ALA Annual Conference Press Kit


*** Media registration opens MARCH 2021 ***

No other event in the world offers a better opportunity to learn about current issues and trends in library and information science and technology than the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition. Throughout the conference, attendees participate in events, hear inspiring speakers, and learn from thought leaders and colleagues at more than 500 programs and in-depth sessions. Topics covered include digital content, innovation, the library of the future, transformation, emerging trends, best practices, community engagement, leadership, and many more. You will also have an opportunity to visit more than 900 vendors in the world’s largest library-focused exhibit hall, each highlighting new services, technologies, books, and products to improve your library and support your personal career development.

ALA Conference Media Credential Policy

Those requesting media registration must be currently employed by a news publication or organization and provide a letter of assignment on company letterhead. Press members interested in registering for press credentials are welcome to forward a letter of assignment to Macey Morales, deputy director, ALA Communications and Marketing Office at for processing and review. 

Media badge holders are entitled free admission to:

  • Press conferences and briefings
  • Press room
  • Exhibit floor
  • ALA President’s Program
  • Auditorium Speakers Series
  • ALA business meetings (Excluding closed meetings)

​*** Unfortunately media credentials will not provide free access to ticketed events ***  


2019 Annual Conference Highlights: 

Press Room

 McCormick Place Convention Center   


Thursday, June 24

 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, June 25

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 27

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, June 28

7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, June 29


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Media Contacts: 

Macey Morales, Deputy Director, Communications and Marketing Office, ALA, 312-280-4393

Steve Zalusky, Communications Specialist,, 312-280-1546