ACRL Program Proposals for 2020 ALA Annual Conference

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices.  ACRL members must choose “ACRL” on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed. The submission site is expected to open in early June 2019.

There will be a virtual meeting at 3:00 p.m. CST on June 3, 2019, for ACRL units and members interested in submitting proposals for a 2020 ALA Annual Conference program. The purpose of this meeting is to provide potential conference program planners with an understanding of the Annual Conference program planning process, including budgets, timelines, and planning tips.

RSVP online to attend the June 3 virtual meeting. Once login instructions are available, attendees will be notified.  

2020 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are due in late August 2019. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2020 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2019.

More details about the Annual Conference program process are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin at or ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at with questions concerning the program proposal process.