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Conference Schedule

The PLA 2022 Conference schedule has been revised to three full days of conference programming and events—kicking off bright and early Wednesday morning with the Opening Session and wrapping up with the Closing Session Friday evening. This new schedule allows PLA to offer even more program opportunities and better travel flexibility for attendees. Preconferences will still be available the Tuesday prior to conference.

Most conference events—including all preconferences and concurrent program sessions—will take place in the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. Additional events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Convention Center, 375 NE Holladay Street, Portland, Oregon, 97232, and other venues as indicated.

Conference At-a-Glance

Schedule is subject to change. ($) indicates events requiring a separate registration or ticket.

Day, Date Time Event
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 7:30 AM–5:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM–5:00 PM Preconferences ($)
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 7:30 AM–6:00 PM Registration Open
8:30 AM–10:00 AM Opening Session
10:15 AM–11:15 AM Programs
11:30 AM–12:30 PM Programs
12:30 PM–1:45 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Programs
3:00 PM–6:00 PM Exhibits Opening Reception
Thursday, March 24, 2022 7:00 AM–8:00 AM Children's-Author Breakfast ($)
7:30 AM–5:00 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 ($)
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Programs
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Exhibits Coffee Break
4:00 PM–5:00 PM Programs
5:30 PM–6:30 PM APA Presents: Press Play
6:00 PM–7:30 PM All-Conference Reception
Friday, March 25, 2022 7:30 AM–2:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM–9:00 AM Big Ideas
9:00 AM–2:00 PM Exhibits Open
9:00 AM–10:00 AM Exhibits Coffee Break
10:15 AM–11:15 AM Programs
11:30 AM–12:30 PM Programs
12:30 PM–1:45 PM Author Lunch ($)
1:30 PM–2:00 PM Exhibits Closing Reception
2:15 PM–3:15 PM Programs
3:30 PM–4:30 PM Programs
5:00 PM–6:00 PM Closing Session

Donate to Support PLA 2022 Scholarships & Grants

Help PLA support the future of public libraries by donating to the Friends of PLA Fund! All donations made to PLA from November 2021 through February 2022 will be applied to the PLA 2022 Conference scholarships and grants. Your donation will go toward providing library workers and students the opportunity to sharpen their skills, reconnect with colleagues, and revitalize their passion for the vital work they do at the PLA 2022 Conference in Portland, Oregon, March 23–25. To learn more about the benefits of giving, please review our PLA 2022 Scholarship Donor sheet (PDF).

To donate, please visit https://ec.ala.org/donate and select "Divisions" > "PLA" and enter your donation amount in the box titled "Friends of PLA." Your tax-deductible donation will help to ensure the future vitality of the profession and the association. Thank you in advance for your contribution and helping support the advancement of public libraries!

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