2019 WLA Conference

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October 8-11, 2019
Kalahari Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965


We are excited to welcome you to the 2019 Wisconsin Library Association Conference, Celebrating Every Story. As you read this, conference committee members are working hard to finalize details to create the very best possible experience for you, from amazing major speakers, to terrific programs by our library colleagues from across the state, to fun social events.

New this year:

♦ a conference app
♦ Conference Connectors that will allow less experienced conference attendees to get paired up with seasoned conference veterans
♦ Spotlight on Services: displaying images of inclusive services in libraries.
♦ Poster Session
♦ interactive areas in the exhibit hall

Our venue, the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, is getting ready to host us—some of our events will be held in a brand-new area. We’ll have plenty of space for learning, networking and celebrating with each other. Please check out the WLA Board Statement on the Kalahari, as well as the FAQ about Cultural Appropriation to answer some questions and concerns about the venue. 

Resource List about First Nations (Wisconsin and Beyond): Inform yourself about First Nations in Wisconsin and beyond by checking this resource list, created with the assistance of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Tribal Museums and Libraries Student Group. (The above link takes you to the webpage or download the PDF.)

We want to hear your stories and celebrate them, so we truly hope you will join us at the conference, October 8-11. All of this will be even better with you there!

Leah Langby (2019 WLA Conference Chair) and the 2019 WLA Conference Committee