Presentation Opportunities at the TLA Annual Conference

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Along with general sessions and individual programs, many unique activities and opportunities exist at a TLA Annual Conference. Here are a few that might appeal to you as both a presenter and attendee.

Programs & Happenings


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Cosplay Fashion Show and Contest

With great anticipation, TLA is excited to announced it’s first ever Cosplay Fashion Show and Contest.  The Cosplay Fashion Show will be the piece de resistance of Comic Book Day on Wed 17th from 4:00-5:00 in the exhibitor hall.  Be prepared to have your imagination run wild when characters and designs come to life.  All comic related programs are welcome to have cosplay attendees throughout the day.  Want to be a participant in the Cosplay Fashion show, please fill out our form by March 31, 2019.

*Please note, weapon replicas will not be allowed at conference or in the exhibit hall. 



Collaboration Space

Have you identified a hot topic, innovative concept, or knowledgeable individual that will prompt great group discussions? Send us your proposal to host a 60 minute facilitated  small group discussion around a table about topics relevant to libraries or librarians.


Innovation Lab 2019 

Share your maker programs and ideas. The exhibition will be open each day of conference, April 16-17, 2019. 

Contributed Papers

TLA is bringing back Contributed Papers, a session which allows TLA members a forum to present their current research. 


Great Ideas Lightning Talks & Posters 

Have you been doing something unique and innovative in your library? Share your great ideas in the fast format of a lightning talk, combined with a poster session. Great Ideas Lighting Talks are 5 minute sessions that engage the audience and feature new or innovative ideas. You'll also be able to set up a poster or interactive display - if you spark an idea with your presentation, you'll be available to answer questions afterward. 



Created on Sep 22, 2016 | Last updated September 26, 2018