For immediate release | May 21, 2013

PLA opens Special Registration for PLA 2014 Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is now offering Special Registration for the PLA 2014 Conference, March 11-15, in Indianapolis. This is an (extra) early registration period for general conference registration only. Housing reservations, as well as preconference and special event registration, will be available Sept. 4, when Early Bird Registration opens.

This special opportunity is designed to help registrants budget their conference costs, whether personally or because of library fiscal year opportunities and requirements. Special Registration rates are the same as Early Bird rates for PLA and Indiana Library Federation (ILF) members—$230—and Advance Registration rates for ALA members and non-members—$350 and $425, respectively.

PLA 2014 promises again to be the premier conference for public library professionals. The program committee is hard at work reviewing proposals in topic areas of community engagement, managing space, marketing and advocacy, digital content, technology, programming, leadership, funding, staffing, collections, outcome measures and more.

Registrants are guaranteed a laugh with David Sedaris as the Closing Session speaker, and inspiring mornings with speakers like Simon Sinek, author of “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action,” as part of the new Big Ideas Series—all-attendee morning sessions featuring thought-provoking speakers and presentations designed to inspire Big Ideas in creativity, innovation and action.

Offered biennially, PLA Conference has a reputation for excellence in the public library world. The conference includes nearly 200 professional development programs, numerous social events and networking opportunities, and a bustling exhibits hall.

For more information, please visit or contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA or

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.


Amy Sargent

Marketing and Communications Manager

Public Library Association