ALA Annual Exhibit Hall Stages & Author Appearance Submission Sites Now Open!

Exhibit Hall Stages – Submission Site Now Open!

Exhibitor Stage Sessions will be offered in different Exhibit Hall Stages. Proposed presentations will be reviewed to ensure session is assigned to the appropriate stage.

Note: submission does not guarantee a time slot. You must be a current ALA Annual 2023 exhibitor to participate. All accepted Stage Submissions will have a $200 fee per session time slot.

Click here to access the Stage Submission Site.

Live Stages include:
• Chapter One Stage
• Diversity in Publishing Stage
• Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
• The Look of Books Stage
• PopTop Stage: Popular Topics, Every Day
• Tech Talk Stage
• ThinkFit @ ALA Health & Fitness Stage
• What’s Cooking @ ALA Stage

Stage Submission Site Closing date: March 1, 2023 at 11:59pm CST. Confirmations will be sent in early April.

Note: Book Buzz Theater submissions will open at 11:00 am CST on February 15.

Author Appearance Opportunities

Meet the Authors

The Meet the Authors program promotes authors/illustrators appearing in exhibitor booths. You must be a contracted exhibitor to participate.

Click here to access the Meet the Authors Submission Site.

You can schedule your “Meet the Authors” session at the 2023 ALA Annual Conference during any of our exhibit hours.

Author Autographing Area

ALA is pleased to provide exhibitors with a location to host author autographing sessions. The Author Autographing Area will be located in the back of the exhibit hall. Four autographing stations will be available each hour, Saturday – Monday, 20-minute or 50-minute time slots will be available.

ALA will provide participating exhibitors with the following in the Autographing Area:
• Onsite schedule signage
• 1 skirted table with 2 chairs for book distribution
• 1 skirted counter with 2 stools for autographing
• Rope and stanchion
• Carpeted area
• Listing of autographing sessions in the online planner and mobile app.

Exhibitors are responsible for any needed supplies, and for managing the autographing session(s).

This area is for autographing activities only. No food and beverage is allowed in this area. Exhibitors must adhere to scheduled time slots for autographing sessions.

Click here to access the Author Autographing Area Submission Site. This submission site closes March 1, 2023 at 11:59pm CST. Confirmations will be sent in early April.

See the Engagement Opportunities webpage for details on additional programs.


Contact the exhibits team at with any questions about your participation!