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JUNE 25-30, 2015



The cable cars on California Street. San Francisco is the site of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 25-30. CLICK HERE to see more about the many attractions of the famous “City by the Bay.” Photo: San Francisco Travel Association/Scott Chernis

Sarah Lewis Featured Speaker at ALA President's Program

Art historian, critic, writer, and “cultural powerhouse” Sarah Lewis is the featured speaker for ALA President Courtney Young’s President's Program 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (new time!) on Sunday, June 28 at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Lewis celebrates creativity, focusing on how it can lead us through fear and failure to ultimate success. In our pursuit

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Roberta A. Kaplan, Litigator in DOMA Defeat, to Present Opening General Session

Kicking off the 2015 Annual Conference at the Opening General Session at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, Roberta A. Kaplan will offer attendees a chance to hear how what she did, with the help of a band of supporter, extended equal rights and made America a more democratic nation. Kaplan will offer insights into how the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was defeated, how laws get overturned, and how change is made legally. “Robbie Kaplan has been involved in some of the most important legal developments of recent years,” noted The Financial Times. When Edie Windsor called Roberta Kaplan to take on the case that would bring down DOMA, Kaplan did not hesitate as gay advocates and other lawyers had. In Windsor, the nation’s highest court ruled that a key provision of DOMA violated the U.S. Constitution by barring legally married same-sex couples from enjoying the wide-ranging benefits of marriage conferred under federal law. Kaplan’s forthcoming book, Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA (Norton, Fall 2015), will offer a complete account of the success.

Described as a “litigation superstar,” a “powerhouse corporate litigator,” and a “pressure junkie” who “thrives on looking at the big picture,” Kaplan is a partner at Paul, Weiss,

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The Exhibit Hall will feature than 800 exhibiting organizations, multiple specialty pavilions, stages featuring the hottest authors, and numerous related fun events. The Ribbon Cutting & Exhibits Opening Reception starts the activity on Friday evening, June 26, after the Opening General Session. The exhibition is open full days on Saturday, Sunday and Monday with the Exhibits Closing & Wrap Up/Rev Up Celebration on Monday afternoon, June 29. (See pages 6-7 for more information).



Moscone Center

San Francisco, California

June 25-30, 2015



Onsite Hours

Thurs., 6/25:12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Fri., 6/26: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sat. 6/27: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun. 6/28: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mon. 6/29: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hours

Moscone Center Halls A,B,C,D

Fri., 6/26: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Sat. 6/27: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun. 6/28: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mon. 6/29: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.