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Join your colleagues in Nashville to do more than develop new skills and talk about how far our libraries have come—be a part of inventing what comes next!

In 2011, PLA selected Nashville, Tennessee as the host site for its 2020 Conference. For the first time in 20 years, PLA’s national conference is going to the southeastern part of the country, where you’ll find that Nashville’s rich tapestry of people, voices, tastes, sounds, thoughts, and sights supports PLA’s EDISJ initiatives. It’s one of the fastest growing cities and regions in the nation, with exciting new opportunities on the horizon, and already has one of the best public libraries in the country. The Nashville Public Library was “Library of the Year” in 2017, in part due to their diversity and inclusion initiatives. Once you visit, you’ll see that Nashville’s image as simply “Music City” isn’t all encompassing. PLA 2020 will provide outstanding educational experiences for everyone and raise awareness through new and innovative learning opportunities. Join us in Nashville to celebrate learning and library values.


Registration is now open!
Register by January 31, 2020 to take advantage of the advanced registration rate.


Over 120 programs—including preconferences and concurrent session programs—will challenge attendees.


Featuring a 70,000+ square foot exhibit hall, PLA 2020 is the premier place to reach thousands of public library professionals with influence and buying power!

Inspiring Speakers & Award-Winning Authors

Admission to general sessions and Big Ideas sessions is included with Full Conference registrations and Exhibits-Plus badges. Single-Day registrants can attend all general sessions and Big Ideas sessions on the day for which they've registered.
Each author meal event requires a separately priced admission.

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