Exhibit Hall Stages

ALA offers exhibitors several opportunities to participate in on-site events during the Midwinter Meeting furthering promotional opportunities for your authors and organization. Your participation in these programs is promoted on the Midwinter Meeting website, in Cognotes - the official show daily, in the final program book, in social media, and in on-site signage. Detailed descriptions can also be listed in the Online Scheduler.

Stages and submissions include the Now Showing Film Program, What’s Cooking Demo Stage, PopTop Stage, Book Buzz Theater, and Artist Alley. 

The stage submissions are at no cost; however, submission does not guarantee a time slot. Submissions are reviewed and all submissions will be notified once the final schedules have been confirmed.

Questions? Contact Lina Zabaneh at lzabaneh@ala.org.

 

NOW SHOWING @ ALA FILM PROGRAM

Offers a variety of films and documentaries throughout the day from Saturday through Monday.

Submissions will open in September.

 

WHAT'S COOKING @ ALA COOKING DEMONSTRATION STAGE

Located on the Exhibit Floor, the What’s Cooking Demo Stage offers chefs, restaurant owners and food personalities an opportunity to prepare the hottest recipes, share their cooking secrets and autograph their latest books. Time slots are 50 minutes including Q&A and generally consist of a 30-minute cooking demonstration and education followed by a 20-minute signing/sampling.
 
Submissions will open in September.

 

THE POPTOP STAGE - POPULAR TOPICS, EVERY DAY

The PopTop Stage, located on the Exhibit Floor, will focus on popular librarian favorites including: Mystery, Romance, Audio, Science Fiction and other topics of interest. The PopTop Stage will feature readings, discussions, and presentations over the course of the exhibits. Time slots are 50 minutes including any Q&A, and generally consist of a 30-minute reading, discussion, or presentation and a 20-minute signing.

Submissions will open in September.

 

BOOK BUZZ THEATER

Highlights the latest "Buzz" about the newest titles from the hottest publishers all in one easy-to-find location on the Exhibit Hall Floor. Time slots are on a first come first served basis.  

Submissions will open in September.

 

ARTIST ALLEY

Promotes artists, illustrators, and creators of comics, games, graphic novels, and books through an exchange of an original piece of artwork for a free exhibit table located in the Artist Alley aisle. All submissions will be reviewed. Art deemed to contain adult material will not be accepted. Submission does not guarantee a table. 

Submissions will open in September.