) with any questions about the process.  

Access the submission site now.

Registration and housing are open for 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Chicago, Jan. 30-Feb. 3, at alamidwinter.org. Use these resources to make your case for attending!

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