SLA Annual Conference 2020

Join SLA for a Virtual Interactive Experience

With the COVID-19 pandemic showing signs of renewed strength, SLA has decided to present the 2020 Annual Conference agenda virtually to ensure the health and safety of our community while also providing accessible, interactive opportunities for learning, networking, and engagement. 

SLA is excited to present a virtual, interactive experience for the 2020 Annual Conference. The conference will include 100-plus education sessions, an online posters showcase, an online exhibit hall, and robust opportunities for networking and connecting with colleagues. Whether in-person or virtual, the SLA Annual Conference is the premier event for special librarians and information professionals who want to explore the latest challenges and trends in knowledge and information management, refine their skills, connect with colleagues, and meet with leading information product and service providers.

View SLA’s Virtual Events Code of Conduct.

Registration Details

All registrations are for full-conference access, including over 100 education sessions, keynote presentations, the exhibit hall, poster presentations, and social and networking events. 

  • SLA Members: $249
  • Presenters: $149
  • Students: $50
  • Non-members: $449

Non-Member registration rates include one (1) year of SLA Membership from the month of payment. Questions regarding the included membership can be sent to

Presenters who will present at their session but not attend the conference will have a walk-and-talk speaker option at no charge.

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Special Rates:

  • Group Registration: When three or more people from the same organization register together, all can enjoy a group savings of 20%.
  • Bring a Friend: As a member, you can bring up to three (3) non-members to SLA2020.* Your non-member friends will save 20% off the registration price. You will receive a $25 credit towards your SLA membership renewal for each non-member who registers (up to $75 in credit). To take advantage of this, we will share a link with you to share with your friends.*Not applicable if the non-member has already registered or was previously registered.+ Please note the link can only be used 3 times.

SLA has a limited number of conference scholarships available for those facing hardships. These will be granted on a rolling basis as applications are received, with preference given to SLA members.  Please fill in this form to be considered.

Scholarship recipients will be asked to contribute a blog article, social media posts, or an SLA Connect post about a session or event they attend at the conference.  

We would like to thank these individuals who are making the SLA Virtual Conference Scholarships possible: 

  • Meredith Ayers
  • Kim Beets
  • Jeffra Bussman
  • Emma Davidson
  • Janice Keeler
  • Jill Konieczko
  • Paulette Meltzer
  • Fiona Patrick
  • Thomas Rink
  • David Serrano
  • Julie Snyder
  • Sara Thompson


All registration cancellations are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Requests for refunds must be received via email ( according to the dates indicated below:

  • Refund requests received 48 hours or less after registering are eligible for a full refund, minus the $50 cancellation fee.
  • Refund requests after the first 48 hours and before September 21, 2020 are eligible for a refund of 50% of the registration and applicable event fees, minus the $50 cancellation fee.
  • There will be no refunds for requests made on September 21, 2020 or later.

Substitutions of registrations are permitted prior to the virtual event start date by submitting a written request to Only one substitution is permitted per the original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations associated with that substitution.

If you previously registered for SLA 2020 at the onsite rate, you can take advantage of one of several options for using the excess registration fees or request a refund. You should have received an email asking you to complete a survey that will explain the options and allow you to select your preference.

Click here to learn more about SLA 2020.

Learn more about being an exhibitor at SLA 2020.

Learn more about being a sponsor at SLA 2020.

Please contact with any questions.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to not only elevate your professional knowledge and network, but to celebrate our profession, our passion, and our industry!

Thank you to our 2020 exhibitors!

ACS Publications
AIP Publishing
Allis Information Management (AIM)
Altarama Information Systems
American Economic Association
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Mathematical Society
American Physical Society
American Psychological Association
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Annual Reviews
Association for Computing Machinery
ASTM International
Bentham Science Publishers
Cabell’s International
Cambridge University Press
China Data Institute
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Copyright Clearance Center
Dow Jones
EBSCO Information Services
e-Image Data Corp
Elsevier, Inc.
Euromonitor International
Financial Times
First Light/Aurora WDC
Global Financial Data
Iconitel Consulting Services
IEEE Xplore Digital Library
IFIS Publishing
Institution of Engineering and Technology
IOP Publishing
Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Northern Micrographics
OCLC, Inc.
OSA – The Optical Society
Oxford University Press
Prenax, Inc.
Recorded Books
Royal Society of Chemistry
SAE International
SAGE Publications
San Jose State University – iSchool
SIAM – Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Soutron Global
Springer Nature
Taylor & Francis Group
Web of Science, a part of Clarivate
World Scientific Publishing
WT Cox Information Services
Zimmerman Associates, Inc.
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