Anyone going to ALA in Chicago?
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Is anyone going to ALA in Chicago this year? Abby (ablachly) and I will be going.
We aren't doing a booth this year--we'll be working out of ProQuest's booth, promoting our joint product, Syndetics Unbound.
Booth or not, we'd love to say hi to people in some way, and bring t-shirts for anyone who wants one.
What are you plans this year? What are you excited to see at ALA?
So, in past years, you've had "exhibits only" passes available. Any chance for this year?
Even if you don't, maybe you all could meet up with some Chicago Thingamabrarians while you're here. It would be fun to hang out over a beer/wine/whatever!
I'll be there! I'll keep an eye on this thread in case a get-together develops. Otherwise, I'll look for you at the ProQuest booth.
I just shot an email off to ProQuest, to find if we can snag some of theirs. I don't see why not, but they're a big company and may have some policy. (We have no policies!)
>5 timspalding: But you do (or did) have a rhinoceros. Will they let you bring that?
I have a whole menagerie of inflatable animals. Doesn't really go with the ProQuest brand, but we'll see what I can sneak in.
There is a group of the 75'ers that are going to be there on Sunday, June 25. We were going to start planning our meet-up as soon as I made contact with Tim or Abby. We were hoping for the free passes to the exhibit hall, but if that doesn't work out we will make do. We have met for lunch in the exhibit hall in the past, and this time were thinking of some kind of supper meeting as well. Perhaps in one of the conference hotels? I get to do that planning so suggestions are welcome
If you might be driving in from somewhere please note that there will be free shuttle buses to the conference hotels to and from the McCormick place conference center. These are sponsored by Gayle (another BIG library company) and are free to all attendees. That means if you stay in a conference hotel you can ride to and from the conference and haul all of those free ARC's (advanced reader's copies) of books ass well.
I will try to post the list of conference hotels to this thread as well as others in order to get the word around as much as possible. Since Chicago is such a hotbed of LT warbling and thread making it would be a good chance to see the people behind the posts you read - and get free books.
What are "75'ers"?
If you might be driving in from somewhere please note that there will be free shuttle buses to the conference hotels to and from the McCormick place conference center.
Also note that there is a Metra stop right at McCormik Place.
People from the 75 books reading challenge group. (The most active group on Talk.)
Here is the URL for the list of the hotels that are conference hotels in Chicago.
I am not sure that you can register for a room there directly from that URL, but you most certainly can call the hotel to make a reservation and tell them that you will be there for the ALA conference. It is likely that negotiations on price for a room can begin at that point.
I did not know there was a Metra stop at McCormick Center. That is good to know. Thank you.
>14 lilithcat: Take it off "ignore", and join in! Lots of smart readers in it.
We were among those 75ers planning to attend on Sunday, if passes are available. We = me, walklover, and seasonsoflove.
I will be at ALA and look forward to meeting Tim and Abby! You are my heroes!
I'm not into challenges. The reason I put that group on "ignore" is because it's so active. I look at "Talk" via "all topics", so it really cluttered up the page. I generally put the challenge and game groups, as well as a couple of others, on "ignore" to avoid that problem.
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