ALA 2023 Reception

Conference Reception

The iSchool is hosting our annual ALA reception for current students, prospective students, alumni, and faculty  on Saturday, June 24 in the Hyatt Regency McCormick which is the headquarters hotel for the ALA Conference. The event is free of charge and refreshments will be provided. The reception agenda includes a poster session, VR/AR testing, raffles, and opportunities to network with fellow iSchool affiliates. Guests are welcome! Please let us know if you will be attending the ALA 2023 Conference and would be interested in participating in our networking reception. You do not need to be attending the conference to attend this event.                                                                              

If you are interested in attending the reception, please fill out the RSVP form to let us know that you will be attending:

Students and iSchool Alumni who are interested in presenting a poster at our networking reception about a recent internship, paper or an innovative project, please submit your topic by May 1:  A template and instructions will be provided. iSchool will cover the poster printing expenses and bring the poster to the event for presenters. Student / alumni presenters who are not able to attend in person, but would like to present virtually through our VR HUBS room, can also participate! See the sign up link for more details. For questions about the community poster session, email:

Reception details:

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick; Grant Park CD

VR Poster Celebration!

Not able to attend the conference in person? Visit this RSVP form below to sign up for a link to attend our VR Poster session in the iSchool HUBS room.

If you want to attend, you’ll be joining iSchool students presenting their research posters. It’s easy to mingle and chat with others in this 3D environment, and best of all – no VR headset or special skills are required!

Register below and you’ll get an email with additional information about how to join us this weekend right from your computer. When you register, you’ll also be automatically entered into our raffle (must be present (virtually) to win).

Want to see a preview of what it looks like to attend a VR mixer on your computer? 

Here’s a little video from the California Library Association event we had -

Try out browser-based VR before hand on your own by visiting our party room here -

Space is limited, so RSVP today! 


WHAT: iSchool Student Research Posters VR Mixer
WHEN: Saturday June 24, 2:30-3:30pm Pacific Time in Virtual Reality