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!

Featuring 100-plus education sessions, business meetings, and social events as well as opportunities to learn about the newest information products and services, SLA’s 2022 Annual Conference will provide you 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
  • 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

The at-a-glance schedule provides an overview of the conference format; a complete conference schedule will be available soon. A list of education sessions, including session titles, lengths, and descriptions, is now available.

View the Education Sessions

Registration and Financial Assistance

Registration for the conference is now open. Register no later than June 15 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

Present a Poster at the Conference

A poster makes you choose your words and images carefully. Only those that pack a punch will do. That’s what makes them powerful teaching tools.

Submit an abstract for a poster presentation at SLA 2022 by Wednesday, May 25, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Submissions within any topic relevant to librarians and information professionals are welcome. Both SLA members and non-members are invited to submit.

Accepted poster authors will receive a discounted registration rate for the conference ($400 in person or $180 virtual)!

Sponsor or Exhibit at the Conference

There’s no better venue for showcasing your brand, launching your latest products and services, and winning new business than the SLA 2022 Annual Conference: Source Forward. It’s the ultimate platform for connecting with leading library professionals who work in specialized information environments. You’ll gain visibility, build influence, and get your message in front of key stakeholders and decision makers.

SLA 2022 sponsorship and marketing opportunities offer a variety of opportunities to help extend your brand’s presence beyond the booth. From pre-show messaging to traditional onsite branding and attendee amenities, there are multiple opportunities for exposure and engagement to drive attendees to your exhibit.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available; opportunities are flexible and customizable. Let’s create an experience to kick-start unrivaled innovation and collaboration.

To discuss your exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at SLA 2022, contact Mark Primuth at or call +1-571-762-4379.

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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