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Schedule At-a-Glance

We are excited to bring the TLA 2022 conference in-person, to Fort Worth in April. TLA 2022 will feature special author events, lots of social networking with peers and experts, educational programming taught by your fellow librarians and leaders in the field, a vibrant exhibit hall, and many opportunities for you to learn, grow and enjoy time with one another.

For the full conference schedule, see the Winter Texas Library Journal/TLA 2022 Conference Program.

NOTE: All unit business, committee and unit executive board meetings will take place before the in-person conference, virtually.  This change will make leadership opportunities available and accessible to everyone and allow TLA to better plan for our return to an in-person conference in Fort Worth.

Day One | Monday, April 25

8:00am – 3:00pm       Preconferences (separate registration fees may be required)

12:15 – 3:45pm             Education Sessions (60 minutes each)

3:45 – 6:00pm             Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Welcome

4:00 – 5:00pm             TLA Council I

6:15 – 7:00pm              TLA After Hours Keynote

7:00 – 9:00pm              TLA After Hours events and programs

Day Two | Tuesday, April 26

8:15 – 9:45am               General Session I: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.

Dr. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist scholars. He is a National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight books.

10:00am – 12:15pm     Black Caucus Round Table Author Session

10:00am – 2:00pm      School Administrators Conference (invitation only)

10:00am – 5:00pm      Exhibits Open

10:00am – 12:3opm     Education Sessions (60 minutes each)

12:15 – 1:45pm              Opening Awards & Author Session

1:30 – 4:00pm              Education Sessions (60 minutes each)

6:00 – 8:00pm             Evening with the Authors

Day Three | Wednesday, April 27

8:00 – 9:00am              Leadership Symposium (ticketed meal function)

8:00 – 10:00am            Teacher Day @ TLA (invitation only)

8:00am – 4:00pm         Exhibits Open

8:30am – 12:30pm        Education Session (60 minutes each)

11:45am – 1:45pm          Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session

1:30 – 3:45pm                 Education Sessions (60 minutes each)

3:00 – 4:00pm               Exhibit Hall Closing –  Last Chance to Visit Exhibitors, Authors Area, Innovation Labs

4:15 – 5:30pm                General Session II

Day Four | Thursday, April 28

8:30 – 10:30am             Texas Youth Creators Award Ceremony

8:30 – 10:45am             Education Sessions (60 minutes)

11:00am – 12:00pm     General Session III

1:30 – 2:00pm              TLA Membership Meeting

2:15 – 3:15pm               TLA Council II

Schedule at a Glance

TLA will require proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test (administered within 72 hours of attendance) of all registered attendees; sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, TLA staff and speakers. TLA will utilize a free, simple, secure, and HIPAA-compliant third-party vendor to clear ALL conference participants in advance of the conference.