Programs & Special Events

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YALSA's Young Adult Services Symposium will take place Nov. 3-5, 2076, in Louisville, KY. YALSA will host special events requiring additional registration on Friday, with concurrent sessions taking place all day on Saturday and for a half-day on Sunday morning.

All symposium attendees are eligible to receive a continuing education certificate showing the number of contact hours each person received. There will be a signup sheet at registration and certificates will be e-mailed out two weeks following the Symposium.

We are currently accepting program and paper proposals, through February 1, 2017

To see the types of programs that were offered last year, visit last year's Symposium web site.

Ticketed Events  I  Free Evening Activities  I  Concurrent Sessions

Ticketed Events (these are an extra fee, optional, separate from registration)

There will be a morning preconference on Friday, 9am-12pm, $79
There will be an afternoon preconference on Friday, 1pm-4pm, $79.
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Saturday, 6:30pm-9:00pm, $30.  
This private guided tour features an operating Artisanal Distillery where you will not only learn the process for making Bourbon, but you will see it being made right before your eyes. The tour also includes premium Bourbon tastings and concludes in our Retail Shop where you can take home an array of signature items, including a personalized bottle of Evan Williams.Transportation is not provided (it is a 10 minute walk from the Hyatt).  
Author Luncheon, Saturday, 12pm-1:30pm, $49.  

Free Evening Activities (included with registration)

Opening Session: Fri. Nov. 3th at 5pm

Book Blitz, Sat. Nov. 6th, 5:00pm

Immediately following the concurrent sessions on Saturday, registrants can grab a free YALSA bag and attend the Book Blitz where they can score up to five free books and rub elbows with dozens of authors  Hors d'oeuvres served. Cash bar.

Concurrent Sessions (included with registration)Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am-1200pm, Closing session 12-1:30pm

Saturday8:30am-10:00am, Saturday, 10:30am-12:00pm, Saturday, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Sunday 8:30am-10:00am, Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm. 

There will be three sessions to choose from in each of the above time slots.  Then, the Closing Session is from 12-1:30pm