Annual Meeting 2019 - Exhibitor Registration

April 02, 2019 8:00 AM to April 05, 2019 5:00 PM

El Paso Convention Center
One Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901

Exhibitor Opportunities

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)

 

hotel Accommodations

There are two host hotels for the TAM 2019 Annual Meeting in El Paso:

Doubletree by Hilton                                                      Courtyard by Marriott

600 N El Paso St                                                                610 North Santa Fe Street  

El Paso, TX 79901                                                              El Paso, Texas 79901

(915) 532-8733                                                                  (915) 532-7600

Both hotels are within walking distance to the El Paso Convention Center, the El Paso Museum of Art and the El Paso Museum of History. We hope you will consider staying at one of the host hotels, as part of the TAM room block. This will help keep the TAM Annual Meeting affordable to all attendees. The TAM room block is available until March 11, 2019. Rates are $135/night for single or double occupancy at the Doubletree and $139/night at the Courtyard. Rooms are selling quickly, so be sure to book soon!

To make reservations at the Doubletree ($135/night), please call Hilton reservations at: 1-800-222-8733, using the group name “TAM,” or via the following secure web link

Reservations for the Courtyard by Marriott ($139/night) can be made by calling 1-888-236-2427, using the group name “TAM,” or via the following secure web link.

rates and deadlines

exhibitor pricing matrix

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

Tickets

$299.00 Foyer Table Top Booth Only - Get booth access but no events or meals. You must add meals or events manually after this transaction.
$399.00 after 12:00 am February 28

$599.00 TAM Business Level Member Booth - Booth with complete access for one to meals and events.
$750.00 after 12:00 am March 1

$1,099.00 TAM Business Level Member Double Booth - Booth with complete access for one to meals and events.
$1,499.00 after 12:00 am March 1

$99.00 Additional TAM Member registration needed for Foyer Tabletop booth - Get booth access but no events or meals. You must add meals or events manually after this transaction.
$150.00 after 12:00 am February 28

$299.00 Additional TAM member registration needed for Standard Single or Double booth.
$399.00 after 12:00 am February 28

$299.00 Non-member Foyer Table Top Booth Get booth access but no events or meals. You must add meals or events manually after this transaction.
$399.00 after 12:00 am February 28

$775.00 Standard Non-member Single Booth with complete access for one to meals and events.
$925.00 after 12:00 am February 28

$1,499.00 Non-member Standard Double Booth
$1,799.00 after 12:00 am March 1

$99.00 Additional Non-member registration needed for Foyer Tabletop booth - Get booth access but does not include meals or events.
$150.00 after 12:00 am February 28

$299.00 Additional Non-member registration needed for Single or Double booth - Does not include meals or events.
$399.00 after 12:00 am February 28

$40.00 Kick-off Evening Event at Magoffin Home- Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Spend the evening at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site, an adobe mansion that was home to Joseph Magoffin, one of El Paso’s early mayors. As the grandson of an Irish immigrant

$55.00 Opening Luncheon and President's Award - Wednesday, April 3

$40.00 Evening Event at the El Paso Museum of Art and El Paso Museum of History - Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate border cultura at the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) and the El Paso Museum of History (EPMH). At EPMH, interact with the Digie wall, a

$55.00 Luncheon - Thursday, April 4

$40.00 Evening Event at University of Texas El Paso campus museums - Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:30 PM. The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a unique international campus, with thousands of students crossing the border from Juarez each day. It is a campus

$800.00 Inside Front Cover Advertisement (full page, 4-color) (only one available)

$900.00 Back Cover Advertisement (full page, 4-color)

$800.00 Inside Back Cover (full page, 4-color) (only one available)

$650.00 Full Page within Program - color

$375.00 Half Page within Program – Black & White

$250.00 Quarter Page within Program – Black & White

$150.00 Business Card Size within Program – Black & White

$750.00 Breakfast Sponsor

$250.00 Bus Sponsor

$2,500.00 Exhibit Hall Reception Sponsor

$3,500.00 Keynote Luncheon Sponsor

$1,500.00 Lanyard Sponsor

$10,000.00 Presenting Sponsor

$500.00 Refreshment Break Sponsor

$150.00 Swag Bag Sponsor

$1,500.00 Tote Bag Sponsor

$450.00 Half page within Program – color

$25.00 Pre-conference Workshop: Is it Time for You to Move to QuickBooks? - Tuesday, April 2, 12:30 - 4:30 PM - This workshop is a condensed version of the hands-on workshop Mona teaches at the United Way of Greater Houston. Due to the shortened timeframe, the

$15.00 Pre-Conference Tour: Trost Society Downtown Walking Tour - Tuesday, April 2, 2 - 4 PM - Experience El Paso’s historic past with a downtown walking tour led by the Trost Society. This one-hour tour reviews El Paso’s architectural history dating to 1903 wit

$25.00 Pre-conference Workshop: Board Development and Training: It Shouldn't Stop after Orientation. - Tuesday, April 2, 12:30 - 4:30 PM - Board development is one of the most important, yet overlooked, aspects of museum administration. In this workshop, noted "

$25.00 Pre-conference Workshop: Caring for Works on Paper. - Tuesday, April 2, 12:30 - 4:30 PM - Fully hands-on workshop to learn how to process a new box of odds and ends that just arrived at the museum. Everything from how to prepare your work surface to avoi

$50.00 Post-Conference Tour: Discovery and Exploration: The New Mexico Experience - Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM including travel time to and from Las Cruces - Your day in southern New Mexico begins on Main Street Las Cruces where you will find thr

$50.00 Post-Conference Tour: Passport to Juarez, Mexico - Friday, April 5, 1 - 6 pm - Spend the afternoon in Juárez, Mexico. As the tour promptly departs from the Doubletree Hotel in downtown El Paso, a tour guide will lead the group on the El Paso Street Car to

$50.00 Post-Conference Tour: Prehistoric Past - Friday, April 5, Bus departs 1 PM; Returns 6 PM. Travel to Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site for a private tour of ancient pictographs and petroglyphs, created by Native Americans including the prehistoric J

$50.00 Post-Conference Tour: The Magic and Mystery of the Mission Valley - Where El Paso History Began - Saturday, April 6 from 9 am – 2 pm - Tour the legendary Mission Trail: A nine mile stretch that served as a continuing gateway of commerce in the New World

$299.00 Additional TAM member registration needed for Standard Single or Double booth.