2019 BCLA Conference

2019 BC Library Conference


May 8, 2021 – May 10, 2019


 Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel


The Future by Design

The 2019 BC Library Conference theme is “The Future by Design”. The libraries and services we design help shape the future of our communities and our society. We invite the library community to explore the intentionality of our work and apply the tools of design thinking to our practice. “The Future by Design” imagines where our libraries might be headed and the paths we might take to get there. It encourages creative new ideas, prototyping, experimentation and testing. Help us examine forward-thinking ways to evolve our libraries as we continue to serve our communities and design our future.

We are privileged to hold the 2019 BC Library Conference in the City of Surrey which is located on the Traditional Territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations.

We look forward to seeing everyone May 8–10, 2019 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey, BC!

Keynote Speakers

We are thrilled to announce the following Keynote Speakers for the 2019 BC Library Conference!

Opening Keynote

Vanessa Richards

2019 BCLA Conference

Closing Keynote

Emily Pilloton

Speaker Gift Donation

BCLA and the 2019 BC Library Conference Committee are pleased to continue our support of a community non-profit in lieu of speaker gifts at the conference. This year BCLA will make a donation to Fresh Voices.

Fresh Voices is active in public engagement, research, and partnership work that improves the experience of newcomer youth in B.C. Fresh Voices is a group of young immigrants and refugees who work with partners to make sure they are heard on the issues that affect them. Working with partners, Fresh Voices seeks to influence the policies and practices that affect racialized immigrant and refugee youths’ sense of belonging in British Columbia and Canada as a whole. Fresh Voices also seeks to ensure that newcomer youth have more voice and influence in planning and decision-making processes that affect their lives.

Thank you to the 2019 BC Library Conference speakers for their participation and contribution. The BC Library Association is privileged to make this donation on their behalf.

To see a list of previous BCLA Speaker Gift Donations, please visit the BCLA website.