Get ready now to expand your network, build your knowledge, and improve your profession!

Included in the Full Registration package, you get access to the exhibit hall, discussion groups and meetings, ALA President's Program, Auditorium Speaker Series, Job Placement Center, and much more.

Purchase a full conference registration to receive the program book, bag, and other great materials!

Full registration covers June 21 through June 26 and all sessions except for Preconferences and optional Ticketed Events. Exhibits Only registration allows access to the exhibit floor only (Saturday through Monday).

Please note that you must be registered for the conference in order to book a hotel room. To book a room, please use the link to your personalized dashboard located in your registration confirmation email.


2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibits Registration Rates



Annual Conference Opens:


Early Bird

Early Advance



Single Day Pass

January 10, 2018, Noon (Central)

Until March 7, Noon (Central)

Until May 2, Noon (Central)

Until June 15, Noon (Central)



ALA Member*

(ALA and Division Members)


Other Member*

(Retired, Student, Life, Trustee, Non-Salaried, and Support Staff)




Exhibits Plus

Friday Day pass including the Exhibits Opening and Exhibits Only for Sat., Sun., and Mon.


ALA Member: $290

Other Member: $225

Non-Member: $300

ALA Member: $290

Other Member: $225

Non-Member: $300


Exhibits Only

Please note: For use on the exhibit floor Sat., Sun., and Mon.



*Must show proof of membership

The Opening General Session and the Exhibits Floor Opening Reception on Friday, June 22, 2018, are open to Full Conference registrants and Friday Single-Day Pass registrants only. 

Passes for Exhibit-Floor Only or Ticketed Events will NOT have access to either of the two events.

If you would like to upgrade your registration, please see the link to your registration dashboard, located in your confirmation email, or contact CompuSystems at 866-513-0760 or email [email protected]

Note: The majority of the conference will take place in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Some sessions will occur at various, nearby hotels (dependent upon the sponsoring unit). Detailed location information for sessions will be available when the Scheduler opens.


If you experience difficulty in accessing the registration system with an assistive technology and experience, please call CompuSystems at 866-513-0760 or email [email protected].

If you require accessibility assistance to book your housing, please call onPeak at 800-584-9047, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST.

Accessibility options are offered throughout the Annual Conference.

Conference Registration Incentive

ALA will continue to offer a cost savings for those who register for both the Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits and the Annual Conference & Exhibition hosted in any given year.

Midwinter full registrants that registered by December 13, 2017 will receive a link to access discounted registration rates on January 9, 2018 - before the 2018 Annual Conference registration site opens to non-Midwinter Meeting registrants. This link will supply you with a discount (valid through February 20) that you can apply to your registration.