PLA is heading to Portland, Oregon for the PLA 2022 Conference, March 23–25! Like the institutions they support, the role of the public library worker is ever-changing. The COVID-19 crisis magnified this more than any of us could have imagined, but public libraries responded swiftly and creatively to meet their communities' evolving needs. The PLA 2022 Conference is also evolving in order to provide public library professionals the opportunity to reconnect with one another, recreate the services they provide, and revitalize the passion for the work they do every day. While some aspects of the conference may be different due to safety measures, you can still expect to find the top-quality educational programming, awe-inspiring speakers, award-winning authors, and trend-setting exhibitors the PLA Conference is known for.
Registration and housing are now open for the PLA 2022 Conference! The advanced registration rate is available to everyone through February 18, 2022. Public Library Association (PLA), Oregon Library Association (OLA), and Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) personal members get exclusive access to the Early Bird discount extended through January 31, 2022.
Registration for the PLA 2022 Virtual Conference is also now open! The Virtual Conference is back—bigger and better than ever—for attendees who are unable to join us in person. The Virtual Conference schedule has been expanded to offer live programming across all three days of the in-person conference, including top-rated programs, inspiring speakers, and virtual networking opportunities.
PLEASE NOTE: PLA is working closely with the Oregon Convention Center and will be following state and local protocols to provide the safest environment for our attendees. At this time, we expect to offer the PLA 2022 Conference as an in-person event. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we also recognize that the situation remains fluid and is subject to change as circumstances dictate. We will share updates as they become available.
Video and photos of conference speakers, exhibitors, and attendees are from the PLA 2020 and PLA 2018 conferences, and are not intended to suggest their appearance or attendance at the PLA 2022 Conference.
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