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2024 WLA Conference

Our 2024 Conference theme is We All Belong. Inspired by the newly adopted motto of our host city, "In Spokane, We All Belong," our theme will encourage attendees to consider what it means to belong in a community, a library, and a professional ecosystem. How can we ensure that our libraries are not just places to access information but also safe, inclusive, and accessible spaces for all? When the future feels uncertain, what can we do to ensure resilient communities and sustainable libraries while maintaining a culture of belonging? Our Conference Committee is approaching the planning process with the idea of belonging at every step of the way, and we hope to create an environment for you to build community, grow as professionals, and bring innovative ideas back to your libraries to show we all belong.


#WLA2024 will be held March 1 - 3, 2024, in Spokane, WA. at the Spokane Convention Center.

In-person conference registration on the WLA website is now closed. Onsite registration at the Spokane Convention Center will be available Friday, March 1-Saturday, March 2. Please note, however, that meal availability cannot be guaranteed with onsite registration.

You may still register online for virtual access that includes access to the app and virtual, pre-recorded sessions. Visit the Virtual Conference page to learn more.


Please note: Due to pandemic rescheduling and venue availability, WLA’s customary Preconference Workshops are scheduled as both a free Preconference on Thursday, Feb. 29, and as Postconference Workshops, which will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2024. Read the workshop descriptions here. If you have already submitted your conference registration and would like to add on workshops, you can register for workshops using the form below

Add Workshop(s) to my Registration


Don't forget to book your stay at our conference hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center. The booking deadline to receive the discounted rate is January 31, 2024, but availability of rooms at the conference rate is not guaranteed. We encourage you to book your room early.

Find more information about our conference hotel here.

Virtual Access

For attendees who can't make the trip this time, we will offer virtual access that includes access to the app, virtual sessions, and select livestreamed events. Check out the Virtual Schedule Program here!

Conference Highlights

  • Networking opportunities to facilitate make meaningful, lasting connections, including Dine-Arounds, receptions, the Table Topics Lunch, Divisional unconferences, meetups around shared interests and identities, and an app with an attendee social network.
  • 70+ sessions from experts and innovators in Academic, Public, School, and Special libraries across the state.
  • Virtual content available to all attendees to watch on demand through June 2024.
  • Postconference Workshops to give a deeper dive into the topics of equity and inclusion, celebrating the freedom to read, and more.
  • Extracurricular activities to get you out exploring Spokane with new friends.
  • User-friendly app to help you navigate the conference with ease, build your schedule, find new connections, participate in community discussions, enter challenges to win prizes, and so much more.
  • Closing session featuring a panel on belonging in libraries.
  • Four meals included in your registration, plus refreshment breaks and receptions.
  • Exhibit Hall packed full of library-related vendors offering giveaways, discounts, and exclusive opportunities to conference attendees.

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