For immediate release | September 7, 2016

Registration and housing are open for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

Registration and housing are now open for the 2017 Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia, January 20-24, 2017. “The conversation starts here . . . ” every year at Midwinter Meeting, offering the usual gold-standard networking, updates, exhibits, future-focused discussions, innovators and thought leaders, and high-profile speakers.

In addition to all the events and sessions you usually find at the Midwinter Meeting, full registration for the 2017 meeting also includes the new Symposium on the Future of Libraries. Sponsored by ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries, the symposium offers attendees the chance to spend Saturday, Sunday, and Monday exploring the near-term trends already inspiring innovation in academic, public, school and special libraries, and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities. The Symposium integrates and builds on Midwinter’s popular ALA Masters Series and News You Can Use updates, which highlight innovations and advances in libraries.

Other highlights include the opportunities to:

  • participate in hundreds of peer-driven discussions, formal and informal
  • connect and engage with colleagues
  • explore new products, technologies, titles, and services
  • take part in library transformation
  • enjoy book and media awards announcements (Youth Media Awards and RUSA Book and Media Awards) and inspiring speakers—including Neil Patrick Harris at the Closing Session
  • see policy and advocacy take shape
  • discover ways to make your institution more diverse and inclusive
  • participate actively in the work of the association

2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits: The conversation starts here . . .

Early bird registration—offering the best rates—is open until noon (Central) November 9. Advance registration is then open through noon (Central) Jan 13, 2017. Annual Conference registration and housing open noon (Central), February 2, 2017. If you plan to attend both the 2017 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference, you can find information about the changes in Bundle registration and the new system which makes it possible for more members to save when they attend both events. Please visit this page on the ALA website to read more about the new process.

Stay in touch and get updates: 2017 Midwinter Meeting website, Twitter (@alamw and #alamw17), Facebook Event, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram (#alamw17). Use these resources to make your case for attending.

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Alicia Babcock

Registration and Housing Specialist

ALA Conference Services