To register for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, click here.


El Conquistador is an oceanside Waldorf Astoria Resort located in Puerto Rico set near the El Yunque National Forest. ALA members can enjoy the special group rate of $179 per night by reserving their room here

The resort offers bright, chic rooms and villas. Most rooms feature ocean views and balconies. There are more than 20 restaurants and bars, ranging from casual to formal, three pools, a hot tub and water park on property. There is also a spa, private marina, private island with water sports, golf and tennis courts. 

Click here to reserve your room.


To view a full schedule of events and to learn more about the events at 2016 ALA Conference, check out the brochure. 


Conference attendees should fly into San Juan Luis Munoz Airport in Puerto Rico (SJU). The airport is approximately 60 minutes from the resort. Conference attendees should arrange transportation prior to arriving or reserve a rental car. The resort offers luxury shuttle service with refreshments for $39 per person one way. Email to reserve shuttle transportation.

To learn more about Puerto Rico, visit For questions about the Zika Virus, click here. You may read El Conquistador's statement on the Zika Virus here.

Remember, U.S. citizens do not need a passport to enter Puerto Rico.

Post-conference Trip

NEW! After the conference is over, and because you must travel back to San Juan for the airport, why not stay an extra night in Old San Juan? The town is known for its night life and historical forts and museums. See more details about the trip here. To book your hotel cilck here, or email or call Neisha Martinez at or 787.723.9034, ext. 238. With further questions about the event, contact Beth Bentley at Beth can also be reached at 214.698.9898, ext. 228.

Showroom Scholarships

A limited number of manufacturer-sponsored scholarships are available to qualified ALA showrooms, with preference given to those showrooms that have never sent a delegate to conference before. Each scholarship includes one delegate registration and three nights of room and tax at El Conquistador Resort. Click here to download an application or contact Jacob Cambron with questions.