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To accommodate those who would like some additional time, the Core Forum call for proposals deadline has been extended to Friday, March 24. Forum prioritizes networking opportunities and practical professional development. Join us in New Orleans, October 19-21, 2023!
We’re looking for presentations on hot topics and innovative content in the following areas:
- Access and equity
- Buildings and operations
- Leadership and management
- Metadata and collections
Complete this form to submit your proposal for a 60-minute session, poster, or preconference workshop.
The October 2023 Core Forum in New Orleans is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the diverse and interconnected library work of Core members. From October 19 to 21 (Thursday through Saturday), we’ll engage the collective expertise of presenters and participants, facilitating thought-provoking conversations over two days of presentations, table-top exhibits, and poster sessions. In addition, attendees will have opportunities to safely reconnect with colleagues during receptions, dine arounds, and in the uncommons space.
SESSION – Concurrent sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday. Presentations will be 45 minutes in length with 15 minutes for introduction and Q&A. Presenters are required to present in-person and register at the discounted presenter rate.
PRECONFERENCE – Half-day (3-4 hours) preconferences and tours (off-site venue) will be held on Thursday. Presenters are required to present in-person and a modest honorarium will be offered.
POSTER – The poster session offers the opportunity to share and promote work, research, and ideas across the Forum’s content areas identified in the bulleted list above. Print poster presentations will be available throughout the Forum, with special time reserved during the 2-day event for participants to ask questions and engage in chat conversation with the presenters.
Proposals will be evaluated on the following points:
- Relevance to the Forum’s program tracks and audience
- Opportunities for learning and applicability to current library trends
- Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
We encourage diversity in presenters from a wide range of background, libraries, and experiences. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities. We also strongly encourage submissions from public, school, and special libraries.
Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is evaluating/using the product or service.
Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available online following the event. Presenters will be able to register at a discounted rate and participate in the Forum as attendees.
The 2023 Forum will be held October 19-21, 2023, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, LA.
Registration will open in June. Check the Core Forum website for program announcements and join the list for ongoing Forum updates.
Ready to submit your proposal? Complete the Proposal Form before the March 24 deadline. To preview the 2023 Core Forum proposal questions before starting the form, please download the questions here.
Questions about submitting a proposal? The recording of our “All About Core Forum” webinar is available now. View the Zoom recording here.
For questions, contact the Forum Planning Chair or Core Staff:
Meggan Houlihan, Core Forum Planning Committee Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Click, Core Forum Planning Committee Co-Chair, email@example.com
Julie Reese, Core Interim Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Ferren, Core Interim Deputy Director of Leadership and Learning, email@example.com