Plan Ahead for PLA 2016

PLA is heading to Denver for the PLA 2016 Conference, April 5−9, 2016, and we want to make sure you’re coming, too! Here’s some preliminary information to get you started on planning and budgeting your trip.

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For Exhibitors


Latest News

Here’s the latest news about the PLA 2016 Conference. More complete details will be available mid‑August 2015.

Arianna Huffington to Speak

Arianna HuffingtonPLA is pleased to announce Arianna Huffington, the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fourteen books, as an Adult Author Lunch Speaker.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

Her fourteenth book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list and was released in paperback in March 2015. Her new book, on the science, history and mystery of sleep, will be published in April 2016.

Audio Publishers Association Dinner Speakers Announced

PLA is excited to announce the line-up for the Audio Publishers Association Dinner!

Tavia Gilbert (Courtesy Blackstone Audio)Tavia Gilbert
Courtesy Blackstone Audio

Johnny Heller (Courtesy Recorded Books)Johnny Heller
Courtesy Recorded Books

George Guidall (Courtesy Harper Audio)George Guidall
Courtesy Harper Audio

Ruth Reichl (Courtesy Books on Tape, a Penguin Random House Company) Ruth Reichl Courtesy Books on Tape, an imprint of Penguin Random House Audio

Photo by Fiona Aboud



Registration opens September 15, 2015! Early Bird registration—available to PLA and Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) personal members only—deadline is January 22, 2016. Most conference events will take place in the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202.

Full Conference Registration

Type Early Bird
Rec’d by Jan. 22, 2016
Rec’d by Feb. 26, 2016
Rec’d after Feb. 26, 2016
PLA Personal Members
CAL Personal Members
$255 $300 $345
ALA Personal Members n/a $375 $420
Nonmembers n/a $450 $495
Students n/a $125 $130


Single-Day Registration

Type Advanced
Rec’d by Feb. 26, 2016
Rec’d after Feb. 26, 2016
PLA Personal Members
CAL Personal Members
$220 $235
ALA Personal Members $295 $310
Nonmembers $370 $385
Students $105 $110



For Exhibitors

Reserve a booth online and see a full list of exhibitors on our interactive floorplan!

Booth cost:

  • $2,300 per 10’ x 10’ booth reserved
  • There is a $200 additional charge per exposed corner

Booth includes:

  • 8’ high back drape and 33” side drape (inline booths)
  • Booth ID sign with company name and booth number (inline booths)
  • Eight (8) complimentary exhibitor registrations per 10’x10’ booth reserved, with a maximum of 40
  • Complimentary exhibit hall passes to invite your customers and prospects to PLA 2016

For further information about exhibiting, please contact Carly DiVito at Corcoran Expositions at 312-541-0567 or

Exhibitor Schedule

Day, Date Time Event
Monday, April 4, 2016 8:00 AM–5:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:30 AM–5:00 PM Onsite Registration
8:00 AM–5:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 7:30 AM–6:30 PM Onsite Registration
8:00 AM–12:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
4:00–6:30 PM Exhibits Open/Reception
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:30 AM–5:30 PM Onsite Registration
9:30 AM–5:00 PM Exhibits Open
9:30–10:45 AM Exhibits No-Conflict
3:15–4:15 PM Exhibits No-Conflict
Friday, April 8, 2016 7:30 AM–4:00 PM Onsite Registration
9:30 AM–4:00 PM Exhibits Open
9:30–10:45 AM Exhibits No-Conflict
3:15–4:00 PM Exhibits No-Conflict
4:00–11:45 PM Exhibitor Move-Out
Saturday, April 9, 2016 8:00 AM–12:00 PM Exhibitor Move-Out