Vote for the talks you want to hear at 2015 ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Mon, 03/16/2015


Alicia Navarro

Meeting Coordinator

Conference Services

American Library Association

CHICAGO — Public voting is now open through March 31, 2015 to determine which 36 talks in two formats will be added to this year’s ALA Annual Conference program. A total of 127 submissions were received.

“Conversation Starter” talks are fast-paced 45-minute sessions intended to jumpstart conversations and highlight emerging topics and trends. Vote now for your favorite Conversation Starters.  

Ignite sessions give presenters exactly five minutes to share what they’re most passionate about in the library world and inspire an audience to join them. Each presenter’s five-minute talk is 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; the remaining 40 percent will be decided by an advisory group of ALA members.

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