Conference Schedule

This multi-day event will offer top-quality education programs, inspirational and entertaining speakers, social events that include author luncheons and networking receptions, and a bustling exhibits hall featuring the latest in products and services.

More than 120 programs—including full- and half-day preconferences—will highlight innovative work and ideas that address the core challenges facing public libraries and their communities today. Titles and descriptions will be available soon.

Conference At-a-Glance

Schedule is subject to change. ($) indicates events requiring a separately priced admission.

Day, Date Time Event
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:30 AM–5:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM–5:00 PM Full-Day Preconferences ($)
2:00 PM–5:00 PM Half-Day Preconferences ($)
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:30 AM–6:30 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM–12:00 PM Half-Day Preconferences ($)
9:30 AM–10:30 AM Book Buzz
10:45 AM–11:45 AM Opening Program
2:00 PM–3:30 PM Opening Session
3:30 PM–6:30 PM Exhibits Opening Reception
Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:00 AM–8:00 AM Children's Author Breakfast ($)
7:30 AM–5:30 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM–9:00 AM Big Ideas
9:00 AM–5:00 PM Exhibits Open
9:00 AM–10:00 AM Exhibits Coffee Break
10:15 AM–11:15 AM Programs
11:30 AM–12:30 PM Programs
12:30 PM–1:45 PM Author Lunch ($)
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Programs
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Exhibits Coffee Break
4:00 PM–5:00 PM Programs
5:15 PM–6:15 PM Spark Talks
6:30 PM–8:30 PM Audio Publishers Association Dinner ($)
Friday, February 28, 2020 7:30 AM–4:00 PM Onsite Registration
8:00 AM–9:00 AM Big Ideas with Haben Girma
9:00 AM–2:00 PM Exhibits Open
9:00 AM–10:00 AM Exhibits Coffee Break
10:15 AM–11:15 AM Programs
11:30 AM–12:30 PM Programs
12:30 PM–1:45 PM Author Lunch ($)
1:30 PM–2:00 PM Exhibits Closing Reception
2:15 PM–3:15 PM Programs
3:30 PM–4:30 PM Programs
4:45 PM–5:45 PM Spark Talks
6:00 PM–8:00 PM All Conference Reception
Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:00 AM–10:00 AM Onsite Registration
8:15 AM–9:15 AM Big Ideas
9:30 AM–10:30 AM Programs
10:45 AM–11:45 AM Programs
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Closing Session