2020 NYLA Annual Conference - Program Proposal Process

The process for generating the best possible content for the NYLA conference is a multi-step process that begins early.

Step One

An open call for program proposals is issued to the NYLA membership, and the library community at large.  Proposals are submitted via an online form.

2020 NYLA Conference Program Proposal Submission Form

The program proposal submission deadline is Friday, January 31, 2020.

Don't have a complete proposal in mind, but would like to suggest a topic of speaker?  Let us know!

Want to see what others have suggested?  Click HERE.

Looking for other ideas?  The suggestions received as part of the 2019 Conference Satisfaction Survey are available - Click HERE

Step Two

The program proposals, sorted by Conference Track, are presented to the NYLA Conference Curators Committee for review and scoring.
The scoring of the Curators will be used to determine which proposals will be advanced for presentation.

Step Three

The Conference Curators will meeting in earlyMarch to select the programs to be presented at the conference.
Once accepted for presentation, the curators will work with the presenters to develop, refine and adjust the proposals in relation to the feedback that was received during the voting process.

The Conference Curators will then be responsible for shepherding the program through the remainder of the planning process leading up to the 2020 Annual Conference.


Proposal Considerations

Feel free to visit the 2020 Program Proposal Submission Form prior to actually submitting your proposal.  There are a number of questions and details you will need to gather prior to hitting 'Submit Proposal'.

The conference program sessions are 75 minutes in duration, with the anticipation of 60 minutes of content, and 10 minutes of Q&A.

Feel free to submit program proposals that are not completely formulated - revisions to programs are built into the process.  That being said, once you submit the proposal, you will not be able to edit that proposal prior to the rankings.

Presenters for programs that are accepted for presentation receive free registration for the conference on the day on which they are presenting, exclusive of special event tickets.  Travel and lodging expenses are typically not covered, but can be negotiated on a case by case basis between the presenter and the sponsoring entity.

Proposals that have been submitted are available for viewing - Submitted 2020 Conference Program Proposals