Schedule

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Conference Educational Content
We are thrilled to offer even more education opportunities at the 2020 SLA Annual Conference! The conference schedule includes over 100 education sessions across dozens of disciplines and provides a higher number of intermediate and advanced sessions than in past years. Check out the word cloud below created from our session titles and descriptions!

New for 2020
- A Business and Finance track with sessions in every education time slot.
- More short sessions of Quick Takes and Lightning Talks to pack in lots of speakers providing a wide range of expertise on topics essential to information professionals.
- An increased number of intermediate and advanced sessions tailored for mid-career and experienced professionals - two thirds of the sessions offered will be at those levels. 

Find Your Sessions!
Download the full list of education sessions either as a Word Document or PDF.

Please note this list is subject to change.

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Schedule at a Glance
Subject to change.

Wednesday, October 14
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Continuing Education or Certificate Courses

Thursday, October 15
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Continuing Education or Certificate Courses
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Annual Conference Program 2021 Planners Meeting
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm First Timers and New Member Orientation
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm Unit Leader Training/Cabinet and Joint Cabinet Meetings 
Committee Meetings and Unit Meetings (throughout the day)
Carolinas Chapter Welcome Reception (evening)

Friday, October 16
Morning Unit Business & Board Meetings
9:00 am - 10:00 am Concurrent Education Sessions
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Opening General Session
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm INFO-EXPO Opening and Lunch in the INFO-EXPO
12:00 pm - 7:15 pm INFO-EXPO Hall Open
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Concurrent Education Sessions
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Break
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Concurrent Education Sessions
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm Opening Reception in the INFO-EXPO
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Fellows & First Timers Reception in Main Street SLA

Saturday, October 17
Morning Unit Business & Board Meetings
9:00 am - 10:30 am Concurrent Education Sessions
10:30 am - 2:30 pm INFO-EXPO Hall Open
10:45 am - 11:45 am Concurrent Education Sessions
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Unit Business & Board Meetings
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Queen City High Tea and Cake in INFO-EXPO
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Concurrent Education Sessions
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Concurrent Education Sessions
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Break
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Concurrent Education Sessions
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm SLA Annual Business Meeting

Sunday, October 18
Morning Unit Business & Board Meetings
9:00 am - 10:00 am Concurrent Education Sessions
10:00 am - 1:30 pm INFO-EXPO Open
10:15 am - 11:30 am Concurrent Education Sessions
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch and FunZone Competition in the INFO-EXPO
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Concurrent Education Sessions
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm Closing General Session