Conferences and Preconferences

Recent Conferences and Preconferences

Links to past events are provided here because handouts and/or archived recordings may be available.

PLA 2020 Conference
February 25–29, 2020
Nashville, TN

Thanks to everyone who attended the PLA 2020 Conference in Nashville! Handouts for some concurrent program sessions, if provided by the presenters, are available on the conference website and in the mobile app. Join the PLA Conference Facebook group to stay connected with other attendees, ask questions, and share resources.

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. This multi-day event offers over 100 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. Future PLA Conferences include:

  • PLA 2022 Conference, March 22–26, 2022 in Portland, OR
  • PLA 2024 Conference, April 3–6, 2024 in Columbus, OH

View the list of past PLA Conferences from 1983 to present.

PLA at 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting
January 24–28, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

PLA-hosted meetings and events at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits.

PLA at 2019 ALA Annual Conference
June 20–25, 2019
Washington, DC

Education and information dedicated to public library professionals at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.