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The SLA 2020 Annual Conference provides opportunities for information professionals to share best practices, exchange knowledge, and discuss solutions to professional challenges. Submit a proposal today! Participating presenters will receive a discounted full conference registration rate of $395. 

SLA is currently accepting submissions for:

Posters - New Deadline April 8
Lightning Talks - New Deadline April 8
Solutions Showcase Presentations - New Deadline April 8

See below for details on each presentation type.

Posters

The deadline for submitting your abstract is Wednesday, April 8 at 11:59 pm EST. 

Submissions within any topic relevant to librarians and information professionals are welcome.

Both SLA members and non-members are invited to submit.

The review and selection process will be managed by SLA member review committees organized by topic area. Selection results will be sent out to submitters in by April 23.  

Accepted poster authors will receive a discounted registration rate of $395 for the conference.* A discount code will be sent out following the selection process. At least one poster author must be registered for the conference in order to participate. 

Posters will be displayed in an All SLA Poster Session** in the INFO-EXPO hall over 1-2 days. A 60 minute session will be scheduled for live presentations of posters and at least one author must participate in order to be eligible for awards. 

Attendees will vote on best overall poster as well as several sub-award categories. The winner for the best overall poster will receive a complimentary one-year SLA membership (a $220 value) for up to five authors.  Authors must be registered for the conference in order to receive the complimentary membership. 

Learn more and submit your abstract.


Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are dynamic five minute presentations that take place as part of conference education programming. We encourage proposals on any topic relevant to specialized librarians and information professionals. Presentations should be educational in nature and should not be used to promote a product or company. The goal of lightning talks is to articulate a topic in a quick, insightful, and clear manner. These concise and efficient talks are intended to grab the attention of the audience, convey key information, and allow for several presenters to share their ideas in a brief period of time.

Submissions will be reviewed by the SLA Annual Conference Advisory Council and selection results will be sent out by April 23. The review committee will select the proposals most relevant, timely, and appropriate for the conference. Please contact learning@sla.org with any questions.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 8 at 11:59 pm EST. 

Learn more and submit your proposal.


Solutions Showcase

The Solutions Showcase is a series of dynamic 15-20 minute presentations that focus on a specific problem and solution. The series will be held in the INFO-EXPO hall. 

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 8 at 11:59 pm EST. 

Presentations should focus on a solution to a specific problem rather than a broad topic and be relevant to information professionals. 


Submissions will be reviewed by conference organizers and selection results will be sent out by April 23. Please contact learning@sla.org with any questions.

Learn more and submit your proposal.