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Invitation to Submit Proposal

AASL invites proposals for concurrent sessions and research empowering practice sessions, to be presented Oct. 19-21, 2023, in Tampa, Florida. Complete proposals must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. Central on Wed., March 1, 2023.  IdeaLab and Poster Presentation proposals are scheduled to open in May, 2023. 

AASL seeks proposals for:

Sixty-minute-long concurrent sessions to be held on Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21. Proposals should include up to three learning objectives and address how the session aligns with the AASL “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries.” Proposals should relate to one of the conference strands – Collaboration, Collection Development, Design & Create, Leadership & Advocacy, Literacy, Teaching & Learning.




“Research Empowering Practice” session proposals to be held on Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21. All sessions are sixty-minute-long concurrent sessions, but research empowering practice sessions offer the option to be part of a “Research Paper Presentation” which will include the presentation of 2-3 papers in one session, or “Research Presentation” that will be an in-depth sixty-minute presentation of research, application, and implications. Proposals should focus on incorporating original, current research from the field into the practice setting. Previously presented or published research is permitted.


Instructions and Tips for Submitting

Before starting your submission, AASL recommends reviewing the instructions for accessing and creating a profile and downloading the application Word document to familiarize yourself with the required information and draft your proposal.

A submission can be updated or edited right up to the deadline.  After making a change click the "save" button at the bottom of the page.  Do this step for any and every page you make changes to.  After making all of your changes be sure to select the "Finalize" tab and click the "finalize" button.  You will receive a confirmation email after every "finalize" submission.  If you do not save your changes or finalize your proposal, your submission will revert back to an "Incomplete" status.

Dates and Deadlines

  • March 1, 2023 (4:00 pm central) Concurrent session proposal submission deadlines
  • March 1, 2023 (4:00 pm central) Research Empowering Practice session proposal submission deadlines
  • May 1, 2023 Concurrent and Research Session reviews finalized (notices sent May 1- 12)
  • May, 2023 (exact date TBD)  IdeaLab proposal submission site opens
  • May, 2023 (exact date TBD) Poster proposal submission site opens
  • July 7-14, 2023, 2023 Concurrent and Research Session date, room, and time assignments sent

Questions, comments, or feedback?  Email or call (800) 545-2433 x 4382, or (312) 280-4382