$40 – $600

The 2019 Serving With A Purpose Conference

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Ontario Convention Center

2000 East Convention Center Way

Ontario, CA 91764

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The Serving With A Purpose Conference is a yearly gathering for California Friends, Trustees, Foundations, Volunteer Leaders and the staff who support them! Now in it's 7th year, this popular conference is designed to provide resources, inspiration, best practices and support to the many library advocates in California.

Our theme for 2019 is "Back To Basics".

Your registration will include a gourmet continental breakfast, catered sit-down lunch and conference materiels.

Please consider supporting this conference by becoming a "Table Sponsor". By doing so, you are displaying that you value libraries and the people who advocate for them. Each year we try to keep registration prices as low as possible and your sponsorship assists us with this priority. The price of the Table Sponsorship is $600 and includes 8 registrations, special acknowledgement in conference PR, agenda and program, 8 copies of our author’s newest novel, an exclusive afternoon treat and premium table placement in main conference area and at lunch. Please look for the special ticket during purchasing.

Keynote Speaker: Hardy Smith

Hardy Smith works with nonprofits and associations who want an ongoing culture of performance. His in-depth understanding of the needs of associations and nonprofits comes from extensive professional and personal involvement with nonprofits, volunteer based organizations, and community groups nationwide. He has held numerous local, state, and national volunteer leadership positions. His book dealing with the frustrations often associated with nonprofit boards will be published in 2019. Learn more about Hardy by visiting his website: www.hardysmith.com

New York Times Best-Selling Author: Yangsze Choo is a fourth-generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. After graduating from Harvard University, she worked as a management consultant and at a startup before becoming a writer. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels The Night Tiger and The Ghost Bride, with is being adapted into a Netflix series. Yangsze lives in California with her husband, two children, and a potential rabbit. "A work of incredible beauty...Astoundingly captivating and striking in its portrayal of love, betrayal, and death, The Night Tiger is a transcendent story of courage and connection." ―Booklist (starred review)

Speaker: Carla Lehn began her career as a VISTA volunteer, and after receiving a Masters in Community Development from the University of California, Davis, worked for United Way for over a decade. Prior to joining the California State Library staff in 2001 to work on statewide literacy, volunteerism, and community engagement initiatives, she was a private consultant based in Hawaii on volunteer engagement, board development, and community collaboration. Carla has published several articles, and a previous book on volunteer engagement. Her most recent work, From Library Volunteer to Library Advocate: Tapping into the Power of Community Engagement, was published in June 2018 by Libraries Unlimited.

Note: For those that need an invoice for their city, please request invoices as early as possible to allow time for your organization/city to process and send. Ticket price cut-off dates are firm.

Contact: Shawn Thrasher

Contact Number: 909-395-2204 Email: sthrasher@ontarioca.gov


We accept credit cards and checks. If mailing a check, after clicking on "tickets", click on "Enter Promotional Code" at top right and enter mailingcheck (one word). Check payable to: CPLA

Mail check to:

Corona Public Library 650 S. Main St Corona CA 92882 Att: Serving

Be sure to mail your check amount according to the fee schedule. If check arrives late and the fee has gone up, you will be charged the higher fee.

Feb - April 1: $40 April 2 - May 2: $60 May 3-May 23: $75

We look forward to having you attend. It's going to be a great conference!

This event is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.



A BIG thank you to our 2019 sponsors!















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