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Fundraising by the Bay | April 18-21, 2015 San Diego, CA | Hyatt Regency Mission Bay


Marketplace Information

One of the highlights of attending ALADN is the sharing of ideas and learning from our peers. ALADN encourages attendees to share and learn by participating in the Marketplace.

What is the Marketplace?

Marketplace is a designated space for conference goers to see, touch, and collect examples of marketing and communication materials provided by other conference goers.

This year’s Marketplace will include examples of materials in the following categories:

  • Acknowledgment Letters
  • Annual Fund Materials
  • Annual Reports
  • Capital Campaign Materials
  • Case Statements
  • Collections Materials
  • Friends of the Libraries
  • Holiday Cards
  • Library Public Relations Materials
  • Marketing Samples
  • Newsletters
  • Special Events (invitations, programs, etc.)
  • Stewardship Materials

Anything innovative you want to share!

How to Participate?

There are two ways to include your library’s materials in the 2015 ALADN Marketplace.

Just Ship It! – Please ship your materials in small boxes. Materials should arrive no earlier than Wednesday, April 15, 2015 and be received no later than Saturday, April 18, 2015. We will start setting up the Marketplace on Sunday, April 19.
The mailing address is:

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
Attn: ALADN April 2015
Kathleen Schmand, ALADN Marketplace
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92109

Bring It With You! You can bring materials with you IF they are not being considered for an award. If you plan to bring your materials with you, please help with the marketplace set-up by dropping items off at the ALADN Conference registration desk when you check in. Materials (except those to be considered for awards) can be accepted through 8:00 a.m., Monday April 20.

Please label each piece or group of items with the appropriate marketplace category from the list above in which it should be displayed. If you choose to enter any for consideration for a Marketplace Award, please see the separate instructions and form used to identify appropriate pieces.

Pick up any remaining materials by 11:30 am on Wednesday, April 22, 2014. Any materials left after this time will be recycled.

You may include shipping return supplies in your original shipment. These supplies will be held at the marketplace for you to box up your leftovers for return shipment.

Click here for more detailed information see Awards Entry Guidelines.

See you in San Diego!


For questions regarding the ALADN Marketplace and awards program, please contact: