Be a presenter at Tech Days this September

Do you have a tech tool that makes library work easier, a technology program or service that draws adults, teens or children into your doors, or cool apps you’ve found or created for library use?  If so, consider sharing it with your library colleagues at Tech Days this September!

Use the Tech Days presentation proposal form to let me know what you'd like to show and share. (Sorry, the proposal submission deadline was June 29, 2018.)

All topics related to the intersection of technology and libraries are welcome!  Possible ideas include, but are not limited to: gadgets, emerging trends, apps, innovative tools, social media, coding, e-content, privacy, makerspaces, Google services, and teaching tech to patrons.  Presentations could also focus on serving specific audiences (preschoolers, tweens, teens, older adults, people who require specific services, etc.)  This list of suggested topics is not meant to limit your creativity!

Each afternoon breakout session at Tech Days East lasts one hour, which you can fill with 45-60 minutes of content, or your presentation can be 15 minutes in length and we will group it with other short subjects.  You may do a presentation by yourself, or bring together a team.  All presenters will receive a complimentary lunch and mileage reimbursement.

You can pick any or all dates and locations for your presentation:

  • Tuesday, September 25th at Fitchburg Public Library (Dane County)
  • Wednesday, September 26th at Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton (Outagamie County), or
  • Thursday, September 27th at Franklin Public Library (Milwaukee County)

Deadline for proposals: 11:59pm on Friday, June 15, 2018. Good news -- we've extended the deadline to Friday, June 29, 2018.

There is no charge to attend the 2018 Tech Days East workshop series, thanks to sponsorship by these institutions: Winnefox Library System, Outagamie-Waupaca Library System, Manitowoc-Calumet Library System, Nicolet Federated Library System, South Central Library System, the Southeastern Wisconsin (SEWI) library systems – Arrowhead Library System, Bridges Library System, Kenosha County Library System, Lakeshores Library System, Milwaukee County Federated Library System, Monarch Library System – and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Questions?  Contact Joy Schwarz.