Get inspired with your colleagues at CALCON19!

This year we are excited to bring you an innovative program containing dynamic keynote presentations, half day pre-conference workshops, breakout sessions, luncheon events, exhibit hall receptions and more!                                                                                                                                                                                             

Friday Keynote: Loida Garcia-Febo

Loida Garcia-Febo is an international library consultant, researcher and expert on topics such as human rights, advocacy and services to multicultural populations and President of the American Library Association. She has served communities as academic, public, school, and special librarian in Puerto Rico and Queens. Loida is President of Information New Wave an international NGO seeking to enhance the education of ethnically diverse communities. She has taught in 22 countries and has advocated on behalf of libraries at the United Nations, US Congress, NYC City Hall, NY State Senate and on streets and sidewalks of New York. 

Saturday Keynote: The Julie J. Boucher Lecture on Intellectual Freedom
Kristin Pekoll

Just as books can be censored, displays, programs and databases come under fire. Libraries provide resources and services that are essential to ensure equitable access to information for all, including underserved populations. But while libraries are often well-versed in protecting the right to read, many lack policies and experience in addressing censorship of resources and services. This presentation will highlight specific case studies and offer practical guidance on safeguarding intellectual freedom beyond book challenges.

Networking Events!

Take the opportunity to make new connections at the conference by attending one of the many social events.

Exhibitor Receptions

Thursday Sept. 19, 4:45 PM

Friday, Sept. 20, 3:30 PM

Embassy Suites Happy Hours

Thursday Sept. 19, 5:30 PM

Friday, Sept. 20, 5:30 PM

Opportunities to Connect

Thursday Sept 19

Networking Lunch, 12 PM

Game Night, 5:45PM

Friday Sept 20

Libraries@Play, 7 PM

Transportation is provided from the hotel to the Loveland Public Library for this event.




CALCON19 simply could not happen without our amazing exhibitors! And the best part? They are here just for you! Make sure to get the most out of your time in the Exhibit Hall!

  • Draft a list of your organization's needs in the next 6-12 months.

  • Scan the list of Exhibitors and to see who might be able to help you and your library meet its goals.

  • Be sure to draft questions you want to ask.

  • Use the Exhibit Hall map in the printed At-A-Glance or CALCON19 app to plan your approach.

  • There are TWO receptions with great food, so get some sustenance for your visits!

  • It’s all about relationships, so have real conversations. Share what you need, and keep them informed.

  • Set an appointment with your favorite vendor. Meet for an early breakfast or coffee!

  • Follow your favorite vendors on social media. Vendors can educate you on the latest trends and technology.

  • Gather names and business cards from everyone you meet. You never know what connections you may need down the road!

  • Make sure to spend time looking for opportunities.

  • Pump up the fun with our Exhibitor Game! Prizes awarded daily!

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