AASL National Conference Author Information

Save the Date: November 14-16, 2019

Showcase Your Authors at the AASL National Conference & Exhibition in Louisville, Kentucky!

New for 2019: AASL will open a call for authors from exhibiting publishers to participate in conference events.* Events include:

  • Saturday General Session Speaker
  • Concurrent Sessions
    AASL has expanded author concurrent session by offering eight primary grade focused sessions and eight secondary grade focused sessions! Publishers can suggest author panelists for preselected topics or suggest a topic and an author.
  • Signings in an AASL designated author booth on the exhibit floor.
  • Readings on the AASL author stage on the exhibit floor.

AASL will open proposals in the summer of 2018 and submissions will be accepted though fall 2018.

Sign up to receive updates on the proposal process and other author event information:

Still need to reserve exhibit booth space for the 2019 AASL National Conference & Exhibition? AASL exhibits are managed by Corcoran Expositions, Inc.

To reserve a booth contact:
Jennifer Bitner
Exhibit Sales
Direct Phone: 312-265-9654
For exhibit questions, contact:
Lara Fitts Gamache
Exhibit Manager
Direct Phone: 312-265-9639

* To be considered for a speaking session, an author or their publisher must be an exhibitor at the 2019 AASL National Conference & Exhibition. Book industry marketing companies, publishing consortiums, and distributors are considered the “exhibitor” and authors and/or publishers contracted through these services are not considered under an exhibit contract with AASL. Authors not exhibiting or represented by an exhibiting publisher will be accepted for time slots in the AASL author stage and AASL signing booth based on availability.