Computers in Libraries 2020 offers attendees more networking opportunities than ever before! Follow the digital chatter on Twitter (#CILDC) but also extend your network by building relationships and engaging face to face with your colleagues and first time attendees, meet new info pros, chat with speakers, discuss innovations with library suppliers – be stimulated by conversations, learn from thought leaders and experts, let serendipity rule!

Gaming, Gadgets, & Makerspaces: Speed (Maker)dating

Monday, March 30 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Tidewater Room, 2nd Floor

Join our gamers and gadget lovers for a “date night”-style evening of fun, playing, learning and networking. See how you can transform your thinking, your programs, and your spaces with the latest games, gadgets, and ideas. Also check out the great items offered in our online Silent Auction with funds going to EveryLibrary. Light refreshments will be served.

Speaker Meet & Greet Breakfasts

Chat with conference speakers each morning before the keynote during our complimentary continental breakfast starting at 8:00 a.m. in the Ballroom Foyer. Look for a "yellow" speaker ribbon and get the conversation going!

Birds of a Feather Lunches

Grab a lunch and then grab a seat at the table! Each day we’ll offer table topics that align with the conference tracks offered that day. This is a perfect way to keep the morning discussions going or just meet new people! On Tuesday please join us in the Ballroom Foyer. On Wednesday and Thursday, we’ll be in the Exhibit Hall. (Note: Lunch concessions with be available for purchase. Offerings include freshly made salads, sandwiches, side items, and cold drinks. Cash or credit accepted.)

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception

Tuesday, March 31 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Computers in Libraries 2020 Exhibition with tasty bites and drinks. Featuring leading-edge companies, the exhibits offer visitors a choice of products in all aspects of library technology, including web-based products and services, integrated library and information systems, online services document delivery services and more. Introduce yourself to our exhibitors and see what they have to offer!

Connect with Your Community & Learn! Meet Ups in the Exhibit Hall

Computers in Libraries prides itself on offering a wide variety of networking events that are thought-provoking, promote a sense of community, and set the table for great peer-to-peer interaction. No matter what your niche you’ll find like-minded people at our series of meetups located in the exhibit hall.


4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | First-Time #CILDC Attendee Meet Up


9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Meet the Robots

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Meet the Computers in Libraries magazine Editors


9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | TBD

Dine Arounds

Sign up for one of our group dinners to discuss a specific topic, meet new people, or simply to try a new restaurant. Look for the sign-up board in the registration area. (Note: Attendees are responsible for their own food/drink and should meet their group at the restaurant.)