Annual Conference

Call for Proposals

The New Mexico Library Association is seeking proposals for sessions at its annual conference, which will be held November 1-3, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. Please send your submissions that share innovative ideas and insights and that will inspire and encourage us to transform and refresh New Mexico’s library programs, services and collections. We especially encourage first-time presenters to submit their proposals. A new feature this year will be poster sessions, presented during the opening reception Wednesday evening.

Here are some important things to know:

Proposal deadline extended to June 15, 2017.
Include as much detail as possible on the proposal form.
Programs will be selected based upon adherence to the conference theme, timeliness of topic, and availability of space.
If you would like to present more than one session, please submit a separate form for each session.

All applicants will be notified in writing of the status of applications by June 30, 2017.

 Send in your proposal using this form, or copy this address into your browser address bar:

Questions? Please contact Lea Briggs, Conference Program Chair, at or by calling 505-400-7309.


Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor Registration (.doc)

Exhibitor Registration (pdf)

Exhibitor set-up will be Wednesday, November 1, 12-4:30 p.m.
The Exhibit Hall will be open:

Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for Welcome Reception
Thursday, November 2, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, November 3, 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Each exhibitor booth is 8’x10’ and will include one 6’ table and two chairs. 

For up to 4 local artists and crafters, one 6’ table w/ 2 chairs each will be available in the Exhibit Hall.

For non-profits, one 6’ table w/2 chairs each will be available in the Convention Center Main Hall.

Pricing for booths and tables is available in accompanying registration form.

Free Wi-Fi access will be available for all exhibitors. Any additional tables, chairs, electrical, etc.
are the responsibility of the exhibitor and can be ordered from Convention Services of the Southwest.

An Exhibitor Service Kit link will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.

To be included in the conference program, registration for exhibitor space is due by October 1.

To reserve your space, please complete and return the Exhibitor Registration on the following pages to:     or    PO Box 26074,  Albuquerque, NM  87125.

Payment can be made via check, purchase order or by credit card at the Online NMLA Store.