The Reaching Forward Conference Committee is accepting program submissions for the 2020 Conference, which will be held Friday, May 1, at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Proposals must be submitted using the online proposal form. Incomplete proposals can be saved and revised at any time prior to the submission deadline. The submission deadline is Friday, October 18, 11:59 p.m.
The Reaching Forward Conference serves library staff at all levels, with a strong focus on frontline and support staff. All programs slots are 60 minutes. Programming is organized by the following tracks:
- Advocacy and Funding
- Collections and Technical Services
- Community Engagement and Customer Service
- Diversity and Special Populations
- Human Resources
- Ignite Sessions
- Leadership and Management
- Marketing and Outreach
- Personal and Professional Development
- Reference and Readers Advisory
- Youth and Young Adult Services
You will be asked to provide the following information about your proposed session:
Program title and description
Speaker qualifications to speak on your topic
Learning outcomes for attendees
Room setup, preferred time of day
Program experience level and format
Additional information you’d like to share with the committee
Questions about submitting a proposal?
Click here for full information on how to submit your program proposal.
Reaching Forward provides complimentary registration for conference speakers. Conference speakers who are employed by or a trustee of a library (academic, public, school, special), a library agency, or library school located in the State of Illinois are not eligible to receive an honorarium.