2024 Conference

Kentucky Public Library Association’s 2024 Conference:

KPLA: Meeting the Challenge


March 20-22, 2024

Join colleagues, industry experts, and members of the Kentucky public library community at the Kentucky Public Library Association’s (KPLA) annual spring conference, to be held in-person at the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Kentucky on March 20-22, 2024 This professional development opportunity offers informative and applicable sessions, social networking activities, time to interact with vendors, and more. KPLA is successful because of library staff like you all across the state, in libraries of all sizes and in all sorts of places. 

Conference Registration

Registration for the 2024 KPLA Conference is now open!

Registration includes breakfast and lunch on both Thursday and Friday, as well as an afternoon snack on Thursday. A menu of what will be served will be provided here closer to time of the conference.

Early Bird Rates (Through February 29, 2024)

Member Full Conference (Thursday & Friday): $190
Non-Member Full Conference (Thursday & Friday): $225
Full-Time Students & Retirees Full Conference (Thursday & Friday): $125

Rates Beginning March 1

Member Full Conference (Thursday & Friday): $225
Non-Member Full Conference (Thursday & Friday): $260
Full-Time Students & Retirees Full Conference (Thursday & Friday): $150

Single Day Rates (Thursday or Friday)

Member: $115
Non-Member: $140
Full-Time Students & Retirees: $75

Awards Luncheon Only: $40

Pre-Conference Rates

Single Session: $30
Whole Day: $50

You will need your KLA login information to register.  As a new feature for 2024, you can now register multiple people at one time; however, member pricing can only be applied to individuals who are signed into their active KLA account. If you would like to take advantage of member pricing, please be sure to renew your KLA membership or join as a new KLA member before you register for the conference.  You can renew your KLA membership or join as a new member here.

Conference Schedule

A spreadsheet of the schedule is available here.

Hotel Information

KPLA has a room block at both the Hampton Inn (Downtown/Waterfront) and Holiday Inn (Riverfront). These hotels are located on either side of the Owensboro Convention Center.

(Please note that this is an anticipated menu. Menu items might change due to availability. Special dishes will be provided those who indicated a food need on their registration.)

Thursday breakfast:
Fruit, bagels, yogurt with berries, and boiled eggs

Thursday lunch:
Chicken piccata, butter whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, and chocolate cake

Thursday snack:

Friday breakfast:
Fruit, eggs, hash browns, bacon, biscuits, gravy

Friday lunch:
Sandwich buffet

Reasons to Attend

  • Interesting and applicable sessions, networking with colleagues, interacting with vendors, and hearing exclusive talks from keynote speakers are just some of the reasons to attend KPLA’s annual conference.
  • Sessions that inform, advise, and inspire – for all levels of employment/experience, and all members of the library community
  • Social networking activities
  • Opportunities to visit with vendors
  • KPLA awards and recognition of excellent work happening in libraries across the Commonwealth

Questions? Have a question not answered here? Please contact:

Tammy Blackwell
2024 Conference Planning Committee Chair
270-527-9969, x124

We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 KPLA Conference!

Covid Protocol KPLA is committed to the health and safety of all conference participants and will follow the current CDC and local COVID guidelines.

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