Speaker Resources:

Information that can better prepare you for presenting at an upcoming ALA educational event.

Call for Presentations

Interested in presenting at one of ALA's conferences? Please fill out our call for presentations for our fall conferences. You can also let ALA know of a speaker you've seen and would recommend for a future conference. 

Please contact us regarding speaking opportunities at ALA conferences: [email protected].

You may find the following documents, worksheets, and checklists helpful as you prepare your presentation.

ALA Speaker Guidelines
This guide will assist you in providing information relevant to the legal administrator as an audience in accordance to ALA standards and accreditation standards in ways that have been associated with positive outcomes.

How to Present to an Adult Audience
This guide will assist you in tailoring your presentation to adult audiences.

101 Inside Tips for More Successful Presentations by Distinction Communication Inc. & TriMax Direct
This guide will provide you with insight into how to develop more successful presentations from top industry experts.


PowerPoint Templates

To assist you in developing your PowerPoint slide presentation for ALA conferences, we have built several PowerPoint templates for your use. We ask that you use one of the templates for your presentation to save you time and to provide coherent materials and a consistent format for our ALA conferences. You can find the templates below.

To create the best slideshow, build your materials fresh from the beginning starting from within one of the ALA templates below.