Symposium on the Future of Libraries

The Center for the Future of Libraries is accepting session proposals for the 2019 Symposium on the Future of Libraries.  

Sponsored by the Center for the Future of Libraries, the Symposium features three days – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday – exploring the near-term trends already inspiring innovation in academic, public, school, and special libraries and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities.

Concurrent sessions provide an opportunity to share some of the innovative work happening in libraries and to engage with outside innovators or experts.

Individuals interested in submitting a session proposal will be asked to provide a session title, description, preferred session times, and participants' contact information. First review of proposals will begin August 15 - priority placement will be given to those proposals received by the first review date.     

The 2018 Symposium on the Future of Libraries featured over 30 concurrent sessions addressing topics including artificial intelligence, blockchain, millennial leadership, STEM education, sustainability, virtual reality, and more - including hands-on innovation activities.

Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group.

Please contact Miguel Figueroa ( with any questions about the Symposium or about submitting a proposal for a concurrent session.