Book Your Hotel Today
The ALA room block at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, B.C., is filling fast. ALA
members are encouraged to visit ALAConference.com to book their room today.
The ALA block offers members the reduced nightly rate of $209 CAD. After the
block is filled, the rate will increase to $229 CAD per night.
ALA Conference Location Offers
Sightseeing, Shopping and More
The Canadian province of British Columbia is visited by more than 15 million
tourists annually. As the host location of the 2017 Annual Conference, ALA
members will have the opportunity to do more than learn and network during
this year’s event. In addition to conference activities, Vancouver also offers a
variety of things to do and sights to explore throughout the province.
“While our majestic mountains and beautiful ocean side walkways standout,
there is much more to this vibrant city,” said Cathie Hayes, 2017 ALA Conference
Committee chair and owner of Nuvo Sales. “Experience an evening sunset at
English Bay, people watch at one of our many coffee shops or cafes, and shop
some of North America’s leading clothing retailers, such as Lululemon and Aritzia.
Vancouver is sure to please all our members.”
This city is an excellent place to walk, bike or run. Members will have ample
opportunities to get outdoors to experience clean, fresh air and enjoy the beautiful
sights. It is also a quick trip to get out and explore the areas surrounding the city.
“Take a day trip to world-class ski resort, Whistler, or hike Grouse Grind on Grouse
Mountain, which is world renowned,” added Hayes. Whale watching, boating and
fishing, camping, hiking, and water sports are just a few of the popular attractions
With so much to do, ALA members attending conference are encouraged to
plan ahead if they will be staying extra days before or after the event to take
advantage of their visit to this amazing province. Visit tourismvancouver.com
or hellobc.com for a list of activities and information on discounts for visitors. To
register for conference, visit ALAConference.com.
Do You Have Your Passport?
With the 2017 conference right around the corner, it is important to remember
that everyone, including children, needs a passport to travel to Canada from
the U.S. or other countries.
The average processing time for routine U.S. passport applications and
renewals is six to eight weeks. An extra fee can be paid to expedite the
processing time to two to three weeks.
ALA members attending this year’s conference are encouraged to start their
passport applications as soon as possible. Members who currently have
passports should check the expiration date to ensure the passport does not
expire before the event. For more information on renewing or applying for a
U.S. passport, visit travel.state.gov.
Sports Sponsorship Opportunities
This year, the annual ALA Golf Tournament will be held at the Furry Creek Golf
Course. As always, there are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available
and all proceeds go directly to the ALA Education Foundation. ALA will also
host a bicycle tour, for which additional sponsorship opportunities will be
available. To view a full list of sponsorship opportunities, visit ALAConference.
com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Showroom Scholarships Available
A limited number of manufacturer-sponsored scholarships are available
to showroom members to attend the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.
Members interested in applying for a showroom scholarship may email
email@example.com or visit ALAConference.com.
Manufacturers to Exhibit
at ALA Conference
ALA currently has 46 manufacturers slated to exhibit during the 2017 event in
Vancouver, B.C. This year’s manufacturers’ exhibit event will feature a dessert
reception and a casual atmosphere, designed to increase networking and
As of April 26, 2017
American Lighting, Inc.
Capital Lighting Fixture Company
Casablanca-Hunter Fan Company
Designers Fountain, Inc.
Elk Group International
Emerson Ceiling Fans
James R Moder Crystal Chandelier
Littman & Sonneman, a Way of Light
Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.
SATCO Products, Inc.
Savoy House Lighting & Fans
Sea Gull Lighting
Vita Copenhagen, Inc.