ALA Division Presidents' Programs, Chair Programs, and other Featured Speakers

An additional opportunity to be inspired by thought leaders in programs hosted by ALA divisions, their Presidents, and ALA offices.

Symposium on the Future of Libraries

Included in your 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits full registration, three days exploring the many futures for academic, public, school and special libraries (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) of the Midwinter Meeting. 

Pre-Midwinter Institutes

Check out the wide range of institutes offered by ALA divisions, offices, and round tables for conveniently timed, and in-depth professional development on key and current topics.

News You Can Use: Updates and Implications

Experts offer the latest updates on policy, research, statistics, technology, and more in these sessions, based on new research, surveys, reports, legislation/regulation, projects, beta trials, focus groups, and other data. Update providers include ALA divisions and offices, the ALA Digital Content Working Group, and a wide range of other organizations.

ALA Masters Series

Grab your lunch and join innovative library leaders as they discuss transformative projects in this noon-time series.

Discussion Groups

The Midwinter Meeting features more than 200 discussion groups—loosely organized sessions on broad and timely topics, each sponsored by an ALA division, round table, or office. These generally highly interactive sessions may, or may not have a speaker and are more open discussions than informational.

Committee Meetings

Committee meetings are held during the Midwinter Meeting to secure the business of the association. Some meetings will be listed as "Closed" when they are discussing private information, but most are open to any attendee and are often a good way to learn about the business of ALA, and its divisions.