Call for 2021 Conference Session Proposals


The Florida Library Association is accepting proposals to present preconference and conference programs at the 2021 Annual Conference.

Date: Concurrent sessions, May 19-21, 2021
Location: Hilton Daytona, Florida

General Submission InformationThe deadline for submitting proposals is 11:59pm on Monday, November 2, 2020.  Proposals will not be accepted after this date.

Conference Theme: Lead Inclusively

FLA President Laura Spears has tasked its members “to undo the implicit biases in our profession that harm BIPOC library workers and to focus on serving our communities. To Lead Inclusively, we must look critically at our library spaces, services and resources, to better meet the needs of Black, Indigenous and People of Color and those within the LGBTQ+ communities.” When brainstorming content for your session, consider Laura’s call to action to Lead Inclusively, and make explicit the diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) characteristics in your work.

The conference planning committee encourages proposals that acknowledge the challenges posed this year by the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing awareness of the need to actively work toward racial justice within the library context. For instance, your proposal could describe your organization’s response to COVID-19 and also demonstrate how the DEIA principles guided your work.

Proposals will be reviewed and accepted based on inclusion of these elements.

For detailed information on presenting at the conference or to submit a proposal please use the link below.

Guidelines:Click here

Practice Form: Download here

Submission Form: Click Here