Call for Poster Sessions

The Program Proposal Submission Site is now open. Poster Session submissions will open in November 2024.

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Planning Your Education Program & Poster Proposals

Key Dates

Education Programs Submission Site opened August 14, 2023
Education Programs Submission Site closed September 18, 2023 - No Longer Accepting Proposals
Poster Session Submission Site opens November 7, 2023
Education Programs Notifications in early December 2023
Poster Session Submission Site closes January 8, 2024
Poster Session Notifications in early March 2024

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

The Education Program Proposal Rubric and Poster Proposal Rubric are included in the call for proposals and on the submission site for your use. Carefully review the selection criteria and keep it available for reference when creating a proposal. Writing your proposal so that it clearly addresses all criteria on the rubric will make it easier to score.

Program Submission Guide

Refer to the in-depth Annual Conference Submission Guide for detailed explanations of the program formats, proposal evaluation criteria, and detailed step-by-step instructions on submitting an education program or poster proposal through the submission sites. 


Does ALA have a Code of Conduct for conferences?

If my proposal is accepted, am I responsible for my own travel, accommodation, and registration fees?

  • Yes, all presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and registration fees. Presenters receive an exclusive registration discount.

Are there virtual presentation options? 

  • A Poster may be presented in person, submitted as a digital poster, or both. Education Programs should be planned as in-person presentations. ALA reserves the right to hold Annual Conference virtually, in-person, or as a hybrid of both. Presenters/Moderators should be prepared to present in all formats and consent to recording as needed.

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