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 conference registration rate.

See below for details on each presentation type.


SLA is accepting additional poster submissions! The new deadline for submitting your abstract is August 20 at 11:59 pm EST.  Submit Your Abstract

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 for those who submit in July/August will be sent out to submitters by mid September. For those who previously submitted, notifications are going out in July. 

Accepted poster authors will receive a discounted registration rate 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 online**. 

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. 

Guidelines for poster dimensions will be provided.

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.

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. 

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