Get a head start on learning; attend a preconference on Tuesday, April 5, or Wednesday, April 6, before the full conference opens. Preconferences offer in-depth education for public library administrators, managers, and staff. Each preconference requires a separate registration, except the Project Outcome Enrollment Workshop for which interested libraries must apply and be accepted. Click on each title for more information.

Tuesday, April 5

Full Day
9:00 AM–5:00 PM

All full day preconferences include lunch.

Half Day
2:00–5:00 PM

Wednesday, April 6

Half Day
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Half Day
9:00 AM–1:00 PM

Preconference Registration

Type Half Day Full Day
PLA Personal Members
CAL Personal Members
$150 $250
ALA Personal Members $205 $305
Nonmembers $260 $370

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Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations, requests for refunds, and/or changes will be accepted until February 26, 2016, and are subject to a $30 handling fee. Refunds will be processed after April 25, 2016. According to PLA policy, all meal events require preregistration. The above cancellation/change information also applies to all preconferences, meal events, and tours.

The PLA 2016 Conference is offered on a cost-recovery basis. PLA reserves the right to cancel all or any part of this event if there is insufficient registration or for other reasons. Neither ALA nor PLA is responsible for cancellation charges assessed by the airlines or travel agencies, or other losses incurred due to the cancellation of the workshops. All information listed on this website is subject to change.

Appropriate Conduct

All participants are expected to observe the rules and behaviors described in the Statement of Appropriate Conduct in all conference venues, including online venues, and conference social events.


PLA has put in place features to ensure the conference is accessible to all.


Special print and electronic advertising opportunities are available to reach PLA members and attendees both before and during the conference.


Contact Carly DiVito, Corcoran Expositions, 312-541-0567 or


The official conference hashtag is #PLA2016.


Contact Heather Cho, ALA Media Relations Specialist, 312-280-4020 or Please review our conference media policy.

Registration & Housing

Conference registration and housing is managed by Experient. Call or e-mail your questions, 800-424-5249 (U.S. and Canada), 847-996-5829 (all other countries), or


Contact Corcoran Expositions, Mary Michalik at 312-265-9650,; or Matt McLaughlin at 312-265-9655,


Most conference events will take place in the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202.

Other Questions

Contact PLA, 800-545-2433 x5PLA (x5752) or; or find someone to help in the PLA Staff directory.