Monday, February 6, 2012
Public Library Association Conference in Philly - March 13-17, 2012
The Public Library Association (PLA) conference is March 13 - 17 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. There's a great schedule of speakers and events—including a closing session with Betty White!
Check out the web site for the complete schedule: http://placonference.org.
Student Registration Discount
If you'd like to attend, the student rate for current ALA members is just $105 for all three days (both advance and day of). Single day tickets are available for $80 (until Feb. 10) / $85 (after Feb.10).
Register here: http://www.placonference.org/registration
If you'd like to save some money, you can also volunteer at the conference, helping out at the information booth, the PLA store, or with registration bag stuffing. Volunteers get an exhibits plus badge, which gets them into the exhibit hall, as well as the opening and closing sessions and the all- conference reception. This is a great option for students who can't take advantage of the membership discount to still attend the conference.
Volunteer info: http://placonference.org/volunteer
Can't make it to Philly? The PLA 2012 Virtual Conference will consist of live programming on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16, including five hour-long programs each day, plus author interviews, poster sessions, and opportunities for networking. Programs are chosen from among the highest rated in PLA’s session preference survey. Each day also will include a closing session "happy hour" event for attendees to get together and discuss the day's programming. The student registration rate is $85.
Virtual Conference info and registration:
Hope to see you there! Conferences are great ways to network with others in the field and get involved professionally.