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Plan Ahead for PLA 2018

PLA is heading to Philadelphia for the PLA 2018 Conference, March 20–24, 2018, 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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Program Proposals

Interested in being a presenter at PLA Conference? Then stay tuned—we just have a couple months to go. The proposal period will open in January 2017. Want a notice when it opens?

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Registration

Registration opens early September 2017! Early Bird registration—available to PLA and Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) personal members only—deadline is January 19, 2018.


Full Conference Registration

Type Early Bird
Rec’d by Jan. 19, 2018
Advanced
Rec’d by Feb. 23, 2018
Onsite
Rec’d after Feb. 23, 2018
PLA Personal Members

PaLA Personal Members

$280 $325 $370
ALA Personal Members $400 $445
Nonmembers $475 $520
Students $150 $175

Single-Day Registration

Type Advanced
Rec’d by Feb. 23, 2018
Onsite
Rec’d after Feb. 23, 2018
PLA Personal Members
PaLA Personal Members
$245 $260
ALA Personal Members $320 $335
Nonmembers $395 $410
Students $85 $95

 

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For Exhibitors

Dedicated exclusively to public libraries and featuring a 70,000+ square foot exhibit hall, PLA 2018 is the premier place to reach thousands of professionals with INFLUENCE and BUYING POWER!


Booth Details

$2,400 per 10’ x 10’ booth reserved. There is a $200 additional charge per exposed corner. Please see the Exhibit Space Application (PDF, 2 pgs.) for payment details.

Standard Booth Inclusions

  • 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’ x 10’ booth reserved, with a maximum of 40
  • Complimentary exhibit hall passes to invite your customers and prospects to PLA 2018, with a maximum of 40
  • 40+% Dedicated Exhibit Hours!

For information about exhibiting, please contact Carly DiVito at Corcoran Expositions at 312-541-0567 or carly@corcexpo.com. If you’re interested in conference sponsorships, please contact Mary Michalik at 312-265-9650, mary@corcexpo.com; or Matt McLaughlin at 312-265-9655, matt@corcexpo.com.


Exhibitor Schedule

(tentative, subject to change)

Day, Date Time Event
Monday, March 19, 2018 8:00 AM–5:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:30 AM–5:00 PM Onsite Registration
8:00 AM–5:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:30 AM–6:30 PM Onsite Registration
8:00 AM–12:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
3:30–6:30 PM Exhibits Open/Reception
Thursday, March 22, 2018 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, March 23, 2018 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, March 24, 2018 8:00 AM–12:00 PM Exhibitor Move-Out

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Cancellation Policy

The PLA 2018 Conference is offered on a cost-recovery basis. PLA reserves the right to cancel all or any part of this event if there is insufficient registration or for other reasons. Neither ALA nor PLA is responsible for cancellation charges assessed by the airlines or travel agencies, or other losses incurred due to the cancellation of the workshops. All information listed on this website is subject to change.

Exhibits

Contact Carly DiVito, Corcoran Expositions, at 312-541-0567 or carly@corcexpo.com.

Membership

ALA and PLA membership is managed by the ALA Membership & Customer Service (MACS) unit. To join, renew, rejoin, or add to your membership, fill out a secure form online; or print and fill out a membership form and fax or mail it in; or call 800-545-2433 and press 5. Direct your membership questions to MACS at customerservice@ala.org or 800-545-2433 and press 5. MACS representatives are available Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM Central.

Sponsorships

Contact Corcoran Expositions, Mary Michalik at 312-265-9650, mary@corcexpo.com; or Matt McLaughlin at 312-265-9655, matt@corcexpo.com.

Other Questions

Contact PLA, 800-545-2433 x5PLA (x5752) or pla@ala.org; or find someone to help in the PLA Staff directory.