ALA 70th anniversary Congress

Aug 20, 2021

ALA’s 70th anniversary Congress will take place in Chicago from October 21 – 24. On Thursday evening, October 21, we invite you to join us for an informal reception at the legendary Driehaus museum. The Congress official opening ceremony will be on Friday, October 22 at the W Chicago-Lakeshore hotel.

Speakers who have confirmed their participation are Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs; Ambassador for Diaspora Affairs Elita Gavele; the director of, Rūta Dimanta; journalists and Latvian radio program “Global Latvian” director Agnese Drunka.

The Friday evening event will take place on the Odyssey cruise on Lake Michigan, and the keynote speaker will be Edgars Rinkēvičs. The Saturday night event will take place near the hotel in Chicago, precise location TBD.


Please register and take care of the $150 registration fee by October 4th!

Delegate Registration Form (electronic version)*
Delegate Registration Form (PDF format)

Hotel Reservations

Delegate Registration – $150 (includes all events, including 4 meals)
Guest Registration – $200 (includes all events, including 4 meals)

Individual event prices:

  • Friday Lunch (speaker – Rūta Dimanta) – $50
  • Dinner on the Odyssey cruise (speaker – Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs, musical performance – Rihards Kolmanis & Arta Jēkabsone) – $100
  • Saturday lunch (virtual concert – Tautumeitas) – $50
  • ALA70 dinner/ball (dance music – Tālēs zilajās – Rihards Kolmanis, Arta Jēkabsone, et al.) – $70