In 2019, the OELMA Conference is moving to the Embassy Suites, Dublin, Ohio. We are excited because this new venue places the exhibitors right in "the heart of it all" in the central atrium through which attendees must travel to get to all of the various sessions. Past attendance tells us that the central Ohio location will be a big draw for the Conference and the Conference Planning Committee has created a schedule that will let attendees and exhibitors capitalize on this wonderful location and venue. As an exhibitor, you will have more time with attendeesmore exposure for your products and servicesand a more productive exhibitor experience!
There are many opportunities for you to participate. Members of our exhibitor committee are eager to work with you to create a custom sponsorship package that helps you showcase your company and services in the way that fits you best. Hundreds of school librarians, educators, and administrators attended OELMA 2018 and are telling us it was a fantastic experience. Your participation in 2019 will make it possible for OELMA to present another great event!
|Host a focus group on a topic of your choice||X|
|10-15 minute demonstration||X||X|
|Full page ad insert||X||X|
|Promotional video posted on conference website||X||X||X|
|Sponsorship recognition during event||X||X||X|
|Sponsor company link on conference website||X||X||X|
|6ft exhibit space with two chairs||2||2||1||1|
|Thursday lunch ticket||2||2||1||1|
|Friday lunch ticket||2||2||1||1|
|Electronic list of attendees||X||X||X||X|
|Listing in conference program||X||X||X||X|
|Listing on exhibitor dance card||X||X||X||X|
The following are additional premium sponsorship opportunities that will be available at the 2019 OELMA Annual Conference and can be added to any level of exhibiting. If you are interested in any of these, note your selection on the application and a member of our Exhibitor Committee will contact you to discuss the possibilities.
Authors are among our attendees' favorite parts of the OELMA Conference. Get premium name recognition by covering the cost of one of this year's authors. In return, your company's name will be listed anywhere that author's name is listed and you will have the opportunity to introduce the author at their session, as well as to host an author signing at your booth.
The Awards Reception brings in many administrators and family members, in addition to conference attendees, to help us recognize accomplishments in the field of school library service and literacy. As the Awards Reception sponsor, your company name will be listed on all signage, scheduling, and advertising related to the event, and your company's logo will be listed on the sponsorship section of our website, with a link to your company's web page. If desired, a company rep may also give a 5-10 minute welcome at the event.
This event is a separate registration from the full conference and is offered after school hours, so that we can pull in other educators that may not be able to attend the conference on Thursday and Friday. As the preconference sponsor, your company name will be listed on all signage, scheduling, and advertising related to the event, and your company's logo will be listed on the sponsorship section of our website, with a link to your company's webpage. If desired, a company rep may also give a 5-10 minute welcome at the preconference event.
We offer Morning and Afternoon Refreshment Beaks during the conference. Your company name will be shown on a poster by each food station during the refreshment break. In addition to signage at the break, your logo will be placed on the conference website with a link to your company's website. If you would like to distribute any promotional items that pair with the break (i.e.: company cups, napkins, etc.) you are welcome to do so.
Your company may prepare a 30-minute webinar that will be hosted on the OELMA website for at least one month before and one month after the OELMA Conference.
*Webinar must be of professional value, beyond just an advertisement product; must be pre-approved by OELMA
Heartbeat Stage Presentation
New to the OELMA exhibitor hall this year, the Heartbeat Stage will feature 10-15 minute presentations by attendees, authors, and exhibitors on tools, strategies, and resources that help school librarians keep their fingers on the "pulse" of what's new. Use this opportunity to showcase a tool or technique during session breaks and drive traffic to your exhibitor booth. Presentation proposals must be approved by our Program Committee.
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Get premium name recognition AND help OELMA improve the conference experience for attendees by providing a conference app. This could take many forms: Your company might create an app for us or you might sponsor an app we have created. Please contact us to discuss.
HERE for advertising opportunities available during the 2019 OELMA Annual Conference. If you are interested in any of these, note your selection on the registration and a member of our Exhibitor Committee will contact you to discuss the possibilities.
Location: Embassy Suites, Columbus-Dublin, 5100 Upper Metro Pl., Dublin, OH 43017