For Exhibitors & Sponsors


Dedicated exclusively to public libraries and featuring a 70,000+ square foot exhibit hall, PLA 2020 is the premier place to reach thousands of professionals with INFLUENCE and BUYING POWER!

Download the PLA 2020 Exhibitor Prospectus  (PDF, 5 pgs.).

Reserve a booth online today and see a full list of exhibitors on our Exhibitor Reservation Website. Or for more information about exhibit opportunities, contact Rhonda Grizzard, Corcoran Expositions, at 312-265-9665 or

Booth Details

$2,500 per 10’ x 10’ booth reserved. There is a $200 additional charge per exposed corner.

Standard Booth Inclusions

  • 8’ high back drape and 33” side drape (inline booths)
  • Booth ID sign with company name and booth number (inline booths)
  • Eight (8) complimentary exhibitor registrations per 10’ x 10’ booth reserved, with a maximum of 40
  • Complimentary exhibit hall passes to invite your customers and prospects to PLA 2020, with a maximum of 20
  • 46+% Dedicated Exhibit Hours!

Exhibitor Service Kit

Information regarding shipping, booth furniture rentals, and facility services can be found in the Exhibitor Service Kit through the FreemanOnline website. If you have not previously logged in to FreemanOnline for an event, you will need to set up a username and password. Should you need further assistance you may call 615-884-5785 or email

Exhibitors hosting a book signing at their booth can let PLA 2020 attendees know by completing the In-Booth Author Signing Form. Exhibitor in-booth author signings will be promoted in the onsite conference show daily. Deadline to submit your in-booth author signing is Friday, February 14.

Exhibitor Registration & Housing

Register and reserve hotel rooms for exhibit booth personnel at Exhibitor Registration and Housing.


Sponsoring or making a splash with advertising amplifies your brand to our attendees and members. PLA works hard to highlight those vendor partners who support the work of the organization and the public librarians we serve, both during Conference and throughout the year. Public library leaders nationwide will see and value your support of PLA and our members. Through our unique program, you can enhance the attendee experience and help make PLA 2020 the best conference yet, while increasing your company’s visibility and networking opportunities.

Please review the PLA 2020 Marketing and Sponsorship Opportunities prospectus (PDF, 4 pgs.). For sponsorship information, please contact Matt McLaughlin at 312-265-9655 or

Exhibitor Schedule

Nashville Music City Center
Halls B–D

(tentative, subject to change)

Day, Date Time Event
Monday, February 24, 2020 8:00 AM–5:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:30 AM–5:00 PM Onsite Registration
8:00 AM–5:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:30 AM–6:00 PM Onsite Registration
8:00 AM–12:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
3:30 PM–6:30 PM Exhibits Opening Reception
Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:30 AM–5:30 PM Onsite Registration
9:00 AM–5:00 PM Exhibits Open
9:00 AM–10:15 AM Exhibits No-Conflict
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Exhibits No-Conflict
Friday, February 28, 2020 7:30 AM–4:00 PM Onsite Registration
9:00 AM–2:00 PM Exhibits Open
9:00 AM–10:15 AM Exhibits No-Conflict
1:30 PM–2:00 PM Exhibits Closing Reception
2:00 PM–11:45 PM Exhibitor Move-Out
Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:00 AM–12:00 PM Exhibitor Move-Out


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 1, 2019, 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 1, 2019, exhibitors are liable for 100% of the cost of space.

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.

Review all conference policies.