2018 FLA Conference Highlights

"Don't be content to do your work the same way it has been done in the past.  It does not matter who you are or what you do in the library, bring your idea forward.  Share your passion and use your superpower to enrich and improve the lives of the people in your community.  The time is now to Unleash Your Super power!" ~ Robin Shader, FLA President

The 2018 FLA Annual Conference embarks on a journey to hone your skills and inspire new ideas!  Join us on May 23rd-25th at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida for this professional and educational experience that is sure to help you discover your own super powers!

Online registration is now closed.  If you would like to attend the 2018 FLA Annual Conference, you can register onsite.

Featured Performer

 Bug Songs

Phone: 814-431-1976

Email: tom.bugsongs@gmail.com


  Program Highlights

  • Opening Session Keynote Speaker: Brett Culp
Brett Culp is an acclaimed filmmaker whose work has inspired audiences around the world.  He is the personal cinematographer for Hollywood stars, music icons, beloved authors, hall of fame athletes, and royal families.  From tales of everyday superheroes to the stories of children in the villages of Haiti, Brett uncovers and captures powerful human experiences through his heart-warming movies.  Brett has been featured in USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, WIRED, The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix, and many more.  Rather than thinking as a traditional filmmaker, his projects are collaborative efforts, pulling diverse groups of people into dialogue and ultimately leading to greater impact.  Brett is the co-founder of The Rising Heroes Project, a not-for-profit that supports charitable organizations and empowers community leaders.  His weekly podcast Being an Everyday Hero shares inspiration for making a positive impact in every part of your life.  Click here for for full bio information

  • WiFi Provided in meeting space
  • Upgrades in cell phone service and Internet bandwidth for a faster, more reliable connection
  • Over 60 breakout sessions covering the following areas of interest: Advocacy, Professional & Personal Development, Technology, Information Literacy and many more!
  • NEW!! Conference Buddy Program click here for more details
  • Connecting with new and old friends while dining on delicious cuisine from the Caribe Royale
  • Philanthropy Projects
  • Silent Auction/Wine Toss to support FLA Scholarships
  • President's Reception
  • Poster Sessions, Lightning Rounds and Tech Zone
  • Performers Showcase
  • Networking with library vendors at our Exhibit Tradeshow in conjunction with refreshment breaks and our opening reception
  • Friends' Day Enjoy lunch with library friends from all over the state
  • FSU & USF Alumni Receptions
  • Lots of local restuarants to enjoy
  • Closing Session Keynote Speaker
Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the Tradd Street series, The Night the Lights Went OutFlight PatternsThe Sound of GlassA Long Time Gone, and The Time Between. She is the coauthor of The Forgotton Room with New York Times bestselling authors Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig. She grew up in London but now lives with her husband and two children near Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Other conference extras!