You talked and we listened! After last year’s Conference, many Exhibitors expressed a strong desire for a different kind of exhibitor space layout and interactivity with the Conference Attendees. After much discussion, the Conference Planning Committee is excited to announce that this year’s Conference will feature a new type of Exhibition event – the Exhibitor “Speed Networking”! Based upon the popular “speed dating” model, each Conference Attendee will be get to spend at least five (5) minutes seated in front of the Exhibitor’s exhibit space listening to a brief presentation by the Exhibitor. At the end of the five (5) minutes, a sound will signify that the Conference Attendees will need to move on to the next Exhibit.
Exhibitors and Conference Attendees will now have guaranteed face time with each other. The Exhibitor “Speed Networking” event will be spread out over the first two (2) days of the Conference, November 11th & 12th, and the Exhibitors will be free to leave as of 3:00pm on Tuesday, thereby necessitating less hotel stay and travel time for the Exhibitors. Also, we are no longer requiring a 10’ x 8’ booth display, thus saving our Exhibitors additional fees in shipping and freight. We are pleased to offer you this exciting new platform for exhibiting and networking at this year’s Conference.