We are now accepting pre-conference proposals for the 2020 Code4Lib conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. These pre-conferences can either be a 1-day (six hour) or a 1/2-day session (three hour) and will occur on Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Code4Lib 2020 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit

The pre-conference sessions give folks a space to share and build knowledge, as well as to teach attendees new skills relevant to library technology. Pre-conference sessions can range from workshops to working sessions. We welcome a variety of ideas and encourage submissions from first-time presenters and members of groups not well-represented within the Code4Lib community, including but not limited to: women, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBT+.

To propose a session, please go here<>. If you're looking for inspiration, there are many great examples of pre-conferences from last year. To view these, visit <>

We are taking proposals until Friday, October 4, 2019, 5 PST / 8 EST. After a period of public voting on workshops, we hope to confirm sessions with the facilitators shortly after.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>


Tod Olson <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Systems Librarian
Interim Director for Integrated Library Systems
University of Chicago Library