Exhibitor Information

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MLA 2018 Annual Conference
October 17-19, 2018
Suburban Collection Showplace
Diamond Banquet Center
Novi, Michigan

Annual Conference attracts roughly 450 participants, making it Michigan’s premier event for supporters to connect with library professionals across all disciplines.

Our goal is to provide you with opportunities to promote engagement and build mutually beneficial relationships with MLA members. We look forward to hosting you as an exhibitor in our MLA 2018 Exhibit Hall in Novi!

2018 Exhibitor Conference Highlights

  • Opening Conference Reception held on exhibit hall floor 
  • Beverage and snack breaks located on exhibit hall floor 
  • Efficient move-in time frame eliminates the need for Tuesday overnight accommodations 
  • A list of MLA 2018 attendees with email or mail contact information provided once prior to the event and once following the conference. 
  • Acknowledgement on the MLA website, program book listing, mobile app link and discounts on advertisements

View the Exhibit Floor Plan

Exhibit Dates/Hours  

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 

7:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Exhibits Open 
11:30 a.m. -7:30 p.m.*

*Non-Conflict Time
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Exhibits Open 
9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.*

*Non-Conflict Time
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

Load Out
3:15 - 6:00 p.m.


Suburban Collection Showplace
Diamond Banquet Center
46100 Grand River
Novi, Michigan 48374


Parking is free for exhibitors. Parking lots fill up on a first come, first served basis.

Booth Fee 

$850 if paid before June 30, 2018 

$950 if paid after June 30, 2018 


Booths will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. 

All exhibitors registered by September 1, 2018 will be included in the conference program book, listing with link on MLA website, mobile app link and an email/mailing list of attendees. The mailing list will be provided once prior to the conference and once at the conclusion of the conference.   

*No refunds after August 1, 2018. There is a $100 cancelation fee on or before August 1, 2018. 

Additional 8’x10’ spaces are available for $710 each 

Electrical Fee 

$110.00 – 120v/20amp electrical connection 

One-time fee that covers two days of electrical usage. Must provide own extension cords and power strips. 

Booth Fee Includes 

  • 8’x10’ space (carpeted) 
  • 8’ back drape (blue and white) 
  • 3’ side dividers (blue and white) 
  • 7’’ x 44’’ booth ID sign – 29 characters maximum 
  • 1 – 2’x8’ table (covered and skirted – white) 
  • 2 – folding chairs 
  • 1 – waste basket 
  • Wireless internet access 

Any additional supplies, furniture, etc. will be available for rental through Art Craft Display. Exhibitor kit including additional items will be provided approximately one month prior to the conference date. 


Suburban Collection Showplace will make every reasonable effort to protect the Exhibit Hall and its contents, however, no overnight or in-hall security personnel will be present during the event. It is understood that the venue, MLA and Art Craft Display shall not be held liable by an exhibitor for any damage, injury or loss to any person or property. MLA reserves the right to refuse an exhibit which is deemed inappropriate or objectionable.   


Proof of general liability insurance will be due to MLA by October 1, 2018. Please send your digital copy to MLA@milibraries.org


Art Craft Display (Exhibitor kit with complete contact information will be provided approximately one month prior to the conference.) 


Payment for booth space reflects an agreement to abide by the terms and conditions outlined by the Michigan Library Association and to all conditions under which the exhibit area is leased to the Association. 

All exhibitor registration must be completed online for the MLA 2018 Annual Conference. Click here to reserve your booth.

Exhibit Floor Plan