Exhibitors & Sponsors

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Maximize your investments in South Carolina.

After two years of virtual conferences, we are expecting to have a large turnout for our in-person 2022 Annual Conference in Columbia, SC. You will want to take advantage of this special opportunity to feature your company or organization, and what you have to offer to librarians from across the state. As a Conference exhibitor and/or sponsor, you will maximize your presence and investments. Thank you for supporting South Carolina libraries!

 As an exhibitor you can:

  • Showcase your company’s products and/or services to librarians and decision makers.
    • Build connections with existing and potential customers.
    • Receive a contact list of registered conference attendees.

 Support and grow your loyal customer base.

SCLA offers many sponsorship opportunities as listed in this registration packet. Sponsorships at every level help to make the Conference a reality. The Conference, in turn, brings into one place a significant group of professionals who make up your customer base.

 Sponsorships provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Increase the visibility of your company and brand at the Conference beyond the exhibitor booth.
  • Show support for the South Carolina library community.
  • Give back to those who have made investments in your products and services.

EXHIBITS/SPONSORSHIPS

Please contact tor Donald Wood, SCLA Executive Secretary with any questions.

Donald Wood
SCLA Executive Secretary
[email protected]
(803) 252-1087

Dates:

 

Location:

October 5-7, 2022

 

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201

 

Exhibits Hours:

 

Wednesday, October 5                                  Noon to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 6                                       8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

All exhibits should be completely set up by noon, Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Access and set-up hours will be in your finalized in your exhibitor confirmation letter. No dismantling or packing of exhibits may begin prior to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday October 6, 2022.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn near the conference center with a rate of $165/night. Self-parking at the hotel is $14 per day. The CMCC parking lot adjacent to the facility may be available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Pay-for-Parking garages and metered parking is also available.

Description of Space: Each booth contains a 6’ draped table (per booth); 2 chairs; vendor ID signage; wastebasket; and complimentary internet.

Any two or more adjacent booths may be rented to provide a double or larger booth.

Booth Assignment: Priority assignments may be given for sponsors, exhibitors with multiple booths, previous SCLA exhibitors, and date application/payment received. Early registration is encouraged. All applications must be accompanied by full payment. No cancellation refunds will be issued after September 1, 2022.

Shipping Instructions: The hotel has limited storage space. Pick-up arrangements should also be made prior to the conference with our display company, Crisp Events. More information will be sent in your confirmed exhibitor confirmation letter.

 Available Extras: Additional tables, power or equipment should be requested prior to the Conference. Further information on ordering will be in your confirmed exhibitor confirmation packet.

Subletting Exhibits Space: No exhibit space may be sublet without written permission from the Exhibits Chair.

Description of Space: Each booth contains a 6’ draped table (per booth); 2 chairs; vendor ID signage; wastebasket; and complimentary internet.Any two or more adjacent booths may be rented to provide a double or larger booth.

Booth Assignment: Priority assignments may be given for sponsors, exhibitors with multiple booths, previous SCLA exhibitors, and date application/payment received. Early registration is encouraged. All applications must be accompanied by full payment. No cancellation refunds will be issued after September 1, 2022.

Shipping Instructions: The hotel has limited storage space. Pick-up arrangements should also be made prior to the conference with our display company, Crisp Events. More information will be sent in your confirmed exhibitor confirmation letter.

Available Extras: Additional tables, power or equipment should be requested prior to the Conference. Further information on ordering will be in your confirmed exhibitor confirmation packet.

Subletting Exhibits Space: No exhibit space may be sublet without written permission from the Exhibits Chair.

Liability: The South Carolina Library Association and the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center will not be responsible for the safety of exhibits from theft, fire, or other causes, although the exhibits area will be closed when the building is closed for the night. The exhibitor assumes responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring within the exhibits space assigned to each exhibitor in accordance with the terms of this agreement.

Care of Building & Equipment: Exhibitors or their agents shall not injure or deface the walls and floors of the building or the booths. If any damage occurs, the exhibitor is liable to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Character of Exhibits: The Executive Secretary and Exhibits Chair reserves the right to decline any exhibit or part of an exhibit if it is deemed unsuitable.

Listing in the Program: To be listed in the official conference program, exhibitors must be registered before September 1, 2022.

Nature of Contractual Agreement: The provisions set forth in this document shall be binding upon exhibitors who make application, pay fees and are assigned space. No refunds will be issued after September 15, 2022.