SLA 2021 Annual Conference
We invite information professionals everywhere to join us August 3-13 for a virtual interactive experience to benefit from the ideas, insights, and connections SLA provides!
Registration is open now. Learn more and register on our event website.
**Non-member registrants receive one year of membership in SLA complimentary. Membership begins at month of conference registration.
Call for Posters
The call for poster abstracts is now open. The deadline to submit a poster abstract is Tuesday, June 1.
Interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities for the SLA 2021 Annual Conference? View the conference sponsorship website.
Conference Planning Timeline
(Key: Red = Posters; Blue = Community Events; Black = Education Sessions)
2021 planners’ guidelines provided
Webinar recording available: “Creating a Successful Submission”
Early January: Call for submissions—submission website opens for all education session types
January 14: Webinar on “Q&A for Planners and Individual Proposers”
February 22: Deadline to submit proposals for conference education sessions
February 22: Deadline to submit contributed paper abstracts
February 24: Session proposals posted for membership to review
Outreach to SLA communities regarding community events process and guidelines for 2021
March 17: ACAC review meetings—education session selection
Notification to submitters of education session selection decisions
April 1: Community events confirmed by SLA communities
April 29: Call for poster submissions opens
Late-April: Community events schedule confirmed
Full conference schedule posted
Presenters confirmed by planners
Planners’ webinar to review next steps
Education schedule and community events schedule to planners
Education session titles and descriptions posted on website
Mid-May: SLA communication to presenters with timeline, guidelines, and deadlines for bio, headshot, and presenter agreement
Late May: Speaker training webinar
June 1: Poster submission deadline
Poster committee review meetings and poster selection
June 1–July 12: Presenter recordings
Early June: Deadline for presenter bios, headshots, and signed presenter agreement
July 19: Poster presenter content due
July 19-30: Planning calls with planners for community events
July 19-30: Rehearsals for live events, general sessions, and education sessions
August 4-13, 2021: Official Conference Dates
August 3-13: On-demand content and networking / community events
August 11-13: Live session days