2017 Ohio TESOL Conference - Exhibit & Sponsor Opportunities

Columbus, Ohio
Friday, October 27, 2017

Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities
2017 Ohio TESOL Conference - Exhibit & Sponsor Opportunities
Friday, October 27, 2017 7:00 AM -
Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Greater Columbus Convention Center
401 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
United States

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Exhibitors and Sponsors


The 2017 Ohio TESOL Conference will be held at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio on October 27 and 28.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your products to ESL teachers and administrators from Ohio and surrounding states.  Exhibitors may also sell their products and services at the conference.


In October, 2016, there were 813 attendees at the conference.  Approximately 1,000 attendees are expected at the 2017 conference.  Attendees include teachers in K-12, adult education, community colleges, universities, as well as administrators and curriculum specialists.  



 Exhibit tables must be reserved well in advance.  The price is $325 per six foot table.


Requests must be received by August 30, 2017 at the latest.  The cost of the table does not include meals.  However, there are many restaurants in the area.  We can also arrange for a boxed lunch to be delivered to your table for $30 per person.  Sleeping rooms will be available at the Hilton Downtown Columbus at the conference rate.



Exhibitors will set up on Friday morning, October 27 starting at 7:00 am.  Volunteers will be at the convention center to greet and assist you if needed.  Exhibitor tables will be placed in C110-C113 which opens to the main corridor of the convention center.  Optimal locations will be given to those who register early and those who provide sponsorship.


Exhibits will be open from 9:00am to 4:30pm on Friday, October 27, 2017 and from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 28, 2017.



We invite you to consider sponsorship opportunities for the conference.  Tote bags, name badges, folders, pens, notebooks, program advertisements, as well as speaker and meal sponsorships are all ways to further promote your products and services.  In addition, there is a book raffle at the end of the conference and we appreciate all contributions towards this fun event. Again, optimal table locations will be given to those who sponsor. 


Exhibitors are also invited to submit proposals to present a session at the conference. Sessions are 50 minutes in length.  The deadline for submission is August 15, 2017 and a link to submit the proposal will be provided once payment is received.  Instructions for shipping and delivery as well as specific locations will be sent thirty days prior to the conference.



Ohio TESOL and the Lau Center look forward to your participation at our annual conference. Click on the "Register Now" button at the top right of this page for Exhibit, Ads, and Sponsorship information, to reserve tables and sponsorship opportunities.  Please contact Lori Welsh at lcwelsh@hotmail.com for more information.

Lori Welsh


Exhibitor Coordinator


Contact Information

  • Lori Welsh
    Ohio TESOL
    Email: lcwelsh@hotmail.com

Payment Instructions

  • Make checks payable to:
    Ohio TESOL
    Attention: Sponsors and Exhibitors
    605 North High Street - PMB 172
    Columbus, OH  43215

    Visa, MasterCard & Discover are accepted for payment.

    Our Keynote speaker is Dr. Keith Folse who has been on the faculty at UCF since 2000. He is the author of 67 books. He has published articles on language teaching and his second language research in 
    TESOL Quarterly, CATESOL Journal, TESL Reporter, Language Teacher (JALT), Perspectives (TESOL Arabia), Sunshine State TESOL Journal, TESOL Matters, Nexus, and Modern English Teacher. He is a frequent conference presenter in the U.S. and abroad.

    Reserve your room at the Hilton by clicking here.