Exhibitor Presentation Opportunities

Presentation Opportunities

Annual Virtual exhibitors have the opportunity to present in a variety of Exhibitor Session formats.

“Book Buzz Bite” – $750 each (5 available) *SOLD OUT*

One pre-recorded, 10-minute session in official program time slot during no-conflict time

  • Will be scheduled in official conference schedule
  • Developed and produced by exhibitor, content determined by exhibitor
  • Exhibitor responsible for captioning (open captioning)
  • Sessions must be branded with ALA Virtual branding
  • Captioned (open captioning) MP4 presentation files due: May 25

Exhibitor Stage Session - $350 each *SOLD OUT*

  • Must be a participating exhibitor to purchase an Exhibitor Session
  • Upgraded Virtual Exhibit Booths include one Exhibitor Session 

Exhibitor Sessions will be offered in different Virtual Exhibit Hall Stages. Proposed presentations will be reviewed to ensure appropriate for respective stage. All sessions will be available “On-Demand” from the virtual event platform. Exhibitor Sessions consist of:

  • One pre-recorded, 30-minute session 
  • Will be on-demand beginning on the Expo Only day, Wednesday, June 23; then available on-demand for the remainder of Annual Virtual
  • Choose to be in one of the Exhibit Hall Stages listed below
  • Developed and produced by exhibitor, content determined by exhibitor
  • Exhibitor responsible for captioning (open captioning)
  • Sessions must be branded with ALA Virtual branding
  • Exhibitor Stage Session submission site opens: March 1
  • Exhibitor Stage Session submission site closes: May 1
  • Captioned MP4 presentation files due: May 25
  • If provided file is not open captioned, it will not be accepted and will not be refunded.

Exhibit Hall Stages

Like the live stages at ALA, the Annual Virtual event will offer exhibitor sessions for the following exhibit hall stages:

  • Book Buzz Theater
  • Chapter One Stage
  • Diversity in Publishing Stage
  • Front Porch Stage
  • Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
  • The Look of Books Stage
  • PopTop Stage: Popular Topics, Every Day
  • Tech Talk Stage
  • ThinkFit @ ALA Health & Fitness Stage
  • What’s Cooking @ ALA
  • Showcase Stage

Book Buzz Theater – Present the latest “Buzz” about your newest titles and emerging authors.

Chapter One Stage – Featuring panels of new and emerging authors with each presentation focusing on a single genre. Hot topics will also be featured as a jumping-off point for new issues impacting libraries and publishing.

Diversity in Publishing Stage – This stage features diverse authors from any genre and highlights diverse voices across the industry.

Front Porch Stage – This stage focuses on solo acoustic acts across a wide range of musical instruments and styles.

Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage – Showcase your emerging and well-known authors and creators of the hottest games and graphic novels. Presentation can include the inspiration behind the story, how games and gaming influence creativity and social interaction, and how comics in the library and in the classroom can help inspire and reach reluctant readers.

The Look of Books Stage – The art, illustration and photography of books and graphic novels (New for 2021)

PopTop Stage: Popular Topics, Every Day – The PopTop Stage features favorite book genres, including mystery, humor, romance, technology, and travel with readings, discussions, panels, and presentations. Kick-off each day of the event with a pre-recorded author “Coffee Talk” allowing attendees to grab their own cup o’ joe and enjoy an author presenting their latest book. 

Tech Talk Stage – The place to learn about new technologies making their way into libraries and how technology impacts our work and personal lives. From using new tools to engage with our co-workers and patrons and to deliver service, to learning ways to deal with the benefits and shortcomings of those opportunities.

ThinkFit @ ALA Health & Fitness Stage – In addition to author sessions, this stage will include an instructor led yoga session each morning and meditation/stress relief breaks throughout the day. Sessions can include wellness, instructional, fitness or healthy cookbooks. 

What’s Cooking @ ALA – Author led demonstrations will take place all day and could include a “make-it-yourself” lunch sessions, where attendees can prepare and enjoy a meal with a world famous chef, and a ‘happy hour” mixology session where attendees will prepare a popular drink with a professional bartender.

Showcase Stage – if none of the above stages fit with your content, you can present in the Showcase Stage (New for 2021)

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All offerings subject to change.

Be sure to check out the Engagement Opportunities available to participating exhibitors.