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Call for Poster Sessions Deadline
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Category: Annual Conference

Call for Poster Session Proposals

FLA Annual Conference, May 15-May 17, 2019

*****DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION EXTENDED: Saturday, December 15th, 2018, 11:59 p.m. *****

The FLA Continuing Education committee invites proposals for posters for exhibition during the FLA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. To learn more about the conference, please go to the conference page:

We encourage Poster Proposals to be related to the program theme "Don’t Gamble with the Facts, Bet on Your Library”.  The 2019 theme was announced at the 2018 FLA Conference by President Sarah Hammill. For more information on the conference theme, please click to view the President’s Message.

Posters offer a unique avenue to share innovative services and ideas.  Posters illustrate some of the many ways that Florida libraries are taking chances, trying new opportunities, and having fun.

Poster proposals will be accepted from Monday, September 24, 2018 through Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Each presenter will have access to a poster display board and a table on which handouts and other materials can be placed. Access to electrical outlets and Internet will not be available, so please plan accordingly. Please use the following link to read more about the poster sessions, including presentation times and locations, view examples of past posters, and for access the online submission form please click here.

Poster proposals should:

  • Be well written, clear, and organized
  • Be original, timely, and relevant to the conference theme
  • Contribute to the advancement of Florida librarianship
  • Develop ideas, offer significant conclusions, and provide useful and practical findings
  • Appeal to and engage the audience, offering opportunities for discussion and interaction
  • Provide a good visual description of the project
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Friday, November 9th, 2018, 11:59 p.m. 

Review of submissions will begin immediately after the deadline for submission.  Acceptance letters will be sent out by the middle of December 2018. All poster session presenters must register for the conference (either the full conference or for the day of their session). Registration will open in January and presenters are encouraged to meet the deadline for early registration, which offers a significant discount.  Poster proposals submitted by vendors will not be considered. 

Questions? Please contact Athanasia Fitos, Vice Chair, FLA Continuing Education Committee, via email ([email protected]) or phone (305-638-6086).