YALSA's 2023 Young Adult Library Services Association Symposium

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Friday, November 10 through Sunday, November 12 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Arch in St. Louis, MO.

Registration Breakdown
Early Bird Member Rate
Advanced Member Rate
Onsite Member Rate
Early Bird Non-Member Rate
Advanced Non-Member Rate
Onsite Non-Member Rate
AM/PM Pre-Conference - 1 AM and 1 PM

Room Rate: $149 a night plus state and local taxes.

2023 Symposium theme: Gateway to the Best: Connecting, Creating, and Celebrating Young Adult Services. 

Meet up and be inspired in St. Louis!

Join YALSA members from around the country as we connect, create and celebrate all things YA. Explore innovative programs, interact with an amazing array of authors, and discover new experiences with colleagues at this year's exciting symposium. Chart your journey to the Gateway Arch! 

Opening Panel

Meet Cute in St. Louis: Rom-Coms for Today’s Teens

In the spirit of the famous musical, this lighthearted panel will feature YA authors as they discuss their recently published romance novels. What better way to open a symposium than a fun-filled discussion of romantic comedies and the connections found in those stories?

Closing Panel

Gateway to Exploration: The Quest for Stories

Just as Lewis and Clark and other explorers embarked from St. Louis and journeyed to exotic and exciting places, many of today’s YA authors explore the boundaries of the unknown through fantasy and science fiction. This lively panel about fantastic places, magical quests, and uncharted worlds will indeed provide a gateway to the best of YA literature.


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Submit a Proposal! 

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with library colleagues from across the country and share your expertise. If your library has an innovative program, service, partnership, or technology, we want to hear about it!

Programs last approximately 60 minutes and run between November 10th, from 8 am and 5 pm, and November 11th between 9 am and 1 pm.

Have an idea for a Pre-Conference course? Pre-conference courses will be held Friday, November 10th in the morning or afternoon. They are typically 3 hours long. 

Questions? Contact yalsaprojects@ala.org