Networking Activities

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. 

Thursday April 27

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 – make new connections, learn how to make the most of your conference, enjoy a beverage, and enter to win terrific door prizes. 

Sponsored by Alberta's Regional Library System.

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

Join the Presidents of LAA and ALTA to celebrate the opening of another Alberta Library Conference! Afterwards, browse through the Exhibit Hall (which opens at 6:30 pm) before touring the posters on display to see what is happening at libraries across Alberta!

Friday April 28

6:45 - 7:45 a.m.      Morning Yoga ($15.00) Registration required

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.   TBA

7:30 p.m.    Author Talk:   Trevor Herriot

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.     TBA

Saturday April 29

6:45 - 7:45 a.m.    Morning Yoga ($15.00) Registration required

6:00 p.m.    Closing Dinner & Social: Red and White

8:00 p.m.   Author Talk - Sheila Watt-Cloutier

8:00 p.m.    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. Be sure to get your photo in the photo booth – bring your own props, or use ours.

Sponsored by TBA




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.