For immediate release | May 17, 2017

2018 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposals are Now Open

ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on May 17, 2017 for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference to take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans LA, June 21-26, 2018. For the first time, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees and Offices.

Programs at the Annual Conference are one-hour educational sessions on a topic relevant to the library profession. Submissions are open to anyone, regardless of ALA membership status.

The deadline to submit content will be August 25, 2017 12:00 Midnight (CST). Please use this submission site.

Note your ALA account information will be required to access the submission site.


Submission Site Opens: May 17, 2017

Submission Site Closes: August 25, 2017

Final Decisions: September 29, 2017

Schedule of Sessions Announced: November 8, 2017

With your contribution, we’re looking forward to building a supply of content that is informative, innovative and diverse. Additional details regarding the submission form, subjects and content types can be found by visiting the submission site.

For all inquiries regarding content submission for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, please visit the submission site.

Ways to stay in touch and get updates include: Twitter (@alaac and #alaac17), Facebook Event, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram (#alaac17).

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Alicia Navarro

Content Technology Manager

Conference Services