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Registration now open.

Rates start as low as $59!  What is included with registration?

  • Opening session on Friday evening
  • Book Blitz on Saturday evening with light refreshments, up to five free books, and the chance to meet dozens of authors
  • Concurrent sessions on Saturday from 8:30am-5pm, and 8:30am-1:00pm on Sunday, with the option to register for additional events Friday
  • Closing session on Sunday 
  • Attendees will have access to a free webinar
  • A certificate of participation with your contact hours (to receive the certificate, there will be a sign up sheet on site) 
  • Refreshment breaks mid morning on Saturday and Sunday and an afternoon break on Saturday
  • A symposium bag
  • A badge holder

Please download and send both pages of the paper registration form If you are:

  • paying with a check or purchase order
  • a student but not a current student member of ALA

If you have questions about registration, contact YALSA Program Officer Nichole O'Connor at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4387 or at noconnor@ala.org.

Badge pickup: All badges will need to be picked up onsite in Louisville at symposium check-in, beginning Friday morning.

Ticketed Events (these are an extra fee, optional, and require separate registration)Anchor

The Five Laws of Library Programs for and with Teens, Friday, 9am-12pm, $79
Are you struggling with teen programs and looking for ways to get teens into your library? Tired of sitting in an empty room with cold pizza? Learn best practices for developing, implementing, and evaluating programs for teens. Attendees will share and learn about the following topics: formal and information programs, outreach, partnerships, funding challenges and opportunities, creating affirming spaces, and connected learning. 

Interactive Teen Lit:  Active and Passive Techniques to Expand Teens’ Reading Experience, Friday, 1pm-4pm, $79.

True literacy goes beyond translating letters into words; it’s immersing yourself in the emotions, characters, and events of a book and then relating those feelings and lessons back to your own life. This session will help you learn how to connect your teens beyond the text; active and passive programming and readers’ advisory techniques will be outlined along with ideas to help brainstorm new programs once you’ve returned to your library.  Attendees will leave with ideas for incorporating these techniques into their everyday work to better serve their teens.

The Muhammad Ali Center, Friday 1:00-4:00pm, $12

The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life of Muhammad Ali. The Center museum captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life and the six core principles that have fueled his journey. The mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is to preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote respect, hope, and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be.  Transportation is not provided (it is a 10 minute walk from the Hyatt).  Attendees will meet at the Hyatt and walk over together.

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).   Attendees will meet at the Hyatt and walk over together.

Author Luncheon, Saturday, 12pm-1:30pm, $49.  

Symposium Registration RatesAnchor

Early Bird Rate runs April 1-September 15, 2017.

$199 YALSA Personal Member
$199 Kentucky Library Association Members
$199 Kentucky Association of School Librarian Members
$259 ALA Personal Member
$329 Nonmembers
$59 Students (enrolled full-time in a library program)

Advanced registration runs September 16 - October 13, 2017.

$249 YALSA Personal Member
$249 Kentucky Library Association Members
$249 Kentucky Association of School Librarian Members
$309 ALA Personal Member
$379 Nonmember
$59 Student (enrolled full-time in a library program)

Onsite fees apply to registrations made on or after October 14, 2017.

$279 YALSA Personal Member
$279  Kentucky Library Association Members
$279 Kentucky Association of School Librarian Members
$339 ALA Personal Member
$399 Nonmember
$79 Student Member (enrolled full-time in a library program)

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