Annual Conference registration time moved

Contact: Karee Williams

ALA Conference Services


For Immediate Release

December 23, 2008

Annual Conference registration time moved

CHICAGO—The first day of registration for the 2009 ALA Annual Conference has been moved from Friday, Jan. 2 to Monday, Jan. 5. Registration for the Conference, to be held in Chicago. July 9 through July 15, will open at 8 a.m. CST on Jan. 5.

The change was made to accommodate the closing of the ALA office for the day of Jan. 2.

Beginning Jan. 5, participants can register online through the ALA Web site, by fax or by mail. Hotel reservations can also be made at this time. With the new reservation system, attendees must be registered before they can make a hotel reservation.

Also that day, participants can sign up for the pre-conferences and special events to be held at the conference, such as the Scholarship Bash.

If you registered for the “Bundle,” you can go back into the system and make housing reservations, as well as sign-up for the pre-conferences and special events.

Registering early with Early Bird Registration, available until March 6, will ensure the lowest rates. Advance Registration rates are available until May 22. Limited registration is available onsite, beginning June 26. For rates listed in detail, visit

Registration to the ALA Annual Conference provides entrance to the exhibits, including the Opening General Session, the Closing Session and Reception, more than 300 educational programs and more than 2,000 committee meetings and events. Also included is entrance to the ALA President’s Program and the Auditorium Speaker Series.

For more information, visit