CSLA Conference 2023

Join us in Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, CA, March 2-4th, 2023. Attend concurrent sessions, workshops, and hear from our keynote speaker, Carol Jago.

Conference attendees staying at Asilomar will receive a discounted price for the CYRM dinner and any extra luncheon tickets purchased. If you are staying at Asilomar, please be sure to select all ticket options with Asilomar in the title. To receive the discounted price for CYRM or any extra luncheon tickets purchased, you will need to turn in your meal ticket provided by Asilomar.

Lunch on Saturday is included with registration (Full Conference or Saturday-only options). If you are planning to bring any additional guests to the luncheon, please be sure to purchase extra lunch ticket(s).

CYRM dinner is not included with registration and must be purchased separately.

Contact assist@csla.net for an invoice/purchase order or for any questions.

Conference Agenda

Conference Program & Schedule

Manage your Conference Experience on the Whova App or on their website. Here, you can see the full schedule, add sessions to your personal schedule, and find out more about our conference.

Location & Accomodations

We are delighted that CSLA Annual Conference for 2023 will be hosted at:

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove, CA

This is a beautiful location inside a state park, located in Pacific Grove, next to Monterey. Rooms are available in the 1-4 person occupancy range, and you will be able to select your roommates by following these instructions.

Please contact Garcia-Vivian@aramark.com with questions.


Accommodations Instructions

Take a look at this video to help with securing your place at our conference venue, Asilomar. Rooms can be reserved for 1, 2, 3, or 4 person occupancy.

Registration Instructions

If you're needing help navigating our conference platform, Whova, check out this video.

Tips for Justifying your Attendance

Saves school money in times of challenging budgets.

  • Provides time saving, money saving, and innovative ideas for librarians, library staff, teachers, and students to use.
  • Learn from experienced teacher librarians and classified library personnel.
  • Exhibits offer the chance to review products that would fit the needs of your school. Offers the chance to network with vendors.
  • See demonstrations of new products and new product lines.
  • Conference provides an opportunity to hear experts in Young Adult and Children's literature.

Become a more effective teacher librarian or classified library staff member:

  • Provides ideas, strategies, and technology to serve your users.
  • Learn many of the cloud-based tools and social networks that students enjoy and teachers need to know.
  • Grow your personal learning network by meeting people from around the state.
  • Increase your value to the school by having the tools to teach Digital Literacy, Internet Safety, Cyber Safety for students, the Common Core State Standards, Model California School Library Standards, Copyright & Creativity, and more. 

Learn how to advocate for your library program:

  • Hear from our advocates in Sacramento as they share legislation that affects school library programs.
  • Learn about strategies to showcase your unique skills, becoming indispensable to your school and district.
  • Gain confidence in your ability to advocate for your student's library programs.

Finally, when you return to your school, share with your principal and staff what you learned from sessions, workshops, vendors, informal meetings, and special events.