Benefits of Exhibiting


For additional information about exhibiting at the 2019 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 |

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

Greg Wuerfel
Conference Housing
On-line reservations

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


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 2019 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. Enjoy coffee with attendees in the exhibit hall on Saturday morning 7:30 am – 8:00 am before workshops begin!

Friday, October 18: 9:30 am—4:30 pm
(exclusive time: 11:10 am–12:30 pm)

Saturday, October 19: 7:30 am—3:00 pm
(exclusive times: 7:30 am – 8:00 am—coffee available AND 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 19, 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. Prize winners 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 a Commercial 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. Commercial Workshop proposals will be accepted in late May 2019.

Discounts on Advertising in Registration Brochure and Program Book
Exhibitors who also place ads in the registration brochure and/or the program book receive discounted advertising rates. Visit the Marketing Opportunities page for more details.

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 November 6, 2018.

Program Book Listing
All exhibitors who purchase a booth before August 31, 2019 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.

*Advertise Online*
For just $100, you can enhance your exhibitor listing and gain control of the content in conference’s mobile app powered by CrowdCompass. Visit the Marketing Opportunities page for details.

Sample Listing in Program Book

Sample Enhanced Exhibitor Listing (Conference App Only)


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