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64th biennial conference, October 18-22, 2021

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The 64th Biennial Conference will be held October 18-22, 2021, hosted jointly by NCLA and SELA (Southeastern Library Association). The theme is “S.E.E. the Future: Support. Educate. Empower.”

Conference presentations will be available virtually as either pre-recorded or live sessions.We also plan to host some in-person events at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem on Thursday, Oct 21 and Friday, Oct 22.

If you are able to attend in-person, help make our conference even better by volunteering!


Are you presenting at this year's conference? Make sure to read this important information for NCLA/SELA 2021 Conference Presenters

Are you presenting a virtual poster at this year's conference? Make sure to read the Poster Presentation Guidelines

Need to register a group? Group registration help available here or use the Contact Us form.

Conference Rates

Full Conference - $80 for NCLA or SELA members; $100 for non-members; $25 for students

Preconference - (live, not recorded) - $10 per preconference session

Recorded sessions - $40 (only for those unable to attend the full conference; access will be given after the conference) 

Full conference registrants may attend in-person events at no extra charge. Full conference registrants will also be given access to the recorded sessions.

Important Dates: 

  • February 15, 2021: CFP opens 

  • March 15, 2021: Poster proposals open

  • April 16, 2021: CFP closes; Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the Programs Committee (see criteria below)

  • May 14-19, 2021: Acceptance emails sent for presentations

  • June 15, 2021: Poster proposals close

  • July 1, 2021: Conference registration opens

  • July 12-16, 2021: Acceptance emails sent for posters

  • July 16, 2021: Scholarship applications close
  • August/September 2021: Schedule times for pre-recording sessions or for rehearsing live sessions; solicit volunteer moderators 

  • September/early October: Pre-record sessions and host rehearsal sessions; assign moderators as needed

  • October 18-22, 2021: NCLA/SELA Conference 

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