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Registration

The PLA 2022 Conference will reflect the innovation, creativity, adaptability, and diversity we’ve seen emerge from the public library field since the pandemic. The conference offers over 100 educational sessions, a dynamic slate of speakers, hundreds of vendors featuring the latest in library technology and solutions, and plenty of opportunities to explore the weirdness of Portland. Don’t miss this chance for public library professionals like yourself to reconnect with one another, recreate the services you provide, and revitalize the passion for the work you do every day.

Registration is Now Open!

Conference registration is required to book housing, so reserve your room at the same time if registering online. Review our list of hotels.

Register for PLA 2022

REGISTER ONLINE
Register and reserve your hotel at the same time.

If you need to register with a purchase order or check, please remit payment within 45 days or your registration will be cancelled. Your online registration will be considered pending until your payment is received by PLA. To reserve housing, you will need a credit card in order to guarantee your room.

BECOME A PLA PERSONAL MEMBER AND SAVE
Become a PLA personal member today and save $280 on your registration.

Please note: PLA Conference is a professional event. It is not open to the public. $280 savings are for the Early Bird rate only.

Group Registration

If your organization needs to register multiple staff with a single purchase order, check, or credit card transaction, please visit Group Registration and Housing. Note: Please read these instructions on how to register a group (PDF) before you proceed to the group registration site.

For groups of 10 or more attendees, PLA offers a 10% discount on each individual registration and it will be automatically calculated at checkout. If you have any additional questions regarding group registration, please contact Lian Drago at ldrago@ala.org.

Exhibitor Registration

If you’re an exhibitor, please visit Exhibitor Registration and Housing.

Full Conference Registration

Your full conference registration includes:

  • Entry to the Opening and Closing General Sessions;
  • Entry to the Big Ideas sessions offered each morning;
  • Access to more than 100 educational programs curated for, and by, public library professionals just like you;
  • Access to the Exhibits Hall Wednesday, March 23 through Friday, March 25; and
  • Food and drinks at the Exhibits Opening Reception on Wednesday, March 23, All-Conference Reception on Thursday, March 24, and Exhibits Closing Reception on Friday, March 25.
Type Early Bird
Rec’d by Jan. 7, 2022
Advanced
Rec’d by Feb. 18, 2022
Onsite
Rec’d after Feb. 18, 2022
PLA Personal Members
Oregon Library Association (OLA) Personal Members*
Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) Personal Members*
$330 $375 $420
ALA Personal Members $465 $510
Nonmembers $610 $650
Retired or Non-salaried ALA Personal Members $235 $255
ALA Student Members $200 $225

*OLA and PNLA members should contact their association for the registration discount code.

Single-Day Registration

Type Advanced
Rec’d by Feb. 18, 2022
Onsite
Rec’d after Feb. 18, 2022
PLA Personal Members
Oregon Library Association (OLA) Personal Members
Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) Personal Members
$295 $310
ALA Personal Members $370 $385
Nonmembers $445 $460
Retired or Non-salaried ALA Personal Members $190 $210
ALA Student Members $135 $145

 

Preconference Registration

Type Full-Day
(with lunch included)
Half-Day
PLA Personal Members
Oregon Library Association (OLA) Personal Members*
Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) Personal Members*
$325 $195
ALA Personal Members $380 $250
Nonmembers $445 $305

*OLA and PNLA members should contact their association for the registration discount code.

Meal Events

Type Cost
Children's-Author Breakfast Free
Author Lunch $60

 

Exhibits-Plus and Exhibits-Only Badges

If you just want a taste of PLA 2022, purchase a special exhibits badge.

Exhibits-Only Badge ($50): Entitles you to visit the exhibits any time they are open.

Exhibits-Plus Badge ($95): Entitles you to visit the exhibits any time they are open as well as attend the Opening Session, the Big Idea Series, the All-Conference Reception, and the Closing Session.

Exhibits-Only and Exhibits-Plus badges are available through advanced registration or onsite. Please note: PLA Conference is a professional event. It is not open to the public.

Conference registration will be located at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. Onsite registration and attendee materials pick-up hours are:

Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 AM–6:00 PM
Thursday, March 24, 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Friday, March 25, 7:30 AM–2:00 PM


Please note…

Cancellation Policy

The PLA 2022 Conference is offered on a cost-recovery basis. PLA reserves the right to cancel all or any part of this event if there is insufficient registration or for other reasons. Neither ALA nor PLA is responsible for cancellation charges assessed by the airlines or travel agencies, or other losses incurred due to the cancellation of the workshops. The event’s operating hours, schedules, guests, and speakers are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Attendee Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations and refund requests for the event, including preconferences and meal events, must be made in writing by Friday, February 18, 2022. No telephone cancellations/refund requests can be accepted. After Friday, February 18, 2022, no requests for refunds will be accepted and no exceptions will be made to the policy. Registrations made after Friday, February 18, 2022, are nonrefundable. Exhibits-Only and Exhibits-Plus badges are nonrefundable. Refunds meeting the above criteria will be processed by Monday, April 18, 2022.

Substitutions of registrations, including preconferences and meal events, are permitted prior to the conference and must be made in writing. No telephone substitution requests can be accepted. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited. No meal tickets will be sold onsite.

Appropriate Conduct

All participants are expected to observe the rules and behaviors described in the Statement of Appropriate Conduct in all conference venues, including online venues, and conference social events.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

The Public Library Association is working closely with the Oregon Convention Center to follow state and local safety measures and provide the safest environment for conference attendees. To adhere to the current COVID-19 safety measures, all PLA 2022 participants will be required to wear a mask and show either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid test result within 72 hours of the first day of the event. Participants will also be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver during the registration process.

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Information page, which will be updated regularly.

Continuing Education Credits

Full-conference registrants have the opportunity to attend educational programming during eleven (11) hours of scheduled programs (time slots reserved for educational programming only; this does not include preconferences, receptions, social events, opening/closing or other general sessions). However, PLA does not document or verify the hours that attendees spend in educational sessions, and as a result is not able to offer CEUs or certificates of completion for general PLA Conference attendance. We do provide certificates of completion for our preconferences, which require separate registration and payment.

Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the PLA 2022 Conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant to PLA’s use and distribution of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, electronic reproductions, and video or audio recordings of such events and activities.

Review all conference policies.

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