Annual Conference
TLACast Newsletter

Volume 35 No. 7 | December 2016
3355 Bee Cave Road, Suite 401 | Austin, Texas 78746-6763
Phone: 512.328.1518 or 800.580.2852 | Email:
tla@txla.org
Luncheon tickets for the author sessions must be purchased by Friday, April 7, through preregistration. Book signing will take place immediately following the events for luncheon attendees.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click here for a listing of programs by audience type. The full conference program will be mailed to TLA members as part of the winter issue of the Texas Library Journal, which will be mailed December 31, 2016. Information on general session speakers, meal functions, and more will be coming over the next few months.

Meanwhile, here are some highlights:

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome | Wednesday, April 19 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Meet up with friends and exhibitors during this uncontested time and begin four days of networking and socializing. Light refreshments will be provided at stations throughout the Exhibit Hall. See the hall map and list of exhibitors via the TLA Buyers Guide to Exhibitors.

Opening Author Session with Greg Iles & Adriana Trigiani | Thurs., April 20 | 12:15 - 1:30 PM
Ticketed
From the Deep South to small town Virginia and New York's Little Italy, these acclaimed authors create fascinating stories that immerse readers in the culture, history, and characters that make each place unique. Greg Iles and Adriana Trigiani discuss their recent works in this thought-provoking session.
WANTED: Musicians for the TLA Marching Band
All instruments (strings, winds, percussion, air guitars and kazoos) needed, and all experience levels accepted. Fame and glory offered in lieu of pay. Registration is not required for participants. Rehearsal Wednesday, April 19. Performance Friday, April 21 after General Session II. Contact the bandmaster, Walter Betts at w.betts@tcu.edu.
President's All-Conference Party | Friday, April 21
6:15 - 8:15 PM
Spaz out with the Spazmatics, awesome librarians, and a hip TLA President at the ultimate new wave 80s party! Show off your 80s dance moves, enjoy like totally rad food and liquid libations. The Fun Run is scheduled to take place around Hemisfair Park during the start of the party, so you can cheer on friends, participate, or just enjoy all the activity. Refreshments, a cash bar, and entertainment will round out the evening.
Closing Author Session with Veronica Roth | Saturday, April 22 | 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Ticketed
Journey to thrilling new worlds with New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent series, Veronica Roth. Her new book, Carve the Mark, is the first in a highly-anticipated duology that promises to take readers by storm.
Own Your Profession | April 19 – 22
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio
Library buildings and collections come and go, but you are a constant. You educate and empower entire communities. You model leadership and inspire creators. Take charge of your development, your destiny, your future at TLA 2017. Own your profession; it's yours!
Luncheon tickets for the author sessions must be purchased by Friday, April 7, through preregistration. Book signing will take place immediately following the events for luncheon attendees.