2020 Annual Convention

The 2020 Annual Convention will be held April 14-17, 2020, at the Sheraton in Birmingham.

Please check back for more details about the Convention.


The Convention Program Sub-Committee will be accepting program proposals until December 2, 2019.

Submit Your Program Proposals

Event Timing: April 14-17, 2020

Event Address: BJCC South Exhibition Hall, 1962 9th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Contact email: [email protected]

Professional Development Presentations are conducted by professionals in their fields. Desired topics include: Diversity (in collections, staff, patrons, services, etc.), Customer Service, Collections, Policy, User Experience Management, Advocacy, Self Care, Retirement, etc.) Professional Development Presentations will be 45 minutes:

  • Wednesday, April 15, 11-11:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 16, 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m., 11-11:45 a.m.

Lightning Track Presentations are shorter presentations with a similar theme or interest group (For example: Academic, School, Public, Special, Children/Teen Services, Adult Services, Management, Diversity, Marketing, Serving Diverse Populations, Resume/Career Building etc). We will have 5 tracks going simultaneously on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Lightning Track Presentations will be 15-20 minutes:

  • Wednesday, April 15 & Thursday, April 16, 2-4 p.m.

Business meetings and/or socials and Poster Presentations (1 hour):

  • Wednesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 16, 4-5 p.m.

All School Media programs will be on Wednesday, April 15.

Presenters that would like to attend other sessions must register for conference for the day/days that they are presenting.

Program Proposals due by Monday, December 2, 2019.

Submit Your Program Proposals

Vendors/Exhibitors: Registration is now open for you! If you would like to have a booth at our Annual Convention, register today! The deadline to register is March 13, 2020.

Exhibitor Registration

If you would like to sponsor an event at our Annual Convention, register today! The deadline to register is March 13, 2020.

Sponsorship Application

Contact Wendy Geist, 2020 Convention Chair, at [email protected] for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 ALLA Convention in Birmingham!

Wendy Geist
Hoover Public Library
200 Municipal Ln
Hoover, AL 35216