Registration Options

Key Dates for Registration and Fees

Early Bird RateRegular RateOn-site Rate

Member Fees

  Early BirdRegular On-site
Full Conference$1,299$1,399$1,499

Nonmember Fees

Early BirdRegularOn-site
Full Conference$1,599$1,799$1,899


Registration includes two continental breakfasts, one lunch, two receptions and two dinners. Some functions may also be purchased separately for guests in addition to your registration.

To help reduce food waste and plan appropriate room sets, please indicate if you will not be attending any included meal by removing it from your registration itinerary.

Registration Eligibility

Registration fees are based on membership status (ALA member or nonmember) on the date registration and payment are received (by 11:59 p.m. Central Time); however, all member rates are contingent on the member renewing his or her full ALA 2018 membership. ALA members may register for the Annual Conference at the member rates noted on the registration form. Nonmember registration is restricted to individuals who are not currently members of ALA but who do meet the eligibility requirements for ALA membership. Learn more about membership eligibility requirements or contact the ALA Membership Department at 847-267-1585.

Guest Registration

The purchase of a guest registration is restricted to guests of registrants only. A guest may not be someone eligible for membership in ALA, a business partner or an employee of a sponsoring company.

Full Registration$469
Welcome Reception (Thursday)$79
Dinner (Thursday)$209
Networking Reception (Friday)$79
Dinner (Friday)$209
Additional Activities for Attendees & Guests
Golf (Thursday) $189
Land & Sea Tour (Thursday)$129
Point Loma Tour (Saturday)$60

Registration Policies

Photo/Video Policy

Registration (attendee and sponsor) and payment for the Conference gives consent that any pictures, video or audio recordings taken during ALA and ALA-related events can be used for Conference coverage and future ALA promotional purposes. ALA is able to use your likeness without remuneration.


All cancellations require a written request and can be sent to Cancellation notifications via social media (e.g., posting on our Facebook page or a tweet) are not accepted. The following cancellation fees will apply:

Please note: No-shows and late cancellations forfeit the full registration fees.

Date Cancellation ReceivedAttendee Cancel FeeGuest Cancel Free
April 23 to July 5, 2018$159$59
July 6, 2018 and afterNo refundNo refund


A substitute from the registrant's organization or chapter is permitted for a $149 administrative fee. The substitute's registration fee will be adjusted if a nonmember replaces an ALA member. Please submit a written request to for processing.