Registration is open for the ALA 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and surrounding hotels in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022. Save on registration fees when you register by the March 31 advance deadline!
The ALA Annual Conference invites library professionals at all levels of their careers and from all library types to engage in top quality professional development opportunities, including more than 160+ education sessions, and to have access to the latest insights from experts on policy, research, and technology at the News You Can Use sessions. There will be more than 12 memorable thought leaders and celebrity speakers who will share their unique insights on the main stage.
The Preliminary Scheduler currently includes a broad variety of interactive topic sessions organized by ALA Divisions and Units. The Scheduler will be updated with new agenda content as we move toward the conference.
The Library Marketplace will host many of the popular exhibits and activities from past conferences. More than 550 knowledgeable exhibitors will provide access to innovative products and services, and publishers will host more than 80 presentations from established and new authors on nine genre-specific stages. Other on-site favorites include Meet the Authors, Poster Sessions, the Live at the 25 Podcast booth, free advanced reading copies (ARCs), and more.
The health and safety of conference attendees and vendors is our first priority. ALA is carefully tracking all of the latest health and safety guidance for large group gatherings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the DC Department of Health, and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, which is working with suppliers in environmental services, health and safety technology upgrades, food and beverage, and other services. See the American Library Association Annual Conference 2022 Health Protocols page, which will be regularly updated should changes occur.