Propose a How-To Festival Session

Proposal deadline has been extended!

Use this form to propose a 20-minute hands-on sessions to share your “how-to” expertise during the PLA 2020 How-To Festival. A How-To Festival is a cooperative learning experience, teaching practical, hands-on skills that can be learned in short sessions. Held in the Exhibits Hall, the PLA 2020 How-To Festival is presented as a fun way for attendees to share their experiences and knowledge and actively participate in conference learning.

PLA is exploring how to make our conference more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Our first step includes seeking and strongly encouraging submissions from marginalized groups including women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities. PLA may be able to provide support in completing the proposal form and/or mentoring for first-time presenters.

All PLA 2020 speakers, including How-To Festival presenters, will be expected to register for and attend the conference; to respond to PLA requests for information in a timely manner; and to read and observe the policies on canvassing, vendor participation, appropriate conduct, and speaker funding.

Please submit your proposal for a 20-minute how-to presentation by 11:59 PM Central on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Presenters will be responsible for bringing their own presentation materials. If your proposal is approved, you will be contacted by January 6, 2020. Contact Kathleen Hughes at with any questions.

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