Virtual Conference

The ACRL Virtual Conference enhances the conference experience for attendees onsite and also provides an important professional development opportunity to those unable to travel to ACRL 2017.  The Virtual Conference will be offered live March 22-25, 2017.

The Virtual Conference gives you more for your money and provides an opportunity for you to revisit sessions all year long.  Experience twelve live webcasts, more than 200 slidecasts, recordings of David McCandless and Carla Hayden’s keynotes, and more!

“I loved knowing that I can access the virtual conference for one year–really helped me decide what to focus on.”

ACRL 2015 Attendee


Features Slidecasts (PowerPoint presentations synced with real-time audio) from every contributed paper, invited paper, panel session, and TechConnect program presented at ACRL 2017.

Includes 12 live webcasts accepted exclusively for online-only presentation. These webcasts bring librarians together within the virtual community to interact in real time with participants and presenters.


Virtual Conference participants will be able to see and hear every paper and panel presented in Baltimore, and F2F participants can revisit more than 200 recorded sessions all year long.


Virtual Conference registration will open February 2, 2017.  Registration fees are as follows:

ACRL member $185
ALA Member $225
Nonmember $295
Full-time student $85
Retired $125
Nonsalaried/unemployed ALA member $125

Group: up to 3 attendees $325
Group: 4- 9 attendees $625
Group: 10 or more attendees $995
Group registration, additional site license $25 (allows for viewing at a separate location)