Registration

Register by February 26 and save! Deadline for the Advanced registration rate is 11:59 PM Central on February 26, 2016. Registration for preconferences and special author events is still available, too. Conference registration is required to book housing, so reserve your room at the same time if registering online. (Review our list of hotels.)

Three Easy Ways to Register for PLA 2016!

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Online iconREGISTER ONLINE


Reserve your hotel at the same time!

Credit cards only.

Mail iconREGISTER
BY MAIL


Mail your completed form with payment to:

PLA 2016/Experient
5202 Presidents Court, Ste. G100
Frederick, MD 21703

Fax iconREGISTER
BY FAX


Fax your completed form to:

301-694-5124

Credit cards and purchase orders only.


Be sure to help us spread the word with a web badge. If you’re an exhibitor, please visit Exhibitor Registration and Housing.

Do you need to register multiple staff with a single payment?

If your organization needs to register multiple staff with a single purchase order, check, or credit card transaction, please contact Experient at pla@experient-inc.com or 800-424-5249 (U.S. and Canada)/847-996-5829 (all other countries) to discuss options for submitting your registrants’ information and payment. Tell Experient the number of people you need to register and if your registrants include both PLA members and nonmembers. Experient representatives are available Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM Eastern. Thanks!

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.

Full Conference Registration

Type Advanced
Rec’d by
11:59 PM Central
Feb. 26, 2016
Onsite
Rec’d after
11:59 PM Central
Feb. 26, 2016
PLA Personal Members
CAL Personal Members
$300 $345
ALA Personal Members $375 $420
Nonmembers $450 $495
Students $125 $130

Single-Day Registration

Type Advanced
Rec’d by
11:59 PM Central
Feb. 26, 2016
Onsite
Rec’d after
11:59 PM Central
Feb. 26, 2016
PLA Personal Members
CAL Personal Members
$220 $235
ALA Personal Members $295 $310
Nonmembers $370 $385
Students $105 $110

Preconference Registration

Type Half Day Full Day
PLA Personal Members
CAL Personal Members
$150 $250
ALA Personal Members $205 $305
Nonmembers $260 $370

Special Author Event Registration

Author Lunches $50
Audio Publishers Association Dinner $75

Exhibits-Plus and Exhibits-Only Badges

If you just want a taste of PLA 2016, purchase a special exhibits badge onsite.

Exhibits-Only Badge ($25): Entitles you to visit the exhibits any time they are open.

Exhibits-Plus Badge ($50): Entitles you to visit the exhibits any time they are open as well as to attend the Opening Session, the Big Idea Series, the All Conference Reception, and the Closing Session.

Exhibits-Only and Exhibits-Plus badges are available onsite only and cannot be purchased in advance.

Onsite Registration Hours

Tuesday, April 5 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 6 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday, April 7 7:30 AM–5:30 PM
Friday, April 8 7:30 AM–4:00 PM
Saturday, April 9 8:00–10:00 AM

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.

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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.