2020 ALISE Leadership Academy

January 30-31, 2020

Palm Desert, CA

Join ALISE for the 2nd annual Leadership Academy, January 30-31, 2020 in sunny Palm Desert, California. The Academy is intended for all prospective leaders in library and information science - the confident, the hesitant, and the curious. The event will feature content relevant to first time attendees and to those who participated in 2019.

Why Attend?

The objective of the Academy is to provide the next generation of leadership in library and information science with an opportunity to explore their possible interests in leadership roles as Chairs, Directors, and Deans. We aim to build interest in leadership and to build the confidence of prospective leaders. The Academy will create a cohort of future leaders who will have a network of colleagues to support their own learning and leadership development. The Academy also provides prior attendees to reconvene, reflect on their learnings from the past year, and to gain new insights to deploy in 2020.

Academy Organizers and Speakers

Stay tuned for updates on the event organizers and speaker lineup.


Registration is now open! Plan to register early and save with an early bird rate.

Registration Rates



Early Bird

By December 2



December 3-January 29

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Payment is required to complete registration. Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or via check (payable to ALISE). Payments must be in US dollars and free of bank charges. 

Onsite Registration

Advance registration is required, onsite registration is not available.



42-400 Larkspur Ln
Palm Desert, CA 92260


Reservations may be booked online or via phone. If securing reservations via phone, reference the group code "ALISE Leadership Academy" to receive the discounted group rate.

Should you require any assistance with your reservation, contact the Marriott reservation line at (760) 340-9001. Please reference "ALISE Leadership Academy."

The cutoff date to reserve your hotel at the discounted group rate is January 15, 2020.

Room Rates

The group rate is $175 per night (Premier Balcony King room).

The per night rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 14.187%. Upon check in at the hotel, the $36 Destination Fee will be waived for those who book within the group. Included amenities:

  • Complimentary underground valet parking
  • Local-area shuttle
  • 30% discount on pricing at Desert Willow Golf Resort
  • High-speed Wi-Fi in guest rooms and hotel public space
  • Access to pool and whirlpool
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Bike rentals
  • Lawn games




Palm Springs International Airport

Located approximately 12 miles from Hotel Paseo, the airport is serviced by Air Canada, Alaska, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, and United. 

Greater Palm Springs

Learn more about the Greater Palm Springs area before you arrive. Become familiar with the city of Palm Desert and the surrounding area.


General Information


All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to the ALISE office at [email protected]. Cancellations received before 11:59 pm on December 20, 2019, are subject to a $50 fee. After December 20, 2019, ALISE will offer refunds only for documented medical emergencies. Refunds will be processed within 6 weeks after the conference.

Photo & Video Policy

Photographs and videos of attendees are taken at ALISE programs. By registering for an ALISE program, you are giving ALISE permission to take your photograph or video and use it with or without your knowledge and permission on ALISE promotional material, including but not limited to, our newsletters and conference materials, social media, publications, and our website.

Guests Attendance

All attendees must be registered at the prevailing rate and wear their badges while onsite.


Upon completion of the online registration process you will receive a confirmation email within minutes. Please print the confirmation for your records.

Dietary Requirements

ALISE strives to address all reasonable dietary requirements of our conference attendees. Upon registration for the event, please make sure to answer the question about specific allergies so that the registration system can capture your responses and specific information.

Special Accommodations

If you have a legal disability or require special accommodations please indicate your needs during online registration. Please describe your needs in detail. Please indicate any mobility concerns on your registration form or call the ALISE office at 978-674-6190 with your needs. ALISE must receive your request by December 20, 2019.


Contact the ALISE office with any registration and conference related questions at [email protected] or 978-674-6190.