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Special Events

 Make sure to check out our Special events taking place throughout the conference.  Our committee is working to bring you the best gala, luncheons, contests, and more.  

The special events will take place throughout Sunday and Monday.  Registration is required for the events.  Make sure to register early as space is limited. 

CLA Awards Gala

Join us in celebrating this year’s award winners at the annual Awards Gala. Our theme is “Prom Night!” So dust off your poofy dresses (or your elegant dress) and your tuxedos (or that nice suit), put those dancing shoes on, and come along! We’ll recognize the amazing accomplishments of our colleagues and give you the best time you’ve had a CLA conference. Don’t miss it!

Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Sunday, November 3
Registration Fee: $75

The CLA Prom

In the mood for dancing but can't make it to the awards ceremony? Come along to the Awards Gala after-party, a.k.a. the CLA Prom, and dance into the night.

Sunday, November 3
10:00pm – midnight
Registration Fee: $25 
Cash bar

Battledecks meets Librarians Got Talent

Battledecks, or PowerPoint Karaoke, is a fast-paced laugh-fest where contestants give a presentation on the fly as slides are randomly projected for their confusion and your delight! This year, we’re upping the ante by adding a talent show! In between decks, you’ll be entertained and amused by your brilliant colleagues as they show off their hidden skills. Fear not, there will be no baton twirling or swimsuit contest.

Contestants will be judged through a combination of audience participation and a panel of low-level celebrities who can be bought. If you’re interested in showcasing your gift for talking about subjects you know nothing about, or your other awe-inspiring talents, please contact Jennifer Baker at (subject line: Battledecks/Talent Show).

Tour the Queen Mary

Join your fellow CLA noise makers for a fun afternoon of camaraderie and culture, and we’ll throw in a big boat too!

Once there, the group will be given comprehensive self-guided audio tour headsets and we’ll set off to explore the amazing sights and sounds of this great ship. As we listen to the stories behind the pictures and the artwork of the legendary ship, and learn about everything from her groundbreaking construction to her royal launch, we’ll get to know the real Queen Mary up-close and personal. Also included is the Ghosts and Legends Show.

Sunday, November 3
Registration Fee: $25

Legislative Luncheon

Join CLA’s Advocacy and Legislation Committee Members and CLA Board Members at the annual CLA Legislative Luncheon, and get the latest information on legislative issues affecting libraries. Updates will be presented on important legislation such as SCA 7 (Wolk) and SB 331 (Liu).

Sunday, November 3
Registration fee: $50

Beatty and California Young Reader Medal Luncheon

Please come along for a celebration of this year’s Beatty and CYRM award winners. We will be joined by author Barb Rosenstock and Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Mordicai Gerstein, Beatty Award recipients for The Camping Trip that Changed America. And we will honor Ally Condie, the Young Adult category winner of the California Young Reader Medal for her novel Matched. Attendees will enjoy great conversation and a delicious lunch overlooking the stunning Long Beach Harbor. We hope to see you there!

Monday, November 4
Registration fee: $50