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Celebrate Differences, Empower Voices

Registration is open!

TLA 2021 features more than 200 educational sessions and many amazing LIVE speakers, including Isabel Wilkerson, Linda Sue Park, Gary Paulsen, Attica Locke and more.

Check out the schedule at-a-glance and register today.

The TLA 2021 Conference aims to inspire equity and provide all attendees with information and tools to enable you to confidently move your library beyond its barriers, open your community beyond its boundaries, and acknowledge your discomfort.

A surprise in the mail!

Everyone who is registered for the TLA 2021 Annual Conference by Feb. 28 will be eligible to receive one of 500 small surprise gifts. Recipients will be chosen randomly and will receive their gift in the mail the week of April 12. Make sure to register for #txla21 by Feb. 28!

Download the TLA 2021 Conference Program

We challenge and invite…

Conference Attendees to Celebrate Differences by:

  1. Attending a program or event that’s outside your comfort zone
  2. Seeking common ground with others in order to bridge differences
  3. Assessing and challenging your ideas about diversity, equity, and inclusion
  4. Acknowledging your own biases and openness to change
  5. Considering the impact of your words and actions, regardless of intent

Program Planners to Empower Voices by:

  1. Identifying speakers with different backgrounds and experiences from those with which your group commonly identifies
  2. Collaborating with units you haven’t collaborated with previously
  3. Reducing financial and physical barriers to make programming more equitable
  4. Using inclusive language during programs and in written communication
  5. Reaching an audience your unit hasn’t previously reached

We’re going virtual!

TLA 2021 Annual Conference (originally scheduled for April 20-23 in San Antonio) will be a fully virtual event held April 22 – 24.

Questions? Visit our TLA 2021 FAQ page.


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