September 28 - October 1, 2014
Lancaster County Convention Center/Lancaster Marriott
Pennsylvania librarians will return to the Lancaster County Convention Center located in downtown Lancaster for the 2014 PaLA Conference, PA Libraries: Marketplace of Ideas. The 2014 Conference Planning Committee, led by Chris Snyder, Bucks County Free Library, is hard at work to ensure another successful conference for the organization. If you would like to volunteer to serve on a committee during the planning process, or at the conference, please contact one of the committee members.
Attendee registration will begin on Friday, July 11, with early bird registration ending August 20. Online registration will remain available through September 26. On-site registration will be required after September 26.
The PaLA Conference offers numerous opportunities for experts in the field to share their expertise with conference attendees through regular breakout sessions and poster sessions. We appreciate the role that these individuals play in the success of the conference!
We will continue our commitment for “greener” conferences by eliminating over-production of session handouts. There will be an online document collection for handouts to be made available to conference attendees for download before the conference, with the documents remaining available after the conference for later access. Instructions for uploading your handout files will be sent to you in September. If you would prefer not to have your handouts available online, we ask that you provide a quantity sufficient for the attendees at your session. An estimated count of the attendance can be obtained here: Session counts.
The PaLA Conference is one of the best ways for library service and product suppliers to connect with the Pennsylvania library community. The concise exhibit schedule, with no-conflict time and traffic-building programs make for an exceptional return on your investment. More information.
Get the details in the 2014 Exhibitor Prospectus, (PDF)
Sign up for a booth to reach this market of library decision-makers. Exhibitor Application (PDF)
Questions on exhibiting? Contact Kim Snyder
Conference LodgingThe Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, located in downtown Lancaster is the site of the 2014 conference. A block of rooms has been obtained for conference attendees, presenters and exhibitors. More information.
Consult our local information page for tips on dining, shopping, banking, places of worship and local libraries to make your visit to the Lancaster area more enjoyable.