Louisiana Virtual Academic Conference 2019

Convenient Learning and Presenting Opportunities

The Louisiana Virtual Academic Conference was established to provide additional presentation and professional learning opportunities for academic and other librarians in Louisiana and beyond. Join us for the next conference on November 7, 2019, to present, learn, and connect with colleagues from the comfort of your own office! This event is co-hosted by the Academic Section of the Louisiana Library Association and ACRL-LA, with support from Louisiana peer-reviewed publications Louisiana Libraries and Codex.

How does the virtual conference work?

Louisiana Virtual is hosted using Zoom, with four concurrent tracks related to Public Services, Instruction, Technical Services, and Scholarly Activity. In the pilot conference, a Commons area was also available for informal networking, but depending on proposal submission this may be retired or replaced by a new 5th content track.

When you are in a session as a participant, you will see the slides or other visual presentation material, plus a little live thumbnail view of the presenters. When someone speaks (presenter or moderator), their thumbnail view pops up. This provides a more personal experience than the typical voice-over-slices webinar experience.

As a participant, you do not need a webcam or a mic, but you can ask questions and meet and interact with fellow conference attendees in the session chat.

Practices sessions, technical support, and troubleshooting assistance will be available for both participants and presenters. All presenters agree to participate in training and to do at least one complete test run of their presentation materials with their session moderator before the conference to ensure a smooth a positive experience for everyone.

To take a look at last year's conference agenda, click here.