2019 OLA-WLA Conference Program Proposal Form
Thank you for your interest in proposing a program for the 2019 OLA-WLA Conference, to be held April 17th - 20th at the Vancouver Hilton in Vancouver, WA. Programs at the conference are educational sessions on topics relevant to the library profession. With your contribution, we hope to build a slate of content that is engaging, informative, diverse, and inspiring! This year’s conference theme is "Charting the Unknown Together" (see conference website www.wla.org/2019-ola-wla-conference-home for more details). Submissions are open to anyone, regardless of membership status. Please complete this form and submit no later than 12:00PM, October 29, 2018. All submissions will be notified of proposal status by November 19, 2018.

General submission information:
-Be aware that it is unlikely every proposal will be accepted. Strong proposals covering similar topics may be requested to combine into one program to provide varying perspectives on the topic and to ensure that we have room on the schedule for diverse offerings. Program Coordinators will make every effort to suggest alternative opportunities as appropriate (such as panel discussions, lightning talks, poster sessions, etc.) to allow for as much engagement and collaboration as possible at the conference.

-Refer to "Tips for a Great Program Proposal" (on the conference website and here: https://wala.memberclicks.net/assets/2019-OLA-WLA-Conference/OLA-WLA_tips.pdf) for recommendations on creating a successful proposal.

If you have questions about this process or other conference program matters, contact the Conference Committee Program Coordinators at info@wla.org.

**You must enter your email address below in order to receive a copy of your submission.**

Email address *
Primary Contact
Program Contact Name *
Enter the first and last name of the ONE lead person who will serve as Program Contact for this proposal. The Program Committee will communicate directly with this person and this person will be responsible for sharing any communication with other presenters or sponsors.
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Program Contact Email *
Enter the preferred email address for the Program Contact
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Program Contact Phone *
Enter the preferred phone number for the Program Contact (format: 123-456-7890)
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Are you currently a member of OLA or WLA? *
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Conference Program Information
Program Title *
Enter a short, specific title that indicates the nature of the presentation. The title of your session should be eye-catching and informative. This is the title attendees will see both on the conference website and in the printed program.
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Program Description *
In 100 words or less, provide your program's description in narrative format. Like the program title, the description should be concise and grab the attention of your intended audience. Focus on the most interesting aspects and convey why your session will make conference attendance worthwhile. This description will be used on the conference website and in the printed program, and may be edited for fit and clarity.
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Program Outcomes *
Please succinctly list 1-3 specific learning outcomes. What are the takeaways and how will the program enhance attendees' professional lives?
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Target Audience *
Select who will most benefit from attending this program. Keep in mind that attendees are employed in urban, suburban, and rural areas. They work at public, private, school, and special libraries; further, in addition to library workers, they may be administrators, trustees, educators, nonprofit leaders, students, and retirees. Check as many as apply, but try limiting to no more than four.
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Program Length *
While preferred session lengths cannot be guaranteed, every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Note that preconferences will be scheduled on Wednesday, April 17, and conference sessions will be scheduled on April 18, 19, or 20.
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Program Format *
From the choices below, select those that best describe your program's format and attendee participation components.
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Additional Comments
If necessary, provide any clarification or additional information, such as special requirements regarding presenters, scheduling requests, or meeting room space.
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Sponsorship and Financial Support
PLEASE READ BEFORE COMPLETING THIS SECTION. Presenters are encouraged to seek support from their employers to cover the costs of conference participation, or to request sponsorship from an OLA or WLA Division/Unit, Section, or other library advocate or support group. Programs that rely upon and arrange for financial support are the norm, so submitters are urged to secure their own funding through an internal group or other sponsorship. However, if unable to find a sponsor, the conference committee will attempt to help program organizers get matched up with potential funders.
OLA-WLA Internal Sponsor(s)
If applicable, state the OLA or WLA internal group sponsor for this program. Sponsorship is defined as verbally agreed-upon support from the chair of a particular internal group for a specific program proposal PRIOR to its submission. Such support may be financial, logistical, or through content/speaker contributions. OLA units may be found here: www.olaweb.org/ola-units. WLA Divisions may be found here: https://www.wla.org/divisions. WLA Sections may be found here: https://www.wla.org/sections.
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Presenter Honorarium
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Presenter Travel and Lodging
Estimate travel costs and/or number of nights' lodging required. Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of each presenter.
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Other Expenses
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Total Expenses
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Provide any clarification of anticipated expenses
For example, if the anticipated expenses are divided between more than one presenter, let us know how that breaks down.
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Program Presenter(s)
The Primary Contact named above is responsible for being the liaison between program presenter(s) and Conference Planners. If this proposal is accepted, the Conference Planners will assist the Primary Contact with program coordination prior to and during the event. Please note that regarding conference attendance, registration fees are waived only for presenters who will be attending solely to present their own program and will NOT be attending any other portion of the conference. Please provide COMPLETE contact information for each presenter. In most cases, we recommend having no more than four presenters. If you need to enter more presenters, please use the last Notes/Comments field.
Presenter #1
Name *
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Title *
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Organization/Employer *
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Phone *
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Email *
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Social Media Contact (optional)
If desired, enter the speaker’s Twitter or Instagram handle. This may be shared publicly as part of conference promotion.
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Presenter #2
Name
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Title
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Organization/Employer
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Phone
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Email
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Social Media Contact (optional)
If desired, enter the speaker’s Twitter or Instagram handle. This may be shared publicly as part of conference promotion.
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Presenter #3
Name
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Title
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Organization/Employer
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Phone
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Email
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Social Media Contact (optional)
If desired, enter the speaker’s Twitter or Instagram handle. This may be shared publicly as part of conference promotion.
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Presenter #4
Name
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Title
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Organization/Employer
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Phone
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Social Media Contact (optional)
If desired, enter the speaker’s Twitter or Instagram handle. This may be shared publicly as part of conference promotion.
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Notes/Comments
If necessary, provide any further clarifications or additional presenters here.
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Upon submission, you will be emailed a copy of your proposal. Thank you for your proposal and we look forward to seeing you at the 2019 OLA-WLA Conference!
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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