Admission to all general sessions is included with Full Conference registrations and Exhibits-Plus badges.
Single-Day registrants can attend all general sessions on the day for which they’ve registered.
BOOK BUZZ: PRESENTED BY BOOKLIST
Wednesday, March 21, 9:30–10:30 AM
Get the inside scoop on the best upcoming books from a panel of premier publisher representatives.
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES WITH KARI CHAPIN
Wednesday, March 21, 10:45–11:45 AM
Best-selling author, speaker, teacher, and professional pep talk administrator Kari Chapin returns to PLA 2018 to help us imagine the possibilities! Join us Wednesday morning to learn how to make the most of your time at conference, adapt the ideas you learn, and unleash your creativity and imagination. More »
OPENING SESSION WITH SALLY YATES
Wednesday, March 21, 2:00–3:30 PM
PLA 2018 officially kicks off with Sally Yates—former U.S. Deputy Attorney General and Acting Attorney General—at the Opening Session. More »
EXHIBITS OPENING RECEPTION
Wednesday, March 21, 3:30–6:30 PM
Get a first look at the products and services offered by our exhibiting companies… and enjoy some food and drink while you’re at it. More »
BIG IDEAS WITH ELIZABETH GILBERT
Thursday, March 22, 8:15–9:15 AM
Kick off PLA’s Big Ideas Series with bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, best known for her 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love. More »
Thursday, March 22, 5:15–6:15 PM
Join us for our first evening of up-to-the minute, fast moving talks on the latest and greatest ideas from your public library colleagues.
BIG IDEAS WITH STEVE PEMBERTON
Friday, March 23, 8:15–9:15 AM
On Friday morning, our Big Ideas Series continues with Steve Pemberton and his highly motivational messages: Believe in your dreams, rise above obstacles, create opportunities for others, and most of all, persevere. More »
EXHIBITS CLOSING RECEPTION
Friday, March 23, 1:30–2:00 PM
Take one last look around the exhibits and network with vendors and colleagues during this social reception. More »
Friday, March 23, 5:15–6:15 PM
Join us for a second evening of up-to-the minute, fast moving talks on the latest and greatest ideas from your public library colleagues.
ALL CONFERENCE RECEPTION
Friday, March 23, 5:30–7:00 PM
Meet and mingle (and dance!) with your fellow attendees at this fun conference celebration.
BIG IDEAS WITH TIM WU
Saturday, March 24, 8:15–9:15 AM
Tim Wu—best known for the development of Net Neutrality theory—joins us for one last big idea to send you home from conference bursting with new knowledge! More »
CLOSING SESSION WITH HASAN MINHAJ
Saturday, March 24, 12:00–1:00 PM
Wrap up the PLA 2018 Conference in a big way with Hasan Minhaj! More »