Friday, November 17, 2023

CFP: ATLA Annual - Long Beach, California (June 19-22, 2024 - Librarians in Religion and Theology)

CFP: ATLA Annual - 2024

Atla members have met annually since 1946 to develop our skills and connect with our colleagues in religion and theology. Each year Atla Annual is held as the official gathering of our Association. This event attracts over 300 members, exhibitors and international guests that take part in over 100 programs such as workshops, panels, exhibitor showcases, meetings and diverse worship services. Our long history and rich programming have allowed us to establish ourselves as one of the must-attend events for librarians in religion and theology.


Planning for Atla Annual 2024 is underway. We will gather in Long Beach, California, from June 19-22, 2024, for a hybrid event with multiple onsite and online options. But before that can happen, we need your help. The Conference Committee hopes that you will join us and consider submitting a proposal to enrich the experience of all attendees.


We welcome proposals from presenters that plan to join us in Long Beach and from those who plan to participate online from wherever they are located.


We welcome proposals from religious studies and theological librarians who are active with other associations and organizations in the profession, to share ideas, learn from others, and create connections. We all benefit from colleagues from every aspect of their careers, whether they are well established, in graduate school or new to the profession.


The timeline for proposal submission is as follows:

  • November 2023 – Call for proposals issued
  • January 7, 2024 – Deadline for conference proposal submissions
  • Late January/Early February 2024 – Conference Committee meets to review and select proposals
  • Mid- to Late February 2024 – Notification to proposal submitters


To submit your proposal(s) via the MyAtla web portal for Atla Annual 2024: click on this link.


If you have additional questions or comments regarding our call for proposals, please contact us. Thanks for your consideration and we look forward to reading your submission(s).


Jessica Boyer, Chair

Conference Committee