General information

The Exchange Call for Proposals and Informational Webinar

ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA are now accepting proposals for the Exchange: Building the Future Together, a virtual forum scheduled for May 4, 6, and 8, 2020.

The twelve hour virtual event will take place over three afternoons, featuring the following themes and topics:

  • Day 1 – Leadership and Change Management
  • Day 2 – Continuity and Sustainability
  • Day 3 – Collaborations and Cooperative Endeavors

Session Formats

The Exchange will feature the following session formats:

Full-session Proposals

Presenters prepare content for a 35-minute session, with an additional 10-minute Q&A period for all presenters. Full-session proposals may include multiple presentations with content that is topically related.

Lightning Round

Each participant is given five minutes to give a presentation. At the end of the lightning round, there will be a 10-15-minute Q&A period for all presenters in the session. Topics for lightning rounds related to innovative projects or research are encouraged.

Proposals will be evaluated on the following four points:

  1. Relevance to the Exchange’s Themes and Audience
  2. Opportunities for Learning
  3. Opportunities for Audience Interaction
  4. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Still have questions about the submission process and what the Exchange Working Group is looking for?

Sign up for the Exchange: Preparing a Persuasive Proposal webinar on November 25 at 2 pm CT (3pm ET), and get an in-depth look at what it takes to produce a solid proposal.

Sign up in advance for this webinar and receive the join link via email:

The webinar will be recorded so if you cannot watch it live, you can still access the recording. A link to the recording will be sent to everyone that registers for the webinar, and will be posted on the Exchange site.

Please share with others who may be interested. All are welcome!

For additional information on submitting a proposal, also see the following:

Elements of a Successful Proposal

Success Criteria