The KLAS Users' Conference is a gathering of library staff and administrators who use KLAS. Traditionally the conference is held in April or early May. The first official KLAS Users' Conference was held in 1997 at Keystone's offices in Raleigh, NC. In the first few years, the location alternated between a KLAS library and Keystone. Since 2006, KLAS library sites have hosted most KLAS conferences with the occasional return to Raleigh.

The KLAS Users' Group approved a conference format change in 2006 that created a three-day Tuesday-Thursday schedule. Keystone staff and members of the KLAS Users' Community cover topics ranging from improving circulation, new releases in KLAS, handling digital media, outreach and more in a variety of formats including general and breakout sessions. Breakout sessions are designed to appeal to a variety of learning styles with formats such as birds-of-a-feather, hands-on, workshops, and seminar classes.

The conference also offers ample networking opportunities during morning and afternoon breaks and the evening Welcome Reception hosted by Keystone Systems.

The Tennessee Instructional Resource Center will host the 2023 KLAS Users' Conference which will be both our first conference hosted by an IRC AND our first HYBRID conference. Sessions begin the afternoon of Monday, July 17 and end the afternoon of Thursday, July 20. Monday afternoon sessions will be held at the conference hotel and Tuesday-Thursday sessions will be at Tennessee School for the Blind.

The conference hotel is the Element Nashville Airport where Monday afternoon's conference sessions will also be held. The conference rate is $179.00 + tax for all room types. The hotel offers an airport shuttle, free breakfast, saltwater pool, indoor and outdoor lounge areas, and a fitness center. You can reserve your room via this link: Book your group rate for the KLAS Users’ Conference

KLAS 2023 Registration Dates and Fees:

Registration for the conference is open: KLAS UC2023 on Zoom Events

Online registration for individuals:

  • $30 Early-bird Registration (1/16/23 – 4/30/23)
  • $50 Regular Registration (4/30/23 – 7/17/23)

In-person Registration:

  • $150 Early-bird Registration (1/16/23 – 4/30/23)
  • $175 Regular Registration (5/1/23 – 6/18/23)
  • $200 Late Registration (6/19/23 – 7/17/23)

BONUS: Every in-person registration comes with a free online registration for another user at your organization! While the Zoom Events platform does not support group rates, we hope that this bonus will help allow more KLAS users to attend the conference, and stretch your conference budget that little bit further. 

Past KLAS Users' Conferences dates and locations:

  • 2020 
  • 2019 KLAS Users' Conference - West Palm Beach, FL (June 4-6)
  • 2018 KLAS Users' Conference - Boise, ID (May 8-10)
  • 2017 KLAS Users' Conference - Atlanta, GA (March 21-23)
  • 2016 KLAS Users' Conference - Anaheim, CA (May 3-5)
  • 2015 KLAS Users' Conference - Oklahoma City, OK (April 21-23)
  • 2014 KLAS Users' Conference - Boston, MA (June 17-19)
  • 2013 KLAS Users' Conference - Chicago, IL (April 30-May 2)
  • 2012 KLAS Users' Conference - Columbia, SC (April 10-12)
  • 2011 KLAS Users' Conference - Raleigh, NC (April 12-14)
  • 2010 KLAS Users' Conference - Columbus, GA (April 20-22)
  • 2009 KLAS Users' Conference - San Diego, CA (April 21-23)
  • 2008 KLAS Users' Conference - Cincinnati, OH (April 8-10)