Sponsorship Opportunities

Reach beyond your exhibit booth and bring your company to the attention of the Illinois library community. Becoming an Illinois Library Association Annual Conference sponsor represents an extraordinary opportunity to complement your company’s marketing plan.

Sponsorship is a high-impact, high-profile marketing technique, which drives influential professionals to your booth. Sponsorship creates awareness of your company's presence at the conference, builds your image, and generates traffic for your booth. With an exclusive investment, your company name will be synonymous with the event of your choosing. Multiple opportunities can be combined to give your company a higher level of benefits.

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research reports that 76% of trade show attendees leave home already having decided which booths they plan to visit, yet less than 20% of exhibitors conduct some form of pre-show promotion. Take advantage of the sponsorship opportunities that ILA offers to ensure you are on their must-visit list. If you want attendees to schedule time to visit your booth at the ILA Annual Conference, start planning today!

Sponsorship Benefits


Sponsorship Opportunities


Platinum ($2,000+)

Youth Services Forum Author Breakfast • Available
One of the most popular events at the conference, the breakfast features illustrator Kevan Atteberry.

Awards Luncheon • Sponsored by Library of Illinois Risk Agency

President's Reception •  Sponsored by ComEd Energy Efficiency Program

Conference Mobile App •  Sponsored by Today's Business Solutions  

Opening General Session •  Sponsored by Today's Business Solutions 

Exhibits Opening Luncheon •  Sponsored by RAILS

Conference Lanyards •  Sponsored by Dewberry 

Trustee Continental Breakfast • Sponsored by Ancel Glink

Trustee Keynote and Programming  Illinois State Library


Gold ($1,000 to $1,999)

IACRL Luncheon Available
Luncheon and Annual Meeting of the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries

Thursday Morning Exhibits Break  Available

All conference exhibits break features coffee and treats

Conference Programming   Available
Individual conference programs are available for sponsorship. ILA staff will work with you to identify the perfect program for your investment

Public Library Forum Luncheon • Sponsored by Ehlers

Library Trustee Forum Luncheon • Sponsored by Klein Thorpe & Jenkins

Exhibits Break • Sponsored by Reaching Forward

Conference Programming • Sponsored by OverDrive

Conference Programming • Sponsored by PMA Financial Network

DiversiTEA • Sponsored by Beanstack and Robbins Schwartz
Greg Forbes Siegman is the featured speaker at this year's DiversiTEA, one of the signature conference events. 

Pub Stroll Shuttle  Sponsored by Gale Cengage 
Transport attendees to the conference's most popular social event

Professional Headshot Studio  Sponsored by PMA Financial Network
Complimentary professional photos are available to conference attendees 


Silver ($500 - $999)

Tuesday Afternoon Coffee  Available
Coffee sponsorship is one of the most effective ways to make an impact with conference attendees. 

Conference Programming   Available
Individual conference programs are available for sponsorship. ILA staff will work with you to identify the perfect program for your investment.

Tuesday Morning Coffee • Illinois Heartland Library System

Wednesday Morning Coffee • Sponsored by Dominican University

Wednesday Afternoon Coffee • Sponsored by EBSCO

Thursday Morning Coffee • Sponsored by RA for All

Thursday Afternoon Coffee  • Library Furniture International

Conference Programming •  Sponsored by Building Technology Consultants 

Stories & Spirits Reception • Sponsored by Apple Books, Capstone Publishing, Cavendish Square, The Child's World, Children's Plus, Rob Innes—Publishers Representative, and Rosen Publishing

Wednesday Pub Stroll Networking Event • Sponsored by Robert W. Baird, Current Technologies, Gale Cengage, HR Source, RAILS, and Today's Business Solutions


For more information and to confirm your sponsorship, contact Cyndi Robinson at 312-644-1896 or robinson@ila.org.

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