Submit a Conference Proposal

The 2023 Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC) Programming Committee invites you to submit presentation proposals for consideration for this year’s conference, which will be held in Indianapolis on November 7-8, 2023.

We want you to share your knowledge on the tried and true, the latest trends, and the best practices in library marketing and communications. We are looking for speakers with demonstrated professional experience who can share their knowledge and best practices and discuss the strategy, actions, and results of your marketing and communications topic.

Successful proposals will provide practical tips and takeaways that can be immediately applied to any library’s communications and marketing efforts. Accepted presentations will apply to other types and sizes of libraries and could be scaled to work for library marketing staff and teams that are full-time, part-time, and everything in between.

We welcome all proposals for consideration. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

     Marketing & communications, with an emphasis on key themes:

     Communications / PR / Media relations

     Strategy / Research / Planning / Style guides

     Workflow management

     Staff buy-in / Internal support and collaboration

     Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

     User experience / Accessibility

     Community engagement, with an emphasis on: 

     Advocacy / Funding 



     Engaging audiences with outreach, programs, and services

     Marketing & communication tools, such as: 

     Videography / Animation / Editing

     Social media

     Graphic design

     Website design

     Other technology / Software

     Topics for intermediate and advanced audiences

We welcome proposals from individuals or colleagues who want to co-present. We also encourage panel submissions in which speakers will share different takes on the same topic.

Our vendor partners are welcome to submit a proposal if they are co-presenting with a library organization partner and the information is relevant to all attendees and is not sales-oriented.

You should have enough content to fill at least 50 minutes. All sessions are 60 minutes long and should include time for questions and answers. You will be able to share handouts and slides with attendees electronically after the conference.

Submission Information

Submit your proposal through the online submission form by Friday, May 5. The lead presenter will receive an automated email confirming receipt of the submission and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted.

All proposals must include the following:

     Session Title

     Session Description (100 words or less)

     Type of Audience (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)

     Session Format

     Learning Objectives

     Presenter Contact Information

     Presenter Biography

Proposal Timeline

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, May 5
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, July 7

Criteria for Acceptance:

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

        Speakers’ knowledge and experience

        Useful/practical learning objectives

        Topics’ broad appeal and applicability to all library types

        Clarity of description


        Interactive elements

Recommendations for a Successful Proposal:

        Please write your proposal clearly, carefully, and completely. If you’re accepted, the information you’ve provided will appear online in the conference schedule and program.

        LMCC reserves the right to adjust session titles and edit session descriptions where necessary.

Additional Information for Speakers:

        Speakers will be responsible for registering for the conference. Speakers will be given a special code to register at the reduced speaker rate.

        Please add LMCC’s email address to your contact list so our future emails won’t go into your spam folder.


Send us an email with the subject “Speaker Questions” to

Library Marketing Conference Group
1190 Meramec Station Rd., Suite 207
Ballwin, MO 63021

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