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ISTA Conference 2017 - Exhibitor Registration

  • 27 Oct 2017
  • 28 Oct 2017
  • Northern Illinois University Holmes Student Center


  • • One full page B&W ad in CONFERENCE PROGRAM & 2X full page color ads in SPECTRUM
    • 10’ x 30’ Exhibit at the conference with 4 registrations each including Friday lunch & 2 cont breakfasts
    • Recognition during Friday luncheon
    • Insert in conference registration packet
  • • One full page B&W ad in CONFERENCE PROGRAM
    • One 10’ x 20’ exhibit at the conference with 4 registrations each including Friday lunch & 2 cont. breakfasts
    • Recognition during Friday luncheon
    • Insert in conference registration packet
  • • Half-page B&W ad in CONFERENCE PROGRAM
    • One 10 x 10’ Exhibit at the conference with 4 registrations each including Friday lunch & 2 cont. breakfasts
    • Recognition during Friday luncheon.
    • Insert in conference registration packet
  • 1/2 page advertisement
  • Space with table but now draping - one registration
  • (includes SPONSOR benefits)
  • (includes SPONSOR benefits)
  • (Includes FRIEND benefits)
  • Recognition at Friday Luncheon
  • Cookies and refreshments will be served.
    Recognition at Friday Luncheon
  • Room sponsorship - for a science discipline or as a tribute or memorial to science educators.

Registration is closed


October 27-28, 2017

Northern Illinois University

Holmes Student Center 

The Illinois Science Teachers Association 

proudly announces our 50th Anniversary Conference.

We invite science and general education vendors and supporters to work with us to construct innovative professional development and related marketing opportunities aimed at excellence in teaching and learning. 

Exhibit setup is scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2017.  Set-up early Friday prior to 8 am also possible.

All Commercial and Most Non-Commercial Exhibit fees include: 

  • 2 representative registrations including Friday luncheon & two breakfasts - non-profit $100 rate only one registration
  • An ISTA non-voting membership. 

For each 10’ booth we include:
  • 1-8’ table
  • 2 chairs
  • wi-fi
  • waste basket
  • signage
  • basic electric
  • Free parking if staying at the conference hotel

The first representative's registration is included within exhibitor registration. Please register up to one (1) additional guest (guest 1) for FREE for commercial and non-commercial exhibitors, three (3) additional guests for FREE for SPONSOR, PATRON, and FRIEND of Science Education sponsorship within the same exhibitor registration. 

Additional representatives or attendees over the allowed amount may register through the participant/attendee registration at the posted rates at the time of registration- early registration anticipated to be $150 per person.

All exhibitors and supporters are asked to provide raffle items.  Donors who provide materials or services with a retail value of $200 or more will be provided a 30 second announcement or commercial during the Friday afternoon raffle. 
Raffle donors are recognized in the conference packet:
deadline September 23, 2016.

Supplemental Furnishings & Services

Exhibits are in the main ballroom. There is free parking for hotel registration (all free Saturday) and WIFI across the street. Other needed materials will be provided either through the convention center or an outside vendor.  You will receive their services kits after we receive your online registration and payment.  

Additional ISTA services

Following receipt of your online registration and payment, ISTA will provide an exhibit preferences request, hotel information, exhibit setup information, etc.  We request names of your representatives within the online registration for name tags, which must be worn to enter the conference.  Communication will be with your company contact person from above.   

All registrations must be paid by the last week in September or your space will be assigned to another vendor. Cancellations after October 1st may result in a cancellation fee of one-half the registration fee.

ISTA is a non-profit, educational 501C-3 organization, FEIN# 51-0204015.

Address ALL Conference Exhibit Questions to:

Harry Hendrickson, 218 Cumberland Drive, Rochester, IL 62563 

Phone 217-498-8411, cell 217-341-5037



 ISTA Conference Grant Opportunity

 This fund will provide support to attend the 2018 ISTA Annual Conference (October 19-20)   to teachers in need.

 The following must be fulfilled by September 15, 2018 at 11:59pm:

 - A letter of interest from the applying teacher detailing why conference attendance wouldn't     be possible without this grant (300 words),

 - A statement from the applying teacher explaining how they have worked to improve their   classroom instruction through NGSS implementation (showing examples is a plus) (300   words), and 

 - a letter from your administrator explaining the need for substitute teacher   reimbursement     and their support of the applying teacher to attend the conference.

 Please send all of the above in a single document (MS Word or PDF formats   recommended) to Dr. Bridina Lemmer at  Late   applications will not be accepted.  Funds in the amount of $250 (conference registration   and substitute teacher stipend) will be distributed as reimbursement to the applicant's   school district after they have attended the conference on October 19th and/or October   20th.  

Ronald and Charleen Crean raised two sons, both of whom are teachers.  They were 

always dedicated to the education of young people and found it important to support 

teachers everywhere.  This fund will be used to support science teachers via attendance 

at the annual ISTA Conference.  This aligns with the ISTA mission to provide professional 

support to Illinois teachers so they may provide excellence in science education to Illinois 

students state-wide. 

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