Calgary, Alberta, Canada
July 28 – 30, 2019

About the Conference

The third annual 2019 International Public Library Fundraising Conference (IPLFC) will be hosted by Calgary Public Library Foundation and Carl Bloom Associates, Inc. at Calgary Public Library in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

This is a free conference for public library development professionals. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get together to explore common areas of interest, network with others who successfully raise money for their libraries and hear from other fundraising experts.

We’ll have an information-packed agenda with sessions that cover important fundraising topics, such as effective direct mail and digital fundraising strategies, proper messaging in today’s political climate, how to turn fundraising challenges into successes, and much more.

Registrations will be limited to two people per library organization so that we represent as many libraries as possible.

We’ll provide more information about the conference over the coming months, which will be posted on this website. We look forward to seeing you in Calgary!

Please note that we’re also accepting submissions conference session ideas. Click here for details.

Key Locations

The conference will be held at:

The Calgary Central Library
800 3 Street SE, Calgary, AB, Canada T2G 2E7

Hotel accommodations:

We’ve secured a room rate of $149 CAD per night at the following hotels.

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Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
110 9th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 5A6

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown
209 4 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0C6, Canada
(10 minute walk to The Calgary Central Library)

Conference Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

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1:30pm - 2:00pm

Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery

Conference Registration

Registration is open until 5:00pm

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2:00pm - 2:15pm

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

Welcome to Calgary & the 3rd Annual IPLF Conference!

Presented by:
Tracy Johnson, CEO, Calgary Public Library Foundation
Jonna Ward, CEO, Seattle Public Library Foundation

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2:15pm - 3:15pm

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

Session 1: All Attendees

#LibraryGivingDay – The Concept, the Pilot, the Future

Jonna Ward, CEO, Seattle Public Library Foundation
Beth Castleberry, Executive Director, King County Library System Foundation
Katie Weingarten Reitman, Account Project Manager, Carl Bloom Associates, Inc.

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3:15pm - 3:30pm

Transition

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3:30pm - 5:00pm

Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery

Library Tours: All Attendees

Introduction to the Calgary Central Library and Building Tour

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3:30pm - 5:00pm

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

Welcome Cocktail Party: All Attendees

The Future of Libraries

Presented by:
Marcellus Turner, Executive Director and Chief Librarian, Seattle Public Library

Monday, July 29, 2019

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8:00am - 8:30am

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

Breakfast: All Attendees

Breakfast and Luck Circle

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8:30am - 9:30am

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

Session 2: All Attendees

All Aboard: Cultivating Board Leadership and Forging the Future of Your Organization

Presented by:
Brenda Langstraat, President, Chicago Public Library Foundation
Audrey Peiper, Director of Major Gifts, Chicago Public Library Foundation

Capacity Building: Growing Library Appreciation & Financial Resources for Greater Collective IMPACT

Presented by:
Kristi Pearson, Executive Director, Friends of the Hennepin County Library

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9:30am - 9:45am

Transition

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9:45am - 10:45am

Concurrent A:
BMO Community Room

Concurrent B:
Rooms 0-13 0-14

Session 3: Concurrent A

Is Advocacy in Your Fundraising Future?

Presented by:
Stu Wilson, Director of Programs and Services, Library Strategies

Session 3: Concurrent B

All Under One Roof: Bringing the Scandinavian Culture House Model to the Missoula Public Library & Raising the Funds to Do It

Presented by:
Karl Olson, President, Missoula Public Library
Kevin Wallace, President, CampaignCounsel.org

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10:45am - 11:00am

Transition

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11:00am - 12:00pm

Concurrent A:
BMO Community Room

Concurrent B:
Rooms 0-13 0-14

Session 4: Concurrent A

The Stay Home & Read a Book Ball

Presented by:
Sarah Charleton, Membership Director, Library Foundation of Los Angeles

Escape the Box: Strategies for Raising Interest and Revenue in a Small Community

Presented by:
Paula Coutts, Head Librarian, Tumbler Ridge Public Library
Sydney Blunden, Library Assistant, Tumbler Ridge Public Library
Logan Isaman, Foundation Assistant, Lawrence Public Library

Session 4: Concurrent B

Conducting a Capital Campaign: Six Steps for Success

Presented by:
Davis Fox, Board Member, Seattle Public Library Foundation

Build Your Future Network

Presented by:
Sally Swanson, Development Manager, Houston Public Library Foundation

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12:00pm - 12:15pm

Transition

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12:15pm - 1:15pm

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

Lunch and Keynote Address

The New Value Proposition: Library as Social Infrastructure and Calgary New Central Library as Case Study Roundtable (3 Perspectives)

Presented by:
Craig Dykers, Founding Partner, Inspiring Design
Tracy Johnson, CEO, Calgary Public Library Foundation
Sarah Meilleur, Director, Service Delivery, City Centre Community Libraries and Central Library, Calgary Public Library

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1:15pm - 1:30pm

Transition

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1:30pm - 2:30pm

Concurrent A:
BMO Community Room

Concurrent B:
Rooms 0-13 0-14

Session 5: Concurrent A

Case Study of Toronto Public Library Foundation and Penguin Random House Canada

Presented by:
Jennifer Jones, President, Toronto Public Library Foundation
Katie Saunoris, Director, Communications, Penguin Random House Canada

Session 5: Concurrent B

The E’s of Libraries: Demonstrating Your Library’s Value to Everyone, Everywhere

Presented by:
Charity Tyler, Executive Director, Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation
Jillian Wentworth, Manager of Marketing and Membership, United for Libraries

 

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2:30pm - 2:45pm

Transition

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2:45pm - 3:45pm

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall 

Roundtables

There will be 14 concurrent topics with a moderator at each. At registration, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for the topic that interests you most.

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3:45pm - 4:00pm

Transition

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4:00pm - 5:00pm

Concurrent A:
BMO Community Room

Concurrent B:
Rooms 0-13 and 0-14

Session 6: Concurrent A

Do you want that name on your building? The Current State of Philanthropic Naming

Presented by:
Christine Gingerick, Director, Donor Relations, Calgary Public Library Foundation
Vincent Duckworth, Partner and Chief Marketing Officer, ViTreo

Session 6: Concurrent B

How CPLF is Engaging the Next Generation of Donors – Book drives, beer and budding entrepreneurs

Presented by:
Courtney McLaughlin, Manager, Direct Response and Social Enterprise, Calgary Public Library Foundation

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5:00pm - 5:15pm

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

Wrap up for day

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Start time TBC

Restaurant options to come

Optional Dine-around

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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8:00am - 8:30am

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

Breakfast: All Attendees

Breakfast and Luck Circle

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8:30am - 9:30am

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

Keynote

Session Title Coming Soon

Presented by:
Vincent Duckworth, Partner and Chief Marketing Officer, ViTreo

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9:30am - 9:45am

Transition

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9:45am - 10:45am

Concurrent A:
BMO Community Room

Concurrent B:
Rooms 0-13 0-14

Session 7: Concurrent A

Your Biggest Fundraising Event is Election Day: Understanding How Foundations Build Advocacy for Libraries  

Presented by:
Sarah Bain, Director of Development, Spokane Public Library Foundation
Patrick “PC” Sweeney, Co-Founder, EveryLibrary

Session 7: Concurrent B

Ready to FUNdraise

Presented by:
Leanne Myggland-Carter, Marketing & Fund Development Manager, Spruce Grove Public Library 

Engaging Front Line Staff in Fundraising – Edmonton’s Story

Presented by:
Tina Thomas, Executive Director, Strategy and Innovation, Edmonton Public Library
Emmy Stuebing, Fund Development Manager, Edmonton Public Library

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10:45am - 11:00am

Transition

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11:00am - 11:45am

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

Session 8: All Attendees

FACTS: Fundraising, Advocacy, Challenges, Techniques, Successes  

Presented by:
Lauren Arana, Director of Individual Giving, Brooklyn Public Library
Katie Weingarten, Account Project Manager, Carl Bloom Associates, Inc.

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11:45am - 12:30pm

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

Session 9: All Attendees

Optimizing Impact – Grantmaking With Your Library

Presented by: 
Beth Castleberry, Executive Director, King County Library System Foundation

Beyond the Dollars: How Your Library Foundation Can Help Advance Your Library

Presented by:
Jennifer Gaisbauer, Chief Community Officer/Library & Executive Director for Library Foundation, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation

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12:30pm - 12:45pm

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

Wrap & Send Off

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