First Time Attending?
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Know the Value of Your Conference Attendance
Did you know that with ALA you get more for your registration fee compared to similar legal industry conferences? In fact, ALA offers you 70+ sessions, 75+ speakers, 15+ education hours and 17+ networking hours, all over four full days.
Planning for Conference
What Should I Bring?
- Attire: Business casual attire and comfortable shoes. For the Awards Gala and VIP Finale you will be notified of the theme closer to the conference.
- Business Cards: You will be meeting a lot of sponsors, business partners and colleagues, so be prepared to help them remember you by handing out your business card.
- Chargers: Don't forget to bring your computer, phone, and notepad/tablet chargers with you.
- A Plan: A written out schedule of sessions you want to attend, as well as any other events such as the Exhibit Hall tour.
Hotel & Travel
Before you head to ALA Annual Conference, be sure to view all the details for your travel to the conference.
Networking at Conference
Check out these 10 Tips for Maximizing Your Annual Conference Experience and explore the following options for some face-to-face networking.
Need ideas on how to comfortably start a conversation? Learn 15 Ways to Start a Conversation at a Conference — Without Feeling Weird, and you'll become a networking pro!
ALA’s expanding roster of business partners will be available in the Exhibit Hall to serve as your guide to streamlined operations. Take advantage of their subject matter expertise and discuss the latest legal management solutions, along with hands-on demonstrations of the management tools of the future.