Exhibitors & Sponsorships

 Exhibitor Information [pdf]

The Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA) is holding its 2020 annual conference in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia on the Acadia University campus, June 9 – 12, 2020.

Each spring, APLA holds one of the most popular library events east of Montreal where  approximately 150 librarians, library administrators, library technicians and assistants, and library supporters across the Atlantic provinces gather to engage in an environment of learning and collaboration.

The success of any conference depends on its sponsorship from companies and organizations like yourself.  We are committed to making our sponsors and exhibitors as visible as possible at APLA 2020, recognizing that these partnerships are integral to success.

Your organization can help to support APLA 2020 by either exhibiting at the conference or sponsoring the conference with financial or in-kind donations. Exhibitors can also choose to sponsor as well, increasing the visibility of your organization.  Donations of all denominations will be accepted, and put towards coffee breaks, events, and other costs associated with professional conferences. We also welcome items that can be used for door prizes, speaker gifts, and pens or pads of paper for delegates.


The trade show is an integral partner in this conference and we would love for you to join us!

There are two options to reserve your spot as an exhibitor at APLA 2020:

Option 1: $600 + HST per table if paid on or before March 31, 2020.

Option 2: $700 + HST per table if paid on or after April 1, 2020.

Two representatives are included in the table rental cost.  Additional representatives @ $100 + HST/representative.

Each table (6’ x 2.5’) includes a tablecloth and skirting for exhibit display in the Beveridge Arts Centre at Acadia University.  Costs include coffee and lunches. Power supply will be provided upon request. Company logos will be included in the programs’ vendor listing.

For more information, please read the Exhibitor Information [pdf]

Sponsorship Benefits

Inclusion of materials in registration package
Acknowledgement at Opening Plenary
Prominent logo and description on all printed materials and website
2 free banquet tickets
2 free beverages at Opening Reception
$1,000 – $1,499
Medium logo and description on program and website
1 free banquet ticket
2 free beverages at Opening Reception
$500 – $999
Logo on program and website
2 free beverages at the Opening Reception
$250 – $499
Logo on program and website
1 free beverage at the Opening Reception
In kind
Logo on program and website

Specific Sponsorship Opportunities

Choose from:
  • Welcome to Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Oatcakes: including traditional, cranberry orange, pumpkin seed and lemon poppy seed and Just Us Coffee and assorted Just Us tea, assorted juice and water.

  • The Acadia Staff Favorite

Choice of sweet loaves: Banana Loaf (the staff favorite!), orange cranberry or cinnamon swirl and Just Us Coffee and assorted Just Us tea, assorted juice and water.

  • Just Roll with it

Choice of Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing or another Nova Scotia favorite: Blueberry Fruit Sticks, and Just Us Coffee and assorted Just Us tea, assorted juice and water.

Choose from: 

  • Dips From Around the World

Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Olive Tapenade, and Bruschetta served with Tzataiki Sauce and a selection of Pita Bread and Flatbread, and Just Us Coffee and assorted Just Us tea, assorted juice/pop and water.

  • The Sweet Tooth Break

Blueberry Coffee Cake, Assorted Cookies, Assorted Squares, Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows, Freshly brewed Just Us Coffee and Tea.

  • Annapolis Valley Apple Break

Chilled Apple Juice, Assorted Fresh Valley Apples, Apple Cider (when in season),  Apple Turnovers, Freshly brewed Just Us Coffee and Tea.

  • Ice Cream Surprise 

We haven’t worked out the details on this one, but it will be a cool treat with lots of tasty treats.

Choose from: 

  • Pasta, Pasta, Pasta

Warm Garlic Bread, Traditional Caesar Salad with Condiments, Smoked Chicken Penne Pasta with Field Mushrooms, Tomato Fillets, Spinach and Herbed Cream, Vegetarian Lasagne finished with Baby Spinach and Ricotta Cheese in a Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce, Sliced Fresh Fruit, Homemade Chocolate Dipped Biscotti, Just Us Coffee, Decaf, Tea, Herbal Tea

  • Flavors of India

Selection of Pita and Flatbreads , Tossed Grafton Greens Green Salad with Various Dressings, East Indian Butter Chicken, Chickpea & Vegetable Curry, Steamed Basmati Rice, Carrot with Cardamom Cake and Mango Puree , Just Us Coffee, Decaf, Tea, Herbal Tea 

  • Chicken Fajita

Baby Greens Salad, Flour Tortillas, Spiced Chicken Breast Slivers, Sautéed Onions & Peppers, Salsa, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Mexican Rice Pilaf, Steamed Corn, Chocolate Brownies, Just Us Tea and Coffee

  • Chili Lime Shrimp

Chili Lime Shrimp, Mango Red Cabbage Slaw, Southwest Corn Salad, Grilled Vegetables, Chipotli Aioli, Artisan Breads with Butter, Petit Pastries, Tea and Coffee

  • Salmon Provençal

Salmon Provençal, Curried Quinoa Salad, French Green Beans, House-made Dill Pickles, Grilled Vegetables, Artisan Breads with Butter, Petit Pastries, Just Us Tea and Coffee

  • Orange Rosemary Chicken

Orange Rosemary Chicken with Slivered Almond Tomato Relish, Lemon Chive Potato Salad, Balsamic Grilled Local Vegetables, Petit Pastries, Just Us Tea and Coffee

  • Soup, Salad and Fancy sandwiches

Assorted Deluxe Open faced Sandwiches served on Oven Baked Whole Wheat, Italian Herb, Rosemary Parmesan and White Baguettes, Grilled Chicken Breast with Pesto, Cherry Tomatoes and Pancetta, Shaved Roasted Beef, Provolone, Dijonnaise and Sweet Onion Marmalade, Roast Porkloin with Apple Smoked Cheddar and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, Vine Ripe Tomato and Mozzarella with Black Olives and Garlic Aioli, Bay of Fundy Smoked Salmon, Curry Cream Cheese, Red Onion and Capers, Choice and soup and green salad.

Held in the beautiful Garden Room in the KC Irving Environmental Centre, delegates will enjoy the many local wines, beer and cider that the Annapolis Valley has to offer. Enjoy a sampling of Nova Scotia’s finest hot and cold appetizers, including scallops, lobster, miniature beef wellington, satays, grilled polenta, snow crab cakes, spanakopita, and a selection of international cheeses.

A little downtime may be in order on Wednesday evening after dinner on your own. Guests can roast marshmallows and make s’mores around the campfire located in the beautiful KCIC Botantical Gardens. Enjoy a local beer or cider in the walled garden and explore the native plants growing inside and outside the KC Irving Centre.

For more information please contact Suzanne van den Hoogen at aplasponsor-exhibitor@acadiau.ca.