Exhibitors

MIDTESOL 2016
Annual Conference and Exhibit Hall

Innovation and Improvisation

Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 W 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105

Friday, September 30 to Saturday, October 1, 2016
Exhibit Hall Hours: 11AM-5PM Friday; 8AM–5PM Saturday

Why Attend?

Connect and network with key decision-makers and educators in the Midwest: Kansas had the largest percentage-point increase of English Language Learner students in public schools in 2012-13 according to U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (2015).

Who attends MIDTESOL?

  • MIDTESOL is the premier regional event for English language educators from Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas.
  • Attendees include K-12 district and school administrators; primary and secondary teachers; state education program directors; teacher trainers; researchers, university students and faculty, and many others who work in programs that serve diverse learners at all levels.
  • Attendees come from the MIDTESOL region, as well as from other states, and abroad. Anticipated registration for MIDTESOL 2016 is 500-700 attendees.

Who exhibits at MIDTESOL?

  • Publishers of textbooks and instructional materials; employers;
  • Retailers of products and merchandise of interest to MIDTESOL attendees;
  • State and Federal Program representatives;
  • TESOL Interest Sections;
  • Local and National organizations that offer resources to English Language Learner populations;
  • University program recruiters, and many others.

MISSION

All exhibits must meet the mission of MIDTESOL: to strengthen the effective teaching of English in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska to people whose native language is a language other than English, while respecting their individual language rights. As a regional affiliate of TESOL and a professional organization, MIDTESOL

  • supports those involved with English language teaching, teacher education, administration and management, curriculum and materials design, and research;
  • provides leadership and direction through the dissemination and exchange of information and resources; and
  • encourages access to the standards for English language instruction, professional preparation, and employment.

Exhibits that do not meet these criteria will not be permitted to exhibit at MIDTESOL.

Exhibitor Highlights for 2016

  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening – 11 AM on Friday, September 30 Enjoy refreshments and live jazz as we kick off the conference in style. Meet conference artist Brian Timmer, and register for hosted dinners and other conference events.
  • Author book signings by Stephen Krashen, Deborah Short, and others.
  • Refreshments for conference attendees will be available in the Exhibit Hall throughout the conference.
  • Ed Tech Center technology center that will show the latest in educational technology.
  • Two full days of exhibition.

Exhibit Hall Pricing

Rates for Publishers and Other For-Profit Exhibitors

Please note: Exhibit booth staff are required to register for the conference. Exhibitors will be provided with a boxed lunch on both days of the conference. Exhibitors who wish to provide a presentation will be required to submit a proposal for consideration. The Proposal Submission and Registration forms may be found on our website, at www.midtesol.org.

Cost

Quantity

Total

One 6’ x 30” skirted table with two chairs

$250

1

$250

Additional 6’ x 30” skirted tables

$100

Additional space for each free-standing rack or stand

$ 50

One 10-amp electrical outlet including installation

$150

WiFi to utilize as part of your exhibit (Registered guests of the hotel will have WiFi in their guest rooms and in the main lobby, although not in the exhibit hall)

$50

Rates for Artists, Not-for-Profit Agencies, Organizations and Employers

Please note: Exhibitors are required to register for the conference. Exhibitors will be provided with a boxed lunch on both days of the conference. Exhibitors who wish to present a session or workshop will be required to submit a proposal for consideration. The Proposal Submission and Registration forms may be found on our website, at www.midtesol.org.

Cost

Quantity

Total

One 6’ x 30” skirted table with two chairs

$125

1

$125

Additional 6’ x 30” skirted tables

$ 50

Additional space for each free-standing rack or stand

$ 50

One 10-amp electrical outlet including installation

$150

WiFi to utilize as part of your exhibit (Registered guests of the hotel will have WiFi in their guest rooms and in the main lobby, although not in the exhibit hall)

$50

Sponsorship Opportunities

Cost

Quantity

Total

Sponsor a Coffee Break, Author or WiFI!

Coffee breaks will be held in the exhibit hall throughout the conference. MIDTESOL has five Coffee Break sponsorships available. Sponsors of a coffee break will receive:

  • A booth area with up to four tables with chairs in the Exhibit Hall;
  • Paid registration for up to two exhibitors;
  • Boxed lunch for up to two exhibitors on both days of the conference;
  • WiFi for up to two devices;
  • One full-page color ad in the Program Booklet;
  • Sponsor logo on the conference registration page of the MIDTESOL website;
  • A special “thank you” recognition during plenary sessions

$2000

Advertising and Marketing Opportunities

Camera-ready art must be received no later than August 15, 2016

Cost

Quantity

Total

Full Page, Full-Color Ad in the Program Booklet

$200

Half-Page, Full-Color Ad in the Program Booklet

$100

Quarter-Page, Full-Color Ad in the Program Booklet

$ 50

Business-Card Reprinting in the Program Booklet

$ 25

Exhibit Hall Details

  1. The Exhibit Hall will be open Friday, September 30th from 11-5 Friday; and Saturday, October 1 from 8–5 PM.
  2. The Exhibit Hall will be located on the 2nd floor of the conference venue, immediately outside the ballrooms and registration area.
  3. All coffee breaks will take place within the Exhibit Hall area.
  4. Set-up time will be prior to 11 AM on Friday, September 30th.
  5. All exhibits must be open for business no later than 11 AM on Friday, September 30th, for the Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall.
  6. The conference will be concluded at 5 PM on Saturday, October 1st. Tear-down time for exhibits is at the exhibitor’s discretion, but may not occur until after 3:30 PM on Saturday, September 30th.
  7. Please note: the exhibit hall is an open foyer area and cannot be secured.
  8. Exhibitors who wish to present at the conference need to submit a proposal.

For further information about exhibiting at MIDTESOL 2016, please contact:
Crystal Bock Thiessen
cbock3@unl.edu
402-730-8367

Exhibitors must register for the Exhibit Hall prior to September 1, 2016. After that date, please contact Crystal Bock Thiessen for more information.

Mailing a check? Please make your check payable to: MIDTESOL, and remit to:

Kim Kreicker, Treasurer
1709 Indiana Street
Lawrence. KS 66044

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