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Vendor Registration for the 2014 Conference is now *FULL*.  If you would like to join the Wait List please use the Contact Us link below.  Potential vendors please read information below:


We have 30 vendor booths available with a possibility of more.  The cost for a booth is $500.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  However, this year, we will be allowing you to select your booth location before the conference after we receive your payment.

Vendor Information

· Vendor Registration will open November 4th @ 10:00 AM EST.

· Vendor cost for a booth in 2014 will be $500

· Booths will be approximately a 6x6 square with a 6 foot table provided.

· We have 30 vendor spots available this year.

· Registration for a spot is on a first registered basis.

· The link to registration will be sent out via Email on Nov 4th @ 10:00 AM

· Once we receive payment, you will be given the option to choose your booth location prior to the event in the order of payment received.

· We follow the E-Rate rules for gifts.  Any gifts larger than a trinket will have to be donated to the NCET organization.  We will then give those out to the membership at the end of the conference via a drawing.

· There will be a mandatory vendor meeting where you can ask any questions you might have about our policies.  We do this to protect the membership and you.  This meeting is Tuesday night at 7pm.

· Booths should be setup prior to 8:00 AM on Wednesday March 19th to cut down on congestion in the hallways and rooms.

· Direct Board Vendor Contact - Jeremiah Jackson, jjackson@ncet.net

 

Vendor Registration Includes

·        6ft Vendor table with skirt  

·        Wireless Internet throughout conference facility

·        Access to members during conference

·        Vendor recognition during round table on Thursday of conference

·        Vendor recognition in conference booklet and on website

Conference Information

· We provide dinner Wednesday and Thursday night.  Cost of dinner per person per night is $35.  Dining is setup in rounds to assist in networking and mingling.

Class Information

· Class teaching slots are not guaranteed.

· Classes are chosen by the board to diversify and fulfill member topic recommendations.

· Once you are registered as a vendor you will receive an email with a link to submit topics that you would be interested in teaching.

· This is a technical conference.  Classes should be instructional in nature.  

· If you want to showcase your product, do so by showing the product in use, rather than information in slides.

· When people leave your class they should walk out the door with a feeling that they have learned something.
A good example of this could be a wireless vendor describing common problems within wireless networks, then using that example to show how their product mitigates that issue.                                                or                                                                                                                                                   If you are a software vendor, demonstrate the software interface, how it works, how to use it, and what it accomplishes. 

Vendor Guidelines and Restrictions

1) All door prizes will be given away during the RoundTable (Wednesday afternoon) or at Closing Session (Friday morning)

2) All prizes will become property of NCET and vendor names of donated prizes will not be disclosed due to ERate regulations and rules

3) Door prizes must be given away at the Conference; no prizes are to be mailed to winners after the Conference.

4) Vendors are not to take members out of NCET general sessions or other sponsored sessions.

5) All vendors are to show professional courtesy for NCET members and other vendors.

6) Vendor events at the conference center must be open to all members.

7) Vendor must have representation at the pre-conference vendor meeting on Tuesday night. (March 18, 2014 @ 7PM)

8) Vendor tables will be chosen on a first paid basis.  A NCET board member will contact you prior to the conference for you to choose your location.

Thank you for your interest, and we hope to see you March 19-21 at the 2014 NCET Conference.

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