Exhibit Opportunities

Exhibit Opportunities

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The American Library Association’s Annual Conference continues to deliver the content that provides value to attendees from across the country and across the industry. Whether learning in meeting rooms or on the exhibit floor, attendees come to the Annual Conference because they know it delivers the biggest return for their investment. With a wide range of activities, the exhibit floor has become a great place for attendees to search for new products, explore upcoming titles, hear interesting speakers, meet emerging authors and examine peer poster presentations. 

  • Floor Plan (PDF)
  • Online  Floorplan / Current Exhibitors  - forthcoming

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Additional Exhibit Options:

Mobile App Pavilion

Do You Have an “App” for That?

Do you want to put your product in the hands of thousands of readers across the country? Do you have a publication formatted for distribution through mobile devices? Are you developing an app to help readers access information and find new publications? Do you want to help librarians reach their patrons on mobile devices? 

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Small Press / Product Table

A low-cost exhibit option.

Authors, new publications and technologies often are introduced to the library market by smaller start-up companies. In order to give these companies access to the vital market they seek, ALA has designated a special display option for these companies. If your organization is developing new products and services, this is a low-cost opportunity to introduce yourself the library market.

These exhibitors are supplied many standard benefits as in other areas of the exhibition, but are limited in the method in which they may utilize their display space.

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Diversity in Publishing Pavilion

The Diversity in Publishing pavilion will be home to a wide range of titles, publications, and displays.

One area of the pavilion will feature exhibits from diverse publishers that will give attendees the chance to talk to editors, writers and authors. 

A Diverse Title Showcase will round out the area. The Showcase will live online before, during and after the event and allow exhibitors to enter their books in a searchable database. These titles will then be displayed in the showcase for attendees to review and build a list of “most wanted” books for their own collections.

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The Sound Garden and "Live from the 25" Podcast Booth

The Sound Garden is a featured area of the exhibit floor that will present sound experiences. One area of the space will host a listening lounge with kiosks categorized by subject, offering the first chapter of exhibitors’ audio books. A second area of kiosks will offer exposure to a wide range of publishing and book-related podcasts.

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Gaming Grove

The Gaming Grove showcases the latest in the gaming area. Applications are being accepted for participation in this specialty area on the exhibit floor. Submissions will be reviewed and 10 applications will be accepted. Additional spots may open up depending on demand. 

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Artist Alley

Artist Alley includes the best from all genres. Past exhibitors have included many of today’s leading artists, illustrators and creators of comics, games, graphic novels, and books, showcasing original artwork. 

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For more information on exhibit and other opportunities, contact:

Rich Widick, Zach Erickson, Dawn Kerrigan
[email protected] 
Rich: 630/929-7918; Zach: 630/929-7934; Dawn: 630/434-7779
Fax: 630/434-1216

All offerings subject to change.