The ALA Midwinter Meeting provides many traffic builders to help draw attendees to the exhibit floor.
A Show Schedule to Increase Traffic on the Exhibit Floor
The Midwinter exposition schedule is designed to accommodate more activities on the exhibit floor. This will include an opening reception on the exhibit floor Friday night. All attendees will be welcomed during this no conflict time with food, drinks and music throughout the exhibits. This special event will draw traffic all over the exhibit floor and give exhibitors quality time to meet and greet over 8,000 attendees. Take advantage of this special opportunity with new products and promotions in your booth. This will be an excellent way to kick off the Midwinter Meeting and insure an audience for your booth. This will be an excellent way to kick off the Midwinter Meeting and insure an audience for your booth.
What's Cooking @ ALA Cooking Demo Stage
Already a fan favorite, this stage chefs and cookbook authors an opportunity to perform a live cooking demonstration, distribute a few fresh samples and autograph their latest title.
PopTop Stage: Popular Topics, Every Day
This stage is a favorite of attendees drawing over 1,500 to the stage and onto the exhibit floor. A full schedule brings authors, illustrators and story-tellers from a wide range of genres including mystery, travel, graphic novels, humor and romance.
Book Buzz Theater
The Book Buzz Theater is a great opportunity to hear from over 20 publishers about their newest titles. Always a packed venue, the stage helps keep attendees in the exhibit hall and always moving through these short sessions.
Small Press/Product Displays
This area gives smaller publishers and companies new to the library marketplace an easy and economic way to exhibit. Librarians always visit this area to find out what is new and explore those products and services that may not have gained huge market exposure.
Mobile App Pavilion and Presentation Stage
Got an app for that? This pavilion gives publishers, device manufacturers and app developers a great opportunity to display their products in a small professional one-on-one experience. See this page for more information.
Attendees ship their purchases and materials from exhibitors back to their offices at the ALA Post Office. The Post Office is located to provide maximum traffic for nearby exhibitors. The Post Office draws over 2,000 users over the three days of the meeting.