Benefits of Exhibiting

CONTACT INFORMATION

For additional information about exhibiting at the 2020 California Science Education Conference, a receipt, accounts payable, or other accounting questions, please contact:

Beth Bettencourt
Conference Director
California Science Teachers Association
950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150, Folsom, CA 95630
916-979-7004 | beth@cascience.org

For questions regarding hotel reservations or reserving a block of rooms for your exhibit staff, please contact:

Greg Wuerfel
Conference Housing
877-385-9595
On-line reservations now open
greg@conferencehousing.com

To obtain specific information about fire code requirements relevant to the Palm Springs Convention Center, please contact the Beth Bettencourt.

BENEFITS TO EXHIBITING


Targeted and Engaged Audience
Approximately 2,000 science educators and preservice science teachers, from all grade levels and science disciplines, and K-University will attend the 2020 California Science Education Conference. They teach life science, earth science, physical science, environmental science, marine science, integrated science, and interdisciplinary studies. Many of the attendees are leaders at their schools and in their districts. Many make purchasing decisions or have influence in the purchasing process. If you have a new product or service for science teachers, this is an excellent time to get feedback, in person, from your target audience.

Teachers attending the conference are always excited to visit the exhibit hall. They recognize the exhibit hall as the once-a-year opportunity for them to meet with representatives from the companies they buy products from, and to ask questions and get answers. They enjoy learning about new products for their classrooms, buying supplies and books, shopping for fun and quirky science-themed gifts, exploring opportunities for themselves and their students, and discovering new resources available to help them implement CA NGSS in their classrooms and districts.

Exhibit Hall Hours Designed to Give Attendees Time to Visit

CSTA offers exclusive exhibit hall sessions each day, allowing for exhibit hall time that does not conflict with other conference programming. To facilitate participation, CSTA offers lunch concessions in the exhibit hall for the lunch period and during the final hours on Saturday.

  • Friday, October 16: 9:30 am—4:30 pm (exclusive time: 11:00 am–12:30 pm)
  • Saturday, October 17: 9:00 am—3:00 pm (exclusive time: 1:30 pm–3:00 pm—door prize drawings)

Coordinated Door Prize Drawings

CSTA conducts a coordinated, must be present to win, door prize drawing on Saturday, October 17 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm. Exhibitors provide the prizes and the names of the winners selected from visitors to their booth. CSTA announces the names of the winners as selected by the exhibitor on the exhibit hall paging system. Prizewinners claim their prize from your exhibit booth. At their option,exhibitors may choose to mail or send the prize to the winner if they are not present at the time of the drawing. CSTA is not able to collect or send any unclaimed prizes.

Opportunity to Present an Exhibitor Workshop

Only confirmed exhibitors may present exhibitor workshops.Exhibitor workshops are offered concurrently with other conference sessions. During the workshop, exhibitors may conduct product demonstrations, model lessons, and/or provide the opportunity for the teachers to have hands-on experiences with their products. The only restriction is that no sales may take place in exhibitor workshop sessions. Sales are only allowed on the exhibit hall floor. Exhibitor workshops go through a proposal and review process. Not all proposals will be accepted. There is no cost to submit or present an exhibitor workshop.

Registration List

After the conference, CSTA will email you a list (Excel sheet) of attendees with mailing addresses for the majority of participants.Some participants opt-out of having their information shared,in that case, CSTA will provide you only with their name. CSTA never shares or sells email addresses. If you would like to conduct pre-show marketing, exhibitors may purchase a pre-registration mailing list after September 18, 2020.

Program Book Listing
All exhibitors who purchase a booth before September 1, 2020 are listed in the conference program book. The listing includes booth number, company name, address, phone number, email address, representative contact name, web address, and a 30 word description of your company.

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