ILA Conference

Join Us for the 2018 Annual Conference
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 October 3 - 5, 2018
Cedar Rapids Doubletree
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
 Register by September 21 to receive the Early Bird rates.

Plan to Arrive for the 2018 Conference on Wednesday Afternoon
Be sure to arrive to the conference in time to attend the Grand Opening of Exhibits on Wednesday from 3 – 6 p.m. Visit with exhibitors and meet eastern Iowa authors during the Author Fair. Each attendee will receive one free drink ticket and a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be served. There will be an exhibit hall scavenger hunt for attendees with a chance to win a Visa cash card. Don’t miss this event to kick off the conference!

Our exhibitors play an important role in the success of our conference.  We encourage everyone to make time to visit with them and learn about their products and services.  The Exhibit Hall will also be open Thursday from 7:30 – 11:45 a.m. and 1 – 5 p.m.

Participate in One of Two Events on Thursday Night at the Conference
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Choose from one of two events on Thursday night at this year’s conference. Trivia Night returns and a new Speed Mentoring event will be held. Pre-registration is required to participate in either of these events. Registration includes dinner and costs $33.

Trivia Night
Pit your wits against fellow librarians! Dan Wardell is returning as the emcee.  Teams of eight will compete for prizes and bragging rights in this friendly competition.  To reserve a table for your team, send an email to Nancy Medema ( with a list of team players; you will be the contact for any further information. If you don’t have a team, don’t worry! You will be grouped with others looking for a team.

Mulligans (free answers) will again be available for purchase at $10 for 10 (limit 10 per team). Double Downs, which double your score for that round, will also be available for purchase at $5 for one (limit one per team). Bring some spending cash as these are great ways to increase your score! Proceeds will go to the San Francisco Oller Library, ILA’s adopted library in Puerto Rico.

Speed Mentoring
Looking to meet other librarians and support staff, exchange ideas, and build a network of people you can reach out to when you have a difficult situation?  Participate in Speed Mentoring.  Dr. Michele Leininger will facilitate a fast-paced networking opportunity to share your needs and find like-minded individuals.

 Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors
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Grand Opening of Exhibits Sponsor
Keynote Speakers Sponsor