Call for Proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference Conversation Starters & Ignite Sessions

For Immediate Release
Fri, 03/09/2018

Contact:

Alicia (Alee) Navarro

Content & Technology Coordinator

ALA Conference Services

anavarro@ala.org

CHICAGO -- 2018 ALA Annual Conference attendees have the chance to inspire colleagues and move the needle forward for the profession in 45-minute Conversation Starters and five-minute Ignite sessions. Proposals are being accepted through March 30th, 2018. Find out more about these opportunities and how to submit your proposals.

Conversation Starters are in lecture, panel, or discussion formats and will take place throughout the day on Saturday, June 23rd, Sunday, June 24th, and Monday, June 25th.

Each five-minute Ignite Session is accompanied by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Six Ignite Sessions a day will take place on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm.

The emerging topics, trends, and innovations addressed at past Conversation Starter and Ignite Sessions ranged widely, including community engagement, technology, diversity, outreach services, popular culture, using data, games and gaming, summer reading and much more.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent in late-April. The proposals go through a public voting process where the public votes count for 30% (staff votes for another 30%, and the remaining 40% an advisory group of ALA members).

Please contact Alee Navarro (anavarro@ala.org) with any questions about the process.

The best early advanced registration rates are available through Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 12:00 Noon (Central). If you need help in making your case to attend, these resources can help.

Ways to stay in touch and get updates include: Annual Conference website, Twitter (@alaac and #alaac18) Facebook Events, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram.