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2021 KLAS Users' Conference

2021 KLAS Users' Conference

Call for Session Proposals: 2021 KLAS Users' Conference

The 2021 KLAS Users’ Conference to be held in Nashville, TN June 29-July 1 will be here quicker than you think!

Make this an extraordinary learning experience by sharing your expertise and creativity with colleagues from other libraries that use KLAS.

The KLAS Programming Committee is accepting proposals for general and breakout sessions for the conference. We want to include information about new service initiatives, innovative ways to use KLAS, or how you train staff and volunteers to use KLAS most effectively. Proposals are welcome from those willing to present in-person, virtually, or both as we prepare for the possibilities of an in-person, online, or hybrid conference.

If submitting a group presentation, please list the session organizer / main contact.

2021 KLAS Users' Conference Session Proposal Deadline = Friday, December 18, 2020

 

2021 KLAS Users' Conference & COVID-19

A statement regarding the 2021 KLAS Users' Conference & COVID-19:

With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you the Logistics Committee is taking the utmost precautions in preparation for the 2021 KLAS Users' Conference.

While you have seen information for an in-person conference, the Committee has not ruled out the need to go virtual depending on the pandemic and possible travel restrictions and concerns many of the users may have. Moving forward, the Logistics Committee will continue to monitor the situation and will make a final determination on an in-person, hybrid, or virtual conference by May 1, 2021.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Buzolich, President, KLAS Users' Group & Chandra Thornton, Chair, Logistics Committee

2021 KLAS Users' Conference Accommodations Options

We're excited to share two different accommodations options to suit a variety of needs and budgets available to attendees of the 2021 KLAS Users' Conference.

  • Option 1: A student cottage on the campus of the Tennesee School for the Blind
  • Option 2: A suite-style hotel room at the Element by Westin Nashville Airport.

Read on for more details about each to help you choose which will work best for you. Links and details about how to make reservations for either option will be available in the near future.

Read more: 2021 KLAS Users' Conference Accommodations Options

2021 KLAS Users' Conference Site Visit Photos

Here are some photos from the site visit we made to Nashville to begin planning for the 2021 KLAS Users' Conference. You can view all the pictures taken during our trip in this Google Photo Album. Pictures include the Tennessee School for the blind campus and student cottages as well as potential reception locations.

This is the school's large meeting room.

The main meeting room of the Tennessee School for the Blind. It is a mid-sized room with chairs lined up behind rows of tables. At the front of the room, a high window lets in a lot of natural light.

Read more: 2021 KLAS Users' Conference Site Visit Photos

2021 KLAS Users' Conference Dates, Location & Planning Committees

Planning is fully underway for the 2021 KLAS Users' Conference. This will be our first biennial conference AND the first hosted by an Instructional Resource Center.

We sincerely thank Dr. Kathy Segers, Director of Accessible Instructional Materials and Outreach Services, Tennessee School for the Blind for being our local host for the 2021 KLAS Users' Conference. We look forward to working with you to plan an informative, inspirational, and rewarding experience for all our attendees.

2021 KLAS Users' Conference Dates & Location

Nashville City Skyline

Here's the most crucial information to help you start your planning:

  • Dates: June 29-July 1, 2021
  • Location: Nashville, TN
  • Host: Tennessee Instructional Resource Center at the Tennessee School for the Blind

Thank you to everyone who's already helped get us this far, including everyone on our conference planning committees.

Read more: 2021 KLAS Users' Conference Dates, Location & Planning Committees