CONFERENCE: The IRC will hold its 50th Annual Conference, 50 Years of Reading Excellence, from October 5-7, 2017 at the Peoria Civic Center and Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette in Peoria, Illinois. Approximately 3,000 teachers, librarians, administrators, and other educators are expected to attend.
EXHIBITORS: Items exhibited range from textbooks to educational supplies, clothing to jewelry, and much more!
EXHIBIT LOCATION: Peoria Civic Center 201 SW Jefferson Avenue Peoria, Illinois 61602
HOUSING: Hotel rooms are currently blocked for exhibitors at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette and other conference hotels. Reservations must be made directly with the hotels. An email with directions will be sent to you after your exhibitor registration form is received.
SET-UP: Wednesday, October 4......5-9 PM
EXHIBIT HOURS: Thursday, October 5.....8 AM - 6 PM Friday, October 6.....8 AM - 4 PM Incentives for next year’s booth placement will be given to eligible exhibitors (excluding contractually obligated booths) who do not dismantle booths until after hall closes on Friday.
TEAR-DOWN: Friday, October 6.....4-6 PM
BOOTHS AVAILABLE: All booth spaces will be assigned according to your listed preferences on a “first-come, first-served” basis. The Exhibit Map in this packet shows the floor plan for the booths in the exhibit hall.
Booth Size....................................10’ x 10’
Booth comes with: one undraped 6’ x 2’ table, two chairs, 8’ high back drapes, 3’ high side drapes, and free Internet access. Exhibitors may furnish their own table draperies as long as they reach the floor. Additional tables and accessories can be rented from Excel Decorators, 3600 Winchester Road, Springfield, Illinois. Excel will email exhibitors a packet with rental details approximately 45 days prior to the show.
Sponsor a Presenter...........................$100
Exhibitors can sponsor a presenter at the IRC Conference. Presenters must submit a Program Proposal by March 1st. Please see the Call for Program Proposals for more detailed information about the criteria for selection. If the proposal is accepted by the Program Committee, the exhibitor’s company will be listed as a sponsor in the session description and on the acknowledgement page of the Program Book. Exhibitors also have the option of placing the company’s logo at no extra cost. If not accepted, the presenter fee will be returned.
Ads in Program Book...........$125 and up
Exhibitors can publicize their company, booth, or presentation with an ad in the Program Book. Ads are available in a variety of sizes in both black/white and color. Please see the Program Book Advertisement form in this packet for a complete listing of rates and options.
Sponsor E-Newsletter or Event..$500 and up Exhibitors have many sponsorship opportunities. This is an excellent way to increase the visibility of your company to the conferees. Exhibitors can also place advertisements in the IRC E-Newsletter. For more information, please see the Sponsorship Opportunities form in this packet.
CANCELATION POLICY: A full refund will be granted if a written request is received by August 1st. If the request is received after August 1st but before September 15th, one half of the fee paid will be refunded. No refunds will be granted after September 15th.
Illinois Reading Council an affiliate of the International Literacy Association