Presentation Opportunities

Midwinter Virtual exhibitors have the opportunity to present in a variety of Exhibitor Session formats.

45-minute Exhibitor Spotlight Session (exclusive to Platinum and Gold sponsors only - limited to first 8 to apply) 

  • One pre-recorded, 45-minute session in official program time slot
  • Developed and produced by exhibitor, content determined by exhibitor
  • Includes captioning of pre-recorded session

Note: Once the 8 Spotlight Session time slots are full, Platinum and Gold sponsors will receive one Exhibitor Session as part of their sponsorship

Session Title/Description deadline: October 23; Video content due: November 6

“Book Buzz Bite” – $750 each (5 available)  

One pre-recorded, 10-minute session in official program time slot during no-conflict time

  • Will be scheduled either Saturday, Sunday, or Monday
  • Developed and produced by exhibitor, content determined by exhibitor
  • Includes captioning of pre-recorded session

Session Title/Description deadline: October 23; Video content due: November 6

Exhibitor Session - $350 each

  • Must be a participating exhibitor to purchase an Exhibitor Session
  • Upgraded Virtual Exhibit Booths include one Exhibitor Session 
  • Platinum and Gold Sponsors that are not participating in the 8 Exhibitor Spotlight Sessions will include one Exhibitor Session

Exhibitor Sessions will be offered in different Virtual Exhibit Hall Stages, or as an Exhibitor Education Session. Proposed presentations will be reviewed to ensure appropriate for respective stage. All sessions will be available “On-Demand” from the virtual event platform. Exhibitor Sessions consist of:

  • One pre-recorded, 30-minute session 
  • Will be on-demand beginning on the Expo Only day, Friday, January 22; then available on-demand for the remainder of Midwinter Virtual
  • Choose to be in one of the Exhibit Hall Stages listed below, or present as an Exhibitor Education Session
  • Developed and produced by exhibitor, content determined by exhibitor
  • All Exhibitor Sessions must be captioned (open captioning) at the exhibitor’s expense

Session Title/Description deadline: ASAP; Video content due: December 15

Exhibit Hall Stages

Like the live stages at ALA, the Midwinter Virtual event will offer exhibitor sessions for the following exhibit hall stages:

  • What’s Cooking @ ALA
  • Book Buzz Theater
  • PopTop Stage: Popular Topics, Every Day
  • Chapter One Stage
  • Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
  • Diversity in Publishing Stage
  • Front Porch Stage
  • ThinkFit @ ALA Health & Fitness Stage
  • “Tech Talk” Stage

What’s Cooking @ ALA – Author led demonstrations will take place all day and could include a “make-it-yourself” lunch sessions, where attendees can prepare and enjoy a meal with a world famous chef, and a ‘happy hour” mixology session where attendees will prepare a popular drink with a professional bartender. 

Book Buzz Theater – Present the latest “Buzz” about your newest titles and emerging authors.

PopTop Stage: Popular Topics, Every Day – The PopTop Stage features favorite book genres, including mystery, humor, romance, technology, and travel with readings, discussions, panels, and presentations. Kick-off each day of the event with a pre-recorded author “Coffee Talk” allowing attendees to grab their own cup o’ joe and enjoy an author presenting their latest book. 

Chapter One Stage – Featuring panels of new and emerging authors with each presentation focusing on a single genre. Hot topics will also be featured as a jumping-off point for new issues impacting libraries and publishing.

Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage – Showcase your emerging and well-known authors, illustrators, and creators of the hottest games and graphic novels. Presentation can include the art of graphic novels and illustration, how games and gaming inspire creativity and social interaction, and how comics in the library and in the classroom can help inspire and reach reluctant readers.

Diversity in Publishing Stage – This stage features diverse authors from any genre and highlights diverse voices across the industry.

Front Porch Stage – This stage focuses on solo acoustic acts across a wide range of musical instruments and styles.

ThinkFit @ ALA Health & Fitness Stage – In addition to author sessions, this stage will include an instructor led yoga session each morning and meditation/stress relief breaks throughout the day. Sessions can include wellness, instructional, fitness or healthy cookbooks. 

“Tech Talk” Stage – The place to learn about new technologies making their way into libraries and how technology impacts our work and personal lives. From using new tools to engage with our co-workers and patrons and to deliver service, to learning ways to deal with the benefits and shortcomings of those opportunities.

Exhibitor Education Sessions – if none of the above stages fit with your content, you can present as an Exhibitor Education Session.

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All offerings subject to change.

Be sure to check out the Engagement Opportunities available to participating exhibitors.