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2022 WLA Conference

On behalf of the WLA Conference Committee, we're pleased to share that we will be returning to Bellevue for the 2022 WLA Conference to be held May 5-7, 2022!

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Dec. 29, 2021: Program RFP Launch
  • Jan. 26, 2022: Program RFP Deadline
  • March 9, 2022: Early Bird Registration Opens
  • April 6, 2022: Early Bird Registration Closes

We invite you to submit a program proposal for the 2022 WLA Conference, May 5-7, 2022 in Bellevue! The 2022 conference theme is Imagine New Horizons.

The application window will remain open for four weeks until Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their proposal status by Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022.

Submit a Proposal

Be aware that it is unlikely every proposal will be accepted. Strong proposals covering similar topics may be requested to combine into one program to provide varying perspectives on the topic and to ensure that we have room on the schedule for diverse offerings. Program Coordinators will make every effort to suggest alternative opportunities as appropriate (such as panel discussions, lightning talks, poster sessions, etc.) to allow for as much engagement and collaboration as possible at the conference.

Additionally:

  • Preconference workshops will be either 3 hours or 4 hours in length.
  • Conference sessions will be either 45 minutes or 75 minutes in length.
  • "WLA After Dark" sessions will be 45 minutes in length. ("WLA After Dark" sessions for programs that are more irreverent, fun, or provocative than our standard conference fare.)
  • Lightning Talk sessions are "bite-sized” presentations that focus on a concept, project, or how-to and will be 10 minutes in length.
  • Poster sessions are programs that focus on research and will be 10 minutes in length.
  • Presenters are encouraged to seek advance approval from their employers for time away from work to present.

For additional tips on submitting a proposal, read the "Tips for a Great Program Proposal" document: https://tinyurl.com/WLA22.

Please direct questions to the WLA office at [email protected] or (206) 823-1138.


Our upcoming conferences in Wenatchee and Spokane have been moved to allow us to gather in Bellevue this May. The WLA conference in Wenatchee is now scheduled for 2023, and in Spokane for 2024. WLA is excited to return to a spring conference schedule.

Please direct any questions to the WLA Office at [email protected]. Check back soon for more updates!