The Florida Association for Career and Technical Education’s 47th Annual Conference and Trade Show will host approximately 400 participants who represent all areas of vocation, career and technical education. The Conference provides three days of intensive and informative general sessions, workshops, focus sessions, open forums and business meetings. The Trade Show presents an opportunity for all attendees to see first-hand and hands-on, the latest materials, information, equipment, and services that will help fulfill and enhance their professional responsibilities. Exhibitors demonstrate the latest and best in new technology, equipment, educational materials, and supplies that can empower Florida’s career and technical professionals with quality vocational training programs.
The participants include educators, business partners, school and district coordinators and directors of career and technical education, government agency reps, as well as representatives from the Armed Forces. Specific groups include:
Florida Leadership for Career and Technical Education (FLCTE)
Florida Association of Agriculture Educators (FAAE)
Florida Association of Jr. Reserve Officers Training Corps Personnel (FAJROTC)
Florida Business Technology Education Association (FBTEA)
Diversified Cooperative Training/Work Experience Association of Florida (DCTAF/WEAF)
Florida Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences (FEFACS)
Health Occupations Educators Association of Florida (HOEAF)
Florida Apprenticeship Association (FAA)
Occupational Specialist/Guidance Association (OSGA)
Florida Association of Marketing Educators (FAME)
Florida Special Needs Association (FSNA)
Florida Association of Technical and Industrial Educators (FATIE)
Florida Technology Education Association (FTEA)
Florida Career Pathways Network (FCPN)
Public Services (PUBLIC SVC)
Teacher Educators (TCHR ED)
Career Academy Division (CAD)
Sawgrass Marriott Resort * 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard * Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Direct: 904-285-7777 * Fax: 904-285-0906 * Toll Free Reservation: 800-451-4653, Option 1
Room Rate: $119 General Room (single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes)
Visit the Resort’s website at www.sawgrassmarriott.com for driving directions to the Hotel.
Portfolio Stuffers ($200): Upon registering, each participant receives a portfolio containing all conference related materials. We will include a copy of your brochure, catalog, or other items for distribution. Send a copy of your materials or items to FACTE for approval when you submit your application. Approximately 300 items will be needed.
Event Sponsorship: Sponsorship is a significant form of visibility. Underwriting selected events allows you to work with FACTE to develop the event. Events available to underwrite include:
* All-Awards Lunch * Continental Breakfast/Coffee Breaks *President’s Reception
Exhibitors choosing to underwrite an event will be recognized at the sponsored event and in the program if received prior to program printing. For more information contact Lesley Boyd at (850) 878-6860.
MAKING TABLETOP EXHIBIT RESERVATIONS
Complete the attached application form and return it to the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education no later than June 24th. Forward the completed contract with payment (nonrefundable) for all advertising or other sponsorships to FACTE, 1220 North Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301-4828. Checks should be made payable to Florida Association for Career and Technical Education. Direct all inquires to the FACTE office at (850) 878-6860.
EXHIBIT SETUP AND DISMANTLING
All Exhibitors must set up on Monday, July 29th, between 1pm – 6pm. Exhibitors are invited to attend the President's Reception held on Monday evening as an opportunity to network with conference attendees. Exhibits will officially open at 7:00am on Tuesday morning, July 30th, with a Continental Breakfast served for conference attendees and exhibitors in the Exhibit Area from 7am - 8am. Exhibitors selecting the 'one-day' option will move out at 5pm on Tuesday, July 30th
Exhibitors selecting the 'two-day' option will reopen at 7am on Wednesday morning and will close at 5pm on Wednesday evening. All exhibits must be dismantled no later than 8:00pm on Wednesday, July 31st.
EXHIBIT AREA SHOW HOURS AND EVENTS
Tuesday, July 30th 7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, July 31st 7:00am - 5:00pm
One (1) 3’x 6’ draped table * One chair * One waste can
Note: Exhibit materials are restricted to your tabletop area. Large displays and backdrops are not permitted due to space restrictions.
EXHIBITOR PROGRAM LIST
The Conference Program will include the Exhibit Area layout and Exhibitor Directory. The Directory will include: company name, table number, address, telephone, fax, website address, and on-site company representative.
An exhibitor badge will be prepared for those company representatives indicated on the registration form. These badges must be worn during exhibition hours.
The Exhibit Services Contractor for this show will be available through Sawgrass Marriott Resort. Should you require shipping information/instructions from the Hotel, please contact the Convention Services Department and reference the FACTE Conference; phone number 904-285-7777. Unfortunately the Hotel does not have storage space for crates.
Standard electrical outlets (wall or floor) are available for your use. Please bring any extension cords or power strips you may need to access these outlets. Should you require additional electrical services, please contact the Convention Services Department at Sawgrass Marriott Resort Resort and reference the FACTE Conference; phone number 904-285-7777.
Please ship any exhibit materials to Sawgrass Marriott Resort at 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Each item should be clearly marked with the following information: 1) Name of person picking up the shipment, 2) FACTE Conference, 3) Hold for arrival (indicate date of shipment recipient’s arrival), 4) FACTE Contact: Carol Cazessus. Packages will be accepted up to three days prior to Conference dates. A labor charge will be assessed if the Hotel’s assistance is required in unloading vehicles and/or moving items to storage areas. The hotel may charge for storage and delivery depending on size and number of items shipped. Please contact Sawgrass Marriot Resort for specific charges.
All exhibitors must wear an exhibit name badge during show hours. Exhibitors are responsible for security of their own tabletop exhibit materials. A roving uniformed security guard will be on duty from 7pm on Monday, July 29th to 7am on Tuesday, July 30th, and from 7pm on Tuesday, ,July 30th until 7am on Wednesday, July 31st,
The operation of noisy, objectionable mechanical devices is not permitted.
Over-the-counter sales in the Exhibit Area, during the hours that the trade show is open, are prohibited. FACTE cannot allow this under state and federal tax exempt status rules. Infractions of this rule will be grounds for immediate eviction.
UNOCCUPIED EXHIBIT SPACE
FACTE reserves the right to use paid space for other purposes without liability on its part, or rent paid space to another exhibitor, should any paid exhibitor space remain unoccupied after 9:00pm on Monday, July 29th. This clause shall not be construed as affecting the obligation of the exhibitor to pay the full amount specified in the space rental invoice should the Exhibit Management not resell the space.
IF YOU WOULD ONLY LIKE TO PURCHASE AD SPACE, "STUFFER", OR OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE SELECT THE "OTHER" REGISTRATION TYPE. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SELECT THESE OPTIONS LATER IN THE REGISTRATION FORM.