Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities
February 2021 Conference
Iowa Talented and Gifted Association
Gain valuable exposure for your business or organization and help make ITAG’s Winter 2021 conference a success by becoming a sponsor or exhibitor!
ITAG is rolling out some changes to the annual conference, but what hasn't changed is a chance for sponsors and exhibitors to support gifted education in Iowa by being part of the event!
Conference attendees can choose to attend the February 2021 conference in person or on demand.
In-person attendees will have a typical conference experience with keynote presentations, breakout sessions, networking with others, and visits to the exhibitors at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines. The conference will be a socially distanced and masked event.
On demand only attendees will register for access to the recordings of all sessions that they can watch at their convenience.
All those who register for in person or on demand will have access to recording of the sessions for 90 days. Exhibitors will have the option of submitting a video for the on-demand option.
Exhibit hours- Airport Holiday Inn, 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines
Tuesday, February 9- 8:00AM-4:30PM
Wednesday, February 10- 8:00AM-1:00PM
Exhibit set up
Monday, February 8. The exhibit area will be open for set up beginning at noon. ITAG will have a representative on site from 3:00-5:00PM to assist however possible.
- $410.00 for commercial exhibitors
- $310.00 for nonprofit exhibitors
- $210.00 for personal consultant exhibitors
Booth registration closes on January 15, 2021, or sooner if all booth space is reserved by then. Registration fees will not be refunded after January 29, 2021. Exhibitors are responsible for setting up, attending the booth, and removing all materials. Insurance is the responsibility of the exhibitor. All exhibit materials must be removed by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
The exhibit booths will line the hallway of the Iowa Foyer and the Ballroom Foyer to give you the greatest exposure to attendees.
Each booth is a 6-foot deep x 10-foot long space with one skirted 8-foot table, two chairs, one wastebasket and one standard sign. Exhibitors are welcome to bring additional display structures and can request that no table be in the booth. However, all exhibit materials are limited to the assigned booth space.
Electricity and Internet access are provided to each booth at no additional cost. Booth registration includes two representatives per booth. Up to one additional representative can register separately by purchasing an Additional Representative Ticket for $80.00. Booth representatives are provided with breakfast and lunch on both days of the conference. Meals not provided for at the conference are on your own.
ITAG will be reserving one of the breakout rooms for exhibitors who would like to have a locked space for their booth overnight. The limited number of booths in the breakout room will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You will indicate your preference for an overnight locked space on the registration form. The breakout room we will use is the Des Moines Room, which has a wall that opens onto the main conference center hallway.
All attendees and exhibitors are expected to comply with masking and social distancing recommendations.
The Airport Holiday Inn has a block of rooms reserved for the ITAG conference. The deadline for making reservations at the conference rate is January 25, 2021. Call the hotel directly at 515-287-2400 to make reservations at the conference rate of $102 + taxes per night.
Exhibitors as breaout session presenters
From time to time, exhibitors are interested in submitting a content-based breakout session proposal for the conference. Exhibitors who wish to submit a proposal can do so by the November 20 submission deadline at this link. Exhibitors also will have the opportunity to submit a video to include for 90 days in the on-demand conference video library. Video details will be shared separately.
February 2021 special sponsorship opportunity: Sponsor a Preservice Student
Robust gifted education in Iowa depends on each successive generation of educators learning about the educational approaches for and learning needs of gifted and talented students. In past years, ITAG has welcomed preservice educators to the annual conference to get a foothold in gifted education from the experts. Many preservice educators will not be able to travel to the February conference, so we want to bring the on demand video experience to them. For $35.00, you can Sponsor a Student and give a preservice educator access to the conference video library. Your logo, company name, or name will be listed on the ITAG website. Thank you for your consideration of future gifted and talented educators.
2021 Sponsorship Levels
- Logo/Company Name listed on heading for conference mobile app and linked to company website
- Logo/Company Name listed on all emails to attendees from time of sponsor agreement
- Logo/Company Name prominently featured on main conference webpage linked to company's website and/or contact email
- Logo/Company Name listed on meeting app Platinum Sponsor List with link to company website
- Thank you on ITAG’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) Verbal thank you at the opening
- Logo/Company Name prominently featured on main ITAG conference webpage linked to company's website and/or contact email
- Logo/Company Name listed on meeting app Gold Sponsor List and linked to company website
- Thank you on ITAG’s social media
- Verbal thank you at the opening and annual meeting
- Logo/Company Name listed on meeting app Silver Sponsor List with link to website
- Thank you on ITAG’s social media
- Logo/Company Name listed on meeting app Bronze Sponsor List with link to website
- Thank you on ITAG’s social media
- Logo/Company Name listed on meeting app Starter Sponsor List with link to website
All sponsorship levels will be listed on the ITAG website and Exhibitor webpage with a link to the company's webpage and/or contact email.
Upon purchase, exhibitor assumes the entire responsibility and expressly agrees that the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association and its agents or employees shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, liability, or expenses arising out of injury to the exhibitor or its employees or agents; or damage to or theft of the exhibitor’s displays, equipment, and other property in connection with this meeting. The exhibitor further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association against any losses, damages, liabilities, or expenses insofar as such losses, damages, liabilities or expenses directly or indirectly arise out of or are based upon the negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct of exhibitor or its employees or agents.