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 2018 Annual Convention - "Play by Ear"

 The 2018 Annual Convention will be held April 10-13, 2018, in Florence.

 Registration will be opening the beginning of February.



2018 Convention Rates

Members Full Convention Bundle $150
Members Single Day Bundle $80
Non-Members Full Convention Bundle $175
Non-Members Single Day Bundle $100
Students Full Convention Bundle $125
Students Single Day Bundle $60
Exhibit Only Pass $20

Note regarding tickets:

  • The Full Convention Bundle will include tickets for the After Party, Author Awards Program, Exhibitor's Reception, and Association Awards and President’s Bash Program.
  • The Single Day Bundles will include tickets to the these events for that particular day. Wednesday's Bundle includes tickets for the After Party and the Author Awards Program. Thursday's Bundle includes tickets for the Exhibitor's Reception and the Association Awards and President's Bash Program.
  • The Exhibit Only Pass allows you to visit the Exhibitors ONLY and includes a ticket to the Exhibitor's Reception on Thursday. With this registration option, you will not be able to attend any of the Convention sessions, including the tickets events like the Swampette Trolley Tour, After Party, Author Awards Program, Association Awards & President's Bash, or CUS Program. If you want to attend any of the sessions or ticketed events, you will need to change to the Full or One Day Bundle option.
  • Tickets for the Swampette Trolley Tour and the CUS Program are required. These are separate tickets that must be purchased through the "Add On Purchases" option during registration.

Check out the preliminary program. NOTE: the programs are still being finalized, so programs could change. Check back often. We will notify everyone via the listservs when the final program is available.

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday: Aaron Schmidt

Thursday: Patti Callahan Henry

Aaron Schmidt
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Patti Callahan Henry
Click on Ms. Henry's picture for more information.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Do you want to be an exhibitor at our Convention? Do you want to sponsor an event? We would love to have you! Please complete the 2018 ALLA Exhibitor and Sponsorship Application to be a part of our Annual Convention!

Contact Abby Carpenter, 2018 Convention Chair, at acouch@flpl.org for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 ALLA Convention in Florence!

Abby L. Carpenter, MLIS
Adult Services Manager
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
350 North Wood Avenue
Florence, AL 35630
256-764-6564 ext. 27