Annual Meeting Exhibitors

Exhibitor Opportunities

Join us in El Paso!

You are invited to the 2019 Texas Association of Museums Annual Meeting in El Paso, Texas. This premier conference connects you and your business with the vibrant and growing audience of museums and museum professionals in the state of Texas.

If you’ve never been a sponsor, exhibitor or program advertiser before, now’s your chance to introduce your product or solution to the Texas cultural community. And the best way to alert them to your business is to speak with them directly – as a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser at TAM’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

If you have been with us before, the 2019 conference offers plenty of exciting opportunities for continued visibility. From hosting a booth in the exhibit hall or advertising in the conference program to exclusive sponsorship of conference events, this year’s Annual Meeting will help make your business shine.

Exhibit space and sponsorships are limited every year, so reserve your space today. And remember – TAM business members always receive preferential (or preferred) booth locations, significant discounts, extra promotion at the conference, and the year-round benefits of being a part of our organization. So please consider joining; your membership makes us all stronger.

For more information about membership and sponsorship, contact TAM Executive Director Alex Freeman at alex@texasmuseums.org or 817-332-1177.  For more information on exhibitor opportunities and program advertising, please contact TAM Meeting Planner Monica Rhodes at 281-846-6967 or monica@manifest-creative.com.

Conference Vital Statistics

  • Get the best value for your marketing budget at Texas’ largest gathering of museum professionals – upwards of 500 attendees are expected!
  • The Texas Association of Museums (TAM) represents more than 5,000 professionals, volunteers, institutions and corporate partners in the museum sector.
  • Museum decision-makers in attendance include trustees, executive directors, museum managers, curators, collections managers, educators, exhibit preparators, museum shop directors, event managers, and sales/marketing professionals.
  • More than 25 sponsorship opportunities
  • More than 50 booths available in exhibit areas
  • 60+ page conference program gives you plenty of advertising exposure

 

Conference Location                   

El Paso Convention Center 

One Civic Center Plaza

El Paso, TX 79901 

Host Hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

El Paso Downtown

600 N El Paso St.

El Paso, TX  79901

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Courtyard By Marriott

El Paso Downtown/Convention Center

610 N. Santa Fe St.

El Paso, TX 79901

Don’t miss your chance to exhibit at the Texas Association of Museums Annual Meeting, the largest gathering of museum professionals in the state, and showcase your products and services within a dynamic marketplace to nearly 500 professionals, buyers and decision makers from a wide array of museum disciplines.  This must-attend event features four days filled with extensive networking and professional development opportunities, innovative sessions with expert presenters, exciting evening events and more.

Benefits for all exhibitors include:

  • Exposure to as many as 500 TAM attendees
  • Networking with decision makers from museums from every corner of Texas
  • Listing in the TAM Annual Meeting Program
  • Priority line for 2020 conference
  • Participation in special exhibitor reception

 

BOOTH OPTIONS

Foyer Table Top Booth

Are your exhibit needs very simple? Is 10x10 too much space for you, more than you know what to do with? Do you just need a table to put out your collateral materials? Do you want a booth to promote your business but also want to take some time to attend sessions and not worry about manning your both the entire time (the only mandatory time to man the booth would be during the exhibitor reception)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then our Foyer Table Top Booth, located in the foyer outside the main exhibit hall at the convention center, is perfect for you. There are a limited number of these special booths available, so don’t hesitate to reserve yours today! The following benefits are part of the Foyer Table Top Booth:

  • One (1) Exhibitor Registration (does not include tickets to luncheons and evening events; those tickets can be purchased separately)
  • One (1) draped and skirted 6’ table
  • One (1) chair (two upon request only)
  • Complimentary wi-fi

Additional booth registrations can be purchased at $99 before February 28, 2019; after March 1, rate increases to $150.

Please note – there is no electricity at foyer table top booths unless purchased / arranged directly with El Paso Convention Center.

Standard Single Booth

Are you a trade show pro with an impressive set up that stands out and is sure to catch the eye of the many museum professionals attending the conference? Is an 10x10 booth space the perfect space for you to promote your business and network with attendees? If so, then look no further! The standard booth space is ready for you to transform and tell delegates all about your company and services. The following benefits are part of the Standard Booth:

  • 10’ x 10’ space, including pipe and drape (8’ high back wall drape and 3’ high side wall drape), 6’ table (skirted and draped), 2 chairs and a wastebasket
  • Booth Identification Sign with your company’s name & booth number
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • One (1) Complete Registration Package (includes one ticket to luncheons on April 2 & 3 and one ticket to each of the evening events on April 2, 3 and 4) (If more complete registration packets are needed for additional booth personnel, they can be purchased at a discounted rate of $299 before February 28, 2019; after March 1, rate increases to $399.)
  • Advance promotion of all exhibitors to TAM attendees two (2) weeks prior to conference via TAM special e-blast

Please note – electricity is not automatically provided; must be purchased / arranged directly with El Paso Convention Center. Kit will be provided to all exhibitors upon registration.

Standard Double Booth

If you need extra space to promote your business than a standard booth allows, you can secure a double booth, which includes the following:

  • 10’ x 20’ space, including pipe and drape (8’ high back wall drape and 3’ high side wall drape), two 6’ tables (skirted and draped), 4 chairs and a wastebasket
  • 7” x 44” Identification Sign with your company’s name & booth number
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Two (2) Complete Registration Packages (includes two tickets to luncheons on April 2 & 3 and two tickets to each of the evening events on April 2, 3 and 4) (If more complete registration packets are needed for additional booth personnel, they can be purchased at a discounted rate of $299 before February 28, 2019; after March 1, rate increases to $399.)
  • Advance promotion of all exhibitors to TAM attendees two (2) weeks prior to conference via TAM special e-blast

Please note – electricity is not automatically provided; must be purchased / arranged directly with El Paso Convention Center. Kit will be provided to all exhibitors upon registration.

TAM BUSINESS LEVEL MEMBER BOOTH

But, wait! There’s more! If you are a TAM Business Level Member, then you become one of our VIP Exhibitors, which means you get ALL the benefits of a Standard (10x10) Booth, PLUS the following:

  • PRIORITY PLACEMENT in the exhibit hall (including end booths, based on availability);
  • DISCOUNTED BOOTH RATES;
  • FLASH SESSIONS! Opportunity for exhibitors and their partner museums to present a special educational session to share their expertise and testimonials about their services and products with conference attendees. Sessions take place at up to six exhibitor booths in the Exhibit Hall during designated afternoon breakout sessions (Wednesday and Thursday, April 3 & 4 from 1:45 – 3 pm) (limited availability; if interested, email monica@manifest-creative.com before Feb. 2, 2018.)
  • ACCESS TO VIP MEETING ROOMS at convention center for one-on-one or small group meetings (based on availability)
  • ONE-TIME USE OF TAM ATTENDEE MAILING LIST, either email or traditional mail campaign issued through the TAM office, between two (2) to six weeks (6) after the conference ($500 Business Member Level only) (Exhibitor must design, print & deliver/send traditional mail piece to TAM office for distribution; Exhibitors are responsible for all associated postage fees) (Must notify alex@texasmuseums.org by May 1, 2019 to take advantage of this benefit/offer)
  • UPGRADES! As a TAM Business Level Member Exhibitor, you can take advantage of the following upgrades:
    • Demonstrations: During one of the scheduled refreshment breaks, you can hold a special demonstration in your booth that will be announced from the stage, in hopes of driving traffic to your booth at that time. ($100 per demonstration) (max of two (2) booths will be permitted to conduct demos per refreshment break)
    • Giveaways: Holding a drawing at your booth for a great give away? Do you have some exceptional swag to hand out? If so, TAM can make an announcement from the stage on your behalf to help drive traffic to your booth. ($50 for up to two announcements)
    • Sponsor a Session: Get 30 seconds at the microphone at the opening of your assigned break-out session to plug your booth number and share your company’s elevator speech. ($250/session; limit four per exhibitor)

 

Double booths (10x20) are also available for TAM Business Level Members; includes the benefits of a Standard Double Booth, plus the benefits outlined above.

There are definitely perks to being a TAM Business Level Member! Need more convincing? Take a look at the benefits…..

$200 Business Member Benefits

  • Unlimited FREE Postings in the TAM Job Bank
  • Reduced Price Registration for Annual Meeting
  • Member Discounts
  • Specialized Training and Workshops
  • Networking Within the Field
  • Timely Industry News and Communications
  • Access to Members-Only Resources

 

$500 Business Member Benefits

  • All $200 Level Business Member Benefits, plus…
  • Annual opportunity for Museline spotlight with 3-4 sentence description & logo (Museline is TAM's monthly e-newsletter which reaches more than 1,000 museum professionals)
  • Access to TAM Membership Mailing List (annual one-time use, either email or traditional mail campaign)

 

RATES & DEADLINES

exhibitors rates and deadlines

To take advantage of special TAM Business Level pricing, please become a member here prior to reserving your booth here. If you have any questions or special requests, please contact the TAM Meeting Planner, Monica Rhodes, at monica@manifest-creative.com or 281-846-6967 BEFORE March 10, 2019.

RESERVE YOUR BOOTH HERE