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Advance Registration is now closed. You  must register onsite.

Onsite Registration Hours:
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration is located on Level 1 in the Hynes Convention Center.

Maps and Directions to the Hynes Convention Center

Be sure to check out the pre-Midwinter Institutes for additional educational opportunities you can register for at the Meeting.

ALA Midwinter Meeting Fees

 Weekly Fees    On-Site
 ALA Personal Member*  $140
 ALA library student member  $68
 Non Member  $250
 Exhibits Only Badge  $25

*Proof of membership required

 Daily Fees
(One day of meeting only)
 ALA Personal Member* $88
 ALA library student member $40
 Non Member $160

*Proof of membership required

Exhibit Only Registration

Visit the exhibits only, for $25. An exhibits only pass is good for all 4 days of the exhibits (Friday evening, Saturday-Monday).

Exhibit only badges will also be available on site. No refunds for Exhibits Only registration.


The ALA Registration office will e-mail or mail a registration confirmation to all registered attendees. If you do not receive a written confirmation within three weeks, please call ALA’s Customer Service Center at 800-545-2433 to verify your registration status.


If registration is received by December 10, 2004, your badge will be mailed to you no later than two weeks before the conference.

Badges will not be sent to countries other than the U.S. and Canada. Residents of other nations may pick up badges at the Will Call/Corrections Counter in the Hynes Convention Center.

Refunds and Cancellations

Substitutions are welcome at any time. Otherwise, registration cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked or faxed by December 10, 2004. Cancellations will result in a full refund less a $25 processing fee. No phone cancellations will be accepted. No refunds for cancellations postmarked after December 10, 2004. No ”Exhibits Only” refunds. Refunds will be processed after the Midwinter Meeting.

Children’s Policy

Strollers are permitted on the exhibit floor, but only if there is a child in them at all times. Unescorted children are not permitted on the exhibit floor. Children under the age of five must be restrained at all times (stroller, back pack, etc.). Any child over the age of five must have an exhibits only badge to be admitted to the exhibit floor. These badges are available at onsite registration for $25. An adult must accompany all children under the age of 16.

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