2023 Conference

Kentucky Public Library Association’s 2023 Conference:

KPLA: It All Fits Together!

March 29-31, 2023

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 29-31, 2023

This professional development opportunity offers informative and applicable sessions, social networking activities, time to interact with vendors, and more.

Session Proposals

Each of us, our expertise(s) and knowledge; our events and services and materials; our buildings and staff and neighboring libraries; our Summer Reading Contests and our Back to School services…

It All Fits Together to provide such amazing library service to everyone across Kentucky and beyond.

KPLA is successful because of library staff like you all across the state, in libraries of all sizes and in all sorts of places. Please consider sharing your time, talent, and experiences by submitting a conference session proposal here before January 15, 2023.

Conference Registration

The KPLA 2023 Spring Conference will include pre-conferences on Wednesday, March 29 and two full days of conference on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31.

Keynote speakers include New York Times bestselling YA author Stacey Lee and actress/author Sonia Manzano, best known for her role as Maria on Sesame Street.

KPLA is for all library workers – directors, librarians, front line staff and more, so we hope to see you there!

Registration for the Spring Conference will open early 2023.  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

2022 Conference Fees

A schedule of past conference fees can be found here.

Conference Schedule 

Look for a preliminary schedule February 2023!

Hotel Information

Conference hotel rooms will be available at the Hampton Inn Downtown and the Holiday Inn Downtown in Owensboro. 

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
  • Youth services preconferences
  • KPLA awards and recognition of excellent work happening in libraries across the Commonwealth
  • Green Dot bystander intervention community training preconference
  • Author Stacey Lee
  • Actress, author, and advocate Sonia Manzano


Have a question not answered here? Please contact:

Jessy Griffith

2023 Conference Planning Committee Chair



We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 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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