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National Forum 2020

 

CFLA-FCAB National Forum

April 7-8, 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations — Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques will convene its 2nd National Forum in conjunction with the Manitoba Library Association (MLA).

The CFLA-FCAB National Forum 2020 will be held at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, following the Manitoba Libraries Conference (April 6-7).

A number of recent events held in Canadian library spaces have occasioned controversy within the Canadian library community, causing many to question how best to apply foundational library values. Upholding the value of intellectual freedom may seem at times to undermine the great work libraries are doing to create welcoming spaces for all community members. It’s time to explore these issues together. Please join us!

Objectives

The 2020 Program Committee has identified the major objectives of the Forum to set expectations for the event and guide promotion. The objectives are as follows:

  1. To foster a conversation with the Canadian Library community about intellectual freedom.
  2. To understand how intellectual freedom may on occasion compete with other core values.
  3. To explore best practices on how to manage these situations as they arise.
  4. To use the experience, knowledge and skills of library workers to inform CFLA-FCAB’s work in this area.

For more information on our joint conference with the Manitoba Conference please click here: www.conference.mla.mb.ca

Registration
Register Now for the CFLA-FCAB National Forum and the Manitoba Libraries Conference 2020!

The CFLA-FCAB National Forum begins on Tuesday, April 7 with a gallery tours and a welcome reception at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Wednesday, April 8 is the full day National Forum.

Registration for the CFLA-FCAB National Forum is $240 and includes a ticket to the gallery tours and the welcome reception at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on the evening of Tuesday, April 7 and breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks on Wednesday, April 8.

Monday, April 6
 
Manitoba Libraries Conference Day 1 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Delta Hotel Winnipeg
CULC Spring Meetings Day 1 Delta Hotel Winnipeg
Pub Night at King’s Head Pub 5 pm – 7:30 pm
King’s Head Pub
Tuesday, April 7 Manitoba Libraries Conference Day 2 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Delta Hotel Winnipeg
Exhibits Day 1 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Delta Hotel Winnipeg
CULC Spring Meetings Day 2 TBA
CMHR Gallery Tours*
CFLA-FCAB Welcome Reception*
*busses provided from Delta Hotel to CMHR. Departing Delta Hotel at 4:45 PM & 5 PM
*busses provided from CMHR to Delta Hotel.
Departing CMHR at 9:15 PM & 9:30 PM
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm gallery tours
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm welcome reception
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Wednesday, April 8 CFLA-FCAB National Forum 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Delta Hotel Winnipeg
Exhibits Day 2 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Delta Hotel Winnipeg

EARLY BIRD

Until 10 March 2020, conference rates are as follows:

  • April 6 & 7: MLC Full conference member early bird – $220
  • April 6 & 7: MLC Full conference non-member early bird – $290
  • April 6–8: Full Conference & CFLA-FCAB National Forum member early bird – $310

All Partnership Association members may receive the member rate.

REGULAR RATES

After 10 March and until 1 April 2020, conference rates are as follows:

  • April 6 – MLC Single day member regular – $190
  • April 7 – MLC Single day non-member regular – $220
  • April 6 & 7 – MLC Full conference member regular – $295
  • April 6 & 7 – MLC Full conference non-member regular – $345
  • April 6-7 & 8 – Full Conference & CFLA-FCAB National Forum* member – $325
  • April 6-7 & 8 – Full Conference & CFLA-FCAB National Forum* non-member – $345
  • April 8 – CFLA-FCAB National Forum* – $240
  • April 7 – CFLA-FCAB Welcome Reception at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights – $85

*Note that all National Forum registrations include a ticket to the tours and welcome reception at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on the eve of April 7.

See full list of rates including student rates here: https://membership9326.wildapricot.org/ConferenceRegistration

Program At a Glance
Monday, April 6, 2020
8:30 am -4:30 pm    Manitoba Libraries Conference Day 1
8:30 am -4:30 pm    CULC Spring Meetings Day 1
5:00 pm -7:30 pm    Pub Night at King’s Head Pub

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
8:30 am -4:30 pm    Manitoba Libraries Conference Day 2
8:30 am -4:30 pm    CULC Spring Meetings Day 2
9:30 am -5:30 pm    Exhibits Day 1
5:30 pm -9:30 pm    CFLA-FCAB National Forum Welcome Reception & Gallery Tours
5:30 pm -7:00 pm    Gallery Tours at Canadian Museum for Human Rights
7:00 pm -9:30 pm    CFLA-FCAB National Forum Welcome Reception, Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

7:30 am -5:00 pm   CFLA-FCAB National Forum
7:30 am            All Delegates Breakfast
8:30 am            Opening Welcome Ceremonies
9:15 am            Fireside Chat – Intellectual Freedom – In Context
10:30 am          Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 am          World Café – Table Discussions
12:30 pm          Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm            World Café – Table Discussion
3:00 pm            Break
3:20 pm            Fireside Chat – An Exploration on Indigeneity, Reconciliation, and Intellectual Freedom
4:30 pm            Closing Remarks with CFLA-FCAB Chair

2020 Program Committee
Kerry Macdonald, Co-Chair (Manitoba Library Association)
Brent Roe, Co-Chair (Ontario Library Association)
Bart Lenart (Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians)
Julie Morin (Canadian Association of Research Libraries)
John Pateman (Canadian Urban Libraries Council)
Tran (Thi Bao Tran) Phan (Library and Archives Canada)
Lisa Weaver (Canadian Urban Libraries Council)
Wendy Wright (British Columbia Library Association)
Exhibits and Sponsorship

Questions or Comments?

If you have questions, comments, or are interested in participating in this effort, please contact us!