SLA 2022 Annual Conference: Source Forward

Register now for the premier learning and networking event for librarians in business, legal, medical, military, government, academic and other “specialized” information environments!

SLA’s 2022 Annual Conference features 100-plus education sessions, business meetings, and social events as well as opportunities to learn about the newest information products and services. You’ll come away with—

  • fresh perspectives on core information management topics;
  • a better understanding of developing trends and hot topics;
  • ideas and insights you can put to immediate use in your job;
  • new and stronger connections with key industry colleagues; and
  • a greater awareness of the latest information resources on the market.

In-Person and Virtual Options

SLA 2022 is being presented in person and on demand (virtually) to allow information professionals to choose the format that best suits their learning preference and budget. The in-person conference will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A., while the virtual component will feature a mix of pre-recorded and live-streamed sessions.

The pricing for the conference reflects the different nature of the in-person and on-demand experiences. Attendees who register for the in-person format will also receive access to the virtual content!

Schedule of Events | List of Education Sessions

Wondering what education sessions, networking events, and business meetings are available at the conference? Choose from among the following options:

Registration and Financial Assistance

Registration for the conference is now open. Register no later than July 1 to take advantage of early bird savings!

View Rates and Register

SLA is making financial assistance available to provide up to 25 eligible members with free registration for the 2022 virtual conference experience.

Apply for Financial Assistance

Conference Housing

SLA has reserved room blocks at the Westin Charlotte and Marriott City Center. Both hotels are within easy walking distance of the Charlotte Convention Center. Note: The Westin will serve as the headquarters hotel for the SLA 2022 Annual Conference.

View Rates and Make Reservations

Making the Most of Charlotte

The SLA Carolinas Community is excited to welcome you to Charlotte and help you enjoy your Charlotte experience. Visit the community’s Care+AllyNet page to learn more about Charlotte attractions, amenities near the Charlotte Convention Center, recommended restaurants, and other resources.

Sponsor or Exhibit at the Conference

Thank you to all our 2022 Annual Conference Exhibitors and Sponsors! As we look towards 2023, please reach out to discuss your exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at MLA/SLA 2023, contact Mark Primuth at or call +1-571-762-4379.

There’s no better venue for showcasing your brand, launching your latest products and services, and winning new business than at the SLA Annual Conference. It’s the ultimate platform for connecting with leading library professionals who work in specialized information environments. From pre-show messaging to traditional onsite branding and attendee amenities, you’ll gain visibility, build influence, and get your message in front of key stakeholders and decision makers.

COVID-19 Guidance

SLA continues to follow the changing situation regarding COVID-19. The safety of our in-person attendees in Charlotte is our foremost priority, and we will be following state and local health guidelines and mandates at SLA 2022: Source Forward.

Please note that COVID requirements for Mecklenburg County (which includes the city of Charlotte) may not be uniform for all businesses in and around the city of Charlotte. Some venues may be more or less strict than others, with their own procedures and expectations.

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