May 18, 2022

ALA Releases 2014 Annual Conference Attendance Figures; About 7,000 Fewer Attendees, 500 Fewer Exhibitors vs. 2013 in Chicago

From the American Library Association:

More than 13,000 attendees learned the many ways that libraries transform communities [more than 2,5000 events], while more than 5,600 exhibitors demonstrated their wares during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition, held June 26 – July 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Over 800 companies and organizations exhibited at the 2014 conference.

Overall Numbers

2014 Las Vegas

Attendees: 13,019
Exhibitors: 5,607
TOTAL: 18,626

2013 Chicago

Attendees: 20,237
Exhibitors: 6,125
TOTAL: 26,362

2012 Anaheim, Calif.

Attendees: 12,518
Exhibitors: 5,124
TOTAL: 17,642

The 2015 ALA Annual Conference  & Exhibition will take place in San Francisco from June 25 – 30.

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