Spring Institute for Youth Services Partner opportunities

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MLA Spring Institute: People First
March 19-20, 2020
Sheraton Hotel, Ann Arbor

Sponsorship Opportunities

MLA will work with you to customize any sponsorship opportunity that best aligns with your goals and objectives and gives the maximum return on your investment for your organization and the attendees of Spring Institute. If you don’t see what you’re looking for below, select a monetary amount you’d like to contribute and MLA will work with you to fit a program, item or event with your organization. Download the Spring Institute 2020 Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunity Brochure (pdf)

Register to Sponsor, Exhibit or Advertise at Spring Institute 2020

All sponsors are entitled to a 20% discount on program advertisements and exhibit booth fees and your logo will be prominently displayed on the website and conference program book.

All-Conference Sponsorship - $4,000

  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunity
  • Podium recognition at all major events
  • 5-minute speaking opportunity
  • Exhibit space on Thursday
  • Color advertisement on outside back cover of program book
  • Bag Drop, minimum of 250 supplied items required

Print Sponsor - $2,500

  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunity
  • Company logo featured on all session room signage
  • Exhibit space on Thursday
  • Color advertisement on the inside front cover of program book

Tote Bags - $1,500

  • Company logo printed on bags given to all attendees

Tumblers - $1,500

  • Company logo printed on tumblers given to all attendees

Thursday Night Reception - $1,250

  • Recognition at Thursday night’s reception, scheduled 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Continental Breakfast - $1,000

  • Recognition at continental breakfast station on March 19 or 20

Lanyards - $750

  • Company logo printed on lanyards given to all attendees

Afternoon Break - $500

  • Recognition at afternoon break station on Thursday, March 19 or Friday, March 20.

Bag Drop - $250

  •  Your company provided material and/or promotional item given to all attendees
    (Minimum 250 supplied items required)

Register to Sponsor, Exhibit or Advertise at Spring Institute 2020

Exhibitor Information

View the booth diagram | Download the Spring Institute 2020 Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunity Brochure (pdf)

Benefits to Exhibiting at Spring Institute for Youth Services

  • Convenient layout with exhibit space located near event rooms
  • Ample non-conflict time for conference attendees to visit the exhibit hall
  • Exhibit Hall open on Thursday, March 19th. One day format helps to minimize your travel and lodging expenses
  • Networking opportunities with youth services staff from across a wide variety of Michigan libraries
  • Contact information for attendees provided before AND after the event
  • Complimentary listing in print and online conference program


Ann Arbor Sheraton Hotel
3200 Boardwalk Street
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
(734) 996-0600

MLA Group Rate Information: $132 plus tax

Reservations must be received no later than February 20, 2020. Please call the hotel directly and refer to the Michigan Library Association Spring Institute in order to qualify for the discount rate.


Thursday, March 19, 2020
Setup 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Non-Conflict: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
  10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
  2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Teardown: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Booth Fee

Booths are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • $260.00 if paid on or before February 7, 2020
  • $300.00 if paid after February 7, 2020

Booth Fee Includes:

  • 6 ft. skirted table with two chairs
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Continental breakfast and lunch for one (1) exhibitor representative/booth personnel on Thursday, March 19th.

Additional Services Available for Purchase

  • $30.00 per person for additional exhibitor personnel meals
  • $40.00 per booth for one standard electrical hookup (please provide your own extension cord)

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird Discount Deadline:  Friday, February 7, 2020
Registration closes on Friday, February 29, 2020.

Booths are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Booths will sell out! Reserve your booth early to secure your spot.

Cancellation Information

No refunds will be issued after Friday, February 7, 2020; cancellations on or before Thursday, February 6, 2020 are subject to a $100.00 cancellation fee.

Prize Drawing

MLA will have a prize drawing on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Exhibitors are encouraged to donate a prize of any value as a way to showcase your goods or services beyond the conference. Please contact Amber Sheerin at [email protected] for more information or if you have additional questions.

Register to Sponsor, Exhibit or Advertise at Spring Institute 2020

Exhibit Floor Plan


One of the best vehicles to reach Michigan Youth Librarians is with an advertisement in the Spring Institute Program Book. The program is given to all conference attendees and posted on the event website.

Full Page $300 7.5" x 4.75"
Half Page    $175 3.25" x 4.75"

Internal program book printing is done in black and white only. Cover printing is done in full color.

Accepted Formats: jpeg, tiff, gif or pdf – minimum of 300 dpi

Artwork Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020

Submit ad artwork to [email protected]

Register to Sponsor, Exhibit or Advertise at Spring Institute 2020

Questions? Contact us!

For additional information or questions please contact Amber Sheerin, Professional Development and Meeting Manager, at (517) 394-2774 ext. 223 or [email protected].


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