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Academic, public, school, and special library markets - the TLA Annual Conference has a proven track record of offering unparalleled opportunities to reach decision-makers from across Texas, and from every library market.

No other regional conference can offer the customer volume, the access to buyers and users, and the ongoing support that you’ll find here. Texas librarians love the bustling exhibit hall area and view the exhibits as a must during the Conference.

TLA offers unparalleled exposure and opportunities to market your product or service to the library community. With a representative from virtually every area of the industry at the conference, with expenditure budgets ranging in excess of $2.5 million per organization, and with a projected attendance of more than 6,000 professionals, can you afford not to exhibit at TLA?

TLA Statement  on Coronavirus

The 2020 Texas Library Association Annual Conference will take place as scheduled March 24 – 27 in Houston, Texas.

While the coronavirus outbreak is an evolving public health issue, based on current information risk in Houston is low. We are monitoring and following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control, and working closely with the City of Houston, the George R. Brown Convention Center and other venues where TLA 2020 events take place.

All TLA 2020 attendees are asked to follow the World Health Organization’s prevention and care recommendations. Hand sanitizers will be installed in multiple locations in the convention center.

Should the situation in Houston change while we are on-site, TLA will implement its standard emergency plan, and follow protocols established by the City of Houston and the convention center.


Texas Department of State Health Services

City of Houston

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Ready to Exhibit



The primary exhibit space is 10′ x 10′ and configurations thereof. A few 5′ x 10′ spaces are also available. Over 80% of exhibitors renew each year so it is important to reserve your space as soon as possible.

Exhibit Pricing

Size Through 6/30/2019 7/1/2019 and later
10′ x 10′ Exhibit Space $1710 $1760
End aisle fee for 10′ x 10′ space $160 $160
5′ x 10′ Exhibit Space $855 $880


Exhibit Specifications:

  • Standard 8′ back drape and 42″ side divider drape
  • One standard identification sign
  • Three complimentary conference exhibitor registrations per 10′ x 10′ exhibit space
  • Two complimentary conference exhibitor registrations per 5′ x 10′ exhibit space
  • 24 hour security in the exhibit hall

Exhibit spaces are not furnished. Exhibitors may bring their own furniture or they can conveniently order furnishings through TLA’s general service contractor, Freeman. Freeman offers furniture, carpeting, signage, and much more. Other services provided by official contractors are housing, drayage, transportation, electrical, internet, computer rental, lead retrieval, and floral. All official contractors are listed in the service kit which is available in January. The official housing company is onPeak. You can book your housing today. Please heed our warning about poachers.

All exhibitors receive the ExpoInfo monthly email blast to assist you in planning, marketing and promotion.

Exhibit Listings and Promotion

Exhibits Profile Listings on TLA website

All exhibitors receive complimentary listings in several TLA publications available at conference and throughout the year.

TLA Buyers Guide – available 24/7 for the entire year starting in June

Conference mobile app listing including complimentary logo enhancement – available in December

Conference Program/Texas Library Journal winter issue – mailed to over 9,000 TLA members and Texas libraries on December 31

Exhibits Directory/Texas Library Journal spring issue – digital version only, emailed to over 9,000 TLA members and Texas libraries in March

Pocket Program – available onsite

Aisle by Aisle Coupon Guide to Exhibitors

Traffic Builders

The following services are designed to build traffic to exhibit booths.

In the Exhibit Hall:

  • Authors Area: a popular conference feature with scheduled signings by dozens of authors
  • TLA ERT Recharge Lounge
  • Hall Cafe
  • Innovation Lab: maker area promoting STEAM with educational sessions and demos
  • TLA Store in the Registration Area
  • TLA Unit sponsored exhibits
  • Small Library Resource Center

In the Grand Concourse – Level 1 outside the Exhibit Hall:

  • Information Kiosk
  • Member Recharge Lounge
  • UPS/Rent-a-Box/Bag Check

Level 2:

Exhibitor Showcases

Hall Map/Exhibit Space Application/Rules and Regulations

When you are ready to apply to exhibit, please read the TLA Exhibitor Rules And Regulations and the IAEE Guidelines for Display Rules and Regulations. TLA abides by the following IAEE Guidelines:
• Line-of-Site Style for all linear spaces as noted on page 1.
• Cubic Content Style for all island spaces, as noted on page 6.

See the exhibit hall map for exhibit space selection, select your 4 exhibit space choices and submit your exhibit application.

Contact Cindy Boyle, TLA Exhibits Manager, for assistance in exhibit space selection or if you have any questions about exhibiting at TLA.


The TLA Annual Conference has a proven track record to offer you an unparalleled opportunity to reach decision-makers from throughout Texas and from every segment of the library community: academic, public, school, and special library markets.

Questions? Contact Cindy Boyle, TLA Exhibits Manager, for assistance in booth selection or if you have any questions about exhibiting at TLA.




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