ALA Annual Conference 2013

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Highlights

Source: ALA 2013

ALA Annual Conference programs, updates, conversations, and other events cover key issues such as digital content and e-books, technology in libraries, innovation, books and hundreds of authors, leadership, library advocacy, community engagement, and library marketing. There’s also a wide range of networking opportunities and fun events. Don’t miss out! Some selected preliminary highlights follow, but the full program is available in the Annual Scheduler.

ALA Annual Conference attendees can look forward to:

PRECONFERENCES

Check out the wide range of Preconferences and continuing education opportunities offered by ALA divisions, office, and round tables.

 

Schedule-at-a-glance

Source: ALA 2013 

The full Annual Conference Scheduler is now available to plan your Annual experience. The majority of the conference will take place in McCormick Place, but there are also some sessions at various hotels, depending on the unit sponsoring them.

Annual Exhibit and Registration Hours

Date Time
Exhibit Hours
Friday, June 28 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 29 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 30 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, July 1 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration Hours 
Friday, June 28 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 29 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 30 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, July 1 7:30 am – 2:00 pm

 

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 27  
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Preconference Courses and Meetings
   
Friday, June 28  
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Preconference Courses and Meetings
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Opening General Session & Ribbon
Cutting Ceremony
5:15 pm – 7:00 pm Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
   
Saturday, June 29  
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Auditorium Speaker Series
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Book Buzz Theater
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Now Showing @ ALA Film Program
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Programs and Meetings
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Stages
8:00 pm – 10:00pm ALA Scholarship Bash
   
Sunday, June 30  
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Auditorium Speaker Series
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Book Buzz Theater
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Now Showing @ ALA Film Program
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Programs and Meetings
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Stages
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm ALA President’s Program & Awards
Presentations
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Newbery Caldecott Wilder Banquet
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence
in Fiction & Nonfiction Awards
   
Monday, July 1  
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Auditorium Speaker Series
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Book Buzz Theater
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Now Showing @ ALA Film Program
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Programs and Meetings
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Exhibits Closing Events
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Stages
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Wrap Up / Rev Up Celebration and
Raffle
   
Tuesday, July 2  
9:30 am – 11:00 am Closing General Session &
Inaugural Event
11:15 am – 1:00 pm Inaugural Brunch

**Events are subject to change.

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