2011 ILA Annual Conference Illinois Library Association

Oct. 18, - Oct. 20, 2011
Location: Stephens Convention Center Rosemont IL Rosemont, Illinois, Illinois

Featured Conference Speakers

ILA is delighted to announce that Paula Poundstone and Michael Cunningham will be among the featured speakers at this year's conference.

Emmy-award winning comedian Paula Poundstone will close the conference on Thursday, October 20. A strong supporter of libraries, Poundstone serves as national spokesperson for the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of American Library Association.

Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, will keynote the 2011 Illinois Authors Dinner on October 18. The Illinois Authors' Dinner is also an opportunity to honor our home-grown authors. Click here for more information on sponsoring an author at this year's dinner.

Be a part of the 2011 Annual Conference

Become actively involved in the conference by presenting a poster session or talk table on the ILA exhibit floor on Wednesday, October 19, or Thursday, October 20.

Poster sessions showcase successful research projects, display a grant, or present an innovative program from your library. Talk tables are informal one-hour discussions on pertinent topics, lead by a moderator. For more information or to submit your proposal, please download the talk table and poster session application forms.