Special Libraries Association Conference and Info-Expo (SLA Annual)*

Special Libraries Association Conference and Info-Expo (SLA Annual)*

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The Special Libraries Association Conference & Info-Expo (SLA) is a must for Information Professionals, Collections Managers, Research/Intelligence Professionals, Information Center Managers, Knowledge Managers, Web Developers, Information Analysts, Consultants, Content Managers, Educators, Content Rights Managers, Library/Information School Students… And the Ambitious.

With continuing education sessions, conference sessions, and other events by the SLA Knowledge Management Community (formerly Division and Section).

Conference History:

SLA 2022, July 29 – August 2, 2022, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA / Virtual venue

SLA 2021, August 4-13, 2021, Virtual venue
Conference Theme: Destination Everywhere

    August 4-10: On-demand content (available until Aug 31) and community events
    August 11-13: Live session days (Interactive Education)

SLA 2020 Annual Conference, October 5-16, 2020, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Virtual venue
Conference Theme: Driving Forward
(Education sessions: pre-recorded/on demand sessions (Oct 5-13) and live sessions (Oct 14-16); Continuing education courses (Oct 19-30))

  • Post-conference Courses: What am I Supposed to Do with This (Taxonomy) Now? (Oct 26, 27, 28, 29); Pssst… what’s an ontology? (CANCELLED)
  • Education Sessions:
    • Knowledge Management Division: Knowledge Management Knowledge Sharing: An Open Space to Discuss and Share Knowledge Management Practices (live, CANCELLED); Bringing Analog People into a Digital World: Learn How to Make Change-Resistant Staff and Clients Comfortable With New Technologies; From Intern to Knowledge Manager: 5 Ways to Create Your Own Luck; Yes, Enterprise Wikis are Still Used for Knowledge Capture and Management!
    • Others: Mining Institutional Knowledge: Using Text and Data Mining to enhance Discovery (live; Advanced Masterclass); Applying Agile Principles to Ensure the Success of Your Knowledge Management Strategy; Rogue Knowledge Management: How to Nurture and Support Knowledge Management From the Ground Up; Be the Knowledge Consultant in DataDriven Initiatives

Note: The conference was scheduled for June 6–9, 2020 and Oct 15-19, 2020

SLA 2019 Annual Conference, June 14–18, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

  • Pre-conference Certificate Classes: Fundamentals of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Services (KMKS101); The Knowledge Audit: Evaluating Intellectual Capital Use (KMKS102)
  • Education Sessions: A How-to Guide to Engage Employees in Knowledge Management (Knowledge Management Division)

SLA 2018 Annual Conference, June 9–13, 2018, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

    Certificate Classes: Fundamentals of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Services (KMKS101); The Knowledge Audit: Evaluating Intellectual Capital Use (KMKS102)

    Division Events: Other Knowledge Management Division conference sessions

SLA 2017 Annual Conference, June 16-20, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

    Certificate Classes: Fundamentals of Knowledge Management/Knowledge Services (KMKS101); Change Management and Change Implementation in the Knowledge Domain (KMKS105)

    Division Events: Other Knowledge Management Division conference sessions

SLA 2016 Annual Conference, June 12-14, 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Certificate Classes: Fundamentals of Knowledge Management/Knowledge Services (KMKS101); Change Management and Change Implementation in the Knowledge Domain (KMKS105)

    Masterclasses: Managing the Information Professional at Home: Competencies and Challenges of Remote Workers

    Division Events: Other Knowledge Management Division conference sessions

SLA 2015 Annual Conference, June 14-16, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    Certificate Classes: Fundamentals of Knowledge Management/Knowledge Services (KMKS101); The Knowledge Audit: Evaluating Intellectual Capital Use (KMKS102)

    Masterclasses: Demystifying the Information Audit: From Knowledge Management (KM) to Enterprise Information Management (EIM)

    Division Events: Other Knowledge Management Division conference sessions

SLA 2014 Annual Conference, June 8-10, 2014, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Certificate Classes: Fundamentals of Knowledge Management/Knowledge Services (KMKS101); Knowledge Strategy: Developing the Enterprise-Wide Knowledge Culture (KMKS103)

    Division Events: Leadership and Management Division & Knowledge Management Division Open House; Other Knowledge Management Division conference sessions

SLA 2013 Annual Conference, June 9-11, 2013, San Diego, California, USA

    Certificate Classes: Fundamentals of Knowledge Management/Knowledge Services (KMKS101); The Knowledge Audit: Evaluating Intellectual Capital Use (KMKS102)

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: Thinking Strategically and Building the Future; SharePoint Speed Dating: Tips and Techniques from the Pros

    Division Events: Knowledge Management Division Board Meeting; Leadership and Management Division & Knowledge Management Division Open House; Other Knowledge Management Division conference sessions

SLA 2012 Annual Conference, June 15-18, 2012, Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Certificate Classes: Fundamentals of Knowledge Management/Knowledge Services (KMKS101); Change Management and Change Implementation in the Knowledge Domain (KMKS105)

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: Measures that Matter to Decision Makers; Using the Data Curation Profile as a Means to Engage Researchers; Project Management for Information and Knowledge Managers

    Workshops: Metrics / Performance / ROI Panel – KM Cafe

    Division Events: Knowledge Management Division Board Meeting: Leadership and Management Division & Knowledge Management Division Open House; DKM Business Meeting and High Tea: Building and Sustaining Communities of Practice; Other Knowledge Management Division conference sessions

SLA 2011 Annual Conference, 12-15 June, 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Certificate Classes: Fundamentals of Knowledge Management/Knowledge Services (KMKS101); The Knowledge Audit: Evaluating Intellectual Capital Use (KMKS102)

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: Getting to the Heart of the Story: Qualitative Evaluation of Library Services Using Narrative Techniques; Project Management for Knowledge Managers and Practitioners; Building successful embedded services programs: a strategic approach; Text analytics, semantics, and search: a hands-on exploration of Knowledge Management applications; What Knowledge Managers and Practitioners Need to Know about SharePoint 2010

    Workshops: KM Café: Competencies and Careers; KM Business Meeting & Breakfast: Knowledge Management 101

    Division Events: Knowledge Management Division Board Meeting; Leadership and Management Division & Knowledge Management Division Open House; Other Knowledge Management Division conference sessions

SLA 2010 Annual Conference, June 13-16, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

SLA 2009 Annual Conference, June 14-17, 2009, Washington, DC, USA
Conference Theme: Information to Inspiration: Knowledge & Vision Shaping the Future (Celebrating SLA’s 100th birthday)

    Certificate Classes: Introduction to Knowledge Management and Knowledge Service (KMKS01); Strategic Planning for Knowledge Management (KMKS05)

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: Organizational Knowledge Retention: Challenges, Implications, Opportunities for the Information Profession; Benchmarking: Knowledge Capture, Transfer, and Retention; Knowledge Management Roundtable: What’s New in Knowledge Management?; SLA at 100: From Putting Knowledge to Work to Building the Knowledge Culture

    Workshops: Knowledge Café

    Division Events: Knowledge Management Division Board of Directors Meeting; Knowledge Management Division Reception; Other Knowledge Management Division conference sessions

SLA 2008 Annual Conference, June 15-18, 2008, Seattle, Washington, USA

    Certificate Classes: The Knowledge Management/Enterprise Content Management Connection (KMKS 07); The Knowledge Culture: Leadership and Knowledge Services (KMKS 06)

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: Communities of Practice and Collaboration; The Embeddable Web: Web 2.0 and New Ways of Sharing Information; Knowledge Discovery and Ontologies Knowledge Management: Future Works; Mapping Knowledge and Knowledge Flows; Zero to Wiki in Half a Day; From Content to Context: Making Knowledge Management Effective

    Division Events: Knowledge Management Division Board of Directors Meeting; Knowledge Management Division Breakfast Roundtable: What’s New in KM?; Knowledge Management Division Business Meeting Luncheon; Other Knowledge Management Division conference sessions

SLA 2007 Annual Conference, June 3-6, 2007, Denver, Colorado, USA

    Certificate Classes: ?

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses (Click U Live): Knowledge, Innovation and Leadership for Library Profession; Wikis: Organizing your content and collaborating on the web

SLA 2006 Annual Conference, June 11-14, 2006, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

SLA 2005 Annual Conference, June 5-8, 2005, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: Creating a Knowledge Sharing Culture; Building a Knowledge Exchanging Culture

SLA 2004 Annual Conference, June 5-10, 2004, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: Knowledge Management Benchmarking; Blogging for Information & Knowledge Exchange; Communities of Practice & Knowledge Management

94th SLA 2003 Annual Conference, June 7-12, 2003, New York City, Tennessee, USA
Conference Theme: Putting Knowledge To Work

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: Knowledge Management Benchmarking; The Role of Information Professionals in Knowledge Management; Managing Corporate Archives: The New “Old” Knowledge Management Tool; Turning Ideas into Action: How You Can Make Knowledge Management Meaningful

    Division Events: Knowledge Management Breakfast (DLMD)

93rd SLA 2002 Annual Conference, June 8-13, 2002, Los Angeles, California, USA
Conference Theme: Putting Knowledge to Work

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: Knowledge Management; Managing Corporate Archives: The New “Old” Knowledge Management Tool; Beyond Programs and Systems: Organization Design for Knowledge

92nd SLA 2001 Annual Conference, June 9-14, 2002, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Conference Theme: An Information Odyssey: Seizing the Competitive Advantage

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: The Information Audit as a First Step Towards Effective Knowledge Management; Managing Corporate Archives: The New “Old” Knowledge Management Tool; Knowledge Mapping Toolkit; Skills for the Knowledge Economy; Turning Ideas into Action: How You Can Make Knowledge Management Meaningful

    Division Events: Knowledge Management Breakfast: The Emerging Role of Information Professionals in Knowledge Management (Library Management Division > Knowledge Management Section)

91st SLA 2000 Annual Conference, June 10-15, 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsilvanya, USA
Conference Theme: Independence to Interdependence: The Next Phase in the Information Revolution

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: Knowledge Management: Cases, Complexities & Competencies; Knowledge Management: Gaining and Keeping Control in the Small Special Library; Towards a New Librarianship: Making Knowledge Management Real

90th SLA 1999 Annual Conference, June 10-15, 1999, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Conference Theme: Knowledge Leaders for the New Millennium: Creators of the Information Future

    Conference Tracks: Knowledge Management: What We Do

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: Knowledge Management: Cases, Complexities & Competencies; Creating a Knowledge Map of Your Organization

    Division Events: ? (Library Management Division > Knowledge Management Section)

    Knowledge Executive Institute, Jun 3-5

89th SLA 1998 Annual Conference, June 6-11, 1998, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Conference Theme: Leadership, Performance, Excellence: Information Professionals in the Driver’s Seat

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: Building the Corporate Intranet Knowledge Center; ?

    Workshops: Knowledge Executive Institute, Jun 4-6

88th SLA 1997 Annual Conference, June 7-12, 1997, Seattle, Washington, USA
Conference Theme: Change as Opportunity: Information Professionals at the Crossroads!

    Continuing Education Sessions/Courses: Building the Corporate Intranet Knowledge Center

    Division Events: Knowledge Management Roundtable Discussion (Library Management Division > Knowledge Management Section); Other Knowledge Management Section sessions

    Workshops: Knowledge Executive Institute, Jun 5-7

87th SLA 1996 Annual Conference, June 8-13, 1996, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Conference Theme: Information Revolution: Pathway to the 21st Century

1st SLA Conference, November 5, 1909, New York City, New York, USA

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One Reply to “ Special Libraries Association Conference and Info-Expo (SLA Annual)*”

  1. I would like to join the conference as a participant.

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