General Exhibits Info


With hundreds of exhibiting organizations and stages featuring the hottest authors, and numerous related fun events, the exhibit floor is an integral part of your learning, professional development, and networking that takes place at the conference. The Exhibit Hall offers you the opportunity to explore and discuss with expert vendors the breadth and depth of new and favorite library products, services, books, online services, tools, and technologies.

Click here for a link to participating exhibitors.

Exhibit Hall Map 1

Exhibit Hall Map 2

Exhibit Hours

Friday Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor

5:30pm - 7:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 4:00pm

Monday Exhibits Closing Events

9:00am - 2:00pm

Ribbon-Cutting & Exhibits Opening Reception

The Exhibit Hall opens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony immediately following the Opening General Session that features a brief welcome by ALA and local dignitaries. The Exhibits Opening includes food, drink, and entertainment through the exhibit hall, giving exhibitors and attendees their first chance to network as the exhibits kick off.

"Show Your Pride" Sunday

A day of celebrations in the Exhibit Hall starting with coffee and snacks first thing, and special giveaways, signings, and ARCs throughout the day.

Meet the Authors

Check back closer to the conference for the exciting and extensive schedule of authors/illustrators appearing in exhibitor booths.

Stages in the Exhibit Hall

Live Stages with a variety of leading personalities, including:

Book Buzz Theater

Behind Aisle 3900 - near booth #3931

Your favorite publishers entertain while informing you about their hottest new titles, including fiction and nonfiction for young readers and adults.

Get more details and add to your schedule now!

Featuring your favorite publishers and what's HOT for 2015...Click here to view the Book Buzz Schedule!

What's Cooking @ ALA Cooking Demonstration Stage

Behind Aisle 2100 - near booth #2124

The What's Cooking Demo Stage is located on the exhibit floor. Live cooking demonstrations and education on food's of all variety will rouse your taste buds at the 2015 Annual Conference.

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Click here to view the What's Cooking Demo Stage Schedule!

The PopTop Stage - Popular Topics, Every Day

Behind Aisle 1400 - near booth #1428

Located on the exhibit floor, the stage will feature readings, discussions, and presentations over the course of the exhibits, 2015 topics will include: fiction, diversity, narration, children's books, activism, storytelling, mystery, poetry and romance to name a few.

Get more details and add to your schedule now!

Click here to view the Pop Top Stage Schedule!

Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

Behind Artist Alley - near booth #128

Your chance to hear from authors, illustrators, and creators of the hottest games and graphic novels. Learn more about the art of graphic novels and illustration, how games and gaming inspire creativity and social interaction, and how comics in the library and in the classroom can help you inspire and reach reluctant readers.

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Click here to view the Graphic Novel Gaming Schedule!

Specialty Pavilions

The ALA Exhibition offers special showcase pavilions to help conference attendees get an in-depth look at what is new, including the latest publications, products, and technologies ideal for libraries. Specialty Pavilions include:

Artist Alley

Artist Alley includes the best from all genres. Meet many of today’s leading artists, illustrators, and creators of comics, games, and graphic novels, and enjoy original artwork.

Click here to view details on the 2015 Artist Alley and ERT/Christopher J. Hoy Scholarship

DVD / Video Pavilion

Showcasing recorded materials for libraries of all types.

Gaming / Graphic Novel Pavilion

This fun pavilion links suppliers of educational and recreational games and graphic novels with librarians and industry professionals looking to implement related programs and materials. This is a pavilion not to miss—many libraries have reported increased use after implementing gaming programs.

Gaming Lounge

An oasis of gaming amidst the sea of exhibits. Stop by the Gaming Lounge to explore game resources for your library programs. Join the GameRT for open gaming from the their library of game resources, sit down for demos from leading game publishers or explore poster and sharing sessions from other librarians that are exploring and implementing successful gaming programs in their library spaces.

GLBT Publishers Pavilion

The latest titles and authors from GLBT publishers--new in 2015.

Government Information Pavilion

Offering the latest information from featured government agencies.

International Pavilion

The perfect place to find multi-lingual and multicultural publications and library materials. With suppliers from around the world, one stop atthis pavilion helps you build your collection.

Library School and Instruction Pavilion

ALISE institutional members and other schools showcase LIS educational programs.

Mobile Applications Pavilion

Do you need “An app for that”? Find the latest mobile apps and technology to manage your library, improve service to patrons and help readers of all ages. 

Small Press/Product Area

Where new and independent presses often launch their newest titles, and a jumping-off point for new vendors to introduce themselves to the library community.

Technology/Library 2.0 Pavilion

Featuring the latest products and service designed to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and creativity in libraries.

University Press Pavilion

Offering a wide variety of academic and trade titles in print and digital formats, and database products.

Zine Pavilion

Zines offer a unique way for libraries to expand their print connections and connect with their communities in a time when so much of our work is going digital. Handmade publications that can cover any subject, many zines represent perspectives rarely covered in other print media. Their celebration of print culture may seem anachronistic, but zines offer a range of programming opportunities for youth and adults alike. This pavilion includes Zine creators, librarians who manage zine collections and a display of topical zines which will be raffled off to a library at the close of the exhibits.

Ideasbox from Libraries Without Borders

A unique opportunity for conference attendees to see and examine Libraries Without Borders "Ideasbox" at booth 246. It's "the first device providing access to culture and information in emergency situations . . . A portable multi-media kit for refugee and vulnerable populations."

Internet Room

Open to ALA members, the Internet Room in the Exhibit Hall is open during exhibit hours. It is managed by ALA’s Internet Steering Committee and staffed by volunteers.

Post Office

The United States Postal Service is on hand to take care of your shipping needs, offering exclusively Priority Mail service. Check the Post Office location on site for daily hours.

Exhibits Closing

Join us Monday to close the exhibits for the Annual Conference 2015. Exhibitors will offer discounts and special giveaways in their booths.