A workshop is a self-sustaining session, normally one half day or a full day in length, and occurs outside of the normal conference schedule of programs (generally on the Saturday before the Annual Meeting begins). Self-sustaining means that the separate registration fees charged for a workshop must cover all costs associated with it (including speaker fees, equipment charges, food and beverage charges, transportation costs and production of handout materials). Since all costs of a workshop must be covered by registration fees, AALL must consider whether a workshop's costs would result in prohibitively high registrant fees.
A deep dive is shorter than a workshop, but longer than a traditional Annual Meeting program, perhaps
2-3 hours in length, and can include mini breakout sessions. Deep dive sessions are scheduled to run concurrently with other AMPC programs instead of on a Saturday, like the workshops. The longer deep dive timeslot allows for the opportunity to dig deeper and more specifically intotopics, while workshops tend to be more wide-ranging in their focus.
For more information on proposing programs for Seattle, please go to http://www.aallnet.org/conference/education/future-meetings/program-proposers