Chicago, You’re My Kind of Town

I'm Tweeting @ ALA2013The American Library Association‘s Annual Conference and Exhibition¬†heads back to Chicago, IL this year. I love Chicago, and I look forward to the years when the annual conference or midwinter meeting are in Chicago. There are many great programs, meetings, and presentations, and I had a hard time deciding between a plethora of choices. I hope to get in some exhibit hall time and meetups with friends and colleagues from around the country and the world.

I always strive to blog on programs and meetings I have attended during the conference, but often fall short. I’m trying to make a more concerted effort this year. I’ll also be live tweeting throughout the conference using the hashtag #ala2013. My schedule is listed below.

Friday June 28

Annual Unconference
09:00am – 12:00pm
McCormick Place Convention Center – S104a

Emerging Leaders Poster Session and Reception
03:00pm – 04:00pm
McCormick Place Convention Center – S405

Opening General Session featuring Steven D. Levitt
04:00pm – 05:15pm
McCormick Place Convention Center – Behind Registration, Hall B1

IFRT 40th Anniversary Reception
07:30pm – 10:00pm
Offsite Location – Chicago Cultural Ctr., 78 E. Washington

Saturday June 29

Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Jaron Lanier
08:30am – 09:30am
McCormick Place Convention Center – S100a

Leaders Wanted / LIS Doctoral Program Options Fair: Cultivating Diversity in LIS Education
10:30am – 12:00pm
McCormick Place Convention Center – Hall A, Meeting Room D

ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session
03:00pm – 04:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center – S100c

ALA Membership Meeting
04:30pm – 05:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center – S100c

ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair & Parade of Bookmobiles
03:00pm – 05:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center – Hall A1, Special Events Area

8th ALA Annual 2013 Newbie & Veteran Librarian Tweet-up
07:30pm – 09:30pm
Offsite Location – Elephant & Castle 185 N. Wabash Ave, Chicago

ALA2013 After Hours Party
09:00pm – 02:00am
Offsite Location – Blue Frog’s Local 22, 22 E. Hubbard St, Chicago

Sunday June 30

ALA Council I
08:30am – 11:00am
McCormick Place Convention Center – S100c

ALA President’s Program
03:30pm – 05:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center – S100a

ALA Award/President’s Reception
05:30pm – 07:00pm
McCormick Place Convention Center – S100/Grand Ballroom Lobby

GLBTRT Social
06:00pm – 08:00pm
Offsite Location РAnn Sather, 909 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

ALA Council Forum I
08:30pm – 10:00pm
Hilton Chicago – Astoria Room

Monday July 1

ALA Council II
08:30am – 11:30am
McCormick Place Convention Center – S100c

Book on Fire: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Fahrenheit 451
01:00pm – 02:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center – S401

Conversation Starters: Altmetrics, the Decoupled Journal, and the future of scholarly publishing
04:00pm – 04:45pm
McCormick Place Convention Center – S102d

Chicago Showdown: ALA Battledecks IV
05:30pm – 07:00pm
McCormick Place Convention Center – N229

ALA Council Forum II
08:30pm – 10:00pm
Hilton Chicago – Astoria Room

Que(e)ry@ALA : Leather Bound : A dance party for queer librarians and those who love them
09:00pm – 12:00am
Offsite Location – Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago

Tuesday July 2

ALA Council III
07:45am – 09:15am
McCormick Place Convention Center – S100c

Inaugural Brunch
11:15am – 01:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center – S105