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American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits (ALA Midwinter Meeting) is the first major library industry event of the new year and presents a strategic and timely opportunity for authors and publishers. The event attracts a focused group of top library professionals from across all facets of librarianship and information technology. Key decision makers hold high-level business meetings at the meeting to address their most pressing challenges and then visit the exhibit floor to find new books for their collections and new products and services for their libraries. The Midwinter Meeting has quickly become the place where librarians from across the country discuss and explore the future of librarians and librarianship. They are searching for new ways to deliver service and keep their libraries a focal point of the communities they serve.

ALA Midwinter Meeting is happening from 24 January 2020, Friday to 28 January 2020, Tuesday at Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. The organizer of the event is American Library Association. It is open to trade visitors. The estimated number of attendance is 12,000. The estimated number of exhibitors is 400. The frequency of this event is annual.


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Start Date
January 24, 2020 (Friday)
End Date
January 28, 2020 (Tuesday)
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
American Library Association
Event Type
Meeting, Trade Show
Open To
Trade Visitors
Addressed Audience
Friday 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (Exhibits)
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Exhibits)
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Exhibits)
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (Exhibits)
Admission Type Admission Price
Exhibits Only Admission $60
Member - Daily Fees $175
Other Member - Daily Fees $85
Non Member - Daily Fees $185


  • American Library Association
  • Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
  • 50 East Huron Street
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States of America
  • +1 800-545-2433 or +1 312-944-6780
  • +1 312-440-9374


  • Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center is one of the largest convention centers in the nation with more than 1 million useable square feet of exhibit space. The center is designed to accommodate different size nad types of conventions, exhibitions, conferences and other events.
  • 1101 Arch Street
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • United States of America
  • +1 215-418-4700
  • 1-800-428-9000

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