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Call for Proposals: SLA 2019

You can now submit a proposal for the SLA 2019 Annual Conference. SLA is seeking innovative, hard-hitting conference sessions designed to educate and inspire librarians and information professionals. The SLA 2019 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 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, June 14 - 18.

(In addition to education, unit special events such as receptions and offsite tours, as well as board and business meetings must also be submitted using this process.)

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: fundamentalintermediate, 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.

Deadline to submit your proposal? Submissions will be accepted through the submission portal until October 15, 2018.

Questions about the submission process? Consult these instructions (prepared for SLA 2018, but still current) and guidelines.

Additional questions? E-mail

Call for Submissions