The conference hashtag is #lafcon
ABOUT CONFERENCE PLATFORM
Due to our large attendance numbers we moved away from using SLACK as the communication tool for the conference. Instead, we built a conference platform where you can access all of the sessions concurrently and where you can more easily connect with other attendees.
NO LIBRARY WORKERS PRESENTING?
Library workers are doing incredible work around the country and are presenting at many of the library conferences that we typically attend. You've probably heard from them already! We wanted our conference to do something different. We wanted to bring in some of the world's most cutting edge leaders from outside of our industry in order to infuse librarianship with new ideas, strategies, and tactics that they can adopt to increase their funding and community support. We also know that under the traditional models of advocacy, libraries have lost over 20% of voter support in the last 10 years. That means that we need something new! We're excited to bring unique ideas to the library industry through this conference.
WHY SO EXPENSIVE?
LAFCON is bringing in some of the world's biggest leaders in social movements, politics, philanthropy, and community organizing. Typically, a political conference of this nature sells for over $400 a ticket and usually quite a bit more! We know this, because we've paid it before in order to learn from many of these experts. This is information that you will not find a regular library conference because none of these presenters come from the library industry.
HOW TO ACCESS CONFERENCE SESSIONS
You will be given access to the conference platform for conference sessions that are specific to you as the registered attendee. You are not authorized to share these links to allow access for other individuals, colleagues, friends or family. If we find that you are sharing these links, we will remove your access to them, remove you from the platform, and ban you from all access to conference materials without a refund or compensation.