ALA 70th Anniversary Congress

Aug 20, 2021

We invite you to attend ALA’s 70th anniversary Congress, which will take place in Chicago from October 21 – 24!


W Chicago – Lakeshore
644 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611

Transportation to Hotel from O’Hare Airport:
Uber/Lyft: ~$40-85
L Train BLUE LINE: $2.50 (O’Hare >>> Washington, approx. 45 min; then 1.5 mi further to hotel – 30 min walk or short Uber/Lyft ride)

Transportation to Hotel from Midway Airport:
Uber/Lyft: ~$35-80
L Train ORANGE LINE: $2.50 (Midway >>> State/Lake, approx. 30 min; then 1.2 mi further to hotel – 25 min walk or short Uber/Lyft ride)

The AXIS ParkingGarage, which is located directly next to the hotel, offers self-parking for all W Chicago-Lakeshore guests. Discounted ($42) overnight parking can be reserved in advance using the following link and includes unlimited in and out privileges:
W Hotel Chicago – Touchless Parking



Registration Deadline: October 4

Delegate Registration Form (electronic version)*
Delegate Registration Form (PDF format)

Hotel Reservations

Delegate Registration – $150 (includes all events, including 4 meals)
Guest Registration – $200 (includes all events, including 4 meals)

Individual event prices:

  • Friday Lunch (speaker – Rūta Dimanta) – $50
  • Dinner on the Odyssey cruise (speaker – Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs, musical performance – Rihards Kolmanis) – $100 – SOLD OUT!
  • Saturday lunch (virtual concert – Tautumeitas) – $50
  • ALA70 dinner/ball (performance by Latvian folk dance troupe Mantinieki, dance music – Tālēs zilajās – Rihards Kolmanis, Arta Jēkabsone, et al.) – $70 – SOLD OUT!