Annual Conference

NDLA 2017 Annual Conference

NDLA Conference 2017 Libraries Transform

October 4-6, 2017

Alerus Center – Grand Forks

The North Dakota Library Association’s 2017 Annual Conference is an opportunity for people from all types of libraries across the state and region to come together to share ideas, get inspired, and connect with each other. It’s our way of continuing to transform our libraries and ourselves.

 We hope to see you there!




Canad Inns Grand Forks (

1000 South 42nd Street

Grand Forks ND 58201


A block of rooms has been set aside for NDLA conference attendees at the government rate of $89 per night plus related taxes. Reservations must be made before September 3, 2017.

 All rooms have high-speed internet access (wireless and data port), flat-screen TV’s with premium cable, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and board, and small refrigerator.

 There are also several bars and restaurants located inside the Canad Inn, including ‘l Bistro Mediterranean Eatery, Aaltos Restaurant, Garbonzo’s Pizza, Tavern United, Playmakers Gaming Lounge, Splashers Water Park, and an arcade.



 Conference registration opens June 1, 2017. Watch for a link to the form coming soon!

 Members of the Minnesota Library Association, the South Dakota Library Association, and the Wyoming Library Association may register at NDLA member rates.


NDLA 2017 Conference


Early Bird

(before 9-1-17)


Regular Registration

Pre-conference #1 (TBD)



Pre-conference #2 (TBD)



Member – Conference



Non-Member – Conference



Member – One Day Only



Non-Member – One Day Only




Call for Proposals:

Have a great idea for an NDLA 2017 Conference session that you would like to present or coordinate? Has your library transformed itself from a little-used spot into a vibrant community hub? Have you transformed yourself from technophobe into a technology expert? Do you have a knack for transforming discarded books into works of art? We want to hear about it! Just submit a conference proposal to be considered!

Please use the web form below to submit your session proposal for the NDLA 2017 Conference: Libraries Transform. Please note that this year time slots are 50 minutes. Proposals should be submitted by June 1, 2017 and you will be notified about acceptance by July 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Conference Planning Chair Wendy Wendt at or 701.772.8116.  

We look forward to hearing from you!

Keynote Speakers

 Coming Soon


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Preliminary Conference Information

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Exhibitor Information:


The NDLA conference would not be complete without our terrific exhibitors who help libraries transform by offering innovative products, terrific services, and that one-on-one connection that is so important. Our goal is to provide exhibitors with opportunities to talk with and build mutually beneficial relationships with NDLA members.

 Exhibit Dates and Times:

            Thursday, October 5th:

                        6:00 am – 9:00 am      Vendor Set-Up

                        9:00 am                       Exhibits Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

                        9:00 am – 4:30 pm      Exhibits Open

                        5:00 pm – 6:00 pm      Vendor Reception and Cash Bar

                        6:30 pm - ??                Banquet

            Friday, October 6th:

                        8:00 am – 2:00 pm      Exhibits Open


Conference Credit

  Coming Soon

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