ALA Annual Conference

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The American Library Association Annual Conference (known usually as just "Annual") is the largest librarian conference in the world. It is held each June in a large city in North America. Conferences feature multiple pre-conferences, extensive vendor displays, and many concurrent sessions, programs, and meetings.

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[edit] Sites

Common locations include Chicago (the site of ALA headquarters), Philadelphia, and Orlando. The Orlando site has drawn criticism.[1] In 2003 the conference was held outside the United States, in Toronto, but the event was overshadowed by fears over a mild SARS outbreak at the time.

The 2006 conference was held in New Orleans. There was damage to the area from Hurricane Katrina, but the ALA announced plans to go ahead with the location as scheduled.[2]

[edit] Past locations

  • Chicago, IL: June 27 – July 2, 2013
  • Anaheim, CA: June 21–26, 2012
  • New Orleans, LA: June 23–28, 2011
  • Washington, D.C, June 24–29, 2010
  • Chicago, IL, July 9–15, 2009
  • Anaheim, CA, June 26 – July 2, 2008
  • Washington, DC, June 21–27, 2007
  • New Orleans, LA, June 22–28, 2006
  • Chicago, IL, June 23–29, 2005
  • Orlando, FL, June 25–30, 2004
  • Toronto, Canada, June 10–24, 2003
  • Atlanta, GA, June 13–19, 2002
  • San Francisco, CA, June 14–20, 2001
  • Chicago, IL, July 6–12, 2000

[edit] Future locations

  • Las Vegas, NV: June 26 – July 1, 2014
  • San Francisco, CA: June 25–30, 2015
  • Orlando, FL: June 23–28, 2016
  • Chicago, IL: June 22–27, 2017
  • New Orleans, LA: June 21–26, 2018
  • DC: June 20–25, 2019
  • Chicago, IL: June 25–28, 2020
  • San Francisco, CA: June 24–29, 2021

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