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. 



Are you marvelous at marketing? Breathtaking at book talks? Incredible at inclusion? Rad at RDA? Fantastic at facilities management? Outstanding at outreach? Awesome at advocacy? Then we want to hear from YOU! Conference proposals will be accepted until November 6. To submit your proposal, visit this link.

New to presenting and want some tips? Visit KDLA’s online learning portal and look for the archived session Presenter: YOU!

Questions about submitting a proposal? Email tblackwell@marshallcolibrary.org.

Conference Registration

Registration for the 2024 KPLA Conference will open January 2024. You will need your KLA login information to register.  If you would like to take advantage of member conference prices, 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

Schedule coming soon


Hotel Information

Conference hotel room information coming soon


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 on both days of the conference
  • 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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