How to Submit a Conversation Starter or Ignite Session

Want to present a session at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference? Submit a Conversation Starter or Ignite Session program proposal today!

The Conversation Starters are 1-hour long and consist of a lecture, panel, or discussion format. Conversation Starter sessions will take place throughout the day on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

The Ignite Sessions are 5-minute presentations accompanied by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. There will be six Ignite sessions each day from 11:45 am - 12:15 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. You can learn more about Ignite events on Wikipedia.

The meeting room for both types of sessions will be set in round tables and equipped with a projector, a screen, a wireless internet connection, and a microphone in the convention center. You provide the great content.

Please note that the proposals will go through a public voting process that will be weighted for 30% of the selection process (staff votes will account for another 30%, while the remaining 40% will be decided by an advisory group of ALA members).

The submission form will close at the end of the day on Sunday, February 17, 2013, and we'll send out notifications of acceptance in early April.

Note that you'll need to create a new login on the proposal site in order to submit your information.

Submit a session proposal now!


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