Dear ALADN Colleagues:

We are so excited to bring everyone together again for the valuable Academic Library Advancement and Development Conference experience!

The ALADN 2023 Conference Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 25th annual conference held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs from June 17-20, 2023.  We are looking for dynamic, original proposals that demonstrate your best practices applied to library fundraising and communication.  Additionally, we also welcome recommendations for presentations, panels, and workshops.

We invite you to be a part of “ALADN 2023 Making Waves in Philanthropy.” By listening to a speaker, participating in a panel discussion, or talking with colleagues, you may discover at ALADN a new idea or approach to getting to the point of fundraising.   This 25th annual meeting will feature networking opportunities, professional development sessions, keynote speakers, and special events with a broad representation of academic libraries.

Whether you’re a returning conference delegate or first-timer please consider the opportunity to discover everything that ALADN 2023 offers by being an active participant!

Kathleen Schmand
Program Committee Chair


The only preconference of its kind, the ALADN full day of sessions allow for in-depth exploration of topics specifically related to academic library development.  Participants will engage with experts who will share best practices and provide a road map for effective development practices.


The only conference devoted to the sharing of ideas and best practices specifically for academic library development.  Participants will have a chance to network face-to-face with colleagues from around the country, be connected with a mentor, see the best in digital media created for library development activities, hear from keynote experts in the development world and from their colleagues who will provide best practices and lessons learned from those who daily engage with academic library donors and benefactors.