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2020 Annual Conference

 

April 27, 2020 | 8:00 AM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT
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Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa | 625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton, CT 06430
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/gonmm-mystic-marriott-hotel-and-spa/
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN + Schedule

April 27-28, 2020
Mystic Marriott, Groton CT

This year's conference features an exciting line-up of keynote speakers, two full days of sessions and workshops, and plenty of opportunities to connect with colleagues and exhibitors. For the first time this year, we are also offering Storytime School, an immersive experience facilitated by Kari Ann St. Jean. If you are registering for Storytime School, please follow this registration link. Those who register for Storytime School are committing to attend the immersive learning experince on Sunday afternoon (3-5PM) and all day Monday and Tuesday and will not be able to attend any other confernece sessions.

Parking, morning coffee and baked goods, an afternoon snack, beverages and a hot buffet lunch are included in the registration rate.

DRAFT Conference Schedule - This schedule may change. 

Walk-in registrations accepted!

**Early Bird Registration** - Register by March 23

 

One Day

Both Days

CLA Member-Early Bird

$140

$220

Non-Member-Early Bird

$175

$280

Speaker (CT library staff)

$75

 

  • Payments for Early Bird Registration must be received at the CLA office by 3/23/20 to receive the discounted rate. If you are paying by check, the CLA office must receive your check by 3/23/20. If we do not have payment, your registration will be cancelled, and you will need to re-register at the full rate. Thank you for your cooperation with this!

 

After March 23, 2020 the following rates apply for Member and Non-Member registration:

 

One Day

Both Days

CLA Member

$195

$260

Non-Member

$245

$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 on the day of attendance.

  • 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.

 

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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 (plus 15% tax that is applied per night). Reservations can be made at this discounted rate until Monday, March 30 or until the block fills. Guests can reserve their rooms by using the Hotel Reservation Link or by calling the group reservations phone number: 877-901-6632 and referencing Connecticut Library Association **Guests should not call the hotel directly.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Monday, April 27 at 5PM: Mini Golf Happy Hour & YA Award Reception

Join us after Monday's Conference sessions at 5PM for a complimentary drink (wine or beer) plus hors d'oeuvres to celebrate the winner of a new YA Award. We hope you'll stay for a fun round of mini-golf. Your 9-hole mini golf course will snake around the Exhibit Hall and the $10 fee to play will help fundraise for future CLA initiatives.

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 [email protected]. 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

Lisa Karim
Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT
[email protected]

Conference Committee Co-Chairs

Stephanie Prato
Simsbury Public Library
[email protected]

Christopher Carney
Simsbury Public Library
[email protected]

Conference Exhibits Co-Chairs

Alessandra Petrino
Weston Public Library, Weston
[email protected]

Kymberlee Powe
CT State Library, Middletown
[email protected]

 

Tickets

$140.00 EARLY BIRD Member 1 Day - Monday, April 27

$140.00 EARLY BIRD Member 1 Day - Tuesday, April 28

$220.00 EARLY BIRD Member 2 Day - April 27 & 28

$175.00 EARLY BIRD Non-Member 1 day - Monday April 27

$175.00 EARLY BIRD Non-Member 1 day - Tuesday, April 28

$280.00 EARLY BIRD Non-Member 2 day - April 27 & 28

$100.00 Student/Retired/Unemployed - Monday, April 27

$100.00 Student/Retired/Unemployed - Tuesday April 28

Future Meetings

CLA Board Meeting

 

March 05, 2020
10:00 AM EST to 12:00 PM EST

 

Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
https://ctlibraryassociation.org/

Monthly meeting of the CLA Board

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CLA Passport to Connecticut Libraries 2020

 

April 01, 2020
12:00 AM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT

 

Passport to CT Libraries

Registration for Passport to Libraries is now open!

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CLA Board Meeting

 

April 02, 2020
10:00 AM EDT to 12:00 PM EDT

 

Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
https://ctlibraryassociation.org/

Monthly meeting of the CLA Board

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Storytime School

 

April 26, 2020
3:00 PM EDT to 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/

A Two and a Half Day Learning Intensive for Early Career Children’s Library Professionals

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2020 Annual Conference Speaker Registration

 

April 27, 2020
7:55 AM EDT to 5:00 PM EDT

 

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

Speaker Registration Only

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2020 Annual Conference

 

April 27, 2020
8:00 AM EDT to 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/

Setting Our Sights on Success

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Exhibitor Registration 2020 CLA Conference

 

April 27, 2020
8:00 AM EDT to 4:00 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/

2020 CLA Conference Exhibitors

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CLA Board Meeting

 

June 04, 2020
10:00 AM EDT to 12:00 PM EDT

 

Brainerd Memorial Library
920 Saybrook Rd
Haddam, CT 06438
http://www.brainerdlibrary.lioninc.org/

Monthly meeting of the CLA Board

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