INFORMATION ON EXHIBITING AND ADVERTISING
NAMI invites you to exhibit at our 2008 Annual Convention, scheduled for June 13 - 16, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.
The NAMI Convention is the annual gathering of some 2,500 mental health activists and advocates from all over the U.S. and several foreign countries. Our attendees include:
- Family members
- Health and social policymakers from both the public and private sectors
- Treatment professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers.
All our attendees have one overarching reason for attending the NAMI Convention -- to improve the lives of people who live with mental illnesses and the lives of their loved ones. Our attendees are responsible for securing or recommending mental health services, products, and information for themselves, loved ones, clients, and patients diagnosed with serious mental illnesses. They are eager for the latest information, treatment options, coping strategies, and support services. NAMI members are fierce advocates for people with mental illnesses, and our attendees are also looking for help with advocacy activities -- especially in the areas of local, state, and federal legislation, housing, criminal justice, disability rights, parity, employment, and education -- to name a few.
WHO EXHIBITS AT THE NAMI CONVENTION?
- Health care facilities and treatment providers
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Advocacy, healthcare, and professional associations
- Government agencies
- Health insurers and managed care companies
- Support, legal, and advocacy advisors
EXHIBIT BOOTH SPACE AND RENTAL FEES
Each exhibit booth is 8’ x 10’. Standard booths rent for $1300; premium booths for $1600. Booth rental fee includes TWO Exhibit Hall passes for each 8’ x 10’ space --giving your booth staff full access to the highly informative sessions offered at our convention. (Meal functions are NOT included in these complimentary registrations but your staff is welcome to buy tickets to our closing banquet.) Each booth comes equipped with a 8’ back wall, two 3’ side walls, and a 7” x 44” identification sign. Tables, chairs, electricity, and other booth furnishings are available at additional cost from our official decorating company. Please note that the Exhibit Hall in the Rosen Centre is carpeted.
COMPLIMENTARY PRODUCT AND SERVICE DESCRIPTIONS
NAMI will print a 50-word description of your product or service in the final program for the convention AT NO EXTRA CHARGE! (Copy must be received by April 1st.)
Space will be assigned after a completed contract and a 50% deposit have been received. Space CANNOT be reserved by telephone and no space will be held without a deposit. Space assignment is based on several factors, including exhibitor preference, size of space requested, date contract and deposit are received, past participation and support of NAMI endeavors, exhibitor type grouping, and special requirements. NAMI reserves the right to make adjustments to the floor plan and exhibit hall, including hours the hall is open, to meet the needs of its convention, its exhibitors, and its attendees. NAMI also reserves the right to refuse exhibit space to any vendor or organization at its own discretion. Please review the rules and regulations of the exhibition.
RENTAL FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY MAY 16, 2008.
EXHIBIT HALL HOURS (Click here for a floor plan)
Installation: Friday, June 13 Noon – 6:00pm
Saturday, June 14 7:00am – 10:00am
Exhibits Open: Saturday, June 14 11:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday, June 15 9:00am – 2:30pm and 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Monday, June 16 8:00am – 3:00pm
Dismantling: Monday, June 16 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Click here to download your Exhibit Space Contract for the 2008 NAMI Annual Convention. (Please note: This contract must be downloaded, completed, and mailed with a deposit, or, if paying with a credit card, faxed to 703/516-0692. It cannot be submitted on-line.)
Click here for advertising opportunities in the Final Program for our 2008 Annual Convention.
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EXHIBIT SPACE CONTRACT
RULES AND REGULATIONS
EXHIBIT HALL FLOOR PLAN
INFORMATION ON ADVERTISING