Apr 10, 2013

Texas Library Association Conference & Meetup - 2013 #TXLA13

It's that time of year! In TWO weeks, the largest state-wide library conference will start. This year, we are all Fort Worth bound! Last October I gave a little sneak peak into some of the amazingness that will happen. Check it out HERE. I'll be presenting on Tuesday Texas Book Festival and on the same day Blogging and Social Media: Best Practices for Serving Youth. I'll also be moderating the YA Powerhouse panel on Saturday! Come see me!

This post will fill you in on everything you need to know. If you have any questions, ask below and I'll try to help! We hope you join us!

April 24 - 27th, 2013
Fort Worth Convention Center
Registration is still open
Exhibit Hall Pass for the week is $40 (online or at door)
No need to be a librarian to attend, although a TLA membership is super rad!

NO wheels on the exhibit floor
You can bring up to 5 items to be signed per author, per visit
Bag checks will be in Exhibit Hall F (near TLA store) and Houston St Lobby (near Hall A) - $3 per bag
US Post office in the Exhibit Hall during hall hours
Get the TXLA 13 phone app - it's super easy to use & lists the author signing times
Parking ranges from $10-$12; 301 Commerce St. and Houston St. - maps and directions HERE
Being a volunteer is cool! I'm doing it, she's doing it, we're all doing it. More info HERE

Author Info:
A list of authors who are signing can be found HERE
Exhibit hall map can be found HERE
The TXLA 13 app has the signing times for the authors (booth and author area)

Hours for Registration: 
Wednesday, April 24: 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday, April  25: 7 AM – 5 PM
Friday, April 26: 7 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, April 27: 7 AM – 1 PM

Exhibit Hall:
Thursday, April  25: 11 AM – 6 PM
Friday, April 26: 10:30 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, April 19: 7 AM – 4 PM

YART is hosting a Texas Tea with awesome authors- $20 at time of registration. I'll be there! More info and a list of authors HERE

MEETUP! Come hang out at Jake's Burgers on 515 Main St on Thursday, April 25th, 8pm! Map and menu here. This is an all-ages venue, but full bar. We'll be taking up the entire upstairs so there is room to eat, drink, and mingle. Let me know if you make it down, would love to visit with you! Sign in the copter below so I can get a good head count. BRING a friend, just put there name below!