Virtual Exhibit Hall

So much to see and do in the Virtual Exhibit Hall!

* Open Friday, January 22 through Monday, January 25 *

The Exhibit Hall will be open throughout the conference but we're dedicating the opening day of Midwinter Virtual to ALL THINGS EXHIBITS!  On Friday, January 22, you'll have an opportunity to virtually walk through the Exhibit Hall before the full conference kicks off. Participate in the day's offerings, which include a morning "Coffee-Talk" with authors; exhibitor educational sessions; presentations from notable authors; and a Happy Hour at the end of the day, perfect for networking and catching up with friends.


Presentation Stages

Hear from an amazing roster of Stage Keynotes, authors, and presenters
on the newest titles and tools for your library.

 (all presentations will also be available on-demand)

Exhibit Hall of Keynotes with more to announced soon

Learn more about each of the Presentation Stages.

Book Buzz Theater

Book Buzz Theater

Hear the latest “Buzz” about the newest titles from your favorite publishers.


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Diversity in Publishing Stage

Featuring authors from diverse
genres, highlighting diverse voices
across the industry.


Chapter One Stage Image

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.

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Front Porch Stage

Hear from a wide-range of solo acoustic acts in various musical styles.

 Graphic Novel and Gaming Stage Image

Graphic Novel & Gaming Stage

Hear from the authors, illustrators, and
creators of the hottest games and graphic
novels. Learn more about 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.

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PopTop Stage

Offering "favorite book" genres, including mystery, humor, romance, technology, and travel with readings, discussions, panels, and presentations.

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TechTalk Stage

The place to learn about new technologies making their way into libraries, and how technology impacts our work and personal lives. Discover the new tools available to engage with your co-workers and patrons, how to deliver service, and the ways to deal with the benefits and shortcomings of those opportunities.

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ThinkFit @ ALA Health & Fitness Stage

Focus on wellness, instructional, fitness, and
nutrition with cookbooks that lead to
 healthy lifestyle. 

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What's Cooking @ ALA

View presentations and demos
led by the hottest chefs, latest cookbook authors, and the
"best-in-the-business" foodies.


Additional Features in the Virtual Exhibit Hall include:

Exhibitor Booths

Visit with knowledgeable experts on various products and titles.  Booths will list company
information, Title/Product Showcase listings,
Swag-a-palooza give-a-ways, and more.

* A full list of participating exhibitors will be
listed soon. *

Exhibitor Sessions

Exhibitor Spotlight Sessions will open
on Friday, January 22, and continue
throughout the conference.

* Stay tuned for a full schedule of sessions. *


 Book Buzz Bites Image


Book Buzz Bites  are "bite-size" sessions, sponsored by exhibitors and appearing throughout the conference, before or after sessions and speakers.


Diversity in Publishing Showcase Image


The Diversity in Publishing Title Showcase is a website listing digital references of diverse titles.


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Attendees will be able to schedule a time to Meet the Authors.


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The go-to place to see book and movie trailers and the latest short films.


Live from the 25 Podcast Booth Image


Featured podcasts will be available at the Sound Garden's Live from the 25 Podcast Booth.