Social Events

Conferences are about more than sessions and trade shows – they’re your chance to mix, mingle and meet your colleagues from all over Alberta, and find out how they’re shaking it up at their libraries. Watch for some great events appearing later in the Fall.

Thursday April 28

7:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m.    First Timers’ Get Together

Kick off your first Alberta Library Conference with a bang! This is the place to meet other first-timers – trustees, library staff members, exhibitors.  Make new connections, learn how to make the most of your conference, enjoy a complimentary beverage, and enter to win terrific door prizes. 

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9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.    Opening Reception

Join us in the Great Hall for a musical reception to open the conference. The adjoining Exhibit Hall will be open from 6:30 p.m., so do a tour through the displays before joining us for refreshments and socializing.


Friday April 29

6:45 a.m.    Morning Yoga (registration required)

8:00 p.m.    Author Talk: TBA

Saturday April 30

6:45 a.m.    Morning Yoga (registration required)

6:00 p.m.    Closing Dinner & Social

Watch for the theme for the dinner and what to wear!


8:00 p.m.    Author Talk: TBA

8:00 p.m.    Author Talk: TBA

9:00 p.m.    Dance!

Don’t be shy about attending the dance:  you don’t need a partner and you don’t even need to dance. Just plan to have some fun socializing and sharing with all the great people in our Alberta library community. 

Sunday May 1

8:00 a.m.    Morning Yoga (registration required)






If you are not staying at the Lodge you can buy all meal tickets, including those for the closing dinner, at the JPL Concierge Desk right up until dinner time. Extras are also sometimes available – check at the Registration Desk periodically. Tables are first come, first served (no reserved tables), but look for the New Friends table (marked with balloons) if you’re not with a group. Alcoholic beverages are available to order from the wait staff at the banquet, or to purchase at the bar in the dining room, but are not included in your meal ticket. 

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Conferences aren’t only about the sessions! ALC is a great opportunity to catch up with your friends and colleagues from across the province!

All delegates and their registered guests are welcome to attend the conference social events.
Plan to take in at least a few of these activities planned for your entertainment.

For guests not staying at the Lodge, all meal tickets, including those for the closing dinner, can be purchased at the Lodge’s concierge desk.

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