May 26, 2022

11,716 Librarians, Library Workers, and Exhibitors Attend ALA Midwinter 2016 in Boston

From the American Library Association:

11,716 librarians, library workers and supporters, including 3,622 exhibitors, shared the latest library-related trends, updates, innovations, products, titles and services at the 2016 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Boston, Jan. 8-12. Lively conversations, productive problem-solving and networking took place throughout the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and other venues at 2,400 scheduled meetings and events.

The 11,716 total attendee number is up vs. the Chicago (2015) and Seattle (2013) Midwinter Meetings and off only 138 attendees vs. the Philadelphia Midwinter Meeting in 2014.

Chicago (2015)
Attendees: 7,171
Exhibitors: 3,466
Total: 10,637

Philadelphia (2014)
Attendees: 8,091
Exhibitors: 3,763
Total: 11,854

Seattle (2013)
Attendees: 6,694
Exhibitors: 4,037
Total 10,731

Read the Complete News Release/Conference Summary (Approx. 1200 words)

The 2016 ALA Annual Conference is scheduled to take place in Orlando, Florida from June 23-28.

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