ALA Topic Submission Form for Consideration


Thank you for your interest in the ALA’s speaker bureau.  Please submit your topic idea for a presentation to the ALA Community and our partners.   Please note,  we receive hundreds of requests to present to the ALA Community.  To streamline the process we have open submissions as detailed below. 

  • You MUST be an ACTIVE MEMBER of the ALA Speakers Bureau for your topic to be considered Join Now
  • Submission Deadline is Quarterly: March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, & December 31st
  • Internal Committee Review & Decisions by: One month following the submission deadline
  • Webinars will be scheduled from: To be determined 

As of January 1st, 2020 presentation privileges will require a $495 administrative fee.  This fee offsets licensing fees, material review/feedback, document retention, & audit support.  

This form is to evaluate proposed topics and content.  You are required to complete this form even if you have presented for us before.  One topic per form.   Please review presentation requirements, timelines, and expectations below. 
  1. All Materials must be submitted 30 days in advance of your presentation date.  Late submissions could result in event cancellation.   
  2. Take great care in completing the form below.  This information is published in various places, website, blog, press releases, video, email campaigns, social media, etc.  
  3. When filling out the learning objectives, use action verbs like identify, explore, define, review, analyze, evaluate, apply, etc. Course objectives must be provided.
  4. All seminars need to be educational.  Sales pitches are not acceptable.  After reviewing your PowerPoint presentation you may receive constructive criticism from our team of professional educators.  Note, our comments will be focused on ensuring alignment with CPE & CLE requirements.  

To see an example of the information we are looking for click here to view one of our past events.