More than three hundred attendees from all areas of Pennsylvania are expected to attend this statewide conference that offers a great networking opportunity to meet other service providers and prospective customers. Interact and discuss your services and products with your target market of educators and social service professionals.
Exhibitors will include national, state and local government and nonprofit organizations and agencies that are serving or providing resources that support Pennsylvania’s schools and staff serving families in the development of effective strategies to help students reach their educational and career goals.
This conference is designed for content-area teachers and ESL specialists working in school districts, charter schools, career and technical centers, intermediate units, private schools and non-public schools; LEA administrators; community organization and agency staff working with English learners and/or migrant students and their families; parents and other ELD stakeholders; and migrant education program staff.
This conference is sponsored by Pennsylvania Department of Education in partnership with Center for Schools and Communities.
Details & Deadlines
- Federal/state/local governmental agencies — $0 for one table only on a space available basis
- All other entities — $150 per table
- Registration for up to two onsite representatives
- One skirted, draped 6’ table with one chair
- Complimentary wireless internet
- Confirmed exhibitors by March 1, 2019 will be included in an exhibitor listing
Electricity may be available at select tables. Please indicate your needs on the exhibitor agreement and we will do our best to accommodate your request. There may be costs for any optional setup requests: phone, internet access (other than wireless), etc.
- Exhibits may not extend more than 12-inches from the front of the table
- Exhibits or promotional materials may not block any aisles or access ways
- Any music or lights displayed may not interfere with other exhibitors
- Meals are on your own
- SETUP Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. (preferably)
- Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 5, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. all exhibits must be REMOVED
Go to Schedule to view a detailed conference schedule.
All exhibitors are encouraged to set up their displays before the registration and exhibit area open to conference attendees at 8:00 a.m. each day. Timing for exhibitor setup is contingent upon the actual location assigned. Additional information will be supplied with the official exhibitor confirmation. Exhibits will be located throughout the Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer.
All organizations must complete the exhibitor agreement in order to be considered as an exhibitor.
The Center for Schools and Communities reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of any organization to be an exhibitor. When approved, you will receive an email with instructions to complete the exhibitor registration process, make a payment and submit your certificate of insurance. We accept only online payments by credit card. Exhibitors are considered confirmed when the registration process has been completed, including payment. Additional details about setup onsite and logistics will be sent via email two weeks prior to the conference.
Certificate of Insurance
Upon completion of the registration process:
- Self-insured entities, such as state agencies, are exempt from providing a certificate of insurance but must submit exemption information on agency letterhead
- All other entities must submit a certificate of insurance (see requirements below)
Certificate of Insurance Requirements
Applicants must provide:
Event liability coverage of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $1,000,000 aggregate OR Standard liability coverage of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate
- All insurance certificates shall list the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit as an additional insured
- All certificates must be signed by a licensed insurance broker or insurance representative
- Sub-limits shall not be less than the per occurrence limit amount required
Give this information to your insurance company and they will provide you with the required paperwork.
Exhibitors are solely responsible for shipping and handling of their materials. If materials arrive at the facility prior to February 28, 2020 storage fees may apply. If three or more boxes are shipped to the hotel, additional charges may apply. Confirmed exhibitors with shipping questions should contact Regina Salvador, (717) 763-1661 ext. 164.
Hold for Center for Schools and Communities
MEP-ELD Conference, March 3-5, 2020
–ONSITE COMPANY CONTACT NAME–
Contact arrival date –XX/XX/XXXX–
Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
4650 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
4650 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Complimentary onsite parking is available.
Hotel & Travel
Exhibitors are responsible for their own travel, hotel and all meals arrangements/costs. A limited block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate of $121 per night plus tax at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel until Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Reserve your room online or call the hotel at (717) 564-5511 and reference group code ‘MEPELD’ to obtain the discounted rate. Rooms are given on a first come, first served basis; make your reservations early.
The Center for Schools and Communities encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please indicate your needs in the ADA section of the registration form or contact Regina Salvador, (717) 763-1661 ext. 164, in advance of your participation or visit.
Delay and Cancellation of the Event
Due to inclement weather (snow, ice, flooding, etc.) or other emergencies, events may be delayed or cancelled. Exhibitors are responsible for calling the Center for Schools and Communities automated voice messaging system at (717) 763-1661, option 3 after 6:30 a.m. the day of the event. The system is updated as conditions change, so it is necessary to call for any changes prior to leaving for your scheduled event.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Refunds (minus a $55 administrative/processing fee) will be granted to exhibitors who cancel their registration no later than Thursday, February 20, 2020. Cancel Registration
Refunds will not be provided to exhibitors who neither cancel nor attend the event. Confirmed exhibitors who are unable to attend the event may send a substitute in their place at no additional cost. Substitution information must be received no later than Thursday, February 20, 2020. Send Substitution Information
Center for Schools and Communities reserves the right to cancel the conference. If the Center for Schools and Communities cancels the conference, exhibitors will receive a full refund.