Annual Conference

Save the Date for ILA Annual Conference 2024!

October 8-10, 2024
Peoria Civic Center, Peoria

2024 ILA Illinois Annual Conference Peoria


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.

In 2024, we will embark on a journey that will spark imagination and innovation with the ILA Conference theme: Libraries are Lit: Sparking Innovation and Imagination. We will celebrate the dynamic role we play in initiating creativity, inspiring new ideas and fostering innovation within our communities. Our conference this year will be in Peoria, located in the heart of Illinois, where we’ll explore how we can enrich relationships that spark collaboration, inclusivity, dialogue, and understanding.


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.

NEW: 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



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