Registration


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Registration will open April 1, 2017.

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 Pittsburgh at symposium check-in, beginning Friday morning.

   

Ticketed Events (these are an extra fee, optional, and require separate 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.  

   Symposium Registration Rates

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

$199 YALSA Personal Member
$199 Pennsylvania Library Association Members
$199 Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Members
$249 ALA Personal Member
$310 Nonmembers
$59 Students (enrolled full-time in a library program)

Advanced registration runs September 16 - October 13, 2017.

$249 YALSA Personal Member
$249 Pennsylvania Library Association Members
$249 Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Members
$299 ALA Personal Member
$359 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 Pennsylvania Library Association Members
$279 Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Members
$329 ALA Personal Member
$379 Nonmember
$79 Student Member (enrolled full-time in a library program)

   

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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