AASL National Conference

AASL is the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. Its National Conference & Exhibition, held every two years, is the leading professional development event for school library professionals. It is also an excellent educational and business forum for the entire library and educational community.


  • 55% non-compete exhibit floor hours that do not conflict with any other programming

  • Targeted audience of primarily K-12 school librarians

  • Prime networking opportunities on the show floor including the AASL Exhibits Opening Reception, Exhibit Hall Lunch Breaks, and Author Signing Events

  • Traffic draws throughout the hall, like the Best Apps and Best Websites area, Maker Space, and Authorpalooza book signing and reading area

  • Opportunity to promote author signings in your booth through the program guide and mobile app

  • Additional marketing opportunities available exclusively for exhibitors, including the option to purchase pre and post- show attendee lists


Inline Rate: $2,100 per 100 square feet of display space*

Island Rate: $2,000 per 100 square feet

Exposed Corner Charge: $125 per corner

*Inline rate includes 6' table, 2 chairs, wastebasket and island rate does not. All 10'x10' and larger booths include 4 registrations per 100 square feet.

Table Top Rate: $750
For small presses, authors/illustrators and non-profits only. Includes 6' draped table display space only, 2 chairs, wastebasket, 2 registrations (limited to one sign behind table).

App & Coming Pavilion: $750
For app and websites only. Includes high boy table, one stool, wifi, electric for one device, one registration.


Conference housing can be reserved at https://national.aasl.org/housing/


onPeak is the only official housing company association with the AASL National Conference & Exhibition. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed or affiliated with the show and entering into financial agreements with such companies can have costly consequences. If you are contacted by another hotel reseller, please alert AASL by emailing aasl@ala.org.


Exhibitor Move-in
Wednesday, November 13, 2019     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hours
Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 15, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-Out
Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 17, 2019 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Exhibit Manager
Lara Fitts Gamache 

Ph: 312-265-9639

Exhibit Sales
Jennifer Bitner
Ph: 312-265-9654

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