Exhibitor Information

Exhibits: Octo
ber 24-26, 2023

We are excited to return to Springfield for the ILA Annual Conference after a three-year delay. As we all know, the 2020 conference was converted to ILA’s first virtual conference that year. We are grateful to Springfield’s convention center and hotels for honoring our contracts and moving the conference to 2023.

This year’s theme, Connect, Cultivate, Collaborate, explores the connections between and beyond libraries. Every library in Illinois seeds connections to resources, cultivates stories, and collaborates with community and partners to grow. For this conference, we intentionally shed our silos that divide us and seek to discover the multitude of ways our collaborations make us stronger for our profession and our communities. The ILA Annual Conference is the third-largest state conference in the nation and the largest in the Midwest. You will connect one-to-one with current and potential customers in an ideal environment to showcase your products and services.

Statement of Appropriate Conduct
The Illinois Library Association (ILA) holds an annual conference to enable its members to receive continuing education, build professional networks, and discover new products and services for professional use; and hosts a number of additional continuing education opportunities and events. To provide all participants—members and other attendees, speakers, exhibitors, staff, and volunteers—the opportunity to benefit from these events, ILA is committed to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religion, or other individual or group identity.

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Complete information on everything available to our exhibitors

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Booth Reservation/Exhibitor Application
We have an array of booth locations and sizes for showcasing every kind of library product and solution. Reserve your booth today! 

Renewal Rate*: $16 per Square Foot + Corner Charge
Standard  Rate:
 $17 per Square Foot + Corner Charge
Open Corners:
 $100 charge per each Exposed Corner

Renewal rate only applicable to 2022 exhibitors. Only companies who reserved booths during the official renewal program and whose deposit is received by Friday, June 16, 2023 are eligible to receive the renewal rate.

ILA Associate Members receive a 10% discount of the price per square footage of the booth and $100 off the attendee mailing list (total of up to $230 in savings). Annual Associate Membership dues are only $200. 

Not sure if your company is a member? Check our online Associate Member Directory. 
Email tina@ila.org with questions on how to join. View information and additional benefits of ILA Associate Membership.

Exhibits Schedule

Exhibits Hours Installation Hours Dismantling Hours

Wednesday, October 25
Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 26
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, October 26
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25, No-Conflict Hours Thursday, October 26, No-Conflict Hours
Exhibits Opening Buffet Lunch
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Exhibits Afternoon Snack Break
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibits Morning Coffee Break
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Exhibits Closing Buffet Lunch
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Confirmed Exhibitor Listing (available in July)
ILA utilizes a platform called Pheedloop to list and showcase confirmed conference exhibitors. Through the Pheedloops exhibitor portal, exhibitors will have an opportunity to list their company's description and product categories, upload a logo and promotional fliers, add videos, and list contact, website, and social media. In addition, all the information that exhibitors upload to their Pheedloop listing will be available to attendees via the conference app. Questions? Email ila@ila.org

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Conference Attendee ListContact attendees before the conference

Statement of Appropriate Conduct
All participants are expected to observe the rules and behaviors described in the Statement of Appropriate Conduct in all conference venues, including online venues, and conference social events.

Passport to Prizes - Direct more traffic to your booth

Conference Advertising Information - Advertise in the Program Book

Hotel Information

Reserve your exhibit space/questions:
Carmen Guerrero
ILA Exhibit Manager
Booth staff registration:

You will receive an email from ILA in the first week of October with instructions on how to register your booths staff. If the primary contact for your booth has not received an email to register booth staff by October 5, 2023 please email ila@ila.org.


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