Special Thanks to all of the firms who are supporting OLA!

Each year the OLA solicits the library industry for financial support to assist in the costs of running such a large and diverse conference. The money that is donated goes to keep the registration prices down for attendees. Please consider allocating some of your marketing budget to sponsorship.

The Association as a general practice doesn’t consider adding an expense to the conference just to create a sponsorship opportunity.

Opportunities that are available.


Major Sponsor $15,000
Stream Sponsor $2,500 – $4,000
  • Sponsor a whole stream of sessions.
Keynote Speaker $2,500
  • A great way to reach the largest single gathering! One of the few times when all attendees gather together in one place to attend the same session.
  • Option to provide a handout at the Keynote
Public Library Awards Event Sponsor $3,000
  • Reception and Awards presented by the Ontario Public Library Association and Ontario Library Boards’ Association on Thursday night at Super Conference.
Attendee Lanyards $3,000
  • Provide a lanyard to every attendee at the conference.
OLA Lounge on the EXPO floor $2,500
  • Sponsor the lounge on the EXPO floor which provides seating and an opportunity to charge your phone, plus additional programming.
Speaker’s Lounge $2,500
  • Sponsor the lounge where all Speakers check in to pick up their badges, leave their coats, use the computers for last-minute prep, or sit back and relax until their session.
  • Most speaker’s meet their convenors in the Speaker’s Lounge.
Career Centre $2,500
  • Popular with recent graduates and seasoned professionals looking to make a move.
  • Mock Interviews provide attendees a chance to participate in a simulation of a real interview.
  • Opportunity to talk with a professional career coach.
  • Other career resources such as:
    • Job Information;
    • Cover Letter Review;
    • Résumé Critiquing; and
    • Interview Tips/Techniques.
Spotlight Speakers $1,000+
  • Each division of OLA has a Spotlight Speaker.
    • OSLA
    • OPLA
Conference Bag $895 – $1,800
  • Looking to make a big splash at Super Conference? Every attendee receives a Conference Bag which contains their on-site program, and bag inserts. This is a high-profile sponsorship activity.
Volunteer Sponsor $1,000
  • Support the future of the profession now. Over 200 student volunteers help the conference run smoothly, you see them all over the conference in their blue volunteer vests.
  • We would put a button of your design on each volunteer.
Insert in Conference Bag $600
  • Want a guaranteed distribution of your flyer or promotional item? We only accept six inserts in the attendee conference bags.
Handout on Every Seat at a Keynote $600
  • Imagine the attention they will pay to your handout in the 15 minutes before a keynote when they arrive to get a seat at one of these packed keynote sessions.
Sponsor a Session $500 Pick a subject area. Make a splash at the session – hand out a flyer, give away a related title.

  • Logo on the website and app with the session description
  • Logo with the session (if spotlight or key note) in the printed program
  • Signage at the session
  • A thank you from the podium
  • Inclusion on all “Sponsor” list signage and recognition in the printed program, website, and on-site signage
Hold an Auction/Draw & Donate the Proceeds $250 – $10,000
  • Hold an auction or draw at your booth and donate the proceeds. Let us know in advance and you will get profiled in the on-site program and more afterwards.
Pens or Paper Pad in Conference Bag $350
  • Requested by Attendees!
  • Provide pens or paper pads in the attendee conference bags. Be the ink that allows your buyers to make notes and remember who supports them.

Are you familiar with the Signature Events of OLA?

In addition to Super Conference OLA offers Signature Events. Consider allocating some of your marketing budget in either the Market or as an Event Sponsor.

These events are targeted at 100–300 people and are planned by practitioners who are asking for more participation by those who offer products that complement the topics. They know that there are opportunities for synergy.

There is significant recognition of your support available at the events; online through OLA’s many digital channels; through social media; and at OLA’s premier event Super Conference.

Annual Institute on the Library As Place (AILP) – July
The Annual Institute explores the impact that architectural spaces and design have on the human experience. Prospectus available at: www.accessola.com/ailp.

RA in a Day – April
You will never know all there is to know about reader’s advisory and recommendation. Prospectus available at: www.accessola.com/ra

Children’s & Youth Services Expo – November
Held for a number of years in conjunction with Super Conference. In 2014 it became a stand-alone event. This is for those who work in Children’s and Youth Services in school and public library settings. Prospectus available at: www.accessola.com/cye

OCULA Spring Conference – April
This gathering of university and college library staff provides an environment to hear local, regional, and nationally recognized speakers.

Digital Odyssey – June
Examines the intersection of governmental, academic, and community open data and open heritage materials. Prospectus available at: www.accessola.com/digitalodyssey

Teaching Librarian Advertising
The best way to reach those who are working in school libraries and teaching information skills. The magazine is published three times per year with a circulation of 1,350. Media Kit available at: www.accessola.com/tingl

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