MISSOURI LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization operating to promote library service, the profession of librarianship, and cooperation among all types of libraries and organizations concerned with library service in the State of Missouri. Founded in 1900, MLA is proudly beginning a second century of service.

2019 MLA Trade Show Application/Contract

  • 2 Oct 2019
  • 5:30 PM
  • 3 Oct 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • KCI Expo Center, 11730 NW. Ambassador Dr., Kansas City, MO 64153

Registration

  • Each 10' x 10' booth consists of one (1) 6' skirted table, two (2) chairs, and one (1) wastebasket, 8' back wall and 3' side drape, two (2) complimentary conference registrations, one (1) professional vendor name sign (8"x36")

    Please note: Due to changes in the vendor registration form this year, vendors will only be able to select ONE item per form. If you would like to sign up for multiple booths, ads, or sponsorships, please make sure to fill out an additional form PER ITEM. If you have any questions, please send a message to MLA@amigos.org.
  • Each 10' x 10' booth consists of one (1) 6' skirted table, two (2) chairs, and one (1) wastebasket, 8' back wall and 3' side drape, two (2) complimentary conference registrations, one (1) professional vendor name sign (8"x36")

    Please note: Due to changes in the vendor registration form this year, vendors will only be able to select ONE item per form. If you would like to sign up for multiple booths, ads, or sponsorships, please make sure to fill out an additional form PER ITEM. If you have any questions, please send a message to MLA@amigos.org.
  • Each 10' x 10' booth consists of one (1) 6' skirted table, two (2) chairs, and one (1) wastebasket, 8' back wall and 3' side drape, two (2) complimentary conference registrations, one (1) professional vendor name sign (8"x36")

    Please note: Due to changes in the vendor registration form this year, vendors will only be able to select ONE item per form. If you would like to sign up for multiple booths, ads, or sponsorships, please make sure to fill out an additional form PER ITEM. If you have any questions, please send a message to MLA@amigos.org.
  • The MLA Conference program is a great way to highlight your company's services and products during the event and afterwards. The printed program is handed out to each attendee and used throughout the conference and long after as a reference!
  • The MLA Conference program is a great way to highlight your company's services and products during the event and afterwards. The printed program is handed out to each attendee and used throughout the conference and long after as a reference!
  • The MLA Conference program is a great way to highlight your company's services and products during the event and afterwards. The printed program is handed out to each attendee and used throughout the conference and long after as a reference!
  • Based on the popularity of years past, we will hold a social event in the evening on Wednesday, October 2. This event will be held off site and feature food, drink and a battle of the librarian bands.

    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Logo on signage at the event
    Acknowledgement on social media the day of the event
  • Held in conjunction with the exhibit hall opening on Wednesday, October 2, this is the most well-attended, no-conflict period of the conference. Attendees gather to socialize with vendors and see what's new and exciting. Complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Logo on signage at the event
    Acknowledgement on social media the day of the event
  • Have your black-and-white logo printed on conference bags distributed at check-in to all attendees and used throughout the duration of the conference.

    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Acknowledgement on social media.
  • The Libraryland Stage will showcase writers and storytellers from libraries and organizations around Missouri. Performances will take place in the
    Exhibitor Hall on Thursday, October 3rd from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and on Friday, October 4th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
    Logo exposure on Libraryland Stage signage
    Logo exposure on marketing materials (if confirmed early)
    Recognition at state opening - each day
    Recognition in confernce program
    Recognition at Opening Session
    Exhibitor demonstration slot
  • The Readers Lounge will be a roped-off area inside the Exhibitor Hall to provide a comfortable space to meet one-on-one with attendees.
    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in conference program
    Logo on signage at event
    Acknowledgement of social media day of the event
  • On Thursday, October 3, one of the most active divisions of MLA, the Missouri Association of College and Research Libraries, will gather for lunch.
    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in conference program
    Logo on signage at event
    Acknowledgement of social media day of the event
  • The popular, very well-attended Thusnelda Schmidt lunch will be held on Thursday, October 3. This event brings together the who's who in children's services to celebrate their very special niche in the library industry.

    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Logo on signage at the event
    Acknowledgement on social media the day of the event
  • On Friday October 4, youth services librarians will gather to dine and discuss issues in young adult services librarianship and celebrate a guest speaker from Young Adult literature.

    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Logo on signage at the event
    Acknowledgement on social media the day of the event
  • This year the opening Keynote Speaker for the MLA Conference will welcome librarians from the Libraryland Stage located in the Exhibit Hall.

    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Logo on signage at the event
    Acknowledgement on social media the day of the event
  • The Closing Keynote speaker will be on the Libraryland Stage to close conference on Friday afternoon.

    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Logo on signage at the event
    Acknowledgement on social media the day of the event
  • Held on Thursday, October 3, MLA members gather at this event to honor the significant achievements of Missouri libraries, Missouri authors, librarians,legislators who have supported library services, writers, trustees, and friends.

    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Logo on signage at the event
    Acknowledgement on social media the day of the even
  • Have your black-and-white logo printed on conference lanyards distributed at check-in to all attendees and used throughout the duration of the conference.
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Acknowledgement on social media.
  • The ever-popular trivia night will be on Wednesday, October 2, and is always a well-attended event.

    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Logo on signage at the event
    Acknowledgement on social media the day of the event
  • Located in the exhibit hall, this event is the perfect opportunity for vendors to meet and talk with conference attendees. Table Talks are on Thursday morning from 8-9am.

    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Logo on signage at the event
    Acknowledgement on social media the day of the event
  • Located in the exhibit hall, this event is the perfect opportunity for vendors to meet and talk with conference attendees. Poster Sessiona are on Thursday morning from 8-9am.

    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Logo on signage at the event
    Acknowledgement on social media the day of the event
  • New and long-standing MLA members will gather to get an overview of the association and the various roles they can play within the organization. An active association is a healthy association, and we strive to continue to grow our base of volunteers and members.

    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Logo on signage at the event
    Acknowledgement on social media the day of the event
  • The annual business meeting will be held on Thursday, October 3, and is open to all conference attendees.

    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Logo on signage at the event
    Acknowledgement on social media the day of the event
  • As an organization MLA takes this opportunity every year at conference to plan for out future. Current and prospective members are invited to enjoy a snack and set goals for the coming year.

    Acknowledgement at the sponsored event
    Acknowledgement in the conference program
    Logo on signage at the event
    Acknowledgement on social media the day of the event

Register


Unconventional:

Bold Ideas for Better Libraries

Missouri Library Association 2019 Conference

2019 Vendor Registration Opens April 1, 2019

October 2-3 2019

KCI Expo Center

11730 NW Ambassador Drive

Kansas City, MO 64153


VENDOR REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1ST, 2019

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 26TH, 2019

GENERAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 30TH, 2019

CLICK BELOW TO BOOK A HOTEL ROOM @ THE CONFERENCE RATE - $119.00

THE HOLIDAY INN IS ADJASCENT TO THE EXPO CENTER AND IS THE PRIMARY HOTEL, FAIRFIELD INN IS BEHIND THE HOLIDAY INN AND JUST ACROSS THE STREET AND IS OFFERING THE SAME CONFERENCE RATE.


HOLIDAY INN – KANSAS CITY AIRPORT – CONFERENCE RATE ENDS AUGUST 31ST

11728 N Ambassador Drive

Kansas City, MO 64153

1-800-957-4654


FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES – KANSAS CITY AIRPORT – CONFERENCE RATE ENDS SEPTEMBER 2ND

11820 NW Plaza Circle

Kansas City, MO 64153

816-464-2424



MLA WILL ASSIGN BOOTH SPACES IN THE ORDER THAT THEY ARE PURCHASED.

EXHIBITORS MAY NOT SUBLET OR APPORTION BOOTH SPACE TO ANY OTHER BUSINESS.

PARENT AND SUBSIDIARY BUSINESSES ARE NOT CONSIDERED OTHER BUSINESSES.

CONTRACTORS ARE OTHER BUSINESSES AND REQUIRE THEIR OWN BOOTH SPACE.

EXHIBITS SHOULD NOT PROJECT BEYOND THE SPACE ALLOTTED AND SHOULD

NOT OBSTRUCT THE VIEW OR INTERFERE WITH TRAFFIC TO OTHER EXHIBITS.

THE WINGS OF AN EXHIBIT SHOULD NOT PROJECT MORE THAN THREE (3) FEET FROM THE BACK WALL.

PERMISSION TO EXHIBIT EQUIPMENT WITH ABNORMAL HEIGHTS MUST BE OBTAINED FROM MLA.

IF YOU ARE ONLY ABLE TO EXHIBIT FOR ONE DAY, PLEASE LET US KNOW. WE WILL PLACE YOUR BOOTH IN A LOCATION THAT IS MOST CONVENIENT FOR EVERYONE.

CANCELLATION SHOULD BE MADE IN WRITING BY EMAIL OR POSTMARKED PRIOR TO JUNE 16, 2019 And Is SUBJECT TO A 50% CANCELLATION FEE.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER JUNE 16, 2019.

ALL CANCELLATIONS ARE FINAL.

MLA MAY RESELL CANCELLED BOOTHS AS OPPORTUNITIES ALLOW.

NO REFUNDS SHALL BE PAID AS A RESULT OF SUBSEQUENT BOOTH SALES.


FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO DISCUSS OTHER OPPORTUNITIES CONTACT:

TRADE SHOW CHAIR: CHRIS LEHMAN

MLAVENDOR@GMAIL.COM - 8168465007

CONFERENCE COORDINATORS: TIFFANY MAUTINO & KATIE GREGORY

2019mlakc@gmail.com








For problems or questions about the registration process, contact mla@amigos.org



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