Conference Theme: Challenges, Changes & Creativity
Conference Dates: June 7-10, 2021
Planned Daily Schedule:
|11:30-1:30 PM||8:30-10:00 AM||General|
|1:00-1:10 PM||10:00-10:10 AM||Break|
|1:10-2:00 PM||10:10-11:00 AM||Breakout|
|2:00-3:00 PM||11:00 AM-Noon||Lunch|
|3:00-3:50 PM||Noon-12:50 PM||Breakout|
|3:50-4:00 PM||12:50-1:00 PM||Break|
|4:00-5:00 PM||1:00-2:00 PM||General|
To give our attendees the best experience possible, we will be using the PheedLoop online event platform. The Planning Committees and Users' Group Officers had an opportunity to see the event participant side of the platform and were impressed with the features for networking, session scheduling and access, and extensive accessibility options.
Using this platform, conference attendees will be able to attend sessions live or review the recordings later on, message each other privately or in subject groups, and even share files with their fellow users. While it can't fully replicate the feeling of all sitting around the same table, we hope that this format will allow us to bring as much of the full conference experience as possible.
Conference Registration Costs:
- $25 for Individual attendees
- $50 for small groups (2-5 persons)
- $100 for large groups (6-10 persons)
An organization can purchase whatever combination of individual, small, and large group registrations makes sense for the number of staff they want to attend. For example, a library could purchase one small group and one large group registration for a total of $150 to cover up to 15 attendees.
Registration fees will go towards the conference platform and video streaming services. This is not intended to be a profit-generating event! That said, the math on this kind of thing is difficult. The per-attendee cost of the event will vary significantly based on how many attendees we have, and while we have a lot of experience budgeting for and operating an in-person conference, an online conference is new to us. If we find that we undershot on the registration fees, Keystone will cover the additional costs. If we end up generating a little extra, it will be used towards the next conference.
Call for Session Proposals
Anyone is welcome to present, so don’t feel like first-time attendees or KLAS rookies need to sit it out. Everyone has something they can share with their fellow users! We will provide all presenters with an optional template for PowerPoint, information and training on the conference platform, and practice sessions if you want to test your connection.
If there’s something you’d like to share with your fellow users, please fill out the Session Proposal Form by the EXTENDED deadline of Friday, April 2.
You can also pre-record your session if you prefer! If you’d rather not be on-the-spot, you can record your presentation in any video editing software and send us the recording to “broadcast” during the scheduled time. Attendees will be able to view the pre-recorded session together with you answering questions or joining the discussion in the text chat.