Information for Vendors

Date, Location, and Theme

The Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Normal, IL, will be the site of the 89th Annual Conference and IACTE Annual Meeting.  The Conference and Annual Meeting will be held on February 14-15, 2019.  The theme for the 2019 conference is “CTE is the Heart of Careers.”

Exhibit Schedule and Location

Exhibits will be open on Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. The exhibits will be in the Pre-Function Area. A beverage break will be held in this area from 10:10 am - 10:30 am.  Time will also be set aside for exhibits from 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm.

Booth Rental Fees

Each 8’ x 10’ booth costs $250.00 for commercial exhibitors and $125.00 for educational institutions and non profit organizations. The fee is due by January 8, 2019. After January 8, 2019, the fee will increase to $300. Space is limited so don’t delay.

Fee includes:

  • One 6’ table
  • Two chairs
  • Electricity
  • Internet
  • Name badges for booth personnel
  • Listing in the conference program book
  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • 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 3, 2017. 

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 3, 2018. 

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 given a ticket by you once they visit your table.

Hotel Accommodations

Exhibitors are responsible for their hotel reservations.  IACTE has secured a special conference rate at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, Illinois, of $128 for Single/Double. To book, call 888-236-2427, or use this link,

The deadline to book at this rate is January 24, 2018.


The President Abraham Lincoln Springfield 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. 


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