About the Core Forum

Forum features a welcome reception, 2 days of thought-provoking presentations, keynote speakers, tabletop exhibits, dine-arounds, a game night, and poster sessions. An unconference space also allows for informal conversations throughout the event, including ad hoc, birds of a feather discussions. Registration opens in June, and everyone is welcome. It’s the best place for collective expertise across types of libraries and in-depth learning on the following topics, particularly how they intersect and overlap:

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     Access & Equity


Buildings & Operations


Leadership & Management


Metadata & Collections





Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 USA

Located along the waterfront in the Inner Harbor, the newly revitalized Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel is a convenient walk to Charm City attractions including the Gallery Mall, National Aquarium, and a variety of mouth-watering restaurants. We'll be opening room reservations at a special discount rate of $149 a night soon.


Together Safely

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority. We will be implementing new policies & procedures that comply with all local, state, & federal safety guidelines, as well as common sense. We’ll be updating this site in the coming months & onsite as we gather together to give you peace of mind....
Be a Sponsor

Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting?

Opportunities include sponsoring the welcome reception, being the hero organization that provides coffee and tea during breaks, and hosting tabletop exhibits. Stay tuned for the Sponsorship & Exhibitors Prospectus....
Be a Presenter

Lead or Contribute to a Session

We’re looking for presentations on hot topics and innovative content for access & equity, buildings & operations, leadership & management, metadata & collections, and technology. Presentations should be thought-provoking and highly relevant to practitioners. Watch for a Call for Proposals soon....