Conversation Starters and Ignite Sessions

The submission process for Conversation Starters and Ignite Sessions is now closed--but through March 31, 2014, you can vote for the sessions you want to hear at the Annual Conference.

Vote now for the Conversation Starters you want to hear.

Vote now for the Ignite sessions you want to hear.

The one-hour Conversation Starters consist of a lecture, panel, or discussion format. Conversation Starter sessions will take place throughout the day on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

The Ignite Sessions are 5-minute presentations accompanied by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. There will be six Ignite sessions each day from 11:45 am - 12:15 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. You can learn more about Ignite events on Wikipedia.

The meeting room for both types of sessions will be set in round tables and equipped with a projector, a screen, a wireless internet connection, and a microphone in the convention center. Your colleagues provide the great content.

The proposals go through a public voting process that will be weighted for 30% of the selection process (staff votes will account for another 30%, while the remaining 40% will be decided by an advisory group of ALA members).

The submission form closed at the end of the day on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. We'll send out notifications of acceptance in early April after the voting is over.

Please don't hesitate to use the Contact Us form if you have any questions about the process.  

See what other types of proposals you can submit for Annual