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2021 WLA Sponsors & Exhibitors

The sponsor and exhibitor registration forms for the 2021 Washington Library Association Conference are now open!  Thank you for considering a partnership with us.

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Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus

Download our Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus for registration rates and more details. 

The 2021 WLA Conference will be held at the Hotel Marriott in Bellevue, WA from Sept 30-Oct 2.

The Conference Committee is excited to announce the theme: Communities, Conversations, Connections. As each of us has faced isolation and change, we’ve been pushed to embrace technology, find new ways to connect, and re-examine the status quo. We’re preparing for a return to normal, but what does that new normal look like for libraries? How can we start conversations and forge stronger bonds with our communities?


Exhibit Hall Hours

The in-person Exhibit Hall will be open Friday, October 1 from 10:00 am–6:00 pm, and Saturday, October 2 from 9:00 am–4:00 pm. The virtual Exhibit Hall will be open 9:00 am–3:00pm (Pacific Time). Each day there will be a dedicated hour of exhibits-only time, during which we encourage all exhibitors to live-stream, hold raffles, and actively engage with visitors. One-on-one meetings may be scheduled at any time during the conference.


2021 Exhibitors

Exhibitors

GALE, A Cengage Company

Mackin

McGraw Hill

Playaway Pre-Loaded Products

Sasquatch Books

StackMap

Transparent Language, Inc.

 

Conference Platform

The virtual conference will be held using Whova, which will allow you to create custom virtual exhibitor pages, generate leads, host giveaways and raffles, schedule one-on-one meetings with attendees, and more. For more information, download the Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus.


Sponsor Levels

Bronze Sponsor | $300
Sponsor a coffee or refreshment break during the conference. You’ll receive:

  • Pronounced logo placement during your sponsored event
  • Distribution of your handouts or literature in conference bags (limited to one piece per sponsor)
  • Listing in Sponsor Center in the conference app
  • Logo on sponsorship page of conference program
  • Logo and link on conference website
  • A unique sponsorship symbol in conference program for sponsors that also choose to exhibit

Silver Sponsor | $500
Sponsor a reception or other all-attendee event. You’ll receive Bronze Sponsorship benefits, plus:

  • Banner ads in both mobile conference app & virtual platform
  • Acknowledgement at the podium during your sponsored event
  • Logo, link and 15-word description (provided by sponsor) on conference website
  • Logo, link, and 15-word description (provided by sponsor) on sponsorship page of conference program

Gold Sponsor | $800
Sponsor a reception or other all-attendee event. You’ll receive Silver Sponsorship benefits, plus:

  • One push notification via conference app
  • Promotion on WLA social media as a featured sponsor

Platinum Sponsor | $1,000
Sponsor an all-attendee keynote or meal and receive recognition from an attentive audience. You’ll receive Gold Sponsorship benefits, plus:

  • Pronounced logo placement throughout conference facility
  • Pronounced logo placement throughout the conference app
  • Promotion in WLA Wednesday weekly e-newsletter as a featured sponsor
  • 5 minutes at podium during your sponsored all-attendee event

Conference Attendance Grant Sponsor

In addition to your exhibitor, sponsor, or advertiser package, you may contribute any amount to our Conference Attendance Grants during registration. Grant Sponsors will receive special acknowledgement for their generosity throughout the conference.

Libraries are facing difficult budget cuts, and many attendees won’t be in a financial position to attend the conference. Your generosity can make their participation possible. WLA is offering funding for both BIPOC members and those financially impacted by COVID-19.  With your help, we can help get them to Bellevue! 100% of donations will go directly to conference attendees.

  • $1,285 | full conference registration, travel, and lodging
  • $1,000 | travel and lodging
  • $285 | full conference registration
  • Other | any contribution will go towards the Conference Attendance Grant sponsorship fund