Intersect Unconference

Announcing Intersect 2023 – Creating A Community In Your Library

The WNYLRC Continuing Education Committee is excited to announce the beginning of Round One (Idea Submission) for Intersect 2023: Creating a Community in Your Library! This year’s theme was the most popular in our recent poll. Thank you to everyone who participated! 

The event will be held in person on Friday, October 13, 2023. The event will be held at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Central Branch in downtown Buffalo for the second year in a row.  

We are starting the planning process for Intersect 2023 right away, so please get involved on our proposal padlet.


How to Get Involved

Submit a Presentation Idea!

We are looking for ideas for workshop sessions, lightning talks, pecha kucha, discussion roundtables, breakout sessions, interactive panel discussions, technology demonstrations, presentations in interesting new formats, and/or anything else that you'd like to experience at this year’s unconference. Ideas do not yet need to be fully-formed. Full proposals will be solicited from those selected for Round Two of the vetting process.

Vote and/or Comment on Ideas!

Vote for your favorite ideas or post your support, concerns, or suggestions for enhancing an idea. We want to hear from all perspectives! The ideas with the most votes and interaction on the padlet will move forward to Round Two of our proposal vetting process, so this is your chance to make sure your favorite ideas make it through!

Volunteer as a Peer Reviewer!

Once the top submissions have been established, the Continuing Education Committee will need assistance assessing formal conference proposals. This would be a temporary, short-term commitment of approximately one month or less, around June or July 2023. If you would be interested in volunteering as a peer reviewer, please contact Caitlin Kenney ( or Bryan Sajecki ( at any time to express your interest. 

Please submit your ideas, votes, and comments by May 26, 2023.


Important Dates (So Far)

Idea Submission/Voting: April-May 2023

Invitation to Round Two (Formal Proposals): Early June 2023

Peer Review Period: June-July 2023

Intersect 2023: October 13, 2023


Contact Us!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jacob Rachwal (, Bryan Sajecki (, or Caitlin Kenney (