Registration

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Registration for YALSA's 2019 Symposium is now open!  Register now!

Need to register with a purchase order? E-mail Nichole O'Connor at noconnor@ala.org for ALA's W9 and fill out the paper registration form.

Registration 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 Memphis at symposium check-in, beginning Friday morning.


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 Pre-conference on Civic Engagement, Friday, 9am-12pm, $79

Afternoon Pre-conference on Information Literacy Friday, 1pm-4pm, $79.

Graceland Tour, 2 options. 9am - 1pm or 12-4pm, cost $76.  Includes transportation and Elvis Experience Pass (mansion, planes, auto museum, special exhibits, Visitors' Center).

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


Win Free Registration to our 2020 Symposium!

Now through early bird registration (September 15), those who join YALSA and register for the symposium will be automatically entered for a chance to win free registration for the 2020 YALSA symposium. YALSA members already registered for the symposium will be entered into the drawing automatically.

Additionally, non-members who join YALSA/ALA before registering can save and become eligible to register with the YALSA member rate, apply for a $1,000 symposium travel stipend, gain access to a quarterly journal, weekly newsletter, additional grants, and more. Joining and then registering often costs less than the non-member rate.

Symposium Registration Rates

Early Bird Rate runs April 1-September 15, 2019.

$199 YALSA Personal Member
$199 Tennessee Library Association Members
$199 Tennessee Association of School Librarians Members
$199 Memphis Area Library Council
$264 ALA Personal Member (Join YALSA ($62) and then register for $199 for a total of $261 instead. Join by phone: 800.545.2433, ex. 5.)
$59 Students (enrolled full-time in a library program)
$329 Others (Not a member? Join ($134) & get the $199 registration rate & the added benefits of being a YALSA member! YALSA/ALA dues start at $63 per year.)

Advanced registration runs September 16 - October 13, 2019.

$249 YALSA Personal Member
$249 Tennessee Library Association Members
$249 Tennessee Association of School Librarians Members
$249 Memphis Area Library Council
$314 ALA Personal Member (Join YALSA ($62) and then register for $249 for a total of $311 instead. Join by phone: 800.545.2433, ex. 5.)
$59 Student (enrolled full-time in a library program)
$379 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.)

Onsite fees apply to registrations made on or after October 14, 2019.

$279 YALSA Personal Member
$279  Tennessee Library Association Members
$279 Tennessee Association of School Librarians Members
$279 Memphis Area Library Council
$344 ALA Personal Member
$79 Student Member (enrolled full-time in a library program)
$399 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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