If you are an academic librarian, you will not find a conference better suited to all your needs than ACRL!
nancy goebel
University of Alberta

Session Formats

ACRL 2015 offers a variety of session types to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. From first-time presenters to seasoned experts, there is surely a format best suited to your ideas.  We challenge you to inspire your colleagues and others in the higher education community with proposals that explore the most dynamic issues and ideas facing academic and research librarians today.

Learn more about each of the eight session format types offered at ACRL 2015.

Contributed Papers
60 minutes for three paired papers
(20 min. per paper including Q+A)
200-400 people
2,500 word completed paper due 2/18/2013. Provide electronic handouts
Panel Sessions
60 minutes
200-400 people
Provide electronic handouts
Poster Sessions
60 minute presentation repeated multiple times during time block
Flow in exhibit hall
Provide physical poster, electronic handouts
Three to six hours
30-65 people
Provide electronic handouts
Roundtable Discussions
60 minutes
10 people, including facilitator(s)
Provide electronic handouts
TechConnect Presentations 20 minutes 250 people Provide electronic handouts
Virtual Conference Webcasts
60 minutes
100-200 people
Attended presenter orientation. Provide electronic handouts
Workshops Three hours 60 people Provide electronic handouts


May 9, 2014 - Proposals due for contributed papers, panel sessions, workshops, and preconferences

November 3, 2014 - Proposals due for poster sessions, roundtable discussions, TechConnect presentations, and virtual conference Webcasts