Call for Annual Conference Program Proposals


Call for Annual Conference Proposals

The ILA 2024 Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking program proposals for this year’s conference. The deadline for submissions is April 5, 2024.

The committee is particularly interested in proposals aligned with conference learning tracks, which include collections and technology, outreach services, core values, user services, leadership, management and staff development, and teaching and lifelong learning.

To find additional guidance about submitting proposals, including program tracks, formats, learning outcomes, and collaborating with ILA forums and committees, visit the Conference Proposal Submission Information page.

Speakers are eligible for a conference registration discount of 20% off their appropriate fee. For more information, visit the Speaker Information and Resources page 

Submit a Program Proposal


New Resources to Help You Successfully Submit a Program Proposal!

The committee is committed to assisting those submitting for the first time, those needing a refresher, and anyone contemplating submitting a proposal. To support these efforts, two new resources have been introduced.

  • ILA Office Hours: Register to meet with Kristin Pekoll (the ILA Conference and Continuing Education Manager) to ask questions, brainstorm, and generally get conference proposal support. 
  • Successful Submissions Video: The ILA 2024 Conference Committee created a video to help speakers write the best proposal for their program. They’ll talk about what makes a conference proposal stand out, the behind-the-scenes process of selection, and the dos and don’ts of writing titles, descriptions, and more. You can view the video below.

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