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Reservations in the PLA housing block are now closed.

If you need to make a reservation, you may connect with aRes Housing (a business partner that provides alternate housing options) to help you find accommodations in Philadelphia.

If you need to cancel or change an existing reservation, please contact your confirmed hotel directly starting on Tuesday, March 6. And beginning March 20, PLA’s official housing company, Experient, will be onsite in the registration area in the Pennsylvania Convention Center to provide assistance with housing issues.

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# Name Address Rate for single and double
1 Aloft Convention Center Broad & Arch Streets $199
2 Best Western Plus Philadelphia Convention Center Hotel 1225 Vine Street $199
3 Courtyard by Marriott Downtown 21 N. Juniper Street $229
4 Embassy Suites Center City 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $239
5 Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center 1201 Race Street $199
6 Hampton Inn Philadelphia 1301 Race Street $225
7 Hilton Garden Inn – Philadelphia Center City 1100 Arch Street $209
8 Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Midtown 1305 Walnut Street $209
9 Home2 Suites by Hilton Center City 1200 Arch Street $229
10 Le Meridien Philadelphia 1421 Arch Street $198
11 Loews Philadelphia Hotel 1200 Market Street $247
12 The Logan One Logan Square $199
13 Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 1201 Market Street $239
14 Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Center City 1 E. Penn Square $239
15 Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Philadelphia 10 Broad Street (Avenue of the Arts) $279
16 Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown 201 N. 17th Street $189
17 Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square 1800 Market Street $229
18 The Windsor Suites 1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $199


We have accessible sleeping rooms in our hotel block. There are rooms for the deaf, blind, and attendees in wheelchairs. When booking your hotel room, you can request specific aids or services needed for your stay. Experient staff will contact you to confirm your needs. Please be sure to reconfirm your needs with your hotel prior to arrival. More information is available at Accessibility.

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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.