We are so looking forward to a day filled with 🎉 IN-PERSON 🎉 lively discussions, spirited debate & networking.
8:30am - 9:30am
9:30am - 10:00am
Please note that we have moved the Annual Meeting & Emerson Greenaway award presentation to the morning. This will give attendees greater freedom to move about and social distance during lunch while masks are off.
10:00am - 11:00am
11:00am - 11:30am - Sponsored by EBSCO
11:30am - 12:30pm
12:30pm - 1:00pm: Lunch (Attendees are free to move about and social distance while masks are off for lunch. The BookBuzz will start after lunch is eaten.
1:00pm - 1:30pm: BookBuzz in the ballroom
Join us for a post lunch BookBuzz on Juvenile, Teen, & Adult material (pubbing November 2021—January 2022). Focus will be on titles that align with values of DEI, as well as hot “must-haves” for the holiday season.
Kip will sign ARCS for her upcoming novel, "The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin," (pubbing March 2022)
1:30pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 4:0pm
The capacity limitation has been increase, and we are now opening registration for up to 175 attendees at this time.
We will be running three to four concurrent facilitated roundtable discussions during each session time. Please click HERE for the complete list of roundtable topics.
We will follow the updated and current guidelines of both the state of Massachusetts and Holy Cross as they stand at the time that the event occurs in October. At this time, per Holy Cross regulations, all attendees will be required to both indoor mask AND be vaccinated against COVID-19. Additional safety protocols may include, but are not limited to: social distancing, capacity limitations, temperature checks and wellness screening questions.
Per updated COVID safety protocols handed down by Holy Cross, all attendees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend our event. You will be able to verify your vaccination status to NELA using an app or an electronic or physical copy of your CDC vaccination card. NELA reserves the right to refuse entry to any attendee who refuses to comply with the updated vaccine policy, and the attendee will not qualify for a refund.**
If you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you stay home and contact us for a refund.
College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610, United States
*Holy Cross has "confirmed" our requested date of Monday, October 18th. If there is a COVID surge in the fall or Holy Cross or the state of Massachusetts bans indoor gatherings, we will change this to a virtual event and refund registrants the different.
**If you registered for the in-person event prior to announcement of the updated vaccine policy (September 20th), you may cancel and request a refund if prefer not to be vaccinated.