ALA Annual
Conference & Exhibition

Chicago, IL ― June 22-27, 2023


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As the world's largest library event, the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together thousands of librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors. ALA Annual offers educational programming; important announcements and updates; relevant legislation and policies; and discussions that majorly impact libraries, their roles, and their ongoing transformation.

  • Educational programming, created and curated by library professionals

  • News You Can Use Sessions with updates that highlight new research, innovations, and advances in libraries

  • The Library Marketplace with innovative and informed exhibitors, LIVE Stages, ARCs, and more

  • Memorable and inspiring speakers

  • Presidents' and Chair Programs

  • Top-tier authors 

  • Fun and entertaining networking opportunities to share and connect with peers, and more

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The Library Marketplace:
Exhibits, Stages & Resources

Learn, innovate, and have fun in the Library Marketplace! More than 550+ exhibitors and 300+ author presentations on 9 LIVE Stages!

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Take a look back at Annual 2022

"Besides learning, getting ideas, and meeting people, the conference is most valuable for me because it always reinvigorates my passion for libraries and reminds me why I do what I do."
– 2022 Annual Conference Attendee

Platinum Sponsor

Gale, A Cengage Company (Image)

Accessibility Sponsor

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Diversity in Publishing Pavilion and Stage Sponsor

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Community of Care Quiet Room Sponsor

Iron Mountain: Library and Archival Services

Podcast Recording Booth Sponsor

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Speaker Sponsors

Disney Publishing logoHarperCollins Publishers ImageHoliday House logo
Penguin House Young Readers ImagePenguin Random House Image

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Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Image


If you're interested in exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, please visit About Exhibiting.

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