Exhibit Opportunities

Exhibit Opportunities

ALA’s Annual Virtual will be an online event with education programming, special author events, virtual exhibits, and more. A virtual space to learn, grow, and stay connected to the library community. 

Be a part of the Annual Virtual The Library Marketplace: Exhibitors, Stages & Resources. The Library Marketplace: Exhibitors, Stages & Resources will be a key component of Annual Virtual, with a dedicated day on Wednesday, June 23 for The Library Marketplace: Exhibitors, Stages & Resources. Each virtual exhibitor will have an exhibit listing in the Annual Virtual Event Website / Mobile App. 

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Virtual Exhibit Packages

Virtual Exhibit Booth - $1,000

The following assets will be included in the Virtual Exhibit Booth on the Annual Virtual The Library Marketplace: Exhibitors, Stages & Resources Platform:

  • Company Listing including company name, description, product/service categories
  • Company logo
  • Link to Company Website
  • Title/Product Showcase – listing of up to 50 titles or products, includes one image and description each
  • Banner graphic with clickable link – size 1920 px x 125 px
  • 4 Complimentary Virtual Event Registrations
  • Option to list Contact Info for up to 4 sales reps
  • Social Media Links
  • PDF file upload – up to 6
  • Weblinks (to your website, videos, etc.) – up to 6
  • Video file upload (limit 1) – mp4 file, no larger than 200 mb
  • Text Chat  
  • 1 scheduled “Meet the Authors” session
  • “Request Information” button – generates an email back to your company to connect with attendees interested in your products and services
  • Lead Retrieval reporting 
    • Booth Impressions - reports on total clicks, total requests (from the "Request Information" button on your online virtual booth), booth views, asset views.
    • Attendee Summary Report - detailed Excel report on who viewed your booth, assets, and requested information.
    • Information Requests Report - detailed Excel report on who submitted the "Request Information" button on your virtual listing.
    • Note: this data is only reported on attendees who have "opted in" to share their contact information. Will not include attendees who have "opted out".

Additional Options:

  • Purchase Exhibitor Stage Session presentations – 30 minute on-demand, pre-recorded presentation in choice of exhibit hall stages format. All presentations $350 each. Proposed presentations will be reviewed to ensure appropriate for respective stage. Exhibitor responsible for captioning (open captioning).
    • Exhibitor Stage Session submission site opens: March 1
    • Exhibitor Stage Session submission site closes: May 1
    • Captioned, branded MP4 presentation files due: May 25
    • If provided file is not open captioned, it will not be accepted and will not be refunded.
    • Presentations must be branded with ALA Virtual branding
  • Free participation in Swag-a-palooza (The “Swag-a-palooza” button on your listing will link to a webpage developed by your company to promote a give-away or other special promotion.)
  • Free Listing in a specialty pavilion (ie: Diversity, DVD/Video, Government Information, Graphic Novel/Gaming, International, Library and Information Science Education, Maker/3D Printing, Mobile Applications, Small Press/Product, University Press, Zine)
  • Free inclusion in “off-hours” exhibitor events to be listed on the conference website
  • Purchase advertising in “Cognotes, Focus on the Exhibits” electronic newspaper
  • Free inclusion in Exhibitor Showcases: Diversity In Publishing Title Showcase, Festival of Shorts, Live From the 25 Podcast Room.

Note: the Virtual Event Mobile App will include the basic exhibitor listing information.

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Upgraded Virtual Exhibit Booth - $1,900 

  • All Virtual Exhibit items listed above, and the following:
  • Unlimited scheduled “Meet the Authors” sessions
  • Title/Product Showcase – listing of up to 100 titles or products, includes one image and description each
  • One Pre-Recorded Exhibitor Stage Session: 30 minute on-demand, pre-recorded presentation in choice of exhibit hall stages format. Proposed presentations will be reviewed to ensure appropriate for respective stage. Exhibitor responsible for captioning (open captioning). 
    • Exhibitor Stage Session submission site opens: March 1
    • Exhibitor Stage Session submission site closes: May 1
    • Captioned, branded MP4 presentation files due: May 25
    • If provided file is not open captioned, it will not be accepted and will not be refunded.
    • Presentations must be branded with ALA Virtual branding
    • If exhibitors signs up to participate after the May 25 presentation deadline, their Upgraded Booth will not include one pre-recorded exhibitor session
    • Additional Exhibitor Sessions available for purchase at $350 each.

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Library Champions – 10% off Virtual Exhibit Booth Package

Artist Alley Showcase - $300

This area features illustrators from all genres...children’s books, comics, graphic novels and digital content. 

  • Company Listing including company name, description, product/service categories
  • Company logo
  • Link to Company Website
  • Title/Product Showcase – listing of up to 25 titles or products, includes one image and description each
  • 2 Complimentary Virtual Event Registrations
  • Option to list Contact Info for up to 4 sales reps
  • Social Media Links Banner graphic with clickable link – size 1920 px x 125 px
  • PDF file upload – up to 2
  • 1 scheduled “Meet the Authors” session
  • “Request Information” button – generates an email back to your company to connect with attendees interested in your products and services
  • Lead Retrieval reporting 
    • Booth Impressions - reports on total clicks, total requests (from the "Request Information" button on your online virtual booth), booth views, asset views.
    • Attendee Summary Report - detailed Excel report on who viewed your booth, assets, and requested information.
    • Information Requests Report - detailed Excel report on who submitted the "Request Information" button on your virtual listing.
    • Note: this data is only reported on attendees who have "opted in" to share their contact information. Will not include attendees who have "opted out".
  • Opportunity to participate in Swag-a-palooza (The “Swag-a-palooza” button on your listing will link to a webpage developed by your company to promote a give-away or other special promotion.)
  • Listing in Graphic Novel/Gaming Pavilion
  • Opportunity to advertise in “Cognotes, Focus on the Exhibits” electronic newspaper

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Bookshelf Listing (Additional Listing) - $300

Bookshelf Listings are a great way to include your imprints or divisions in the Annual Virtual The Library Marketplace: Exhibitors, Stages & Resources.

Note: Must be a participating exhibitor to purchase Bookshelf Listings.

  • Company Listing including company name, description, product/service categories
  • Company logo
  • Link to Company Website
  • 1 Complimentary Virtual Event Registration
  • Title/Product Showcase – listing of up to 25 titles or products, includes one image and description each
  • 1 scheduled “Meet the Authors” session
  • “Request Information” button – generates an email back to your company to connect with attendees interested in your products and services
  • Lead Retrieval reporting 
    • Booth Impressions - reports on total clicks, total requests (from the "Request Information" button on your online virtual booth), booth views, asset views.
    • Attendee Summary Report - detailed Excel report on who viewed your booth, assets, and requested information.
    • Information Requests Report - detailed Excel report on who submitted the "Request Information" button on your virtual listing.
    • Note: this data is only reported on attendees who have "opted in" to share their contact information. Will not include attendees who have "opted out".
  • Opportunity to participate in Swag-a-palooza (The “Swag-a-palooza” button on your listing will link to a webpage developed by your company to promote a give-away or other special promotion.)
  • Option to be listed in a specialty pavilion (ie: Diversity, DVD/Video, Government Information, Graphic Novel/Gaming, International, Library and Information Science Education, Maker/3D Printing, Mobile App, Small Press/Product, University Press, Zine)
  • Opportunity to advertise in “Cognotes, Focus on the Exhibits” electronic newspaper

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Library Champions

  • 10% off any Virtual Exhibit Booth
  • Logo included in “Thank You Library Champions” banner ad on right side of the Annual Virtual website
  • “Library Champions” badge on Exhibitor Listing for participating exhibitor
  • Opportunity to submit story for “Cognotes, Focus on the Exhibits” electronic newspaper

For all sessions:

  • Exhibitor responsible for captioning (open captioning)
  • Presentations must be branded with ALA Virtual branding
  • Captioned MP4 presentation files due: May 25

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Compare Exhibit/Sponsor Assets 

Want more exposure? Review the Exhibitor Sponsor Opportunities.

 

For more information on exhibit and sponsor opportunities, contact:

Rich Widick, Zach Erickson
[email protected] 
Rich: 630/929-7918; Zach: 630/929-7934
Fax: 630/434-1216 or 630/756-5335

 

All offerings subject to change.