SLA 2023 Annual Conference

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

The SLA 2023 Annual Conference will be a collaboration with the Medical Library Association (MLA). This collaboration offers SLA members additional opportunities to learn and network with colleagues who face similar challenges in different settings.

The conference will feature 100-plus education sessions and networking 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.

Register now to join us May 16-19 in Detroit for MLA | SLA ’23!

Attendance Options

MLA | SLA ’23 is being presented both 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 Detroit, Michigan, 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!

Registration and Financial Assistance

Registration for the SLA 2023 Annual Conference is now open. Register now to take advantage of early-bird rates!

Thanks to the generous support of MLA|SLA 2023 sponsor Elsevier, 10 $1,000 travel grants are available to enable you to join us in Detroit. Travel grants are open to both MLA and SLA members through MLANET. (Note: SLA members will need to register as a guest on MLANET to submit an application.) Apply for a travel grant.

Virtual conference assistance grants are also now open. SLA members can apply for an SLA Conference Hardship Scholarship by completing an application. Apply for a hardship scholarship.

Conference Housing

Room blocks have been reserved at the following hotel:

Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, Michigan, USA 48243

Hotel reservations are now open. Book your room!

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 MLA | SLA ’23. 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.

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 MLA | SLA ’23 or year round opportunities, contact Mark Primuth at or call +1-571-762-4379.

COVID-19 Guidance

MLA | SLA ’23 will be providing health and safety guidelines for in-person attendees closer to the conference.

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