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Registration Information and Deadlines

Online and Advance registration for the 2006 ALA Midwinter Meeting is now CLOSED. Onsite registration will open on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 8:00 am. Registration will be located in the Gonzalez Convention Center. Photo ID is required.

Onsite Registration

Onsite registration begins Friday, January 20. Bring your membership card or proof of dues payment, and photo ID.

Onsite Registration will be available in the Gonzalez Convention Center, East Registration Lobby (on the Street Level, near Hall C)

Hours will be:
Friday, January 20: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 21 - Sunday, January 22: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, January 23: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Additional events that require additional registration are listed on the Special Registration Events page. Most of these events are now closed to registration - check at the Registration Desk onsite to see if an event is still open.

Onsite Registration Rates

Weekly Fees On-Site
ALA Personal Member* $150
ALA library student member* $68
Non Member $260
Exhibits Only Badge $25

*Proof of Membership Required. To join or renew your membership onsite, please visit the Membership counter first.

Daily Fees (One day of meeting only) On-Site
ALA Personal Member* $95
ALA library student member* $43
Non Member $165

*Proof of membership required

If you have any questions, please contact our Member & Customer Service Center at 1-800-545-2433, press option 5 for assistance.

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 be available on site. No refunds for Exhibits Only registration. Learn more about the Exhibits.


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 9, 2005, your badge will be mailed to you no later than two weeks before the conference. If you registered online after December 9 or your registration was faxed or postmarked after December 9, you will need to pick up your badge at the Will Call/Corrections Counter at Registration in the Gonzalez Convention Center (see "Onsite Registration" above).

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 Gonzalex 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 9, 2005.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 9, 2005. 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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