Would you like to be informed about the ACL Annual Conference exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities? If so, please sign up below.

ACL’s 2023 Annual Conference will be in person June 6-8 at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio AND a streamlined portion presented virtually June 26 and 27. Our program is focused on professional development and education, with librarian-focused presentations, virtual exhibits, networking opportunities, and much more! This year, sponsors can get in front of both of our audiences for maximum engagement and recognition.  

We are committed to providing our conference exhibitors and sponsors with a valuable experience and opportunity to connect with attendees. After a successful hybrid event in 2022 through our hosting platform, Whova, we’ve decided to continue virtual sponsorship booths and spotlights through Whova, so that ALL conference participants can engage with our sponsors and exhibitors no matter if they attend conference in Ohio or participate online. ACL Conference sponsors and exhibitors have the opportunity for MORE return on investment than ever before with Whova and this conference format! All in-person and online attendees will use Whova to navigate the program and engage during the conference. Additionally, the Silver Sponsorship level and above can participate in-person during our Vendor Showcase on Wednesday, June 7, (2-4 PM) if they choose to attend or send promotional information for an unstaffed booth. 

  • With the accessibility of online connectivity and lower registration fees for our virtual participation, there is the opportunity for even higher attendance than in-person-only events. (For 2022, we had nearly 150 librarians participate virtually + 100 in-person participants.)
  • All virtual conference content will be available to both groups attendees for six months post-conference, including sponsorship profiles.
  • Sponsors can engage with attendees throughout the conference, not just a few hours on one day.

ACL is grateful for the sponsors who enhance our annual conference through their presence and support. Available at four different levels, you will find a sponsorship opportunity to match your marketing and budget needs. Please note that exhibiting opportunities are included with each sponsorship level. View a chart comparison of the different sponsorship levels here: 2023 Sponsorship/Exhibitor Benefit Chart.

Why sponsor?
Sponsoring the 2023 ACL Annual Conference provides your company visibility and interaction with a diverse group of librarians who serve in universities, colleges, seminaries, public libraries, and schools across the globe. Attendees are looking to advance in their librarian profession, enhance their libraries, and engage with other professionals during conference.

Wondering if the ACL Conference is a good fit for your company? Below are the 2022 Conference vendors that participated as sponsors or virtual exhibitors.

Sponsorship Level Details

Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Plenary Session Sponsorship (Keynote or Plenary Workshop) to include logo recognition in pre-roll video that is played on loop before plenary session starts, verbal announcement of sponsorship, your linked sponsorship profile in plenary session landing page accessible in the app and web platform, and signage at the session.
  • Sponsor profile page in Whova includes logo, website, contact info, company description the ability to link to a company video (YouTube or Vimeo), opportunity to add up to 3 PDF files (10 MB file size limit) AND chat box to engage with attendees
  • Sponsor Directory Listing in Whova, our virtual event hosting platform
  • Full Virtual Conference Access for three staff: June 26-27, 2022 ($200 value x 3)
  • In-app private messaging with any attendee prior to and during conference; schedule one-on-one meetings with attendees
  • Post to Community Board in conference app – start conversations, share offerings, job openings, etc.

Included Exhibiting Opportunities

  • Opportunity to have a staffed booth at our Vendor Showcase Wednesday, June 7 from 2-4 PM
    OR
  • Opportunity to have an unstaffed booth during Vendor Showcase Wednesday, June 7 to display promotional materials or products. (Promotional items to be mailed prior to conference to ACL and displayed on your behalf.)

Included Advertising Benefits

  • Post Conference Email Blast: ACL will send an HTML or text email to the ACL membership (650+ librarians) on your behalf. ($150 value)
  • Logo on pre-conference email blasts & social media
  • Logo displayed and linked on ACL Conference website
  • Sponsor Carousel to include rotating logo on Whova web platform and on Whova mobile app
  • Logo listed on home page of Whova web platform and scrolling on attendee agenda screen in the Whova mobile app

Sponsorship Benefits:

  • In-person Break Sponsorship to include logo recognition in conference agenda through Whova, and signage at the break.
  • Sponsor profile page in Whova includes logo, website, contact info, company description the ability to link to a company video (YouTube or Vimeo), opportunity to add up to 3 PDF files (10 MB file size limit) AND chat box to engage with attendees
  • Sponsor Directory Listing in Whova, our virtual event hosting platform
  • Full Virtual Conference Access for two staff: June 26-27, 2023 ($200 value x 2)
  • In-app private messaging with any attendee prior to and during conference; schedule one-on-one meetings with attendees
  • Post to Community Board in conference app – start conversations, share offerings, job openings, etc.

Included Exhibiting Opportunities

  • Opportunity to have a staffed booth at our Vendor Showcase Wednesday, June 7 from 2-4 PM
    OR
  • Opportunity to have an unstaffed booth during Vendor Showcase Wednesday, June 7 to display promotional materials or products. (Promotional items to be mailed prior to conference to ACL and displayed on your behalf.)

Included Advertising Benefits

  • Post Conference Email Blast: ACL will send an HTML or text email to the ACL membership (650+ librarians) on your behalf. ($150 value)
  • Logo on pre-conference email blasts & social media
  • Logo displayed and linked on ACL Conference website
  • Sponsor Carousel to include rotating logo on Whova web platform and on Whova mobile app
  • Logo listed on home page of Whova web platform and scrolling on attendee agenda screen in the Whova mobile app

Sponsorship Benefits

  • In-person Special Event Sponsorship to include logo recognition in conference agenda through Whova, and in-person signage at the event. You select the event you want to sponsor: Welcome Reception, ACL Home Office Reception & Open House, President’s Banquet at Young’s Jersey Dairy, the Christian Library Consortium Meeting, or ACL Business Meeting.
  • Sponsor profile page in Whova includes logo, website, contact info, company description the ability to link to a company video (YouTube or Vimeo), opportunity to add up to 3 PDF files (10 MB file size limit) AND chat box to engage with attendees
  • Sponsor Directory Listing in Whova, our event hosting platform.
  • Full Virtual Conference Access for two staff: June 26-27, 2023 ($200 value x 2)
  • In-app private messaging with any attendee prior to and during conference; schedule one-on-one meetings with attendees
  • Post to Community Board in conference app – start conversations, share offerings, job openings, etc.

Included Exhibiting Opportunities

  • Opportunity to have a staffed booth at our Vendor Showcase Wednesday, June 7 from 2-4 PM
    OR
  • Opportunity to have an unstaffed booth during Vendor Showcase Wednesday, June 7 to display promotional materials or products. (Promotional items to be mailed prior to conference to ACL and displayed on your behalf.)

Included Advertising Benefits

  • Logo displayed and linked on ACL Conference website
  • Logo listed on home page of Whova web platform and scrolling on attendee agenda screen in the Whova mobile app

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Sponsor profile page in Whova includes logo, website, contact info, company description, opportunity to add 1 PDF file (10 MB file size limit) AND chat box to engage with attendees
  • Sponsor Directory Listing in Whova, our virtual event hosting platform.
  • Full Virtual Conference Access for one: June 26-27, 2023 ($200 value)
  • In-app private messaging with any attendee prior to and during conference; schedule one-on-one meetings with attendees
  • Post to Community Board in conference app – start conversations, share offerings, job openings, etc.

Included Exhibiting Opportunities

  • Opportunity to have an unstaffed booth during Vendor Showcase Wednesday, June 7 to display promotional materials or products. (You would mail promotional items to ACL to display on your behalf.)

Included Advertising Benefits

  • Logo displayed and linked on ACL Conference website
  • Logo listed on home page of Whova web platform and scrolling on attendee agenda screen in the Whova mobile app

Vendor registration closes Friday, May 5, 2023. There will be a $50 late fee added to all registrations after Thursday, April 27.

Please contact April McKinion, ACL Conference Manager, with any questions.