For immediate release | February 27, 2013

Vote for the talks you want to hear at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Public voting is now open through March 31, 2013 for nearly 40 talks in two formats to determine which sessions will be added to this year’s Annual Conference program.

For the second time this year, ALA opened a general call for “Conversation Starter” talks, fast-paced 45-minute sessions intended to jumpstart conversations and highlight emerging topics and trends. Vote for your favorite Conversation Starters.

ALA is also running a series of Ignite sessions that give presenters five minutes to share what they’re most passionate about in the library world and inspire an audience to join them. Ignite speakers present for exactly five minutes, accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, with slides advancing automatically. Vote for the Ignite sessions that will inspire you.

The public votes will be weighted for 30 percent of the selection process; staff votes will account for another 30 percent, while the remaining 40 percent will be decided by an advisory group of ALA members.

Register and book housing now for 2013 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition.

Get an Annual Conference overview and resources to show how you’ll be more valuable to your institution after Annual Conference at “Making your case to attend.”

Ways to stay in touch, get updates, and join the conversations include; Twitter: #ala2013; the Facebook Event; and the Pinterest page.

2013 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. Transforming our libraries, ourselves.

Related Links

Register and book housing now

“Making your case to attend”

Twitter: #ala2013

Facebook Event and Pinterest page


Jenny Levine

Strategy Guide

Information Technology & Telecommunication Services (ITTS)

800-545-2433 ext.2461