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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?


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 $1760 $1810
End aisle fee for 10′ x 10′ space $160 $160
5′ x 10′ Exhibit Space $880 $905


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.

ExpoInfo is the monthly blast which contains important updates, deadlines, news, opportunities and information for Texas library vendors. All current year exhibitor main representatives automatically receive ExpoInfo. All vendor representatives are welcome to subscribe here.

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

Texas Library Journal winter issue – emailed to over 5,500 TLA members and Texas libraries in early January

Exhibits Directory/Texas Library Journal spring issue – digital version only, emailed to over 5,500 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
  • TLA Unit sponsored exhibits
  • Small Library Resource Center

Registration Area:

  • Information Kiosk
  • Member Recharge Lounge
  • Postal Service/Rent-a-Box/Bag Check
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. Applications for TLA 2021 in San Antonio will be available starting mid-August.

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.

See past conference statistics here.

TLA District Fall Meetings

A great professional development opportunity for librarians, para-professionals, and trustees from all types of libraries to connect with others in their region.