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2024 WLA Conference

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

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.

Registration & Hotel

Early Bird registration opens December 13 at 12:00pm! Register early to save. Registration rates are available for individuals, both in-person and online. There are also in-person registration rates available for groups associated with a single organization.

Please note: Due to pandemic rescheduling and venue availability, WLA’s customary “pre-conference workshops” are scheduled as “post-conference workshops,” which will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2024. 

We look forward to welcoming our attendees for post-conferences and spending the weekend with you in beautiful Spokane!

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 back soon for more information!

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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 2023.
  • Preconference Workshops to give a deeper dive into the topics of accessibility, community-centered planning, serving Indigenous communities, and more.
  • Extracurricular activities to get you out exploring Wenatchee 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 book challenges.
  • 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.