Exhibit Hall Information

2018 Upper Midwest Audiology Conference

Exhibitor Information

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EXHIBIT SPACE: Exhibit space consists of a skirted table measuring 6 feet by 30 inches. The exhibit hall is fully carpeted and well lit. Electrical hookups are available; please indicate electricity on your registration pages.

ADDITIONAL BOOTH SPACE: Additional space is available for $250 per additional table.

BOOTH ASSIGNMENTS: Preferential booth assignments will be given to PLATINUM level sponsors. Following PLATINUM sponsors, booth location choice will be given to exhibitors in the order in which registration is received (not when payment is received). Please indicate any special consideration that should be given to your placement. Late registrations will be assigned exhibit space as it is available.

Click the Registration button below to sign up as a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2018 Upper Midwest Audiology Conference.

Sponsor Exhibitor Registration

EXHIBITOR’S AGENDA (subject to change)

Friday, February 23, 2018

1:30 pm, Exhibitors can check in at registration table and begin set-up of exhibitor booth

4:15 pm, Final classroom session ends and exhibit hall opens

6:00 pm, Silent auction closes

6:30 pm, Cocktail hour with exhibitors begins and exhibit hall closes. Silent auction purchases claimed; door prizes awarded to attendees (must be present to win)

7:00-9:00 pm, President’s Address, State of MAA, Awards and Honors, followed by dessert and cocktails


EXHIBIT HALL TRIVIA

Exhibit Hall Trivia cards will be completed by attendees. The attendee will be required to ask you a specific question, and within your answer they will need to record a key word on their trivia card. Completed cards will be turned in and eligible to win door prizes provided by the Minnesota Academy of Audiology (MAA). Please provide three (3) different questions about your company, products or services, and key word answers to each question in your registration.

PRESIDENTIAL RECEPTION 

The President's Reception on Friday night is open to two guests per sponsor/exhibitor, included in the registration fee. Additional guests will be charged $50 per participant to attend the reception. PLEASE INDICATE IN YOUR REGISTRATION IF ANY OF YOUR EXHIBITORS WILL BE ATTENDING THE RECEPTION AND HOW MANY.

Room Reservations

Standard room reservations are available. Please contact the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel to make a reservation. You may book online using the hotel web site or call the hotel at 952-835-1900 and mention the MAA. Our hotel room rate is $129+ per night. Reservations must be made by January 20, 2018 to receive the conference rate.

PARKING 

Parking is complimentary.

SHIPPING AND RECEIVING / Arriving with Packages

The hotel will accept delivery seven (7) business days prior to the event. Packages shipped to the hotel will be placed in the exhibit room at the beginning of the conference that day. Please make sure your shipments are labeled as detailed below.

Ship-To Information

Shipping Address:
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
5601 W 78th St
Minneapolis, MN 55439
952-835-1900

Return Shipment

Outbound shipment arrangements should be made onsite with the hotel's business center attendant. They will coordinate pickup and shipping of any packages you need to have returned.

Return Shipment

If you are driving and transporting packages yourself, you should use the loading dock entrance to bring packages into the building and avoid bringing them through the hotel lobby.

CONTINUING EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP

Sponsors/exhibitors are encouraged to hold CE events in the Twin Cities area on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Any attendees of a Thursday CE event hosted by an individual manufacturer or vendor who is not a current member of the MAA will be able to attend the conference at the MAA member rate. Sponsors/exhibitors who participate in this partnership will be listed as Continuing Education Partners in the directory included in the attendee registration folders and further acknowledged at the conference in signs thanking you for your participation. Your pre-conference seminar will be listed on the conference page of the Minnesota Academy of Audiology website (your information will be added as it is received).

Pre-conference seminars will also be listed in promotional mailings if your information is received by us prior to January 1, 2018. Partnership attendees must register for the conference in advance by visiting www.minnesotaaudiology.org/conference. For more information about setting up a partnership for the 2018 Conference, or hosting your event at the conference hotel, please contact us at sponsorship@minnesotaaudiology.org.

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