FAQs

When and where is LANA's annual conference this year?

This year's annual conference will take place in Elgin, IL - the Sister City of Vientiane, Laos, at multiple venues, including the Heritage Ballroom, Gail Borden Library, and Elgin Artspace. In the form of a walking conference, the weekend is an opportunity to support local businesses and organizations, as well as allow attendees to explore Elgin. 

In which cities has LANA held its annual national conference?

Past conferences have been held in Washington, DC, Las Vegas, NV, Providence, RI, Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, and Minnesota, MN. 

Is lunch provided at the conference?

Yes. If you have any food allergies, please indicate so when you register online so we may make appropriate accommodations.

Is my registration fee refundable?

Yes, when requested at least 24 hours prior to conference start time (by July 28, 9AM CST).

Do I have to pay for the Friday evening mixer?

No, this event is free. However, there will be a cash bar. 

If I am accepted as a presenter, do I need to pay the registration fee?

No, you will not need to pay the registration fee. However, you will be required to cover any fees associated with your presentation/workshop (e.g. supplies, software, equipment), travel, and accommodations, unless otherwise previously agreed upon. 

How can I or my business/organization get involved with the conference?

You may request to volunteer, submit a proposal to present or speak, and/or submit an application and fee to be a vendor.

Who may I contact for more conference information?

You may contact our conference team at conference@lana-usa.org.