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Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19107
Tel: (800) 428-9000
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PLA - Public Library Association

10,000 400

Overview

Event Overview:

Plan ahead for PLA 2018! The biennial PLA Conference holds a reputation for excellence as the largest conference devoted to public library professionals. The multi-day event offers nearly 200 top-quality education programs, social events that include author luncheons and networking receptions, and a bustling exhibits hall featuring the latest in products and services.

The PLA Conference is the premier professional development event for public librarians, public library workers, trustees, Friends, library vendors, and others with an interest in public libraries.

Exhibitor Information:

Dedicated exclusively to public libraries and featuring a 70,000+ square foot exhibit hall, PLA 2018 is the premier place to reach thousands of professionals with INFLUENCE and BUYING POWER!

About PLA:

The Public Library Association (PLA), with more than 9,000 members, is one of the fastest growing divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1944, PLA is a member-driven organization that exists to provide a diverse program of communication, publication, advocacy, continuing education, and programming for its members and others interested in the advancement of public library service.

This is a biennial event.

Agenda

Mar 20   

7:30 AM–5:00 PM REGISTRATION

9:00 AM–5:00 PM FULL DAY PRECONFERENCES

2:00–5:00 PM HALF DAY PRECONFERENCES

Mar 21   

7:30 AM–6:30 PM REGISTRATION

9:00 AM–12:00 PM HALF DAY PRECONFERENCES

9:30–10:30 AM BOOK BUZZ: PRESENTED BY BOOKLIST

2:00–3:30 PM OPENING SESSION

3:30–6:30 PM EXHIBITS OPENING RECEPTION

Mar 22   

7:30 AM–5:30 PM REGISTRATION

7:00–8:00 AM AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PUBLISHERS CHILDREN’S AUTHOR BREAKFAST

8:15–9:15 AM BIG IDEAS WITH ELIZABETH GILBERT

9:30 AM–5:00 PM EXHIBITS

9:30–10:45 AM EXHIBITS COFFEE BREAK

10:45–11:45 AM PROGRAMS

12:00–1:30 PM AUTHOR LUNCH

2:00–3:00 PM PROGRAMS

3:00–4:00 PM EXHIBITS COFFEE BREAK

4:00–5:00 PM PROGRAMS

5:15–6:15 PM SPARK TALKS

6:30–8:30 PM AUDIO PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION DINNER

Mar 23   

7:30 AM–4:00 PM REGISTRATION

8:15–9:15 AM BIG IDEAS WITH STEVE PEMBERTON

9:30 AM–2:00 PM EXHIBITS

9:30–10:45 AM EXHIBITS COFFEE BREAK

10:45–11:45 AM PROGRAMS

12:00–1:30 PM AUTHOR LUNCH WITH MATT DE LA PEÑA & JACQUELINE WOODSON

12:00–1:30 PM AUTHOR LUNCH

1:30–2:00 PM EXHIBITS CLOSING RECEPTION

2:00–3:00 PM PROGRAMS

4:00–5:00 PM PROGRAMS

5:15–6:15 PM SPARK TALKS

5:30–7:00 PM ALL CONFERENCE RECEPTION

Mar 24   

8:00–10:00 AM REGISTRATION

8:15–9:15 AM BIG IDEAS SATURDAY

9:30–10:30 AM PROGRAMS

10:45–11:45 AM PROGRAMS

12:00–1:00 PM CLOSING SESSION WITH HASAN MINHAJ*

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