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.


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. 

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. Visit to explore. Contact Beth Bentley at so we can gauge interest in booking a separate hotel block for members. Beth can also be reached at 214.698.9898, ext. 228.