Spring Forward

2024's Theme is

The Garden of Your Mind

“Did you ever grow anything in the garden of your mind? You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind. All you have to do is think and they'll grow.” 

-Fred Rogers

You’re invited to “The Garden of Your Mind,” where we’ll plant seeds of inspiration so we can grow and learn together.

We know that being tied to your desk for 8 hours of webinars is draining and tiresome. That’s why we’ve designed Spring Forward to nurture your professional growth with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions that will happen over a period of two weeks. 

Like any gardener knows, growing things takes time and rest, which is why at Spring Forward, you can choose how and when you want to engage with the conference.

The team behind Forward Libraries believes that conferences are a way we can all learn together. At Spring Forward, the relationship between presenter and audience is collaborative–everyone brings something to the table. We hope you’ll register and attend to help us shape the program by your valuable presence and participation!

Check out a preview of our program!

Questions about the conference? Take a look at our Spring Forward FAQ.

The Spring Forward virtual conference will run Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 22, 2024. 

And because we know conference registrations are often unaffordable, we’ve set the registration price at only $45. Register here!

Folks who register by March 8, 2024 will receive some awesome swag in the mail! 

As always, we want everyone to be able to attend, so if the registration price is a barrier for you to be part of the conference, we’ll have scholarships available, as well. Apply for a scholarship here.

We're excited to Spring Forward with you!