Exhibit Hall Stages

ALA offers exhibitors several opportunities to participate in on-site events during the Midwinter Meeting furthering promotional opportunities for your authors and organization. Your participation in these programs is promoted on the Midwinter Meeting website, in Cognotes - the official show daily, in the final program book, in social media, and in on-site signage. Detailed descriptions can also be listed in the Online Scheduler.

Stages and submissions include the PopTop Stage, What's Cooking @ ALA Stage, and Book Buzz Theater.

The stage submissions are at no cost; however, submission does not guarantee a time slot. Submissions are reviewed and all submissions will be notified once the final schedules have been confirmed. Accepted PopTop and What's Cooking Stage submissions will incur a fee of $200, and accepted Book Buzz submissions will incur a fee of $600.

If none of these stages seem appropriate for you presentation please visit this page for more opportunities.

Questions? Contact Lina Zabaneh at [email protected].



PopTop STage

The PopTop Stage, located on the Exhibit Floor, will focus on popular librarian favorites including: Mystery, Romance, Audio, Science Fiction and other topics of interest. The PopTop Stage will feature readings, discussions, and presentations over the course of the exhibits. Time slots are 50 minutes and generally consist of a 30-minute reading, discussion, Q&A or presentation and a 20-minute signing.

Submission site will open September 17.



What's Cooking Stage

Located on the Exhibit Floor, the What’s Cooking Demo Stage offers chefs, restaurant owners and food personalities an opportunity to prepare the hottest recipes, share their cooking secrets and autograph their latest books. Time slots are 50 minutes including Q&A and generally consist of a 30-minute cooking demonstration and education followed by a 20-minute signing/sampling.

Submission site will open September 17.



BookBuzz Theater

Highlights the latest "Buzz" about the newest titles from the hottest publishers all in one easy-to-find location on the Exhibit Hall Floor. Time slots are $600 and are filled on a first come first served basis.

Submission site will open September 17.