Programs & Special Events


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YALSA's Young Adult Services Symposium will takes place Nov. 1-3, 2019, in Memphis, TN. 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 attendees are eligible to receive a continuing education certificate showing the number of contact hours. There will be a signup sheet at registration and certificates will be e-mailed out two weeks following the Symposium. 

Ticketed Events  I  Free Evening Activities  I  Concurrent Sessions

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


AM Preconference, Friday, 9am-12pm, $79.  TBD

PM Preconference, Friday, 1pm-4pm, $79. TBD



Author Luncheon, Saturday, 11:30am - 1:00pm, $49.  Enjoy lunch with authors and receive signed copies of their books. Participating authors TBD.

Optional Free Activities

Free Evening Activities (included with registration)  All times are estimates and will be finalized before registration opens in April.

Opening Session: Fri. Nov. 1st at 5:00PM 

Book Blitz and Galley Grab, Sat. Nov. 2nd, 5:45pm
Immediately following the concurrent sessions on Saturday, registrants can grab a free YALSA bag and attend the Book Blitz and Galley Grab where they can score free books, advanced reading copies, and rub elbows with authors. Hors d'oeuvres served. Cash bar.

Closing Session: Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 11:45am-1pm 

Concurrent Sessions (included with registration)

Current sessions take place Saturday 8:00am-5:30pm and Sunday, 8:00am-12:00pm,

There are three sessions to choose from in each of the time slots. Program descriptions for the concurrent sessions will be listed below.