Deadline: August 12


The WLA Programming Committee is now accepting proposals for the 2021 WLA annual conference! The conference will be held in Green Bay from November 16-19 at the KI Convention Center. The Conference already boasts a fantastic lineup of keynote speakers, including Sarah Vowell, Nigel Poor, and Felton Thomas, Jr. Now we invite you to share your expertise and experiences with your colleagues this November.

Over the past year, libraries have dealt with unprecedented challenges and have risen to meet these issues with kindness, perseverance, and creative solutions. Come share your story at the WLA Conference and join trustees, academics, public librarians, special librarians, paraprofessionals and more as we grow together as a profession.

This year’s theme is Back on Track. Use the tracks and hot topics listed below to help shape your proposal. Your proposal does NOT have to line up with a particular track or hot topic. These are suggestions for what the Wisconsin library community wants to learn more about.

Tracks this year include:

  • Academic
  • Archives/Local History
  • COVID Responses
  • Leadership/Library Management
  • Wellness
  • Programming/Community Engagement
  • Social Justice/Issues and Advocacy
  • Technology and Digital Services
  • Youth and School Librarians
  • Support Staff
  • Small Libraries


Hot Topics we are looking for:

  • Data and Analytics
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Managing E-Resources
  • Funding and Support
  • Digitization
  • Staff training
  • Self-care
  • Privacy
  • Accessing Government Data
  • Collaboration
  • Community Outreach
  • Customer Service
  • Navigating a Pandemic and Post-Pandemic World



Deadline: August 12

Please feel free to contact us with questions.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing your proposals!