Early-bird member discount for PLA 2020 Conference expires Friday, Dec. 20

For Immediate Release
Mon, 12/16/2019


Laurence Deutsch

Manager, Communications

Public Library Association (PLA)


CHICAGO — Members of the Public Library Association (PLA) and Tennessee Library Association have until Friday, Dec. 20, to take advantage of deeply discounted registration rates for the PLA 2020 Conference. Thanks to the early-bird registration offer, PLA and TLA members pay only $305 per person to attend PLA 2020, which takes place Feb. 25-29 in Nashville, Tenn. Offered biennially, the PLA Conference is the premier event for public library professionals, drawing thousands of librarians, library support staff, trustees, friends and library vendors from across the country and around the world. The PLA 2020 schedule is packed with extraordinary educational content, inspiring speakers and memorable entertainment. It will feature distinctive networking events, opportunities to mingle with authors, and a bustling exhibit hall offering the latest in library products and services.

The full-conference registration package includes the following:

  • Entry to the Opening and Closing General Sessions
  • Entry to the Big Ideas sessions offered each morning
  • Access to more than 100 educational programs curated for, and by, public library professionals
  • Access to the Exhibits Hall Wednesday, Feb. 26 through Friday, Feb. 28
  • Food and drinks at the Exhibits Opening Reception on Wednesday, Feb. 26, Exhibits Closing Reception on Friday, Feb. 28, and All-Conference Reception on Friday, Feb. 28.

Additional savings available through Jan. 31

All attendees can save by taking advantage of the advance registration rates, available through Friday, Jan. 31. Under these rates the cost of one full-conference registration package is $350 for PLA and TLA members, $440 for American Library Association personal members, $210 for retired or non-salaried PLA personal members, $175 for full-time library school students, and $585 for all others. Tickets to preconference sessions and select author events are available at an additional charge. Click here for the full schedule of rates. 

PLA has secured room blocks at 20 downtown Nashville hotels, all within six blocks of the Music City Center. Conference registration is required in order to reserve a room in the PLA block. Housing reservations must be made prior to Friday, Jan. 31.

PLA is committed to using its conference to educate, inspire, and raise awareness. PLA 2020 will provide outstanding educational experiences for everyone and raise awareness through new and innovative learning opportunities. Click here to learn more.

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About PLA
The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 10,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or pla@ala.org.