The ALA Annual Conference provides many traffic builders to help draw attendees to the exhibit floor.
A Show Schedule to Increase Traffic on the Exhibit Floor
The Annual exhibition schedule is designed to accommodate more activities on the exhibit floor. This will include an opening reception on the exhibit floor Friday night. All attendees will be welcomed during this no conflict time with food, drinks and music throughout the exhibits. A Continental Breakfast on the exhibit floor is planned for Sunday morning. These special events will draw traffic all over the exhibit floor and give exhibitors quality time to meet and greet.
What's Cooking @ ALA Cooking Demo Stage
The What's Cooking @ ALA Cooking Demo Stage offers chefs and cookbook authors an opportunity to do a live cooking demonstration, distribute a few fresh samples and autograph their latest books.
PopTop Stage: Popular Topics, Every Day
This stage is a favorite drawing attendees to the stage and onto the exhibit floor. A full schedule brings authors, illustrators and story-tellers from a wide range of genres.
Book Buzz Theater
The Book Buzz Theater gives attendees a great opportunity to hear from publishers about their newest titles. Always a packed venue, the stage helps keep attendees in the exhibit hall and always moving through these short sessions.
Small Press/Product Displays
This area gives smaller publishers and companies new to the library marketplace an easy and economic way to exhibit. Librarians always visit this area to find out what is new and explore those products and services that may not have gained huge market exposure.
Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
This area allows attendees to hear from authors, illustrators, and creators of the hottest games and graphic novels. Learning about the art of graphic novels and illustration, how games and gaming inspire creativity and social interaction, and how comics in the library and in the classroom can help librarians inspire and reach reluctant readers.
Mobile App Pavilion and Presentation Stage
Got an app for that? This pavilion gives publishers, device manufacturers and app developers a great opportunity to display their products in a small professional one-on-one experience plus at least one time slot to present in a group setting.
The ALA Exhibition offers special showcase pavilions to help conference attendees get an in-depth look at what is new, including the latest publications, products, and technologies ideal for libraries.
Attendees ship their purchases and materials from exhibitors back to their offices at the ALA Post Office. The Post Office is located to provide maximum traffic for nearby exhibitors. The Post Office draws over 2,000 users over the three days of the meeting.