The Music Library Association is pleased to invite you to participate in their upcoming 87th annual meeting at the Union Station Hilton, February 20-24, 2019.


Exhibits will be open to the public Wednesday evening, January 31, for the opening reception as usual (7:00 pm-10:00 pm). Then the following Thursday and Friday, the exhibits will be open from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, tearing down Friday at 5:00pm. The exhibits will be staged in Grand Ballroom I on the Ballroom Level. It is hoped that there will be more traffic in the exhibit space since no plenary sessions will conflict. Plenaries will instead be scheduled for Saturday, February 3.

We expect approximately 450 music librarians with direct responsibility for administering budgets, selecting materials, and recommending equipment or furniture purchases for their libraries. This is the largest annual gathering of music librarians in North America and is a unique opportunity for attendees to network, share knowledge, and explore new directions in music librarianship.

The information below covers how to reserving exhibit space and how to place advertisements in the conference program, the mobile Guidebook app, on the conference site, as well as other sponsorship options. If you prefer to send payment by mail, use the “Bill Me” option that allows you to print your registration form and send it to the MLA Business Office with your check. The deadline for registration and all exhibitor purchases is December 15, 2017.

Ads and tables are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay!

[icon name=”star” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  Exhibitors are respectfully requested to LOG IN to their account in order to purchase tables and ads and register for the conference. Without logging into the site, we cannot guarantee the transaction will record correctly.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact the MLA Business Office at or (608) 836-5825.

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Tables and Email List Rental

Exhibitor Table (Quantity: 1 table) $550.00
Corporate Patrons (consider becoming a patron [icon name=”angle-double-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]) $440.00
Corporate Members (consider becoming a member [icon name=”angle-double-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]) $495.00
Attendees email list rental $200.00

Print Advertisements

Full-page advertisements $300.00
Half-page advertisements $200.00
Covers $400.00

Online Advertisements

Guidebook advertisement $300.00
Website advertisement Contact the MLA Ad Manager (see below)

Website Advertisements

Opportunities to advertise on the conference website are available to all exhibitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ad placement possibilities include:

  1. directly above the footer of the homepage
  2. the right column of all Program pages (landing page and subpages)
  3. the right column of all Pre-MLA Event pages (landing page and subpages), and
  4. the right column of the Portland pages (landing page and subpages)
  5. the right column of the About and Register pages.

Prices range from $200-$250/month depending on placement.

Online advertising CANNOT be purchased through the online form. To purchase ads for the conference website, please contact MLA Advertising Manager, Scott Stone, directly (

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