Registration Options

Key Dates for Registration and Fees

Early Bird RateRegular RateOn-site Rate

Member Fees

  Early BirdRegular On-site 
Full Conference$579$679$779
Two-Day Registration$509$609$709
One-Day Registration$429$529$629

Non-Member Fees

Early Bird  Regular On-site 
Full Conference$879$979$1,079
Two-Day Registration$759$859$959
One-Day Registration$629$729$829


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); however, all member rates are contingent on the member renewing his or her full ALA 2018 membership. ALA members may register for the Regional 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.

Full Registration$159
Welcome Reception$89
Networking Reception$69

Registration Policies

Photo/Video Policy

Registration (attendee and exhibitor) and payment for the Conference gives consent that any pictures, video or audio recording 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:

Date Cancellation Received

Attendee Cancel Fee

Guest Cancel Fee
April 23, 2018 – August 23, 2018$159$59
August 24, 2018 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 $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.