SLA Annual Conference 2020
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenters who will present at their session but not attend the conference will have a walk-and-talk speaker option at no charge.
- 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
CANCELLATION, REFUND, AND SUBSTITUTION POLICY
All registration cancellations are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Requests for refunds must be received via email (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
ATTENDEES WHO REGISTERED AT THE IN-PERSON RATE
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.
Please contact email@example.com 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!
|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)|
|Association for Computing Machinery|
|BACKSTAGE LIBRARY WORKS|
|Bentham Science Publishers|
|Cambridge University Press|
|China Data Institute|
|Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press|
|Copyright Clearance Center|
|EBSCO Information Services|
|e-Image Data Corp|
|First Light/Aurora WDC|
|Global Financial Data|
|Iconitel Consulting Services|
|IEEE Xplore Digital Library|
|Institution of Engineering and Technology|
|Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library|
|Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.|
|OSA – The Optical Society|
|Oxford University Press|
|Royal Society of Chemistry|
|San Jose State University – iSchool|
|SIAM – Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics|
|Society of Exploration Geophysicists|
|Taylor & Francis Group|
|Web of Science, a part of Clarivate|
|World Scientific Publishing|
|WT Cox Information Services|
|Zimmerman Associates, Inc.|