Submit Your SLA 2018 Proposal

Educate and Inspire Your Colleagues at SLA 2018!

                                                            Have a lesson worth sharing?
A story worth telling?
An idea worth exploring?

Submit a proposal for the
2018 Annual Conference!

SLA is now seeking innovative, hard-hitting conference sessions designed to educate and inspire 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 2018 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, June 9–13 (Sat–Wed*).

To submit your proposal, 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: 20-minute (Quick Take), 60-minute, 75-minute, or 90-minute education session, or a continuing education class.
  • 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, which outlines the elements of a strong conference proposal.

Ready to submit your proposal? Submissions will be accepted through the submission portal until October 18, 2017.

Maximize the impact of your knowledge.
Share it with your colleagues at SLA 2018.

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

Additional questions? E-mail

*Please note the new day-of-the-week pattern for the SLA 2018 Annual Conference. It will be held Saturday–Wednesday, not Friday–Tuesday as in previous years.

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