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CLA Conference 2013 FAQs

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2013-03-30

CLA 2013 National Conference and Trade Show


Conference and Trade Show

General Information


Where is the Conference being held?

Winnipeg Convention Centre
375 York Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3C 3J3

How do I book my hotel room?

CLA has a block of rooms at the Delta Winnipeg.

This hotel is located in the heart of downtown and conveniently connected by skywalk to the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Complimentary Wifi is offered in every guest room as well as the lobby area.

Delta Winnipeg
350 St. Mary Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3C 3J2

Rates are as follows:

  • Delta Room – $130 plus taxes
  • Delta Premier – $150 plus taxes
  • Delta Deluxe – $165 plus taxes
  • Signature Club – $190 plus taxes

To book the hotel call 1-888-311-4990 or e-mail:

You will be required to provide a one-night non-refundable deposit on a credit card at the time of booking.

How do I get to the hotel?

CLA does not provide transportation to the hotel from the airport.

Transportation options from the airport include:


What’s the Schedule?

Tuesday, May 28

  • Pre-conference

Wednesday, May 29

  • Pre-conferences
  • Tours
  • CLA Reception & Trade Show Opening

Thursday, May 30

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Trade Show
  • Concurrent Sessions (24 sessions)
  • Network and Committee Meetings
  • CLA Book Awards & Reception
  • Pub Crawl

Friday, May 31

  • Plenary Session
  • Trade Show
  • Concurrent Sessions (24 sessions)
  • Poster Presentations
  • Learning Lounge
  • Network and Committee Meetings
  • CLA Annual General Meeting
  • Friday Night in Winnipeg

Saturday, June 1

  • Concurrent Sessions (22 sessions)
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Closing Ceremonies

How much does it cost to attend the CLA 2013 National Conference and Trade Show?

Until April 15, CLA is offering an early bird registration rate:

  • $850 for the full conference. (CLA Member price is $550)

There are separate rates (regular and CLA member) for students, retirees, and first-time attendees.

What pre-conference workshops will be offered?

How much does it cost to attend a pre-conference workshop?

There is no cost to attend the following pre-conference sessions:

  • Advocacy Boot Camp
  • Evolving Partnerships: Connecting Our Libraries, Collections and Vendors
  • OCLC Canada’s Symposium on Linked Data and Innovation in Canadian Libraries

The cost to attend the 2-day Cataloguing with RDA workshop is:

  • Regular: $270
  • CLA Members: $225

What tours will be offered?

Each tour will be offered twice – once in the morning and again in the afternoon.

What discounts are available for CLA Members?

CLA Members receive reduced registration rates for the conference and for pre-conferences.

Is there a group registration price?

Yes. Contact for information

What’s included with my registration?

Conference registration includes access to:

  • Opening reception
  • Opening keynote
  • Plenary session
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Trade Show (including Lunch in the Trade Show on Thursday and Friday)
  • Awards ceremony
  • Closing keynote
  • Closing ceremonies

What meals are included with my registration?

  • Opening Reception (Wednesday)
  • Lunch in the Trade Show (Thursday)
  • Lunch in the Trade Show (Friday)

What companies/organizations are exhibiting in the Trade Show?

  • 3M Canada Company
  • A.E.R.O.
  • Access Copyright
  • ACS Publications
  • Archambault Inc.
  • Association of Manitoba Book Publishers
  • Baker & Taylor, Inc.
  • BiblioLabs, LLC
  • Bibliotheca
  • Boopsie
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • Career Cruising
  • Carr McLean
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada
  • CLA
  • CNIB Library
  • Comprise Technologies, Inc.
  • Counting Opinions Ltd.
  • CrossCan Educational Services Ltd.
  • CVS Midwest Tapes
  • DLSG at Image Access
  • EBSCO Industries, Inc.
  • Elsevier
  • Emerald Group Publishing Inc
  • Ex Libris Association
  • Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Gaylord Bros.
  • Gibson Library Connections
  • Grey House Publishing Canada
  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library
  • Ingram Content Group
  • Library Bound Inc.
  • Library Services Centre
  • Login Canada
  • Mango Languages
  • Midwest Library Service
  • MINISIS Inc.
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • OCLC
  • Palmieri Furniture Ltd.
  • Polaris Library Systems
  • Prepare Training, a CPI Specialized Program
  • ProQuest
  • Rapid ILL
  • Recorded Books
  • Ristech Company Inc
  • SAGE
  • San Jose State University – SLIS
  • SirsiDynix
  • Springer
  • the Book House, Inc.
  • The iSchool at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • United Library Service
  • University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies
  • Veteran Affairs Canada
  • Whitehots Inc.
  • World Book Inc.
  • YBP

(Additional exhibitors will be added as they are confirmed.)

You can find out more about each exhibitor and their location in the Trade Show by visiting the interactive floor plan.

General Information

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What are the dates for next year’s conference?

The 2014 CLA Conference and Trade Show will be held from May 28-31 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Other Questions?

Questions about registration? E-mail

Questions about conference program? E-mail

Questions about the trade show and sponsorship? E-mail

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