Schedule at a Glance

Full Experience: October 5-16; Live Sessions: October 14-16 

*All times are listed in ET and subject to change*
 All session recordings (both live and pre-recorded) will continue to be available to attendees until November 13.

Visit the Education Sessions page for a detailed agenda of education sessions including session details and time slots.

Week of October 5-9

SLA 2020 will “open” on October 5 with a slate of pre-recorded education sessions you can watch on demand throughout the conference. This week also includes SLA Awards and Honors Celebration, SLA Annual Business Meeting, SLA Community Events, a DEI training, and several other events. You’ll be able to explore the conference offerings, including the exhibit hall, posters, and interactive features. Here are the live events: 

Monday, October 5
11:00-11:15 am, Kickoff & Welcome Remarks
11:15 am-12:15 pm, Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
1:00-2:00 pm, Baseball Community Speaker & Discussion
1:00-2:00 pm, DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Community, and Equity) Business Meeting
4:00-5:00 pm, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Issues Community Business Meeting
4:00-5:00 pm, Competitive Intelligence Community Business Meeting

Tuesday, October 6

11:00-11:30 am, Science-Technology Community Awards Presentation
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Fellows Business Meeting
12:30-1:45 pm, Business & Finance Community Corporate Information Centers (CIC) Section Event -  Evolving Operational Excellence for Futureproof Corporate Information Services
3:30-6:00 pm, Awards & Honors Presentations and Networking Event (3:30pm – 4:15pm Networking; 4:15-5:15 pm Awards Presentation; 5:15pm – 6:00pm Networking) *A transcript of the audio will be provided after the ceremony, there are no closed captioning for this event.
7:00-8:00 pm, Military Libraries Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 7
11:30 am-12:00 pm, Virtual Tour of Stanford University Libraries' Special Collections
12:00-1:30 pm, SLA Annual Business Meeting
3:00-4:00 pm, New Member Orientation
4:30-5:45 pm, Business & Finance College and Universities Business Libraries Section Roundtable
7:00-8:00 pm, Military Libraries Community Networking Business Meeting

Thursday, October 8
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Physics-Astronomy-Math Community Business Meeting
12:00-2:00 pm, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Workshop
3:00-4:00 pm, Exhibit Hall Hours and announcement of Mid Conference Game Winners 

4:00-5:00 pm, Competitive Intelligence Networking Event with the CI Fellows
4:00-5:00 pm, Virtual tour of Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology - A "Lifesaver" Resource for Many

Friday, October 9
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Transportation Community Business Meeting
12:00-2:00 pm, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Workshop
2:15-3:45 pm, Business & Finance Community's Advertising & Marketing Section Annual Roundtable Discussion
2:15-3:15 pm, Sparks Award  & Informal Discussions
4:00-5:15 pm, Academic Community Social Hour
4:00-5:00 pm, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Issues Community Networking Event

Monday, October 12
Indigenous' Peoples Day / Columbus Day - no events scheduled

Tuesday, October 13
10:00-10:45 am, Engineering Morning Tune-Up
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Virtual Tour of the British Library
12:30-1:30 pm, Drive Your Career Forward (Academic Community)
2:00-3:00 pm, Academic Library CV Review and Coaching
2:00-3:30 pm, Engineering Community Business Meeting Featuring our 2020 Award Winners.
4:00-5:00 pm, Government Transportation Research Information Committee Meeting
5:00-6:00 pm, Canadian Virtual Reception
6:00-7:30 pm, Physics-Astronomy-Math Community Networking Dinner
Main Live Days October 14-16, 2020
Wednesday, October 14

11:00-11:15 am, Opening General Session & Welcome Remarks 
11:15 am- 12:15 pm, Yvette Pegues Keynote Presentation and Q&A
12:15-1:15 pm, Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
12:15-1:45 pm, Solutions Showcase Presentations
1:15-1:45 pm, Concurrent Education Sessions 1 
2:00-2:30 pm, Concurrent Education Sessions 2
2:45-3:15 pm, Health & Wellness Session 
2:45-3:15 pm, Loyalty Club Toast
3:15-4:15 pm, Concurrent Education Sessions 3
5:00-6:00 pm, Military Libraries Community Networking Event
5:30-6:45 pm, Fellows/First-Timers Reception
Re-Air Select Education Sessions

Thursday, October 15

10:15-10:45 am, Health & Wellness Session
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Concurrent Education Sessions 4
12:15-1:15 pm, Concurrent Educations Session 5
1:15- 2:15 pm, Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
1:15-2:15 pm, Solutions Showcase
2:15-2:45 pm, Concurrent Education Session 6
3:00-4:00 pm, Concurrent Education Session 7
4:30-6:30 pm, Taxonomy Community Open House
7:00-8:00 pm, IT Dance and Karaoke Party
Re-Air Select Education Sessions

Friday, October 16

11:00-11:15 am, Closing Sessions Remarks

11:15 am- 12:15 pm, Keynote Presentation
12:15-1:15 pm, Poster Presentations and Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
12:15-1:15 pm, Solutions Showcase
1:15-2:15 pm, Concurrent Education Sessions 8
2:30-3:00 pm, Health & Wellness Session
2:30-3:00 pm, Economic Development, Empowerment, and Entrepreneurship Community (EDEE) Interest Meeting
3:15 -4:15 pm, Concurrent Education Sessions 9
5:00-6:30 pm, Physics-Astronomy-Math Community Game Night
6:30-7:30 pm, Military Libraries Community Reception: Cocktails and Story Time
7:00-9:00 pm Western States Reception