Registration

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Registration for YALSA's 2020 Virtual Symposium will open soon. More information to be announced in the coming weeks.

Registration rates start as low as $39! What is included with registration?

  • Opening Session Friday night
  • Author 'breakfast' on Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Author 'luncheon' on Saturday featuring Edwards winner Steve Sheinkin
  • Concurrent sessions on Saturday and  Sunday, with the option to register for additional events Friday
  • Access to recordings of all sessions for one year post event
  • A certificate of participation with your contact hours  

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.

Login information will be sent 4 days prior to the event, one login per registration.

Cancellation:  

Written cancellation of registration must be received by October 15, 2020. YALSA will not issue any refunds after October 15, 2020 and does not accept phone cancellations.  Substitutions of registrations, including preconferences, are permitted prior to the Symposium and must be made in writing. No telephone substitution requests can be accepted.

Refunds, minus a $50 cancellation fee, will be processed 4-6 weeks from date of cancellation request.

YALSA reserves the right to cancel any part of the Symposium if there is insufficient registration or for other reasons.

Please send all cancellation correspondence to noconnor@ala.org or mail to Young Adult Library Services Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1300, Chicago, IL, 60601.


Ticketed Events (these are an extra fee and optional)

In addition to what's included in registration, you may add the following special, ticketed events to your registration for an extra fee.

Morning Preconference, Using Fake News to Broaden Teens' Worlds, 9am-12pm, $49. 

Afternoon Preconference, Beyond Borders: Immigration in YA Friday, 1pm-4pm, $49.  

Symposium Registration Rates

Early Bird Rate runs through September 15, 2020.

$129 YALSA Personal Member
$199 ALA Personal Member (Join YALSA ($62--but will be prorated to match ALA membership) and then register for $129. Join by phone: 800.545.2433, ex. 5.)
$39 Students (enrolled full-time in a library program)
$249 Others (Not a member? Join ($134) & get the $129 registration rate & the added benefits of being a YALSA member! YALSA/ALA dues start at $63 per year.)

Advanced registration runs September 16 - October 15, 2020.

$159 YALSA Personal Member
$229 ALA Personal Member (Join YALSA ($62) and then register for $159. Join by phone: 800.545.2433, ex. 5.)
$39 Student (enrolled full-time in a library program)
$279 Others (Not a member? Join & get the $249 registration rate & the added benefits of being a YALSA member! YALSA/ALA dues start at $63 per year.)

Registrations made on or after October 16, 2020 through November 1, 2020.

$189 YALSA Personal Member
$259 ALA Personal Member
$49 Student Member (enrolled full-time in a library program)
$299 Others (Not a member? Join & get the $279 registration rate & the added benefits of being a YALSA member! YALSA/ALA dues start at $63 per year.)


Download Badges

Are you coming to the symposium this fall? Are you a speaker or presenter? Show your pride with downloadable badges for your blog or website!

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Use this code with your image: <a title="I'm presenting at the 2020 Virtual YA Services Symposium!" href="http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium">