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Register by 11:59 PM Pacific on February 23, 2018, to take advantage of Advanced registration discounts. Registration for preconferences and special author events is also open.

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 2018

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Register Online iconREGISTER ONLINE


Reserve your hotel at the same time!

Credit cards only.

Register by Mail iconREGISTER
BY MAIL


Mail your completed form with payment to:

PLA 2018/Experient
5202 Presidents Court, Ste. G100
Frederick, MD 21703

Register by Fax iconREGISTER
BY FAX


Fax your completed form to:
301-694-5124

Credit cards and purchase orders only.



Please note: PLA Conference is a professional event. It is not open to the public.

Help us spread the word about PLA 2018 with web badge!

If you’re an exhibitor, please visit Exhibitor Registration and Housing.

Want to add a preconference or special author event?

It’s not too late to register for a preconference or special author event even if you’ve already registered for the conference. Just log in to your existing registration, or contact Experient at pla@experient-inc.com or 800-424-5249 (U.S. and Canada)/847-996-5829 (all other countries), to add additional events. Experient representatives are available Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–6:00 PM Eastern.

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 mail or fax your registration forms and provide detailed information in cover letter.

Problems or questions regarding registration or housing?

Contact Experient at pla@experient-inc.com 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.

Can’t make it to Philadelphia?

Register for the PLA 2018 Virtual Conference instead! It’s a great way to participate in and enjoy the PLA Conference, even if you can’t be there with us in Philadelphia.

Full Conference Registration

Type Advanced
Rec’d by 11:59 PM Pacific on
Feb. 23, 2018
Onsite
Rec’d after 11:59 PM Pacific on
Feb. 23, 2018
PLA Personal Members

PaLA Personal Members

$325 $370
ALA Personal Members $415 $460
Nonmembers $560 $600
Students $150 $175

Want to take advantage of the PLA Personal Member discount but not a PLA Personal Member? Join today and receive over 40% off the nonmember advanced rate!

Single-Day Registration

Type Advanced
Rec’d by 11:59 PM Pacific on
Feb. 23, 2018
Onsite
Rec’d after 11:59 PM Pacific on
Feb. 23, 2018
PLA Personal Members

PaLA Personal Members

$245 $260
ALA Personal Members $320 $335
Nonmembers $395 $410
Students $85 $95

Preconference Registration

Type Full Day with Lunch Half Day
PLA Personal Members

PaLA Personal Members

$325 $195
ALA Personal Members $380 $250
Nonmembers $445 $305

Special Author Event Registration

Type Cost
Author Lunches $60
Audio Publishers Association Dinner $80

Exhibits-Plus and Exhibits-Only Badges

If you just want a taste of PLA 2018, purchase a special exhibits badge onsite.

Exhibits-Only Badge ($50): Entitles you to visit the exhibits any time they are open.

Exhibits-Plus Badge ($95): 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. Please note: PLA Conference is a professional event. It is not open to the public.

Membership

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 customerservice@ala.org or 800-545-2433 and press 5. MACS representatives are available Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM Central.

Please note…

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.

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.

Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the PLA 2018 Conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant to PLA’s use and distribution of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

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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.

Advertising

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

Exhibits

Interested in exhibiting at PLA 2018? Contact Carly DiVito, Corcoran Expositions, at 312-541-0567 or carly@corcexpo.com.

Media

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

Membership

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 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

Problems or questions regarding registration or housing? Contact Experient at pla@experient-inc.com 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.

Sponsorships

To discuss PLA 2018 sponsorship opportunities, 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 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 pla@ala.org. 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 http://2016.placonference.org.

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