For immediate release | October 2, 2012

Registration and housing now open for 2013 ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO — ALA Midwinter Meeting registration and housing are now open. Important conversations about the transformation and future of libraries will be taking place Jan. 25-29 in Seattle. Details will follow in the coming weeks; in the meantime, in addition to being in the popular city of Seattle, Midwinter highlights include:

  • 200+ discussion groups on hot topics;
  • Topic-specific Pre-Midwinter Institutes from ALA divisions and offices;
  • 350+ exhibitors with the latest books, technologies and services;
  • Updates on key issues from ALA Washington Office, Pew Research Center and other leading institutions;
  • Provocative Auditorium Speakers, ERT/Booklist Author Forum, ALA Masters Series, ALA President’s Programs, Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture;
  • Facilitated afternoon conversations, Unconference, Library Camp, Networking Uncommons;
  • ALA Youth Media Awards, RUSA Book and Media Awards;
  • hundreds of authors, including at United For Libraries Gala Author Tea and Spotlight on Adult Literature;
  • ALA JobLIST Placement Center connecting job seekers and employers and offering free career counseling.

For attendees who need support in making their case for attending and why they’ll be more valuable to their institutions afterwards, ALA has put together resources that include step-by-step guidelines for what information to present, what previous attendees have said about what they took home from ALA conferences and events, a sample budget worksheet and more. Those resources are available on the Midwinter website.

ALA Midwinter Meeting. The conversation starts here . . .

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Alicia Babcock

Conference /Events Coordinator

Conference Services (CONF)

1-800-545-2433 ext.3229