Key Dates for Registration and Fees

Early Bird RateRegular RateOn-site Rate
5/23–8/15/198/16–9/12/199/13/19 and after

Member Fees

Early BirdRegularOn-site
Full Conference$649$799$949
One-Day Registration$449$549$649

Non-Member Fees

Early BirdRegularOn-site
Full Conference$949$1,099$1,249
One-Day Registration$649$749$849


Meals and special events are included within the days referenced by your registration selection. Some functions may also be purchased separately for guests or 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 or special event 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). ALA members may register for the Intellectual Property 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 a supplier who is not exhibiting.

Welcome Reception$59

Registration Policies

Conference Consent Policy

By registering for this ALA conference, you are consenting to receive conference-related communications as well as inclusion in attendee rosters.

Photo/Video Policy

Registration (attendee, guest and exhibitor) 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 [email protected]. Cancellation notifications via social media (e.g., posting on our Facebook page or a tweet) are not accepted. The following cancellation fees will apply:

Date Cancellation ReceivedAttendee Cancel FeeGuest Cancel Fee (Welcome Reception)
May 29 to August 15, 2019$159Full refund
August 16 to September 12, 201950% of fee paidFull refund
September 13, 2019 and afterNo refundNo refund

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


A substitute from the registrant's organization or chapter is permitted for a $159 administrative fee. The substitute's registration fee will be adjusted if a nonmember replaces an ALA member. Please submit a written request to [email protected] for processing.