2010 AHEAD Conference Exhibit Hall

AHEAD 2009 Conference logo, July 12-17, Denver, CO.

Present Your Organization in our Exhibit Hall

Put Your Promotional Literature Directly in the Hands of Attendees

Featured Exhibitor Product

Advance Marketing

Follow-up Marketing

Program Advertising

AHEAD’s great marketing package deals

Underwrite an AHEAD 2010 Event!

Overall Conference Sponsorship

Exhibit Hall Schedule of Events

Hotel Accommodations

Download floorplan

Download Exhibitor Application

Dear Colleague,

We are excited to offer you an outstanding opportunity to reach the audiences
of both AHEAD and PEPNet through the
Conference being held July 12 – 17, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. AHEAD
and PEPNet will co-convene in 2010!
This brochure
outlines marketing opportunities available to your organization in conjunction
with the 2010 AHEAD and PEPNet Conference,
July 12 - 17 at the Sheraton Denver Hotel Downtown, in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Opportunities outlined here include:

  • exhibiting at the Conference,
  • packaging your organization’s literature with attendees registration
  • display advertising in the Conference Program,
  • 75 minute product demonstration sessions (limited to first 10 exhibiting
  • mailing lists of AHEAD members and Conference attendees, and
  • sponsorships of Conference activities that offer wide-reach visibility while
    showing your support for the work of AHEAD

    (limited to first 10 applicants).

We have designed several “packages” of marketing activities that
reduce your costs while maximizing your outreach. We
often negotiate customized sponsorship packages with organizations to most
fully meet your needs. If you don’t see what
you need, please let us know. In recognition of the need for organizations
to maximize the impact of their marketing budgets,
for the fourth year in a row; no prices for any opportunities here have been

The AHEAD 2009 Conference attracted nearly 1,000 attendees from across North
America, and 10 other countries. The
2008 Biennial PEPNet Conference attracted over 300 participants. As the AHEAD
Conference has continued to grow every
year, and as AHEAD and PEPNet co-convene in 2010 – I feel confident that
you’ll find the 2010 Conference a great place to
meet and introduce your organization to a vibrant group of Disability Professionals
in higher education.

I hope you will join us in Denver next July as we celebrate this extraordinary
conference event.

Please contact our Exhibits Manager at 704-947-7779 or by e-mail
to to discuss marketing

opportunities through AHEAD.

Of course, if I may be of service to you, you are most welcome to contact
me directly as well!

Looking forward to seeing you in 2010!


Stephan J. Smith

Executive Director, AHEAD

The Setting for 2010 AHEAD and PEPNet Conference

All activities related to the AHEAD Conference, co-convened
with PEPNet for 2010, will be housed at the Sheraton Denver

Hotel right on the Sixteenth Street pedestrian mall in downtown
Denver. Through this one Conference opportunity, you’ll be

able to reach both audiences!

AHEAD welcomes for-profit and not-for-profit organizations
who have an interest in the intersection between disability
and higher education to be represented at 2010 AHEAD
and PEPNet Conference through exhibiting, advertising,
sponsorship, demonstration, and literature distribution.

The 2010 AHEAD and PEPNet Conference Exhibit Hall will
be conveniently located in the midst of the general session
rooms and common foyer areas facilitating easy visiting by
conference attendees.

The schedule for the Conference has been designed to allow
for ample non-competing time for attendees to visit the
Exhibit Hall, while also stopping by at their leisure during breaks
and meal times. Additionally, the President’s Reception, several
refreshment breaks, and a continental breakfast will be held
in the Hall during exhibit hours to ensure steady attendee

Recognizing that many important relationships are forged
beyond the walls of the Exhibit Hall, AHEAD and PEPNet strongly
encourage exhibitors to attend sessions, workshops, receptions,
and other conference events while at 2010 AHEAD and PEPNet
Conference to maximize opportunities to meet attendees and
promote your organization. One conference registration is
included in the cost of each exhibit booth.

Please review the following opportunities available to promote
your organization in conjunction with the 2010 AHEAD and
PEPNet Conference, decide on the best fit for your needs, and
submit your application to participate today.

We look forward to seeing you in the beautiful mile-high setting
of Denver in July of 2010!

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Present Your Organization in our Exhibit Hall

Booth space rental includes one 10’ x 10’ draped booth
with one 6’ x 30” table, two chairs, recycle bin, and an
identification sign. One person from each organization is
given credentials to attend all Conference events. Additional
persons may be credentialed for the Exhibit Hall only for
$100.00 each, or are welcome to register as attendees for
the Conference if they would like to fully participate in the
Conference. A complete decorator’s kit from the contracted
general services company will be provided to all exhibitors in
mid-May 2010. Organizations that need additional furniture
or services (electrical, internet, etc.) will make arrangements
with the designated contractor. Additional costs incurred
by exhibitors are the exhibitor’s sole responsibility. Space
charges per 10’ x 10’ booth:

For-profit Non-member Organizations $1,100
For-profit Member Organizations $850
Not-for-profit Non-member Organizations $900
Not-for-profit Member Organizations $700

If you would like to become a Member of AHEAD and take advantage of special
member discounts, please contact the AHEAD office at or by telephone at (704) 947-7779 (v/t).

Please review the floor
when making your booth preference selections
on your application to participate.

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Put Your Promotional Literature Directly in the Hands of Attendees

You can have your organization’s literature prepackaged with every Conference
attendee’s registration materials. This is a great way to draw people
to your booth and a great option for those of you who can’t attend the

One brochure/pamphlet $350 (non-member); $280 (member)
Two brochures/pamphlets $450 (non-member); $360 (member)
Three brochures/pamphlets $550 (non-member); $440 (member)
Additional per piece over three $100

Featured Exhibitor Product

Demonstration/Presentation Sessions

On Friday morning of the AHEAD Conference, there will be
a 75-minute time during which 10 organizations will be able
to present demonstration/descriptive sessions about their
organization’s products and services. These sessions are
available for purchase to exhibiting organizations on a firstcome,
first-served basis. Each session room will be set with
tables and chairs appropriate for the seating capacity of the
room, a screen, appropriate sound amplification equipment,
an LCD projector, 20 amp power and cabling necessary to
plug in the presenter’s laptop computer. Please contact
Kim Probin PRIOR to submitting your exhibitor’s application
selecting a presentation session to ensure availability.

Cost of purchasing a session presentation time/room

$375.00 for member organizations

$525.00 for non-member organizations.

Advance Marketing,
A Major Key to Success

As an exhibitor or an advertiser, you can purchase an AHEAD
member mailing list at a significantly reduced price. As you
know, this benefit is your ticket to successful pre-show
marketing. Non-members can place an order for a member
mailing list in conjunction with an order for booth rental,
and the complete set of approximately 2,500 members will
be yours for the discounted price of $250 (a $600 value).
Your mailing list will be sent to you in early May 2010. Partner
Members receive a complimentary mailing list once AHEAD
has processed your membership application.

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Follow-up Marketing

All exhibitors of the 2010 AHEAD and PEPNet Conference are
also entitled to order a Conference attendee mailing list to
be delivered in August 2010. The cost of this mailing list set
for exhibitors is only $150.

Double Your Impact with Conference Program Advertising

The Conference Program contains all of the information
pertaining to sessions, presenters and activities. All
attendees, speakers and primary exhibitor representatives
receive a Program at registration. Format: 8” x 10.75” black
and white, off-set press. Art must be camera-ready either in
hard-copy laser print, or electronically in “tif” format at 600
dpi resolution or higher.

Full page 7” x 9 3/4” $600
Half page 7” (w) x 4 3/4”(h) $400
Quarter page (V) 3 1/2” (w) x 4 1/2” (h) $250

Deadline for submitting an advertising order is May 8,
2010. Artwork for advertising is due by May 22, 2010.

Increase your savings with one of AHEAD’s great marketing package deals
see the next page for details!

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Increase your savings with one of AHEAD’s great marketing package deals!


Package #1

  • 1 booth space (10’ x 10’)
  • 1/2 page ad in the Conference Program Book
  • 1 brochure for literature distribution

Regular for-profit cost $1,825
Package for-profit cost $1,450 (non-member); $1,150 (AHEAD member)
Regular non-profit cost $1,525
Package non-profit cost $1,100 (non-member); $875 (AHEAD member)

Package #2

  • 2 booth spaces (8’x 20’)
  • 1/2 page ad in the Conference Program
  • 2 brochures for literature distribution

Regular for-profit cost $3,025
Package for-profit cost $2,420 (non-member); $1,900 (AHEAD member)
Regular non-profit cost $2,225
Package non-profit cost $1,750 (non-member); $1,400 (AHEAD member)

Package #3

  • 1/2 page ad in the Conference Program
  • one brochure for literature distribution

Regular cost $725
Package cost $575 (non-member); $450 (AHEAD member)

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Magnify Your Visibility & Prestige.

an AHEAD 2010 Event!

As a named sponsor, you’ll receive prominent recognition in the Conference
Program Book, complimentary ½ page advertising upgrade, and your organization’s
name and logo will appear on all signage during the event you choose to sponsor.
AHEAD welcomes partial and/or joint sponsorship for any of these events.

Coffee Breaks $ 750 each (5 available)

Plenary Speaker $ 2,000 (3 available)

New Members and Attendees Breakfast $ 2,500 (2 available)

President’s Reception $ 5,000 (2 available)

Banquet $ 7,500 (2 available)

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Overall Conference Sponsorship

As an overall conference sponsor, your organization will receive:

  • Prominent
    name and logo inclusion on all Conference registration materials, Program
    Book, attendee carrying bags, and general signage throughout the
  • Up to 320 square feet of featured-placement exhibit space
  • Up to three literature
  • Complimentary pre- and post- conference mailing list databases
    of members and attendees
  • One full-page, prime-placed, advertisement in the
    Conference Program Book
  • Complimentary Partner Membership in AHEAD for the
    2010 Membership Year
  • Up to four complimentary conference registrations

This very special sponsorship level of $10,000 is only available to the first
three organizations
to commit. Please contact Exhibits Manager at 704-947-7779 or by e-mail
to to take advantage of this featured opportunity.

In addition to the sponsorship opportunities above, AHEAD welcomes working
with you to create an underwriting package that delivers the visibility and
prestige you need while also supporting the important work of the organization.
Please contact Exhibits Manager directly at 704-947-7779 to take advantage of any
of these featured opportunities, or to discuss your specific ideas.

AHEAD is a 501C-3 organization, your sponsorship may be tax deductible.

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2010 AHEAD and PEPNet Conference

Exhibit Hall Schedule of Events

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

8:00 am – Noon Decorators Move In

Noon – 4:30 pm Exhibitors Move In

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibit Hall Grand Opening hosted with the President’s

Thursday, July 15, 2010

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 am – 11:00 am Continental Breakfast and Poster Session in the Exhibit

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch available in the exhibit hall for attendees

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Extended afternoon refreshments for attendees in the
Exhibit Hall

Friday, July 16, 2010

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 am – 10:15 am Vendor Session Block

10:30 am – 12:15 pm Exhibitors’ Plenary with refreshments for
attendees and Poster Session 2 in the Exhibit Hall

12:15 pm – 3:00 pm Exhibitors move out

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Decorator move out

In addition to the schedule above, exhibitors are welcome
and encouraged to stay for, and participate in, the entirety
of the 2010 AHEAD and PEPNet Conference that
will begin with Preconference Institutes on Monday, July
12 and end on Saturday, July 17.

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Hotel Accommodations

The Conference organizers have reserved a discounted block
of standard guest rooms and the Sheraton Denver Hotel.

Room rates for exhibitors are as follows. Reservations can
be made by contacting the hotel directly and requesting the “AHEAD Group Rate.”

Standard Hotel Rooms

Single/Double Occupancy: $189.00 + tax per night

There are additional charges for guest rooms that exceed two

Sheraton Denver Hotel Downtown

1550 Court Place

Denver, Colorado 80202 • United States

Phone: (303) 893-3333


Taking advantage of the marketing opportunities AHEAD 2009 has to
offer is
as easy as 1, 2, 3...

  1. Choose the combination of opportunities best for your organization. Please
    refer to the enclosed AHEAD 2009 Exhibit Hall Floor Plan to select your first
    choice booth options.
  2. Read the contract and complete the application form enlosed with this booklet.
    (Don’t forget to consider becoming a Partner Member of AHEAD for additional
    benefits and savings!)
  3. Submit your application with complete payment information by FAX or mail
    to AHEAD (AHEAD accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) at:

AHEAD 2010 Exhibits
107 Commerce Center Drive
Suite 204
Huntersville, NC 28078

Telephone (v/t): 704-947-7779
Fax: 704-948-7779

Contact Exhibits Manager at 704-947-7779 or by e-mail
to .

A Partial List of Recent AHEAD Exhibitors

Avianco, Inc.
CaptionMic/Mark Hall & Associates
Central Intelligence Agency
College Living Experience
AccuTrack by Engineerica Systems
ADHD Coaches Association
Alternative Communication Services, LLC
American Society for Engineering
Automatic Sync Technologies
Communication Services for the Deaf, Inc
DeWitt & Associates
Disability Access Information & Support
Disaboom, Inc.
DO-IT/University of Washington
Dolphin Computer Access
Edge Foundation
Educational Testing Service
Enabling Devices
Enabling Technologies
Enhanced Vision
Freedom Scientific
Ginger Software
GW Micro
Hands ON, VRS
Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc.
IR Broadcast Captioning
JACARIT Business Solutions
Karash & Associates
knfb Reading Technology
Lift-U/Hogan Manufacturing
LRP Publications
Marcus Engel
Mobility International USA
National Academic Advising Association
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Office of Disability Employment Policy
Patrico, Inc
Plextor, LLC
Quick Caption, Inc
SignOn VRI
Social Security Administration: Work Incentives & Ticket to Work Program
Spectrum Industries
Texthelp Systems, Inc.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
The College Internship Program

We look forward to seeing you on the waterfront in beautiful Denver,
CO in July of 2010!