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Join YALSA for the Young Adult Literature Symposium, Nov. 5-7, 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Albuquerque Marriott in Uptown Albuquerque.

Over the course of three days, librarians and educators will attend educational sessions and paper presentations on the dynamic and growing field of young adult literature and enjoy receptions and one-on-one interactions with popular young adult authors. YALSA will also offer a full-day preconference, three mini forums, a luncheon, and a reception, all of which will require additional registration. The symposium is sponsored in part by the William C. Morris Endowment. The 2010 theme is Diversity, Literature and Teens: Beyond Good Intentions.

To discuss the any of the following options in more detail, or for additional information about ways to team up with YALSA at the Young Adult Literature Symposium, please contact Beth Yoke, Executive Director at 312.280.4391 or byoke@ala.org.

In addition, you can reach symposium attendees with an ad in the symposium program book or by sponsoring an email blast to symposium registrants. To learn more, see our media kit (PDF) or contact Bill Spilman, YALSA's advertising representative, at bill@innovativemediasolutions.com. Learn more about other sponsorship opportunities with YALSA.

Pre-Conference Luncheon & Hospitality — $3,000

Treat the attendees of the preconference to food and beverage hospitality through this exclusive sponsorship.  Registrants will enjoy continental breakfast; mid-morning coffee and snack break; a generous mid-day lunch; and an afternoon beverage and snack break. Your generosity, name, and logo will be on display throughout!

Sponsor receives:

  • Public thank-you in workshop meal/break announcements
  • Opportunity to make a brief welcome announcement during the luncheon
  • Opportunity to display your organization’s product information or catalogs
  • Opportunity to network with attendees
  • Logo on signage and in program book
  • Logo and link to sponsor’s Web site from Symposium web site
  • Complimentary registration for two members of your organization
  • A subscription to YALSA’s award-winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services

Friday Night Networking Cocktail Reception — $5,000

Be the first to meet and greet YALSA attendees! The Friday night networking reception kicks off the Symposium with cocktails, mingling and great conversation. 

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo recognition on signage at the event
  • Opportunities for members of the organization to network with attendees
  • Opportunity to display product information or catalogs from organization
  • Complimentary registration for two members of your organization
  • A subscription to YALSA’s award winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services
  • Link to your organization’s web site from the symposium web site

Saturday Evening Networking Reception at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center — $7,000

Immediately following the educational programming on Saturday, attendees will be transported to a 90 minute reception at this unique location where attendees can discuss the day’s insights and explore an important piece of local culture all in a relaxed atmosphere. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and soft drinks are served (at least one drink ticket per registrant). 

Sponsor receives:

  • Public thank-you in workshop meal/break announcements
  • Opportunity to make a brief welcome announcement during the reception
  • Opportunity to display your organization’s product information or catalogs
  • Opportunity to network with attendees
  • Logo on signage and in program book
  • Logo and link to sponsor’s Web site from Symposium web site
  • Complimentary registration for two members of your organization
  • A subscription to YALSA’s award winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services

Official Symposium Attendee Bag — $5,000

Each Symposium attendee will receive an attractive canvas bag imprinted with your logo and the Symposium logo. Conferees will use these bags throughout the event to carry their Program Books and session handouts. The bags will continue to be used long after the Symposium in cities and schools all over North America, ensuring that your sponsorship will have an impact far beyond Albuquerque!

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo on each attendee bag (bags provided by YALSA)
  • Opportunity to include product information or catalogs in the bag
  • Complimentary registration for two members of your organization
  • A subscription to YALSA’s award winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services
  • Link to your organization’s web site from the symposium web site

Continental Breakfast (two available) — $5,000 each

Provide attendees with a continental breakfast prior to the days’ sessions (breakfast opportunities available Saturday and Sunday). Representatives of your organization have the opportunity to network with the YALSA attendees.

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo recognition on signage at the Breakfast
  • Opportunities for members of your organization to network with attendees
  • Opportunity to display your product information or catalogs
  • Complimentary registration for two members of your organization
  • A subscription to YALSA’s award winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services
  • Link to your organization’s web site from the symposium web site

Coffee Breaks (three available) — $3,000 each

Provide beverages and networking opportunities to Symposium attendees between Symposium sessions.  (30 minutes)

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo in program and on signs displayed at beverage stations
  • Opportunities for members of your organization to network with attendees
  • Opportunity to display your product information or catalogs
  • Complimentary registration for one member of your organization
  • A subscription to YALSA’s award winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services
  • Link to your organization’s web site from the symposium web site

Poster Session — $2,000

Feature your organization at this popular conference attraction.  Materials will be displayed all day so that attendees can come and go as time allows.

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo on signage and in Symposium Program Book
  • Opportunity to display your product information or catalogs
  • Complimentary registration for one member of your organization
  • A subscription to YALSA’s award winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services
  • Link to your organization’s web site from the symposium web site

Official Symposium Pad/Pen Set — $3,000

Provide each conferee with a set of materials for note taking: pad and pen with the Symposium logo and your company’s logo. This practical amenity is sure to be used, and is the perfect way to promote your organization.

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo on pads and pens
  • Distribution to all attendees with registration materials
  • 50 sets for sponsor’s own use
  • Link to your organization’s web site from the symposium web site
  • Logo in Symposium Program Book

Official Symposium Badge Holder/Neck Cord Wallet — $2,000

These badge holders are keepers! Two compartments can hold a hotel key, money, or personal valuables, in addition to the Symposium name badge. Sponsoring this item will give your company high visibility—every attendee will be wearing it, displaying your logo and the Symposium logo throughout the Symposium and many will use it at future events. 

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo on each badge holder (badge holder provided by YALSA)
  • Distribution to all attendees with registration materials
  • Link to your organization’s web site from the symposium web site
  • Logo in Symposium Program Book

Message Center — $500

This is a very affordable yet highly visible sponsorship opportunity. The message center, with your company’s logo prominently displayed, is located in the registration area throughout the Symposium. Here, conferees leave notes for each other and find each other. It’s a low-tech but irreplaceable communications tool for attendees!

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo displayed on message center
  • Link on symposium web site and in program