ALA Conference Response to COVID-19
The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and staff is ALA’s highest priority.  ALA Conferences will follow the local health jurisdiction of our host cities.  Appropriate PPE and regulations will be enforced as we respond to the impact of COVID-19.

The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition is the world's biggest library event, It brings together more than 20,000 librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors.

Important updates are shared, relevant legislation and policy are addressed, and discussions take place that majorly impact libraries and their ongoing transformation. With up to 2,500 scheduled events, of which more than 500 are programs, sessions, and in-depth facilitated and informative conversations, attendees are engaged in a wide range of library, and professional development related topics.

What You Can Expect:

  • 100s of top authors
  • memorable and inspiring featured speakers
  • educational programming
  • more than 900 exhibitors, new products, services, and titles
  • LibrariesTransform® and a focus on the future
  • updates, policy, priorities, and strategies for engaging decision-makers and influencers at News You Can Use
  • plenty of socializing events that are ideal for networking