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PLA Conference Media Policy

Please note: PLA Conference is a professional event. It is not open to the public. Those requesting media registration must be currently employed by a publication or news organization. Each organization is limited to no more than five media representatives, except newsletters, which are limited to one. Account representatives, sales executives, book authors, and engineers do not meet the criteria for media registration. You must fall under one of the following media guidelines to receive media registration:

Media Guidelines

  • Business and Trade Publications/News Wire Services
    Reporters and editors from magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and wire services must provide a business card. Contributing editors and reporters must verify they have been retained to cover the PLA Conference by presenting a letter of assignment.
  • Television and Radio
    Broadcast reporters and producers from news organizations must provide a business card and a letter of assignment.
  • Freelance Writers
    Freelance writers must verify they have been retained to cover the PLA Conference by presenting a letter of assignment.
  • Online Publications
    Reporters from online publications must provide a business card and a letter of assignment. The website must contain editorial content and cover library issues. Personal webpages and blogs will not be accepted.
  • Newsletters
    Newsletter reporters must verify they have been retained to cover the PLA Conference by presenting a letter of assignment. Newsletter publications will be limited to one media representative.

Media/Press Passes

It is strongly recommended that press who plan to cover the PLA Conference register in advance. Press badges are granted to editorial press only and provide full admission to the exhibits and all education sessions. However, paid special events, including author luncheons, the Audio Publishers Association dinner, and tours, must be registered and paid for separately. Press badges will not be mailed out pre-show and must be picked up onsite.

Registration Instructions

To register for a press badge, please e-mail Heather Cho (hcho@ala.org) with the following information:

  • name
  • organization
  • title
  • address
  • phone number
  • fax number
  • e-mail address

In addition, to verify editorial status, please send a copy of your business card and a letter of assignment from your publication. You can fax this to 312-280-5274, attn: Heather Cho, or include a PDF document or scan in an e-mail to hcho@ala.org. Upon approval, you will automatically be registered for the conference.

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Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations, requests for refunds, and/or changes will be accepted until February 26, 2016, and are subject to a $30 handling fee. Refunds will be processed after April 25, 2016. According to PLA policy, all meal events require preregistration. The above cancellation/change information also applies to all preconferences, meal events, and tours.

The PLA 2016 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.


Accessibility

PLA has put in place features to ensure the conference is accessible to all.

Advertising

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

Appropriate Conduct

All participants are expected to observe the rules and behaviors described in the Statement of Appropriate Conduct in all conference venues, including online venues, and conference social events.

Conference Logo

The custom logos of the PLA 2016 Conference are the property of PLA. Anyone wishing to use the logos in their communications and promotional materials must: 1) Seek permission from PLA; and 2) Submit communication/artwork incorporating the logo to PLA for final approval. The logo may not be modified and must be reproduced in its entirety (i.e., no outlines, cropping). To request the use of the logo, companies should contact Carly DiVito at Corcoran Expositions at 312-541-0567 or carly@corcexpo.com; all others should contact PLA at 800-545-2433 x5PLA (x5752) or pla@ala.org.

Exhibits

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

Firearms

No carrying of firearms allowed in the Colorado Convention Center unless you’re on-duty law enforcement or off-duty and on payroll of the show or SMG (convention center management).

Hashtag

The official conference hashtag is #PLA2016.

Media

Contact Heather Cho, ALA Media Relations Specialist, 312-280-4020 or hcho@ala.org. Please review our conference media policy.

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.

Registration & Housing

Conference registration and housing is managed by Experient. Call or e-mail your questions, 800-424-5249 (U.S. and Canada), 847-996-5829 (all other countries), or pla@experient-inc.com. Experient representatives are available Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM Eastern.

Sponsorships

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

Thank you PLA Conference Sponsors!

Venue

Most conference events will take place in the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202.

Other Questions

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