Health & Safety
Your health and safety are our first priority.
As we convene in Chicago, the health and safety of everyone who attends is our top priority. Be assured that the Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held in a safe and clean environment. We want you to feel confident about your decision to join us. We’re carefully tracking all the latest health and safety guidance for large group gatherings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the McCormick Place Chicago, as they work with suppliers in environmental services, health and safety technology upgrades, food and beverage, and other services.
Annual Conference participants will be required to acknowledge the following statement at the time of registration:
Registrant agrees to follow all health and safety guidelines announced by ALA and/or the facility prior to and during the event. Registrant acknowledges and agrees that they are attending voluntarily and at their own risk, and release and waive any claim they might have against ALA, and its officers, directors, employees, and agents for any and all liability or responsibility for any illness, damages, or injury whatsoever that they may incur in connection with their attendance, including, without limitation, as a result of exposure to COVID-19 or the manner in which the conference is conducted.
We maintain a mask-supportive environment at ALA events, contracted venues, hotels, and the convention center. For the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, masks are Strongly Recommended.