Meeting/Event Information

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04-29-2019 

2019 Annual Conference
Getting Back to Basics!
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton, CT 06430

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN + Schedule

April 29-30

Mystic Marriott, Groton CT

Featuring an exciting line-up of keynote speakers, plus two full days of workshops and speakers, and plenty of opportunities to connect with colleagues and exhibitors. Our after-hours events will include a Performer’s Showcase, All in the Game of Love with keynote speaker Regina Kyle, and cocktails.

Parking, breakfast, coffee/snack breaks, and a hot buffet lunch are included in the registration rate.

Program Schedule

Last day to register in advance is Monday, April 22nd. 

Walk-in registrations will also be accepted!

  • If registering in advance, payment in full must be received by CLA 5 days in advance of the conference.
  • If registering at the door, payment in full is required.
  • We cannot provide refunds, but if you are unable to make it to the Conference, you can transfer your admission to someone else. Please contact the CLA office at least 2 days before the event at 860-346-2444 to make these arrangements.

After March 29, 2019, the following rates apply for Member and Non-Member registration:

 

One Day

Both Days

CLA Member

$175

$260

Non-Member

$225

$290

Students, Unemployed, or Retired*

$100

N/A

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

 

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Directions & Parking
The Mystic Marriott is located at 625 N Rd, Groton, CT 06340. A map and more detailed directions are available on their online map. All CLA Conference attendees can park for free in the hotel parking lot!

Special Hotel Conference Room Rate:

Rooms at the Mystic Marriott are offered at a special group rate of $149/night – (state and local taxes may apply). Reservations can be made at this discounted rate until Tuesday, April 2, 2019.  After that date the rate will no longer be available. Use the Hotel Reservation Link or call (860) 446-2600 and ask for the CLA Conference rate.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Monday Evening Events:  Performer’s Showcase, All in the Game of Love with keynote speaker Regina Kyle, and cocktails.

Registration
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or check as payment. If paying by check, please be advised that your registration will not be completed until payment is received. You will be notified via email when your check is received and your registration is processed.

P.E.G.  (Proficiency Enhancement Grants) Need help paying for the conference? PEG provides funding to help members of the Connecticut Library Association improve their knowledge and skills. PEG funds some expenses for continuing education programs, workshops, seminars, courses, institutes, and other activities. More info here.

Special Accommodations
The Connecticut Library Association seeks to provide reasonable accommodations by request for physical access, communications, or other needs to ensure that services, activities, and programs are available to individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests may include, but are not limited to, sign language interpretation, assistive listening devices, or written material in alternative format.

If you have a request for accommodation, please submit information at least 21 days in advance of the conference to Maria Bernier, ADA Committee Chair, at maria.bernier@ct.gov. Include a description of the accommodations are you requesting, and describe any equipment you are requesting to be provided.

The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require the Connecticut Library Association to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

CLA President

Kate Byroade
Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester, CT
librarydirector@colchesterct.gov

Conference Committee Co-Chairs

Amanda Brouwer
Acton Library, Old Saybrook
abrouwer@actonlibrary.org

Jennifer Rummel
Cragin Memorial Library,

Colchester, CT
jrummel@colchesterct.gov

Conference Exhibits Co-Chairs

Alessandra Petrino
Weston Public Library, Weston
apetrino@westonct.gov

Kymberlee Powe
West Haven Library, West Haven
kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org

 

Future Meetings

April 29, 2019

2019 Annual Conference

April 29, 2019 7:54 AM EDT to April 30, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

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

Getting Back to Basics!
 

April 29, 2019

Exhibitor Registration for 2019 CLA Annual Conference

April 29, 2019 8:00 AM EDT to April 30, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton, CT 06430
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/gonmm-mystic-marriott-hotel-and-spa/

Exhibitor Registration for 2019 CLA Annual Conference
 

April 29, 2019

2019 Annual Conference - Speaker Registration

April 29, 2019
8:00 AM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT

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

Registration for Speakers Only
 

April 29, 2019

CLA Annual 2019 Vendor Showcase and Additional Sponsorships

April 29, 2019 8:00 AM EDT to April 30, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

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

CT Library Association Annual Conference Vendor Showcase Registration
 

May 13, 2019

May Virtual IF Meeting

May 13, 2019
9:30 AM EDT - 10:30 AM EDT

Zoom Virtual Meeting


https://zoom.us/j/950603102

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June 06, 2019

CLA Board Meeting

June 06, 2019
10:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

Simsbury Public Library
725 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
http://www.simsburylibrary.info/

Monthly meeting of the CLA Board
 

June 14, 2019

2019 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference

June 14, 2019
8:30 AM EDT - 3:15 PM EDT

University of Hartford, Harry Jack Gray Center
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
http://www.hartford.edu

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