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The Colorado Association of Libraries' Annual Conference is Colorado’s premier event for library staff from libraries of all types throughout the state. Attendees learn from one another and hear from current experts in trending fields. Additionally, participants may meet with vendors to check out their latest products and services and attend networking events to create new contacts and strengthen relationships. 



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BIG NEWS! This year’s CALCON After Hours event will take place at Loveland Laser Tag Fun Center! After Hours has received three sponsors and is now fully funded! This means the event will be free to attend. So come join us at Loveland Laser Tag -- 401 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO 80537, Friday, October 13 from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Included activities are laser tag, arcade games, ropes courses, climbing walls, laser mazes, escape rooms, bumper cars and more! For purchase: food and beverages at the onsite cafe. See you there!


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Show your support for local libraries and the Colorado Library Association, and order your next library tee from the CAL Swag Shop! 

This merch makes great gifts for all your friends and family in the library world, or get shirts for everyone on your team!


Two new designs are now available, and there's more to come!

The Venue

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Located 10 minutes from downtown Loveland, Colorado and 25 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, this hotel features an on-site spa. The suites at the Loveland Embassy Suites include a flat-screen TV and a sofa bed. A refrigerator and microwave are also provided. Wi-Fi is available for a fee. Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel hosts a gym, indoor pool and jacuzzi. Concierge service is available. Fort Collins-Loveland Airport Municipal Airport is less than 5 minutes from Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel Spa and Conference Center. Boyd Lake State Park is 15 minutes from the hotel.

CAL Awards

We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our Colorado Library Community through the Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) Awards! Nominating a person, a library, or a program is easy.

These awards are given annually at CALCON in order to highlight, celebrate, and inspire people inside and outside of the library world! Our Colorado awards showcase innovative ideas, hard work, and accomplishments. Do not hesitate to nominate anyone (including yourself!). Nominations are kept private. 

Members of the CAL Awards Committee, a volunteer group of people who work in libraries throughout Colorado, review the nominations every year and choose winners from each category. If you’d like to join the CAL Awards Committee, please contact chair Linda Lewis.

Awards are meant for the 12 months from April the year before through the end of April of this current year unless otherwise noted. Nominations were due by midnight on July 3, 2023. Thank you to all who submitted nominations.

CALCON 2023 Scholarships

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Scholarship applications for CALCON 2023 Conference registration fees are available to both members and non-members courtesy of CLEF and CAL. The application deadline was midnight on September 4, 2023. Submitting an application does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. Scholarships may be full or partial. As a condition of receiving a scholarship, recipients agree to submit their photo and a testimonial. All applicants were emailed their award status by September 20, 2023. Award winners will be registered for the conference by CAL. Those who are not awarded scholarships may still register after their notification. 

Looking ahead to CALCON 2024

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  • January 2024: Applications for Program Proposals Open 

  • March 2024: Applications for Program Proposals Close 

  • April 2024: CAL Award Nominations Open 

  • April 2024: Applications for Lightning Round Proposals Open 

  • May 2024: Conference Registration Opens 

  • July 2024: Early Bird Registration Closes

  • September 2024: CALCON 2024 @ Beaver Run

Please note: This timeline is tentative and subject to change.

Interested in participating in CALCON 2024? 

Program Proposals
CALCON Committee

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