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TLA 2021 FAQs

Recording of October 13 TLA Townhall on TLA 2021

We are continuously updating these FAQs. Have a question to add to the FAQs? Submit it here.

Is there a membership + conference combo package?

Yes! For just $225 you can join TLA and register for TLA 2021! This great deal is only available online until January 15, 2021. Memberships are valid through December 31, 2021. Look for the TLA 2021/Membership package option on the online membership form when you join or renew. You may purchase this package with a PO. Please contact Angelica Massengill via email for more information.

Can I pay with a purchase order (P.O.)?

TLA is accepting POs for conference registration this year. Please send your PO and a completed registration form for each person included on the PO to Angelica Massengill via email or mail to her attention at TLA, 3355 Bee Cave Rd. Ste. 401, Austin, TX 78746.

Where can I find the schedule?

You can find a preliminary schedule-at-a-glance here.

What are the registration rates?

Member Rates

Early bird (now through January 15) – $69

Regular (January 16 – March 26) – $89

Late (March 27 – April 16) – $99


Early bird (now through January 15) – $89

Regular (January 16 – March 26) – $109

Late (March 27 – April 16) – $129

What are the dates of the TLA 2021 conference?

The virtual conference will take place from April 22-24 (the original conference was scheduled from April 20-23.)

Will the sessions be available on demand after April 24?

Yes, registered attendees will be able to access all of the sessions through June 22.

Will CPE credits be available for sessions?

Yes, the majority of sessions offered at TLA 2021 will carry CE credits.

Why was the decision made to make the conference fully virtual?

A: Because of the complexity and scope of an in-person TLA Annual Conference, we cannot delay planning for months in the hope that our country’s public-health situation will improve to the point that it is safe and reasonable to conduct an in-person event that typically draws 6,000 people or more.

By making this decision now (September 2020), we will have time to develop a new, more-interactive virtual event offered on a top-of-the-line event platform, ensuring that we are able to provide outstanding programs of value to all types of libraries and librarians. We’re excited to present you with the best possible virtual experience!  Read the full statement here.

What if I transferred my TLA 2020 conference fee to 2021? Will I be reimbursed for the price difference?

Yes. TLA is contacting all of those who requested to transfer to TLA 2021. You will receive an email confirming who the check should be made out to and where it should be mailed. Our goal is to mail all refunds by November 15.

What if I have already booked my hotel?

If you made your hotel reservation for TLA 2021: San Antonio through OnPeak, your reservation was automatically cancelled, with no penalties. No further action is required from you at this time.

If you made your own hotel reservation outside of OnPeak, you will need to cancel it by contacting the hotel directly.

Will it look the same as TLA 2020 Virtual did? Are you using the same platform?

It will look BETTER. We will have a new virtual event platform, offering many opportunities that were not available with our previous platform.

How will TLA determine what programs already planned for TLA 2021 will be part of the virtual conference?

A special subcommittee of the 2021 Program Committee has reviewed all sessions for possible conversion to online format, with input from program planners. A detailed schedule will be available at a later date.

When will we know who the keynote speakers are?

We are working to confirm our General Sessions speakers as quickly as possible.