Engagement Opportunities

Exhibiting in the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition is just the first step. Make sure attendees recognize your brand! Take advantage of these engagement tools to raise your company's profile, and make the most of your exhibit experience. 


Meet the AuthorsMeet the Authors logo

The Meet the Authors program promotes authors/illustrators appearing in exhibitor booths. You must be a contracted exhibitor to participate.

Submission site is now open. Submission deadline: June 17.

Please enter separate submissions for each occurrence of an Author/Illustrator appearance(s) in your exhibit booth.

You can schedule your "Meet the Authors" session at the 2023 ALA Annual Conference during any of our exhibit hours.

Author Autographing Area

ALA is pleased to provide exhibitors with a location to host author autographing sessions. The Author Autographing Area will be located in the back of the exhibit hall. Four autographing stations will be available each hour, Saturday - Monday, 20-minute or 50-minute time slots will be available.

Submission site is now open, closing deadline: March 1.


Diversity in Publishing Title Showcase Diversity in Publishing Title Showcase

The Diversity in Publishing Title Showcase will live online before, during, and after the event and allow exhibitors to enter their books in a searchable database. These titles will then be displayed in the online showcase for attendees to review and connect with the publisher. 

Information on Exhibiting.

Submit this form to have your titles included. Limit of ten submissions per Imprint/Division. (Submission deadline: June 23, 2023.) Note: must be current exhibitor to participate.  


Sound Garden’s Live from the 25 Podcast Booth Podcast Booth

At Live from the 25, record a short podcast in a semi-soundproof recording booth. Exhibitors are responsible for coordinating the content of their podcast, including securing authors to interview. 

Live from the 25 Podcast Booth submission site. Please submit by March 30, 2023.



Now Showing @ ALA Film Program Now Showing @ ALA Film Program

The Now Showing @ ALA Film Program offers a variety of films, documentaries, and trailers throughout the day from Saturday through Monday. Many will offer a chance to meet with the film’s writer, director, or subjects. Accepted entries will be notified by ALA. You will need to provide an image to be used for marketing purposes.

Permission to show film must be obtained by the sponsoring organization.

Room and projection equipment will be provided by ALA. All other costs are the responsibility of sponsoring organization.

Now Showing @ ALA submission site. Please submit by March 30, 2023. 


Press Releases

Exhibitors can submit press releases to appear in the “News” section of the Annual web site.

Note: Press Releases must be related to your participation in the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. Exhibitors can submit a one-line headline for their Press Release, and a PDF file of the Press Release. We will link the PDF file to the one-line headline.

Send headline and PDF file to [email protected].