Friday, November 17, 2006

ALA Midwinter Show in Seattle

The American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting will be in Seattle, Washington, January 19 - 24, 2007.

ALA Midwinter attracts library professionals from across the country. Librarians who attend the Midwinter Meeting include the Association's Executive Board, budget assembly, councilors, members of the executive boards of ALA's divisions and round tables, and officers of committees and sections.

According to statistics supplied by ALA:

  • 62% of the Midwinter Meeting attendees found new companies to do business with based on their time spent in the exhibits.
  • 81% of attendees have operating expenditures of over $1 million
  • 95% of the attendees are a buying influence for at least one of the products and services exhibited at the Midwinter Meeting.

Although early e-mails from ALA stated that all booths had to be reserved by July 2006, the organization recently sent out an e-mail saying that reservations received by Nov. 21 would still receive a listing in the show guide.

Online applications are available. Prices start at $700 for a “press table.” Booths are priced by square foot.

For more information on exhibiting at ALA, contact the organization by phone 630.434.7779, fax 630.434.1216 or via e-mail