Conference Services

Call for 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition Program Proposals Now Open

ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on August 8, 2022, for the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition to take place in Chicago, IL on June 22-27, 2023. Once again, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, Round Tables, Committees, and Offices.

2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition ― library professionals reconnect to advance libraries

CHICAGO ― The American Library Association (ALA) hosted its 141st Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., June 23-28. The onsite conference was attended by a global audience of more than 7,738 librarians, library workers, and library supporters and 5,431 exhibitors, authors, illustrators, press, and staff. The ALA Annual Conference Digital Experience hosted 834 virtual attendees.

ALA Conference Services accepting LibLearnX education program proposals

CHICAGO — ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on July 8, 2022, for 2023 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience (LLX), taking place in New Orleans, L.A. on January 27-30, 2023. Please use this Submission Site

For guide use, you can use this Submission Site GuideSubmission Guide Video.

The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition to take place in Washington, D.C., June 23–28.

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition will convene in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022. Attendees will be informed and updated on trends, policies, best practices; motivated by celebrity speakers and thought-leaders; and entertained by top authors.

Highlights include:

ALA Store at 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Located in the Library Marketplace at Booth #1833, the ALA Store will offer a wide range of promotional, continuing education, professional development, and gift items during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. You can also get free shipping on all book orders placed and prepaid in the ALA Store (posters, bookmarks, and other gift-type items are not eligible for free shipping). Store hours are:

Author, storyteller, and screenwriter R.L. Stine will present at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announced this week that author, short story writer, television producer, and screenwriter R.L. Stine will present at the 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022.

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to open 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel will open the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

ALA President Patricia “Patty” Wong to moderate Asian American Panel at ALA President’s Program in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that ALA President Patricia “Patty” Wong will moderate an esteemed list of authors, publishers, and literacy advocates at the ALA Annual President’s Program in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022.

Comedian, actress, and author Tiffany Haddish will present at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that comedian, actress, and author Tiffany Haddish will present at the 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022.

Registration is open.