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Event Overview:

Plan ahead for PLA 2016! The biennial PLA Conference holds a reputation for excellence as the largest conference devoted to public library professionals. The multi-day event offers nearly 200 top-quality education programs, social events that include author luncheons and networking receptions, and a bustling exhibits hall featuring the latest in products and services. Registration will open September 15, 2015.

The PLA Conference is the premier professional development event for public librarians, public library workers, trustees, Friends, library vendors, and others with an interest in public libraries.

About PLA:

The Public Library Association (PLA), with more than 9,000 members, is one of the fastest growing divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1944, PLA is a member-driven organization that exists to provide a diverse program of communication, publication, advocacy, continuing education, and programming for its members and others interested in the advancement of public library service.

There may be many networking opportunities at the PLA 2016 - Public Library Association. Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 04/05/2016 - 04/09/2016
Conference/Event Hours: Tues, 9am-5pm; Wed, 9am-4pm; Thurs, 8:15am-5pm; Fri, 8:15am-5pm; Sat, 8:15am-1pm
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 04/06/2016 - 04/08/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Wed. 4pm - 6:30pm; Thur. 9:30am - 5pm; Fri. 9:30am - 4pm
First Move-In Date: 04/04/2016
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Publishing
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Publishing
Estimated Attendance: 10,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Public Librarians, Public Library Staff, Trustees
Notes: Past Statistics:

99% of Attendees Visit the Exhibits
68% of Attendees Visit the Exhibits Three or More Times
42% of PLA attendees have operating budgets in excess of $1 million
22% of PLA attendees have operating budgets in excess of $5 million
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Venue Phone: (303) 228-8000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel List:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:Nearly 400 (2014) (Previous Year)
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:PLA
Show Manager:Corcoran Expo
Exhibitor Prospectus:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Interested in sponsoring?

Become a PLA Partner when you sponsor an event or conference feature. Your company will receive increased visibility (i.e. signage, acknowledgement in conference materials) at PLA Conference and be recognized by our attendees and members as an integral part of the public library community.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' $2,300   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Corner Additional $200   Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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