Know Before You Go – LMCC17 Details

The clock is ticking down to the start of LMCC17!

The LMCC planning team and the LMC Group are so excited you’ll be joining us in Dallas very soon! We have a few things we want to make sure you’re aware of as you finish your travel plans and get those bags packed. Be sure to join the conversation on social media and use the official hashtag #LMCC17.

Now for all those last details and travel tips:

Attendees are on their own for airport-hotel transportation. Our hotels recommend shuttles from the Dallas-area airports. Book ahead of time for best rates—and who knows, maybe you’ll befriend other attendees on the ride in! Recommended shuttles are on our Travel + Accommodations page.

Everything will be easy to find at the InterContinental this year! All sessions, meals, and events will be held on the Lobby Level, near each other. Start your day at the conference registration area in the Malachite Foyer, which opens at 7:30 on Thursday.

Breakfast! Your conference registration includes breakfast this year. Breakfast is plated and will be served in the Garden Court III room, across the hall from our registration area, between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. So, get your badge, then get your breakfast—but remember, our sessions start at 8:30 both mornings, so please be in the Malachite Showroom by 8:30 so you don’t miss any good stuff!

Dine-Arounds—Our on-site arrangements team has put together lists of local restaurants that will be ready and waiting for groups of 10 attendees for dinner. Based on attendee feedback, we’ve put together options for Wednesday Nov. 15 so you can meet and eat with fellow attendees after arriving, as well as on Thursday Nov. 16. We’re using the online app, SignUp Genius, for you to pick your dinner choices. You’re free to create your own group and reservation if our options don’t suit. Please see our On-site Activities page.

Party With a Purpose! EveryLibrary returns with a social fundraiser invite for LMCC attendees on Thursday Nov. 16, 8 PM, at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar (a short 10-min. walk from the InterContinental). Join your colleagues after dinner for singing, socializing, and of course raising funds to support the nation’s first and only PAC for libraries. Help EveryLibrary continue their work to help libraries win and keep local funding. Tickets are $25 at the door and include coupons for 2 drinks. All arrangements for the fundraiser are through EveryLibrary; please RSVP here online so they know how many rowdy librarians to expect.

Don’t forget to bookmark our schedule page here on the website – it’s mobile-friendly and is your go-to for information on all tracks and sessions. Did you know we color-coded all the tracks for easy navigation?! [Psst – they are also all colors from our new LMCC brand palette!]
Purple = Marketing Cycle (both days). Gold = Engaging Your Audience (Thurs). Green = All Things Media (Thurs) and Strategic Partnerships (Fri). Red = PR Campaigns (Thurs). Aqua = User-Centered Design (Fri). Lime = Data-Driven Decision-Making (Fri). (Please be aware that we will give each attendee a printed version of the color-coded grid, but in the interest of being green, we will not be handing out full, printed programs.)

The hotel offers a Happy Hour in the lobby bar (The Q Bar) from 5 to 7, nightly. Interested in helping the LMCC continue to be great or even better? Look for meet-n-greets during Happy Hour on Thursday, before our dine-arounds, to talk about volunteer opportunities with our current planning team and our new nonprofit board members.

Don’t forget to bring LOTS of business cards! With over 350 attendees, you’ll have lots of opportunities to share stories and network with colleagues and new friends. Don’t like your current cards or need extras? There are always good deals at Vistaprint and Moo.

There will be complimentary WiFi available in all session rooms for attendees – HOWEVER – do NOT count on this connection for any portion of your presentations. There will be more than 350 tech-savvy librarians all social sharing, checking email, and we all know hotel internet can be notoriously slow.  

The InterContinental hotel has a courtesy car (a Suburban) that can be booked based on availability. Check with the concierge. It goes within a 2- to 3-mile radius.

We can hardly wait to welcome you all to what will surely be another amazing conference, and we’re thrilled so many library professionals want to come learn and share about library marketing and communications with us.

See you soon!