Registration opens for ALA Midwinter Virtual, Jan. 22-26

For Immediate Release
Thu, 11/05/2020


Donna Hunter

Marketing Specialist

Conference Services

American Library Association

(312) 280-3218

CHICAGO – Registration for ALA Midwinter Virtual, Jan. 22-26, 2021, opened at noon Central Thursday.   

The event will include "New Urgencies for Change" sessions from the Symposium on the Future of Libraries, News You Can Use series, special author events, a virtual Exhibit Hall, the Youth Media Awards, the I Love My Librarian Award Ceremony, live-chat presentations, and networking opportunities.

An impressive list of featured speakers includes Opening Session speakers Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, and ALA President’s Program speaker Joy Harjo. Also presenting are actors Ethan Hawke and Cicely Tyson; musician Ziggy Marley; and other notables including, Ruby Bridges, Stan Sakai, Max Brooks, Mina Starsiak, Emmanuel Acho, Natalie Baszile, Matt de la Peña, and Christian Robinson, with more to be announced soon.

Midwinter Virtual will launch on Friday, Jan. 22 with the virtual Exhibit Hall, showcasing presentation stages that will highlight popular authors, sessions on new book titles, knowledgeable library experts, networking opportunities, give-a-ways, and more.

The Midwinter Virtual agenda can be viewed on the Scheduler so be sure to register before Jan. 15, 2021 to save your schedule. The Scheduler will be consistently updated with additional sessions and activities as we move toward the conference — so be sure to check back often!

Ways to stay in touch and get updates include 2021 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits website, following hashtag #alamw21 and social media: InstagramALA Twitter, and ALA Facebook.

Follow the *new* Twitter channel @ALAConferences for updates.