ALA Midwinter Meeting 2017

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

20 Jan 2017 - 24 Jan 2017
3 days to go

Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC)
Atlanta / Georgia / United States of America

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits (ALA Midwinter Meeting) features meetings, programs, discussion groups, events, in-depth conversations and exhibits. The Exhibit Hall offers attendees the opportunity to explore and discuss with expert vendors the breadth and depth of new and favorite library products, services, books, online services, tools, and technologies. This 5 days meeting and trade show is being organized by American Library Association (ALA). The venue of this event is Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) which is situated in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. The event will be held from 20 January 2017, Friday to 24 January 2017, Tuesday. ALA Midwinter Meeting 2017 will showcase a wide range of products and services related to library industry from the leading exhibitors, for example, audiovisual equipment & materials, automation, books, periodicals, documents, archival products, binders, book scanner, copiers, display cases, fixtures & systems, electronic library kiosk, environmental products, furniture, library store, promotional products, mobile storage, photo id systems, posters, puzzles and games, security systems, shelving, sign systems, signs, storage systems, traffic counters, programs, consulting. Over 450 exhibitors are expected at this event to showcase their products and services. Over 12,000 visitors are expected at this meeting and trade show. Visitor profile of this event includes leaders and staff, educators, writers, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests. The recurrence of ALA Midwinter Meeting is annual.


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  City : Atlanta, GA

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Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC)

Opened in 1976, the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) hosts a variety of events including trade shows, exhibitions, conventions, corporate events, consumer events, sporting events, special events and meetings. The GWCC is comprised of three buildings (Buildings A, B and C) totalling 3.9 million square feet (360.000 square meters) exhibition space. The center’s flexibility of space allows for events of varying sizes and scopes.


20 Jan 2017 - 24 Jan 2017
No, ALA Midwinter Meeting is not open to the public.
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Strollers are permitted on the exhibit floor but only if there is a child in them at all times. Unescorted children are not permitted on the exhibit floor. Children under the age of 5 must be under control at all times. Any child over the age of five must have an "Exhibits Only" badge to be admitted to the exhibit floor.
Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be found at the Information Desks in Buildings B and C. FedEx Office Business Centers located in the main lobby of Buildings B and C offer mobility scooters and wheelchair rentals.
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American Library Association (ALA)

American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.

Address: 50 E. Huron

City: Chicago, IL

Country: United States of America

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  • Friday : 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (Exhibits)
  • Saturday : 9:00am - 5:00pm (Exhibits)
  • Sunday : 9:00am - 5:00pm (Exhibits)
  • Monday : 9:00am - 2:00pm (Exhibits)


  • Exhibits Only Admission : $60
  • Member- Daily Fees : $175
  • Other Member - Daily Fees : $85
  • Non Member - Daily Fees : $185

Event at a glance

  Event Type National Meeting & Trade Show
  Start Date 20 January 2017, Friday
  End Date 24 January 2017, Tuesday
  Countdown 3 days to go
  Category Education, Training
  Venue Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC)
  City Atlanta, GA
  State Georgia
  Country United States of America
  Organizer American Library Association (ALA)
  Web Site Click for official website
  Frequency Annual
  Visitors 12,000+
  Exhibitors 450+
  Open to Trade visitors
  Dress Code Business casual
Dates and venue of the event are subject to change or possibly cancel without notice to Tradeshowz. Contact organizer for more informations before making arrangements.

Future Dates

  • ALA MW 2018 : June 21-26 | New Orleans, LA
  • ALA MW 2019 : June 20-25 | Washington, DC
  • ALA MW 2020 : June 23-28 | Chicago, IL

Past Editions

  • 08 Jan 2016 - 12 Jan 2016
    Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), Boston, MA
  • 30 Jan 2015 - 03 Feb 2015
    McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
  • 24 Jan 2014 - 28 Jan 2014
    Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 25 Jan 2013 - 29 Jan 2013
    Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), Seattle, WA
  • 20 Jan 2012 - 24 Jan 2012
    Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (KBHCC), Dallas, TX
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