PLA Conferences and Continuing Education

Upcoming Conferences and Education Events

Results Boot Camp
August 24–28, 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

PLA's week-long intensive Results Boot Camp is designed to provide you with the management training and skills to build a strong and successful library strategy. Now accepting applications.

PLA 2016 Conference
April 5–9, 2016
Denver, Colo.
Plan ahead for PLA 2016! The biennial PLA Conference holds a reputation for excellence as the largest conference devoted to public library professionals. The multi-day event offers nearly 200 top-quality education programs, social events that include author luncheons and networking receptions, and a bustling exhibits hall featuring the latest in products and services. Registration opens September 15, 2015.

Other PLA Conferences:

PLA at ALA Annual Conference
June 23–28, 2016
Orlando, Fla.

Interested in being a presenter for PLA at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.? The proposal period will open in mid July 2015. Submit your name and e-mail address to be notified when it opens.

Other Conferences and Education Events

PLA Leadership Academy
Dates/location in 2017 TBD
The PLA Leadership Academy: Navigating Change and Building Community is designed to empower participants with the knowledge necessary to be innovative and successful leaders of change. It includes a three-and-a-half day, in-person educational/networking event; a professional coach program with experienced public library leaders and city managers; and development of real-world projects to be implemented at attendees’ libraries.

Online Learning
A variety of online learning opportunities, including webinars (both live and on-demand) and online courses, offered by PLA.