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Resources for vendors including calendar & schedule, ExpoInfo e-newsletter, Show Prep and education tips.

Important Deadlines & Reminders
Deadlines & Important Dates
6/30 50% deposit due on TLA booth space.  Login to sign contract and pay.
7/10 Exhibit at Annual Assembly
9/15 Fall TLJ ad contracts artwork & payment
11/25 Winter TLJ/Conference Program ad contracts artwork, & payment due
11/30 Final payment due on TLA booth space. Login to sign contract and pay.
1/15 Service Kit goes live.
2/1 Exhibitor Badge & Ticket registration opens.
2/19 Spring TLJ/Exhibits Directory ad contract and payment due.
TBD Aisle by Aisle contract and payment due.
TBD Aisle by Aisle artwork deadline.
5/11  Summer TLJ ad contract artwork & payment due 
5/20 Apply to Exhibit at Annual Assembly
5/20 Complete Exhibitor Survey
Exhibits Schedule

Conference 2020 in Houston is early, review the Exhibit Schedule for this year!

EXHIBITOR MOVE-IN

Monday, March 23 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, March 24 8 am – 3 pm*
EXHIBIT HALL OPEN


Tuesday, March 24 3:45 pm – 6:45 pm**
Wednesday, March 25 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday, March 26 9 am – 4 pm
EXHIBITOR MOVE-OUT

Thursday, March 26 4 pm – 8 pm
*Note: All exhibitors must have aisles free of freight for carpet to be laid by 12 noon. At 3pm, all exhibitors must have all trash and empties cleared from booths.
**Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Welcome Celebration from 3:45 -6:45 pm (uncontested time).
Conference Schedule

Highlights of the Conference Schedule

TUESDAY, March 24 TIME
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Welcome
TLA After Hours
3:45-6:45pm
7:00pm-10:30pm
WEDNESDAY, March 25 TIME
General Session I
Opening Author Session & Lunch*
President’s Round-Up & All Conference Party
Hetherington Fun Run/Walk*
8:15-9:45am
12:15-1:30pm
6:15-8:15pm
6:00-7:00pm
THURSDAY, March 26 TIME
Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session & Lunch*
Reception with the EWA Authors*
Evening with the Authors*
Storytelling Showcase & Swap
Noon-1:45pm
5:30 pm–6:30 pm
6:30–9:30 pm
7:00-9:00 pm
FRIDAY, March 27 TIME
General Session II
ERT Business Meeting
Closing Author Session & Lunch*
8:00-9:00am
8:00-9:00am
11:45-1:15pm
*Note: These events require ticket purchase. Login & choose Badge Registration/Ticket Purchase in February.
ExpoInfo

ExpoInfo is the monthly blast which contains important updates, deadlines, news, opportunities and information for TLA Exhibitors.
The current issue and past issues of ExpoInfo are available below:

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

January/February 2019

November 2018

September 2018

Show Prep

ShowPrep (available Jan.-Apr.) – The ShowPrep is the exhibitor online guide to assist you with preparing for the TLA Conference.

Exhibitor Resources & Tips from Freeman, Skyline, and Richard Erschik

Tips For First Time Exhibitors from Freeman
7 Reasons Trade Show Exhibits Really Matter

From Richard Erschik
Boss, Please Let Me Do Trade Shows Right: Understanding Your Basic Trade Show Exhibit Options
PRE show preparation (booth layout, use of graphics, booth staff activities, participation): Learn How To Exhibit Profitably