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Dear Publishers and Exhibitors,

Welcome to ITBE!  We cordially invite you to exhibit your products and services at our 2017 Annual Convention on February 24-25, 2017.  It is also with pleasure to continue our partnership with the Chicago Marriott Naperville as our convention venue at 1801 North Naper Boulevard, Naperville  Illinois  60563  USA  

The Dates and Rates link on this page contains ITBE's calendar for 2016-2017. In it, you will find additional information on:
  • Exhibit rates for each event
  • Exhibit and copy deadlines for ads and demo sessions
  • Costs for advertising
  • Fee for rental for demonstration rooms for commercial presentations (Demonstration rooms may be used for sales presentations, authors’ meetings, etc.  They are very popular and always sell out). There are 40 display tables and 12 demo sessions available.
In an effort to streamline exhibits and advertising orders, ITBE now requires exhibitors to purchase display tables and submit demo session descriptions online.  Please register and pay online using the exhibitors’ link here where you can purchase tables and sessions:
 


This is a separate registration site from the other convention attendees.  All Exhibit Hall vendors DO NOT have to submit a proposal.  However, if you purchase a demo session, you will need to upload a short 50-word abstract of your presentation when you place your order so that we can include that in the convention program.
 
You will be able to select the event, number of tables, and/or demonstration rooms as well as advertising space.  Payment options include credit card (through PayPal) or check.  You may either order all the exhibit space you need at one time, or complete multiple orders as needed. I will follow up with you to confirm receipt or if we need additional information from you.
 
The deadline to purchase display tables in the Exhibit Hall is February 12, 2017. 
 
The deadline to submit advertising copy and demonstration session abstracts for inclusion in the convention program is January 15, 2017.

Please contact Chicago Marriott -Naperville’s AV team directly at (630) 505-4900 with your tech needs and to obtain the current pricing guide. Requests for A/V equipment and electricity at the exhibit hall will need to be submitted directly to the hotel not through ITBE.  However, please let me know if you need assistance in contacting them.
 
Each year we invite a publisher or vendor to host an informal meet and greet reception
on the Friday night of the convention, usually lasting an hour.  This is another chance for participants to mingle among their peers and also meet your representatives and hear about your organization. The host organization is responsible for making catering arrangements directly with Kim Stafford, the catering manager at the Chicago Marriott Naperville.  Kim will be able to offer menu ideas for an informal reception at the hotel (possibly right outside the Grand Ballroom).  Let me know if your organization is interested in hosting at the 2017 convention.

We appreciate your continued support of ITBE and the TESOL professionals in our state.  Your participation in our events shows your customers that you support them, their profession and their professional association.  Any monetary, product or service contributions from exhibitors and advertisers will be publicly acknowledged in the convention program, on the hotel's electronic signage, and in our session announcements. 
 
If you are interested in any of the above marketing opportunities, please contact me at mfriesema@itbe.org or at 630-947-6657 (mobile). I look forward to hearing from and partnering with you.

Sincerely,
 
Marie Friesema
Director of Exhibits and Advertising
Illinois TESOL/BE