SLA 2020 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

Educate and Inspire Your Colleagues at SLA 2020

Maximize the impact of your knowledge. Share it with your colleagues at SLA 2020.

SLA is seeking innovative, hard-hitting conference sessions designed to educate and inspire special librarians and information professionals. The SLA Annual Conference Advisory Council (ACAC) invites both SLA units and individuals to submit proposals for education sessions and continuing education classes to be considered for the 2020 Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC, June 6th – 9th..

To submit your proposal, log in or create an account at Guidelines and reference documents are available on the home page to assist you with the submission process.

When submitting a proposal, please keep the following in mind:

  • Education sessions should relate to the SLA Competencies.
  • Indicate the level of your session: fundamental, intermediate, or master class (advanced).
  • Pick an appropriate desired session length: 5 minute (Lightning Talk) 20-minute (Quick Take or Solutions Showcase), 60-minute, 75-minute, or 90-minute education session, or a continuing education course.
  • Consider past conference sessions you’ve attended that have been especially helpful, thought-provoking, engaging, and/or memorable to you. What set them apart from the rest?

Make sure your proposal does justice to your great idea. View this recent informational webinar and presentation slides, which provide updates for the 2020 submission process and outline the elements of a strong SLA conference proposal. 

Ready to submit your proposal? Submissions will be accepted through the submission portal until October 1, 2019.

Questions about the submission process? Consult these instructions  and guidelines.

You can also join us for the Q&A for Planners and Individual Proposers Webinar on September 4th at 11:00 am EST. SLA Director of Learning Diana Schapiro and ACAC Chair Tina Franks will be available to answer questions about conference submissions and planning. Register Now!

Additional questions? E-mail

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