Monday, January 30, 2012

Achieving Balance -- AALT Conference May 3-6, 2012

Achieving Balance…quest, journey, lifestyle, change. Whether in work, life, or even collection development, everyone strives to achieve balance. With that in mind, the AALT Conference Committee has decided to focus the 2012 Conference on Achieving Balance.

Come join us May 3rd to 6th 2012 in Canmore, Alberta, a place where the Rocky Mountains demonstrate what balance is all about!

Achieving Balance: AALT Conference 2012 has something for everyone! Start your quest for balance by taking part in the one of the pre-conference sessions being held in Calgary and Edmonton. Then hop on the AALT bus and continue your journey to Canmore where the majestic Rockies and the AALT Conference Committee will be waiting to greet and inspire you!

Conference highlights include:3 top notch keynote speakers – Alberta author Hazel Hutchins, award-winning educator, futurist, researcher, and science journalist Dr. Tom Keenan, and Alberta author/playwright Conni Massing.

27 information packed sessions on topics such as grant writing, aboriginal perspectives in literature, RDA, E-book cataloguing, procrastination, twitter, unique tours, updates on the school library initiative, and much, much more!

Vendor Showcase with company delegates there to answer all your product questions!Saturday Awards Banquet that promises to be an energized and entertaining event starting with tributes to AALT award recipients and retiring MacEwan instructor Tony Fell and finished up by the lively and melodious tones of the renowned Pat Belliveau Quartet featuring Sherry Kennedy. Social events include eye opening morning events, and a unique scavenger hunt where achieving balance is the key to both winning as well as the setting for laughs and camaraderie!

Note: We are arranging a conference bus from Edmonton / Red Deer / Calgary to Canmore if you are interested in taking the bus please contact for more information.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about Achieving Balance: AALT Conference 2012 please email Marcia and Melanie at

See you in Canmore May 3 – 6, 2012!

Conference website coming soon: