Use this form to propose a 20-minute hands-on sessions to share your “how-to” expertise during the PLA 2018 How-To Festival. A How-To Festival is a cooperative learning experience, teaching practical, hands-on skills that can be learned in short sessions. Held in the Exhibits Hall, the PLA 2018 How-To Festival is presented as a fun way for attendees to experience a taste of the wildly successful How-to Festival that attracts 4,000 individuals to the Louisville (Ky.) Free Public Library every May.
PLA is exploring how to make our conference more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Our first step includes seeking and strongly encouraging submissions from marginalized groups including women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities. PLA may be able to provide support in completing the proposal form and/or mentoring for first-time presenters.
All PLA 2018 speakers, including How-To Festival presenters, will be expected to register for and attend the conference; to respond to PLA requests for information in a timely manner; and to read and observe the policies on canvassing, vendor participation, appropriate conduct, and speaker funding.
Please submit your proposal for a 20-minute how-to presentation by 11:59 PM Eastern on January 10, 2018. Presenters will be responsible for bringing their own presentation materials. If your proposal is approved, you will be contacted by January 31.