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#WLA2021 Now Virtual-Only!

On behalf of the 2021 Conference Committee, we are officially announcing that in the interest of the safety of our attendees, presenters, and exhibitors, the 2021 WLA Conference will now be a virtual-only event, Oct. 1-2. We're pleased to share that we will be returning to Bellevue for the 2022 WLA Conference to be held May 5-7, 2022!

Our upcoming conferences in Wenatchee and Spokane have been moved to allow us to gather in Bellevue this May. The WLA conference in Wenatchee is now scheduled for Spring 2023, and in Spokane for Spring 2024. WLA is excited to return to a spring conference schedule.

While we wait for spring and the chance to be together again, the 2021 virtual conference will continue Oct. 1-2 and still feature professional development opportunities, keynote speakers Tracie D. Hall and Ijeoma Oluo in conversation, as well as live networking events!

Please direct any questions to the WLA Office at [email protected] Check back soon for more updates!


General Schedule of Events

Along with on-demand virtual sessions that will feature asynchronous engagement with speakers, we will have a small selection of live sessions, including an Afternoon Keynote with Tracie D. Hall and Ijeoma Oluo on Friday and the 2021 Author Breakfast on Saturday! See the full schedule and stay tuned for more updates!

Thursday, September 30
7:00–9:00 pm WLA's Got Talent! Open Mic Kick-Off
Friday, October 1
9:00–10:00 am Speed Networking Session
9:00 am–3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
10:15–11:30 am Live Morning Sessions
11:45 am–12:45 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00–2:15 pm Afternoon Keynote
featuring ALA Executive Director Tracie D. Hall and Author Ijeoma Oluo
2:30–3:15 pm Live Afternoon Sessions
3:30–4:30 pm Unconferences
6:00–7:00 pm Happy Hour Meet-ups
Saturday, October 2
9:00–10:15 am ScLD/CAYAS Author Breakfast
9:00 am–3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
10:30–11:45 am Live Morning Sessions
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30–2:15 pm Live Afternoon Sessions
3:00–4:00 pm Unconferences
6:00–7:00 pm Happy Hour Meet-Ups
All times are subject to change.