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Advertising Opportunities

Reach PLA members and conference attendees—before, during, and after the PLA 2018 Conference—with these print and electronic advertising options.

Public Libraries Special Issues Advertising

Showcase your company during the months leading up to the conference in PLA’s official journal, Public Libraries. Special issues are January/February 2018 and March/April 2018. The Jan/Feb issue will be distributed at PLA 2018, in addition to being mailed to members and subscribers. The March/April issue will be mailed to members and subscribers after the conference—so it’s a great opportunity to extend your conference reach! Electronic ads are also available in Public Libraries Online, the journal’s digital companion, as well as in the monthly PLA E-News, which is sent directly to PLA members.

Reservation and payment deadline varies by issue.

Contact our Advertising Sales Manager, Matt McLaughlin at or 312-265-9655 for more information or if you have questions about special issues advertising.

PLA Daily News Advertising

PLA’s official conference newspaper. There are six PLA Daily News issues:

  • An Interactive Electronic Preview Issue that will be e-mailed to nearly 10,000 PLA members and conference registrants in late February;
  • Four daily onsite printed issues published and widely distributed at PLA 2018; and
  • An Interactive Electronic Highlights Issue that will be e-mailed to nearly 10,000 PLA members and conference registrants in April.

Each issue will include news, photos, and important conference information. Returning for PLA 2018 are a New Product Showcase in each onsite issue, and advertising opportunities in the digital version of the newspaper, PLA Daily e-News.

Reservations for the preview issue due by February 7, 2018, with materials due February 14. Reservations for onsite and highlights issues, the New Product Showcase, and PLA Daily e-News due by March 8, 2018, with materials due March 15.

Contact Jenn Waters, CustomNEWS, at or 240-401-6779 for more information or if you have questions about conference newspaper advertising.

Banner and Sign Sponsorships

To find out how your company can be more visible to conference attendees with prominent onsite banners and signs, visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page.

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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.

Attendee Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations, requests for refunds, and/or changes will be accepted until February 23, 2018, and are subject to a $30 handling fee. Refunds will be processed after April 23, 2018. According to PLA policy, all meal events require preregistration. The above cancellation/change information also applies to all preconferences, meal events, and tours. No meal tickets will be sold onsite.

Exhibitor Cancellation Policy

All booth space cancellation requests must be received in writing by Show Management (Corcoran Expositions). If space is reduced, the net reduction of space will be treated as a cancellation of that space. If Show Management receives a written request for cancellation of space on or before October 31, 2017, the exhibitor will be eligible for a refund less the nonrefundable deposit of $950 per 100 square feet of exhibit space. For cancellations received after October 31, 2017, exhibitors are liable for 100% of the cost of space.


Print and electronic advertising opportunities are available to reach PLA members and attendees both before and during the conference.


Interested in exhibiting at PLA 2018? Contact Carly DiVito, Corcoran Expositions, at 312-541-0567 or


Contact Macey Morales, Deputy Director, ALA Public Awareness Office, 312-280-4393 or Please review our conference media policy.


ALA and PLA membership is managed by the ALA Membership & Customer Service (MACS) unit. You can join or renew/rejoin/add to your membership using ALA’s secure online form; or you can 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 or 800-545-2433 and press 5. MACS representatives are available Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM Central.

Registration & Housing

Problems or questions regarding registration or housing? Contact Experient at or 800-424-5249 (U.S. and Canada)/847-996-5829 (all other countries). Experient representatives are available Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–6:00 PM Eastern.


To discuss PLA 2018 sponsorship opportunities, contact Corcoran Expositions, Mary Michalik at 312-265-9650,; or Matt McLaughlin at 312-265-9655,

Thank You PLA 2018 Conference Sponsors!

Other Questions

Many commonly asked questions are answered in our FAQ. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for, please contact PLA at 800-545-2433 x5PLA (x5752) or Or the PLA Staff directory may help you find just the right person to ask.

PLA 2016 Archive

Looking for handouts and other information from the PLA 2016 Conference, which took place April 5–9, 2016 in Denver, CO? The PLA 2016 Conference website has been archived at

View the list of past PLA Conferences from 1983 to present.