Have a question about the conference? We want to help!
2018 Important Dates:
March 1 – Call for Preconferences Opens
April 16 – Call for Papers Opens
April 27 – Call for Preconference Deadline
June 4 – Vendor Showcase Registration Opens
June 11 – Conference Early Bird Registration and Hotel Room Blocks Open
July 13 – Call for Papers Deadline
August 17 – Juried Product Development Forum Deadline
August 24 – Charleston Premier Deadline
August 31 – Up and Comer Nomination Deadline
September 14 – Fast Pitch Competition Proposal Deadline
September 14 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
October 12 – Regular Registration Deadline
October 26 – Online Registration Closes
Nov 5 – 6 – Preconferences
November 6 – Vendor Showcase
November 7 – 9: Main Conference
I have things to say! How can I become a presenter?
Submit your proposal through our 2018 Call for Papers form when it opens on April 16. The proposal deadline is Friday, July 13. The conference planning committee will review all proposals and will send out decisions by the end of August.
What types of conference sessions will there be?
I'm a publisher/vendor/consultant. How can I participate?
Help! I'm a first time attendee!
Do you have future conference dates planned?
The 2018 conference will be held November 5 – 9. Future dates through 2020 are on the books.
The Charleston Conference is the best opportunity to hear about new products and talk with vendors about the various issues and pressures that libraries are dealing with.Attendee
As a librarian new to collections, last year’s conference was certainly a wonderful learning opportunity for me! I am hoping to attend again next year.Attendee
I am always pleasantly surprised the the laid-back, friendly atmosphere at Charleston. It’s one of the few conferences I attend where most people seem excited to be there and to engage with their peers.Attendee