Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Call for Proposals - Charleston Conference Preconference Workshops and Seminars (November 2017)

The Charleston Conference welcomes proposals for preconference workshops and seminars at our upcoming 2017 event. Preconferences will be held on the Monday and Tuesday prior to the start of the main conference. These are intended to be in-depth learning sessions that will offer a deeper, more thorough look at topics related to collection development and acquisitions.

Proposal Deadline: April 28
URL: Review our proposal guidelines and submit your proposal.
URL: View examples of preconferences from 2016.

The 2017 call for preconferences and seminars proposal submission deadline is April 28. Please read the proposal guidelines, then submit your ideas using the form below.
Preconference Guidelines:

1)  The main focus of the Charleston Conference is the acquisition and leasing of library materials of all types, budget issues, licensing, personnel, marketing, publicity, providing access. As well, we encourage sessions on digital scholarship, end users, entrepreneurship, innovation and professional development. We like new ideas or approaches and especially those that  accentuate the practical. However, sessions that are product-oriented or that are presented by a single company/publisher/vendor will not be accepted.

2) The preconferences will be scheduled on Monday, November 6, and Tuesday, November 7. Full day sessions run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Morning sessions are 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, and afternoon sessions are 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. We provide a refreshment break at 10:30 am, lunch at the Vendor Showcase from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, and another break at 2:30 pm. Please schedule your agendas accordingly.

3)  For most preconferences, the Charleston Conference covers the cost of the meeting room rental, A/V equipment, and refreshments for attendees. To cover those costs, full day preconference registration fees are generally $160, and half day preconference fees are generally $110.  If you would like to make arrangements for a different registration amount due to sponsorships or other alternatives, please contact Leah Hinds at

Our Call for Papers for the concurrents, posters, and the rest of our sessions will open on April 19. We look forward to receiving your proposals!

Best regards,

Leah Hinds
Assistant Director
Charleston Conference