Meeting/Event Information



Exhibitor Registration for 2017 CLA Annual Conference
You are invited to display your company’s products and/or services at the 126th Annual Conference of the Connecticut Library Association, to be held on Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Mystic Marriot Hotel & Spa in Groton, CT.
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton, CT 06430


It is our pleasure to invite your organization to exhibit at the 126th Connecticut Library Association (CLA) Annual Conference, which will take place May 4-5, 2017 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton. We hope you will join us!

CLA hosts the conference each year to provide training to library administrators and staff, share new ideas, and provide exposure to organizations and businesses that work closely with libraries. This year’s theme is “Uncharted Waters: Navigating the Changing Tides in Librarianship.” We expect the 2017 conference to draw over 800 people from all over Connecticut AND surrounding states. It has truly become a regional conference. Year after year, our exhibitors tell us that the Connecticut Library Association conference is among the most worthwhile library trade shows in the northeastern United States.

To ensure a smooth exhibition process, we have arranged for free on-site parking, an affordable room rate, and convenient access to the Exhibitor Ballroom. We will work hard to drive as much traffic into the Exhibitor Ballroom as possible with announcements, special events, and ample no-conflict time. The Exhibitor Ballroom will be open Thursday, May 4 from 8am until 6pm, and Friday, May 5 from 8am until 4pm. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be served in the Exhibitor Ballroom, drawing attendees to your tables and thereby facilitating an abundance of contacts to be made and opportunities to be explored.

Please review the CLA Conference Exhibitor Packet for all of the information you will need to know about the conference - directions, hours, shipping, lunches, hotel accommodations, and more!

In order to guarantee a listing in the conference booklet, your registration and payment must be received by April 13, 2017. We look forward to working with you!


Warm regards,

Brandie Doyle & Katy Dillman

CLA Annual Conference Exhibits Co-Chairs

Future Meetings

August 11, 2017

2017 Leadership Skills Development Institute

August 11, 2017
9:00 AM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT

University of Hartford, Harry Jack Gray Center
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117

Building A Better Librarianship: Cross Training Ourselves for the Future