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If you registered for the ALA Annual Conference and would like to also register for ALA Virtual, please the instructions below to make Registration Edits and add the event.

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During the registration process, you can indicate your
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Event Payment:

Registration payments made by purchase order or check will be processed online only. Enter the purchase order or check number into the purchase order box at checkout. Checks should be made payable to: American Library Association.

Mail to:

ALA Registration Department
c/o CompuSystems
2651 Warrenville Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

2020 ALA Annual Conference Registrants

If you chose to transfer your registration funds to the Virtual Event/2021 Midwinter Bundle, you will receive a confirmation when ALA Virtual registration opens. If you have any questions please email [email protected].

To make registration edits:

  • Retrieve your existing Annual registration dashboard (dashboard link found in your original Annual confirmation). If you've misplaced your confirmation, please request a duplicate at [email protected].
  • Click on the ‘Register for the Summer 2020 Virtual Event’ tab on the left side of their dashboard.
  • Select either "ALA Virtual" or "ALA Virtual Event Recording" and click "Save Changes" to add to your record.

Cancellation Policies:

2020 ALA Virtual Event: Registration cancellations must be sent to [email protected] by Friday, June 12, 2020, Noon Central. There will be a handling fee of $50 for each registration canceled and no cancellation refunds will be offered after June 12, 2020. "Recording Only" registrations made after Friday, June 12, 2020, Noon Central will be non-refundable and refunds will be issued after the ALA Virtual event.

2020 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition:  Those who previously registered and submitted payment for the 2020 Annual Conference were sent an email on April 1, 2020 with registration fee options. The deadline to select your option is Friday, May 29, 2020, Noon Central. Registrants who do not select an option by Friday, May 29, Noon Central will automatically be registered for the 2020 ALA Virtual Event and the 2021 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits.

Statement of Appropriate Conduct:

Please visit our Statement of Appropriate Conduct