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2021 Conference 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. Please see our virtual rates below! 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] and check back soon for more updates.

Registration Rates

Preconference Rates
Member Preconference (morning - 4-hour workshops) $80
Non-member Preconference (morning - 4-hour workshops) $120
Member Preconference (afternoon - 3-hour workshops) $60
Nonmember Preconference (afternoon - 3-hour workshops) $90
Member Preconference (all day - 8-hour workshops) $140
Nonmember Preconference (all day - 8-hour workshops) $200
Regular Conference Rates*
Attending Friday & Saturday
*includes 5 meals

Early Bird
(through 9/8)

WLA Individual Member $215 $250
WLA Student/Friend/Trustee/Retired/Unemployed/Emeritus $165 $200
Non-Member $275 $315
Virtual Registration Rates
WLA Member $50
WLA Student/Friend/Trustee/Retired/Unemployed/Emeritus $25
Non-Member $65

Optional Conference Events

2021 WLA Fund the Future 5k Run/Walk or Yoga $35

CANCELLATION POLICY: By selecting 'Invoice Me' after completing your registration, you are bound by WLA’s cancellation terms and agree to pay the amount of the invoice. Cancellations must be sent 30 days before the conference begins to [email protected].

General Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 30
8:00 am–5:00 pm Registration desk open
8:30 am–12:30 pm Preconference Workshops I
12:30–2:00 pm Lunch on your own
2:00–5:00 pm Preconference Workshops II
7:00–9:00 pm Meet & Greet Reception
Friday, October 1
7:00 am–5:00 pm Registration desk open
All day Spotlight on Success
8:30–9:45 am Opening Keynote & Breakfast
10:00–10:45 am Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
11:00–12:15 am Morning Sessions I
10:00 am–6:00 pm Exhibit Hall open
12:30–2:00 pm Afternoon Keynote & Lunch
2:15–3:00 pm Afternoon Sessions I
3:00–3:30 pm Exhibits & break with raffle
3:30–4:45 pm Afternoon Sessions II
5:00–6:00 pm Unconference/Debrief
5:30–8:15 pm Dinner on own
8:15–9:00 pm Night Track Sessions I
9:15–10:00 pm Night Track Sessions II
Saturday, October 2
7:00 am 7th Annual WLA Scholarship Fund Run
7:30 am–5:00 pm Registration desk open
All day Spotlight on Success
8:00–9:45 am ScLD/CAYAS Author Breakfast
9:00 am–4:00 pm Exhibit Hall open
10:00–10:45 am Morning Sessions I
10:45–11:15 am Exhibits & break
11:15 am–12:30 pm Morning Sessions II
12:45–2:00 pm WLA Awards Lunch & Business Meeting
2:15–3:00 pm Afternoon Sessions I
3:00–3:45 pm Exhibits Grand Finale
3:45–5:00 pm Afternoon Sessions II
5:15–5:45 pm Unconference/Debrief
6:00–8:00 pm Evening Keynote & Dinner
8:00–9:00 pm LibraryCon
9:00–11:00 pm President's Reception
All times are subject to change.