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.
LOCATIONS and TIMES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.