Information for Vendors

Date, Location, and Theme

The President Abraham Lincoln Springfield-a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, in Springfield, IL will be the site of the 87th Annual Conference and IACTE Annual Meeting. The Conference and Annual Meeting will be held on February 15-17, 2017. The theme for the 2017 conference is “CTE: Creating Futures!”

Exhibit Schedule and Location

Exhibits will be open on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm. The exhibits will be in the Pre-Function Area. A continental breakfast will be held in this area from 7:15 am - 8:00 am and a networking reception will be held with the exhibitors from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Booth Rental Fees

Each 8’ x 10’ booth costs $250.00 and the fee is due by January 6, 2017. After January 6, 2017, the fee will increase to $300. Space is limited so don’t delay.

Fee includes:

  • One 8’ x 10’ booth with 8’ back drape and 3’ side drapes
  • One 6’ table
  • Two chairs
  • Electricity
  • Internet
  • Sign with company name
  • Name badges for booth personnel
  • Listing in the conference program book
  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • And one lunch.

Booth Set-up and Removal Time

To be determined.

Small Group Breakout Session

Exhibitors who desire to present a breakout session must complete the Call for Presentations by October 1, 2016. 

Exhibitors’ presentations must focus on the application of materials, equipment, etc. to the classroom and not on “selling” merchandise. Presentation proposals must be submitted online by clicking here:

Email if you have any questions about presenting.  You must be an exhibitor in order to present.

Deadline for presenting at the conference is October 1, 2016. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Make certain your sales efforts are enhanced by making sponsorship opportunities part of your marketing equation. Companies that take advantage of sponsorship opportunities have the most successful shows. A range of sponsorship possibilities is available and designed to suit every company’s budget. All sponsorships include recognition in the conference program book as a sponsor, special signage at the CTE Showcase, and special recognition at all conference functions. See the Exhibitor Contract for details.

Door Prizes

Each exhibitor is asked to provide a door prize to be displayed in the exhibit area (approximate value $25) that will be given away during the Networking Reception. Attendees will be provided a “Passport” to be stamped by exhibitors in order to be entered into the drawing.

Hotel Accommodations

Exhibitors are responsible for their hotel reservations. 

IACTE has secured a special conference rate at the President Abraham Lincoln - A Doubletree by Hilton in Springfield, IL for the 2016 $110 for Single/Double, $122 for Triple and $134 for Quad. IACTE Conference.  

To book, call 866-788-1860 and use the code ATE.

The deadline to book at this rate is January 25, 2017.


The Par-a-Dice Hotel and the Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education will exercise reasonable care for the protection of exhibits, materials and displays. The exhibitor, upon signing the contract for exhibit space, expressly releases the Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education and its members and representatives from any and all claims of injury, loss or damage that may occur to the exhibitor, the exhibitor’s employees or property. 

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For More Information

For additional information, contact:

Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education
Cindy Stover, IACTE Consultant
21 Grand Oaks Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: (217) 737-3595