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Calendar & Resources

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.
7/9 Exhibit at Annual Assembly
9/15 Fall TLJ ad contracts artwork & payment
11/19 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 Spring TLJ/Exhibits Directory ad contract and payment due.
2/9 Exhibitor Badge & Ticket registration opens.
2/18 Spring TLJ/Exhibits Directory artwork due; payment must be received
2/22 Aisle by Aisle contract and payment due.
3/1 Aisle by Aisle artwork deadline.
5/20 Apply to Exhibit at Annual Assembly
5/20 Complete Exhibitor Survey
5/19 Summer TLJ ad contract artwork & payment due 
Exhibits Calendar/ Schedule

NEW Exhibit Schedule this year!  Be sure to visit Austin!

EXHIBITOR MOVE-IN

Sunday, April 14 8 am – 3 pm
Monday, April 15 8 am – 4 pm*
EXHIBIT HALL OPEN


Monday, April 15 5 pm – 7 pm**
Tuesday, April 16 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, April 17 9 am – 5 pm
EXHIBITOR MOVE-OUT

Wednesday, April 17 5 pm – 8 pm
Thursday, April 18 8 am – 4 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 5:00 -7:00 pm (uncontested time).
Conference Calendar/ Schedule

Highlights of the Conference Schedule

MONDAY, APRIL 15 TIME
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Welcome
TLA After Hours
5:00-7:00pm
7:15pm-11:00pm
TUESDAY, APRIL 16 TIME
General Session I – keynote: TBD
Opening Author Session & Lunch* – TBD
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
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 TIME
Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session & Lunch* – TBD
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
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 TIME
General Session II
ERT Business Meeting
Closing Author Session & Lunch* – TBD
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
Show Prep
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

TLA 2019, April 15 - 18, Austin

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