2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Together Again! Join us for top-quality education and best practices; featured thought-leaders; and special programming for library professionals looking to further develop their libraries, communities, and careers! 

Washington DC  |  June 23–28, 2022

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Conference Speakers

With more to be announced soon.

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Opening General Session

In Conversation: ALA President Patricia “Patty” Wong and FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel

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Photo of ALA President's Program panel speakers. Top row: Patricia Patty Wong, Malinda Lo, Jane Park. Bottom row: Linda Sue Park, Philip Lee, Christina Soontornvat.

ALA President’s Program

Sunday, June 26, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

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Defending the Fifth Freedom

A Reading and Panel Discussion, Moderated by ALA Executive Director Tracie D. Hall.

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NEW at the Annual Conference!

The Digital Experience

A curated selection of speaker and education sessions live-streamed directly from the conference in Washington, D.C. The Digital Experience registration will also include access to the on-demand content from these sessions until August 31, 2022.

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As the world's biggest library event, the onsite Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together thousands of librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors. You'll find educational programming; important announcements and updates; relevant legislation and policies; and discussions that majorly impact libraries, their roles, and their ongoing transformation.

 

Event Highlights


  • Educational programming, created and curated by library professionals
  • News You Can Use Sessions with updates that highlight new research, innovations, and advances in libraries
  • Memorable and inspiring speakers 
  • The Library Marketplace with more than 550 participating exhibitors, nine LIVE Stages, ARCs, and more
  • Presidents' and Chair Programs
  • The Digital Experience with curated sessions live-streamed directly from Washington, D.C.
  • Top-tier authors 
  • Fun and entertaining networking opportunities to share and connect with peers — and more!

Platinum Sponsor

Gale, A Cengage Company (Image)

Accessibility Sponsor

Modern Language Association (Image)

WiFi Sponsor

New York Times for Libraries (Image)


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