For immediate release | September 15, 2015

Registration now open for PLA 2016 Conference in Denver

CHICAGO — Housing and registration for the Public Library Association’s 2016 Conference, April 5-9 in Denver, are now open. For complete details, visit

The PLA 2016 schedule is packed with extraordinary education, inspiration and entertainment. Keynote speaker Anderson Cooper, anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, will welcome attendees at the Opening Session, while comedian Tig Notaro will send them off from the Closing Session. In between, nearly 100 educational programs; PLA’s Big Ideas Series; author events with Arianna Huffington and others; unique networking opportunities and a bustling exhibits floor will keep attendees busy. With 300 days of sunshine, a walkable downtown, thriving arts and culture and the Rocky Mountains, there won’t be any shortage of things to explore while in Denver.

Being a PLA member can save registrants $120 (over ALA members) and $195 (over nonmembers) when they take advantage of the Early Bird rate before Jan. 22, 2016. Not a member? Visit the PLA membership site and join so you can save, too! Members of the Colorado Association of Libraries also qualify for the Early Bird rate. ALA members and nonmembers can take advantage of special advanced registration rates before Feb. 26, 2016. Find a complete list of PLA 2016 Conference rates here.

Offered biennially, the PLA Conference is the premier event for public libraries, drawing thousands of librarians, library support staff, trustees, friends and library vendors from across the country and around the world. Find complete details at and join us in Denver!

For more information about other PLA events and programs, contact the PLA office at or (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit 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.


Kara O'Keefe

Manager, Membership Marketing