Do you know what your community members really want to learn and share – not just your regular customers? Discover how to make the library more vital than ever as a force to bring your community together in an active environment of creativity and generous learning. The Abundant Community Experience gives you the knowledge and hands-on engagements designed to help you successfully collaborate with individuals on shared community goals.

Excited about R-Squared this September but don't have the funds to attend? Two R-Squared scholarships are up for grabs via our Facebook giveaway. All you need to do is post on our event page before July 13 and tell us three things:

1. If you're selected, which R-Squared Experience would you register for?

2. Why would you choose that Experience?

3. Where are you from?

We believe work should be just as fun as it is rewarding. The R-Squared Culture Experience is built to spill over with fun and (sometimes ridiculous) adventure, all the while circling back to core concepts to help make your workplace a more vibrant and productive space.

With the start of summer and the promise of September around the corner, excitement grows for R-Squared. Registrations are rolling in, so

We're thrilled to announce that the R-Squared Conference has received a $25,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help support creativity and innovation in libraries. The grant funds keynote speaker Josh Linkner, New York Times bestselling author of Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity. In addition, the Foundation will fund out-of-state scholarships for creative library professionals interested in attending the conference.

Are you excited about sharing brave ideas in a spectacular setting but don't have the funds to get to Telluride? We have several R-Squared scholarship oppportunities available. No 500-word essay required. All you need to do is create your most engaging content that shows us how you are a valuable asset to R-Squared – The Risk and Reward Conference and how your attendance will affect your library and community. Create a video, website, animation, illustration, blog – anything that can be linked to with a single URL.

Another change agent has been added to the list of R-Squared speakers as part of the Culture Experience.

Registration is now open for R-Squared – The Risk & Reward Conference. Cost is $495 per person. Great hotel rates are also available, so book your room today.

Going to PLA 2012? We have two opportunities for you to learn more about R-Squared and spark the conversation about taking smart risks to move libraries forward.

The new R-Squared site is now live. Learn more about what we have in store and everything Telluride has to offer.

We're also thrilled to announce that entrepreneur, risk-taker and creativity expert Josh Linkner will kick off the weekend as R-Squared's keynote speaker. Prepare to tap into your creative side.

Want to help spread the word about R-Squared? Download a slide to include in your next presentation.