Core Forum CFP extended to March 3!

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Kate L. Ganski

Feb 27, 2024, 10:08:57 AMFeb 27

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Core Forum: November 14-16, 2024 in Minneapolis, MN

Call for proposals extended to March 3!


To accommodate those who would like some additional time, the Core Forum call for proposals deadline has been extended to Sunday, March 3. Forum prioritizes networking opportunities and practical professional development. Join us in Minneapolis, November 14-16, 2024!


We're looking for presentations on hot topics and innovative content in the following areas:

  • Access and equity
  • Buildings and operations
  • Leadership and management
  • Metadata and collections
  • Technology
  • Preservation

Complete this form to submit your proposal for a 60-minute session, poster, or preconference workshop.


The November 2024 Core Forum in Minneapolis is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the diverse and interconnected library work of Core members. From November 14-16, we’ll engage the collective expertise of presenters and participants, facilitating thought-provoking conversations over two days of presentations, table-top exhibits, and poster sessions. In addition, attendees will have opportunities to safely reconnect with colleagues during receptions, dine arounds, and social events.


Presentation Opportunities


SESSION - Concurrent sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday. Presentations will be 45 minutes in length with 15 minutes for introduction and Q&A. Presenters are required to present in-person and register at the discounted presenter rate.


PRECONFERENCE - Half-day (3-4 hours) preconferences and tours (off-site venue) will be held on Thursday. Presenters are required to present in-person and a modest honorarium will be offered.


POSTER - The poster session offers the opportunity to share and promote work, research, and ideas across the Forum’s content areas identified in the bulleted list above. Print poster presentations will be available throughout the Forum, with special time reserved during the 2-day event for participants to ask questions and engage in chat conversation with the presenters.


Proposals will be evaluated on the following points:

  1. Relevance to the Forum’s program tracks and audience
  2. Opportunities for learning and applicability to current library trends
  3. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

We encourage diversity in presenters from a wide range of background, libraries, and experiences. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities. We also strongly encourage submissions from public, school, and special libraries.


Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is evaluating/using the product or service.


Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available online following the event. Presenters will be able to register at a discounted rate and participate in the Forum as attendees.


The 2024 Forum will be held November 14-16, 2024 at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN.


Registration will open in May. Check the Core Forum website for program announcements and join the list for ongoing Forum updates.


Ready to submit your proposal? Complete the Proposal Form before the March 3 deadline. To preview the 2024 Core Forum proposal questions before starting the form, please download the questions here.


Questions about submitting a proposal? The recording of our "All About Core Forum" webinar is available now. View the Zoom recording here.


For questions, contact the Forum Planning Chair or Core Staff:


Melissa Brooks, Core Forum Planning Committee Co-Chair,

Debbie Ehrman, Core Forum Planning Committee Co-Chair,

Julie Reese, Core Executive Director,

Tom Ferren, Core Deputy Director of Learning and Events,

Online Proposal Form

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