Meeting/Event Information



2014 Connecticut Library Association Conference
Building Community - In Our Towns, Our State, and Our Profession
Crowne Plaza Hartford - Cromwell
100 Berlin Rd.
Cromwell, CT 06416


The 123rd Annual Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell, CT on April 28th and 29th, 2014.

We have two exciting keynote speakers this year.  Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of The Googlization of Everything – and Why We Should Worry and The Anarchist in the Library will be kicking the Conference off on Monday.  Renee Hobbs, from the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island will speaking on Tuesday.

Conference Registration is open! How to Register
- Registration is now open. CLA Members should log in with their username and password to receive conference member rates.  We accept Visa, Mastercard, or check as payment. If paying by check, please be advised that your registration will not be completed until payment is received. All payments must be received no less than 3 business days before the conference. Payments for “Early Bird” registrations MUST be received by the early rate deadline of 4/1 in order to qualify for the lower rate. You will be notified via email when your check is received and your registration is processed.

Plan your Day Before you begin the registration process, you will need to decide which workshops, or sessions, you will attend at the conference. It's a good idea to print out, or have available, the program descriptions (located as a PDF at the top of this page) during registration.

Other Important Info  Hotel Reservation information is available from within the Registration Form.

If you have a disability and require an accommodation in order to participate in a program, please contact the CLA office (860-346-2444) or cla [at] ctlibrarians [dot] org by April 11, 2014

Visit the Exhibits
We have a full house of vendor exhibitor tables at this year's conference.  Full listing here.

Conference Registration Rates & Information
Lunch is included in the registration rate.

One & Two-Day Rates, including registration at the door:
CLA member: $140 (one day) / $250 (two days) 
Students, Unemployed, or Retired*: $75 (one day) / $135  (two days)
Non-Member: $175 (one day) / $330 (two days)

* Students, Unemployed, or Retired must be CLA members to register at the reduced rate.This rate also requires a 2-hour volunteer committment per day.

Hotel Conference Room Rate
The conference room rate is $109/night. You can call the Crowne Plaza's reservation line at 860-635-2000 and mention the group name or you can use the Hotel Reservation Link.

Directions & Parking
The Crowne Plaza Hotel is at 100 Berlin Road, in Cromwell, Connecticut  and just off exit 21 on I-91. Map and more detailed directions are available on their online map. All CLA Conference attendees can park for FREE in hotel parking lots.

Other Information
The 2014 Conference Committee Resources:

The 2011 Conference Committee Resources:

The 2011 Conference Committee:

2011 CLA
Conf. Committee
Conf. Committee
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Debbie Herman

Central CT State University
David Boudinot

Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton
Caitlin Augusta

Stratford Library Association
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Exhibitor Registration for 2015 CLA Conference

April 27, 2015 7:00 AM EDT to April 28, 2015 5:00 PM EDT

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton, CT 06430

You are invited to display your company’s products and/or services at the 124th Annual Conference of the Connecticut Library Association, to be held on Monday, April 27, and Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Mystic Marriot Hotel & Spa in Groton, Connecticut.