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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 conference schedule includes 75+ conference sessions, 36 poster sessions, a 2-day Library Products & Services Tradeshow, and numerous opportunities for informal networking.

Conference Registration

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. 

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Conference Handouts

The PaLA Conference will continue it's efforts for a "greener" conference by making session handouts available for individual download by attendees.  To access the handouts submitted by presenters to date, please go to the Conference Handout Page.  Note: handouts will continue to be uploaded during the conference and after -- please continue to check back!  Thank you.

Presenter Information

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.

Parking Information

The Penn Square Garage is conveniently located behind the Lancaster Marriott, with convenient access via a walkway from level two.

We are pleased to report that parking in the Penn Square Garage will be available at the reduced rate of $5/day for our group. Those staying at the Lancaster Marriott will have parking billed to their room, payable upon checkout.

For those commuting, please pick up a parking voucher at the PaLA Registration Desk.  This voucher should be used in conjunction with your parking ticket to guarantee the reduced rate.  You may pay for your parking at the walk-up kiosk located on the 2nd level of the garage or at the exit gate.

Please consult the garage website for specific information:

Exhibitor Information

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 Lodging

The 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.

Local 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.

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