PLA has put in place features to ensure the conference is accessible to all. More »
All participants are expected to observe the rules and behaviors described in the Statement of Appropriate Conduct in all conference venues, including online venues, and conference social events.
Once again, we’re working on building a helpful and resourceful spot for job seekers, recruiting libraries, and advisors to connect at PLA Conference. The Career Center will have coordinated events at select times, but will remain open during conference hours to enable job posting or impromptu interviews. More »
Coat/bag check is in the main lobby atrium of the Colorado Convention Center.
CPLA Re-certification Hours
Are you a Certified Public Library Administrator®? Attend the full PLA 2016 Conference and receive 11 re-certification hours for the CPLA program. More »
A first-aid room, staffed by an EMT and supplied with over-the-counter medications (e.g. bandages, aspirin), is located at the end of the 500 meeting rooms in the Colorado Convention Center. If you experience a medical emergency in the Colorado Convention Center, then please call the PLA Office at 303-228-8450 or 303-228-8451 and we’ll dispatch the EMT to your location. You may also dial 200 from any white house phone in the convention center.
Gender-neutral restrooms are located past Materials Pickup and the registration area Internet Cafe, along the backside of the 300 meeting rooms in the Colorado Convention Center.
Internet & WiFi
Connect to the Colorado Convention Center’s “Complimentary WIFI” network (not available in Exhibits Hall or Bellco Theatre) for e-mail and text-based applications. Sign-in required.
The Exhibits Hall Internet Cafe, and the Cyber Cafe in the registration area (lower lobby), are where you can check e-mail, confirm flights, and stay connected with the office and home throughout the conference.
Relax and catch up with the office and home in the Exhibits Hall WiFi Lounge.
Local Information Desk
Volunteers from the surrounding area staff the Local Information Desk, located in the registration area of the Colorado Convention Center.
Lost and Found
If you’ve lost something, check in the PLA Office, A Mezzanine in the Colorado Convention Center, to see if it’s been found.
Attendees can access full event schedule, evaluate sessions, customize their own agenda, and compete in the Extraordinary Exhibits photo challenge game on the PLA 2016 mobile app. More »
New Mothers’ Room
A New Mothers’ Room is located in room 101 of the Colorado Convention Center.
The PLA Office is located in A Mezzanine in the Colorado Convention Center. You can access the A Mezzanine from any of the lobbies using Elevator A, across from registration, and press the MZ button to get to the Mezzanine. You can also access A Mezzanine from Exhibit Hall A using Stairwell 30. The office phone numbers will be
Tuesday, April 5, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 6, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday, April 7, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Friday, April 8, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, April 9, 8:00 AM–1:00 PM
Plan to shop the onsite PLA Store for great values on ALA Editions publications, ALA division publications, conference t-shirts, celebrity READ posters, and much more. The PLA Store will be located in the registration area.
Store hours are:
Wednesday, April 6, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday, April 7, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Friday, April 8, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Please note: Local laws require the collection of tax on all purchases unless you have a tax exempt letter issued by the City and County of Denver. Tax exempt letters issued by other cities/states will not suffice as proof of tax exempt status.
Pack up and ship home all of your exhibitor finds and Denver souvenirs at the Shipping Center in the Exhibits Hall.
Denver offers a free 16th Street shuttle called the MallRide. This hybrid vehicle scoots up and down the 16-block tree-lined retail core of downtown Denver, also home to hotels, restaurants, office buildings, residences, and public spaces. The MallRide runs just a short walk from the Colorado Convention Center.
Tips for Attendees
Our friends at Conference Committee Chair Marcellus Turner’s Seattle Public Library have compiled a list of tips for attendees, especially first-timers! More »
Virtual Event Bag
New in 2016! Click the Virtual Event Bag icon in the mobile app to get special information from Event Bag sponsors and learn about PLA/ALA programs. Plus get discounts from local restaurants and tours.
Drinking fountains with bottle-filling stations are near restrooms in the Colorado Convention Center. Water coolers will also be available in the meeting room hallways.
Share your excitement about PLA 2016 with a web badge! We have small badges for your e-mail signature, large banners for your website or blog, Facebook cover photos, and Twitter header photos. More »