2018 TLA Annual Conference One for the Record Books!

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TLA 2018 order photosA record number of library professionals convened in Dallas April 3 – 6 for the 2018 TLA Annual Conference. With 7,385 people in attendance, TLA 2018 surpassed the past two years’ events, reflecting the vital library market and profession.

“This was the best TLA I've attended in quite some time. The programs were well vetted and appealed across the board to library professionals.”  

This year’s conference inspired the profession by assembling the best minds, and igniting a passion for community involvement and transformation. More than 462 education sessions and programs presented by 875 leaders, policy experts, authors and innovators from Texas and beyond  equipped participants for success. Twenty-six Hands-On Labs, 12 Innovation Labs in the Exhibit Hall, and approximately 30 maker table demonstrations put the latest gizmos, gadgets, apps, and useful tech tools in attendees’ hands.

“The sessions were excellent this year. I had no trouble finding sessions that addressed needs I have right now in my library. My only problem was picking which session to attend out of many.”

457 exhibitors filled a 150,000 square- foot Exhibit Hall showcasing a huge array of products and services for all types of libraries – school, public, academic and special. And it’s not a TLA conference without a fantastic line up of authors and illustrators; this year more than 200 signed in 13 aisles in the Authors Area, as well as in exhibit booths throughout the hall.

 “There was such a variety of presentations, great technology and exhibits, and so many opportunities for engagement at TLA this year.”

Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and exhibitors for making the 2018 TLA Annual Conference an outstanding success! We’ll see you next year in Austin for TLA 2019, April 15 – 18.

Created on Apr 20, 2018 | Last updated April 20, 2018