2021 ITEM Fall Conference:

Back to the Future

October 14-16

Mayo Civic Center

Rochester, MN

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Please register by Friday, September 21

so we can assign spaces, plan signage, etc.



EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

ITEM (Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota) would like to invite you to exhibit at our 2021 Fall Conference. The theme this year is "Back to the Future." 

This conference provides an opportunity for our attendees to connect and collaborate with our exhibitors to continue the partnerships that benefit students and enhance learning in our schools. Attendees at our conference include library media specialists, technology integrationists, technology directors as well as staff, teachers, library students, and others who benefit from this great conference.

We'll be gathering at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, with exhibitor space conveniently located in the high-traffic area near the main entrance to the conference center and just outside the main room where meals and keynote speakers will be happening. In addition, coffee stations will be located in the same area so you know you'll see lots of people! You'll be able to interact with attendees during breaks and transitions between sessions, as well as the multiple times in the schedule specifically dedicated to allow attendees to visit the exhibits.

Exhibitor move-in will be Thursday afternoon beginning at 3:00 p.m. The hall will be officially open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, with dedicated vendor time built into the schedule.

We're pleased that we'll be working with Mayo Civic Center this year. After registering on our website, we will send you a link to purchase additional equipment through Mayo Civic Center if needed. Details about keynotes, a draft schedule, and more information will be posted as it is made available on the main conference page.


HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Book by 9/23 for conference rate!

Need a hotel room? Like to plan ahead? ITEM has reserved a block of rooms at the Doubletree by Hilton. You get a special group conference rate of $149 per night with complimentary Wi-Fi. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at this rate, so book your room soon! Treat yourself to a lovely room and more time to connect with your ITEM friends!

If you call instead, please be sure to specify that you want a room in the ITEM block!

Book your room online here


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If you would like to sponsor an event or donate items such as books for tables or items for drawings during our Member Meeting on Friday afternoon, please complete the sponsorship section of the registration.

We will contact you about advertising during your sponsored event.

Available sponsorship opportunities, price, and benefits:

Past Presidents/Welcome Dinner Sponsorship - $500

  • Speak for ten minutes during meal

  • Company name mentioned during meal

  • Logo on projectors during down times

  • Acknowledgement in conference program

 

Friday Night Entertainment/Social Sponsorship - $500 

  • Speak for ten minutes during meal

  • Company name mentioned during meal

  • Logo on projectors during down times

  • Acknowledgement in conference program

 

Friday Breakfast, Friday Lunch, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Lunch - $250 per meal

  • Company name mentioned during meal

  • Logo on projectors during down times

  • Acknowledgement in conference program


Prizes - Please specify what you would like to donate and for what purpose

  • Company name mentioned during meal

  • Logo on projectors during down times

  • Acknowledgement in conference program


If you are interested in sponsorship and have additional ideas, please let us know!


EXHIBITOR FORMS
Coming soon


SCHEDULE - DRAFT

Thursday

3:00 - 7:00 - Registration Open/Vendor Move-in

5:30 - 7:00 - Thursday Dinner at Forager Brewery (requires pre-registration) (Available for sponsorship)

7:00 - Social at Forager Brewery

Friday

7:00 - Registration Open

7:30 - Breakfast Buffet Open  (Available for sponsorship)

8:00 - 9:00 - Opening & Awards

9:15 - 10:00 - Session 1

10:00 - 10:45 - Coffee with Vendors, Bookstore opens, Author Signing

10:45 - 11 - Session 2

11:30 - 12:00 - Vendor Time, Author Signing

12:00 - 12:45 - Session 3

12:45 - 2:30 - Lunch - Keynote  (Available for sponsorship)

2:30 - 3:15 - Session 4

3:15 - 4:00 - Vendors, Author Signing

4:00 - 4:45 - Session 5

5:00 - Membership meeting

6:00 - Dinner, Social, Entertainment (Available for sponsorship)


Saturday

7:00 - Registration Open

7:30 - 9:15 - Breakfast - Keynote  (Available for sponsorship)

9:15 - 10 - Session 1

10:15 -11 -Session 2

11:30 - Lunch - Keynote  (Available for sponsorship)



Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM)
PO Box 130555, Roseville MN 55113
admin@mnitem.org - mnitem.org

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