Exhibitor Rates and Information

 

You are invited to exhibit at the 128th Connecticut Library Association (CLA) Annual Conference, which will take place April 29 and 30, 2019 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton, CT. We hope you will join us.

 

The theme for 2019 is “Getting Back to Basics.” 

 

Year after year, our exhibitors tell us that the Connecticut Library Association conference is among the most worthwhile library trade shows in the northeastern United States. We expect another fantastic crowd of over 700 attendees over the two day conference.

 

In order to guarantee a listing in the conference booklet, your registration and payment must be received by April 1, 2019. Any registrations made after this date will be required to pay an extra $150.00 fee and your listing will not make it into the conference booklet.

Rates:

 

  • $1,000  Premium Booth(Prime locations near entry doors & refreshment tables)

  • $650.00  Standard Booth (General Exhibitor Ballroom)

  • $250.00  Nonprofit Booth (General Exhibitor Ballroom)

​Highlights:

  • Registration includes skirted table, 2 chairs, wifi (separate from attendees), 1 lunch each day

    • If needed, please add to cart during registration:

      • Additional lunch fee: $40.00 per lunch

      • Electricity fee imposed by hotel: $125.00

      • Hard-wired Internet fee: $50.00

      • Extension cord: $10.00 each

  • Morning and afternoon refreshments served inside the Exhibitor Ballroom PLUS “Exhibitor BINGO” and giveaways to help drive traffic to your booth

  • Ample no-conflict time for the 700+ attendees to visit your booth

  • Free on-site parking right outside of the Mystic Marriott conference area

  • Affordable room rates if you’re staying overnight

  • HOT vendor breakfast on Tuesday morning which includes eggs, bacon, muffins and more!

  • Exposure to librarians, library administrators, & staff – key decision makers who want to learn about your products & services!

Sponsorship Packages & Advertising Rates

Your sponsorship of the 2019 CLA Conference means valuable exposure for your business to over 700 attendees from Connecticut and surrounding states. There’s a sponsorship level that is just right for you.

In-kind sponsorships will be awarded the sponsorship level that most closely matches the value of the in-kind arrangements.

Want to sponsor a specific event at CLA? Contact us to discuss alternate sponsorship arrangements.

Diamond Level......................................... $10,000

·         Premium Booth Space in Exhibitor Ballroom

·         Full-page ad within conference program provided to each attendee

·         Large logo and link on conference website and recognition on social media outlets

·         Large logo within conference program

·         Large logo displayed on screen before Keynote sessions

·         Large logo on all conference promotional material distributed after receipt of sponsorship payment

·         Recognition on event signs located in the registration area and at all breakout sessions

·         Company description/link on conference website

·         Logo on Keynote podium

·         Logo exposure on all conference applications

 

Gold Level................................................... $5,000

·         Premium Booth Space in Exhibitor Ballroom

·         Half-page ad within conference program provided to each attendee

·         Medium logo and link on conference website and recognition on social media outlets

·         Medium logo within conference program

·         Medium logo displayed on screen before Keynote

·         Medium logo on all conference promotional material distributed after receipt of sponsorship payment

·         Recognition on event signs located in the registration area and at all breakout sessions

·         Company description/link on conference website

·         Logo exposure on all conference applications

 

Silver Level................................................. $2,000

·         Premium Booth Space in Exhibitor Ballroom

·         Medium logo and link on conference website and recognition on social media outlets

·         Medium logo within conference program

·         Medium logo displayed on screen before Keynote

·         Medium logo on all conference promotional material distributed after receipt of sponsorship payment

·         Recognition on event signs located in the registration area

·         Company description/link on conference website

·        Logo exposure on all conference applications

 

Supporting.................................................... $500

·         Small logo and link on conference website and recognition on social media outlets

·         Small logo within conference program

·         Small logo on all conference promotional material distributed after receipt of sponsorship payment

·         Recognition on event signs located in the registration area

·         Company description on conference website

Friend............................................................ $250

·         Name and link on conference website

·         Name within conference program

·         Name on all conference promotional material distributed after receipt of sponsorship payment

 

Program Booklet Ads   (all-attendee giveaway)

Full Page Ad:  $600

Half Page Ad:  $300

Quarter Page Ad:  $150

To register for any of the above booths or sponsorships please go here: Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration

New This Year!

Vendor Showcase Opportunity
& Additional Sponsorships
Rates:

·       $75.00 Vendor Showcase

·       $300.00 Lunch Sponsor on both days

·       $300.00 Break Sponsor on both days

·       $125.00 Breakfast Sponsor on both days

Why purchase an additional sponsorship?

 

Our vendor showcase and additional sponsorships allow vendors to interact with attendees and highlight their business in more ways at our conference.  Whether you choose a vendor showcase spot to show off a particular product or do a larger scale Q&A or one of our additional sponsorships where your logo and business is highlighted for its continued relationship with Connecticut libraries and beyond, there is sure to be a sponsorship right for you!

Vendor Showcase......................................... $75.00

  • Register for a 10-minute time slot to showcase or demo your products.

    •  These will occur during Happy Hour on Monday between 4:45 and 5:30 PM. Time slots will be assigned after registration closes. Limited space for Showcase. Multiple rooms will be used.

  • Be the sole vendor in a room where attendees get to see something special you have brought and ask important questions.

  • Get a separate listing on our “Vendor Showcase” handout with small logo.

  • Attendees will have the chance to win prizes by attending these vendor showcases, much like we have done in the past with Exhibitor Bingo.

Lunch Sponsor................................................ $300.00

  • Name and link on conference website

  • Name within conference program

  • Medium Logo displayed on screen in Lunch areas on both days of conference

 

Break Sponsor................................................ $300.00

  • Name and link on conference website

  • Name within conference program

  • Medium Logo displayed on screen during morning and afternoon breaks on both days and at happy hour on Monday in Exhibitor Ballroom.

 

Breakfast Sponsor...........................................$125.00

  • Name and link on conference website

  • Name within conference program

  • Medium Logo displayed on screen during registration and before keynote on both days in Exhibitor Ballroom.

To register for one of these additional opportunities please go directly to:

CT Library Association 2019 Annual Conference

 

Questions regarding Exhibiting or Sponsorship?

 Contact:

Alessandra Petrino: 203.222.2651, or apetrino@westonct.gov

Or

Kymberlee Powe: 203.937.4233. ext. 4505 or kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org

CT Library Association 

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