ULC events unite members with leaders in the national and international library community as well as other sectors including government, business and philanthropy for an exchange of knowledge, experience and forward-looking perspectives.

ULC Annual Forums

Each year, ULC presents an Annual Forum for members and invited guests. Focusing on critical themes that drive the transformation of urban libraries, this two-day gathering includes expert presentations, panel discussions and small group interactions to provide a provocative and illuminating experience for participants.

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ULC Partners for Success Conferences

Partners for Success is a biennial convening that showcases what communities can achieve when libraries, local government and other key civic leaders work together to address critical challenges.

In 2013 the theme for Partners was Libraries Leading Learning. Over 145 library, local government, philanthropic, civic and business leaders gathered in Seattle (November 12-14) for a rousing exploration of the catalytic role that libraries play as essential community learning centers. The two-day program included keynote presentations, panel and small group discussions as well as informal conversations over meals - all focused on how libraries can strengthen their impact as partners in achieving community learning goals.