General Exhibits Info
With more than 450 exhibiting organizations, multiple pavilions and stages featuring the hottest authors, and numerous related fun events, the exhibit floor is an integral part of your learning, professional development, and networking. The Exhibit Hall offers you the opportunity to explore and discuss with expert vendors the breadth and depth of new and favorite library products, services, books, online services, tools, and technologies.
|Friday Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor||5:30pm - 7:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Monday Exhibits Closing Events||9:00am - 2:00pm|
*Note Exhibit Hall passes are for use on the exhibit floor Sat., Sun., and Mon. only.
Ribbon-Cutting & Exhibits Opening Reception
The Exhibit Hall opens immediately following the Booklist/ERT Author Forum, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring a brief welcome by ALA and local dignitaries. The Exhibits Opening includes food, drink, and entertainment through the exhibit hall, giving exhibitors and attendees their first chance to network as the exhibits kick off.
Meet the Authors
An exciting and extensive schedule of authors/illustrators appearing in exhibitor booths.
Stages in the Exhibit Hall
Live Stages with a variety of leading personalities . . .
Book Buzz Theater
Hear the latest “Buzz” about the newest titles from your favorite publishers all in one easy-to-find location in the exhibits. Mid 2200 aisle near booths #2251 and #2247.
What's Cooking @ ALA Cooking Demonstration Stage
The What's Cooking Stage will be heating up the exhibit floor with mouthwatering displays from the latest cookbooks, hottest chefs and best-in-the-business foodies. End of the 1900 aisle behind booth #1961.
The PopTop Stage - Popular Topics, Every Day
The PopTop Stage features librarian favorites including mystery, humor, romance, technology, and travel, with readings, discussions, panels, and presentations. Mid 900 aisle near booths #956 and #960.
The ALA Exhibition offers special showcase pavilions to help conference attendees get an indepth look at what is new, including the latest publications, products, and technologies ideal for libraries. Specialty Pavilions include:
The perfect place to find multi-lingual and multicultural publications and library materials. With suppliers from around the world, one stop at this pavilion helps you build your collection.
Mobile Applications Pavilion
Do you need “an app for that”? Find the latest mobile apps and technology to manage your library, improve service to patrons and help readers of all ages.
Small Press/Product Area
Where new and independent presses often launch their newest titles, and a jumping-off point for new vendors to introduce themselves to the library community.
Open to ALA members, the Internet Room in the Exhibit Hall is open during exhibit hours. It is managed by ALA’s Internet Steering Committee and staffed by volunteers.
The United States Postal Service is on hand to take care of your shipping needs, offering exclusively Priority Mail service. Check the Post Office location on site for daily hours.
Exhibits Closing & Wrap Up/Rev Up Celebration
Join us Monday afternoon to close the exhibits and rev up for the Annual Conference. Start in the Exhibit Hall where exhibitors will offer discounts and special giveaways in their booths.