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Joint ISTA/ICTM Conference 2019 - Exhibitor Registration

  • 18 Oct 2019
  • 19 Oct 2019
  • Peoria Civic 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 2 lunches & 2 cont breakfasts
    • Sponsor logo on Conference T-shirt
    • 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 2 lunches & 2 cont. breakfasts
    • Sponsor logo on Conference T-shirt
    • 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 2 lunches & 2 cont. breakfasts
    • Sponsor logo on Conference T-shirt
    • Recognition during Friday luncheon.
    • Insert in conference registration packet
  • Space with table but no draping - one registration
  • (includes SPONSOR benefits)
  • (Includes FRIEND benefits)
  • (includes SPONSOR benefits)
  • Recognition at Friday Luncheon
  • Room sponsorship - for a science discipline or as a tribute or memorial to science educators.

Registration is closed

Illinois Science and Math 

Educators Conference

Expanding    Inspiring    Motivating

Sponsored by the Illinois Science Teachers Association 

and the Illinois Association of Teachers of Mathematics

October 18, 2019

Peoria Civic Center 

The two largest associations representing science and math educators across Illinois are again combing resources to organize a dynamic conference to promote quality instruction within and across disciplines.

We invite science, math and general education vendors and supporters to work with us to share innovative professional development, instructional materials and supplies and related opportunities aimed at excellence in teaching designed to Expand Opportunities that Inspire All Students so they become Motivated Learners. 

Exhibit setup is  2:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 17th and 7:00 am - 10:00 am on Friday. 

Exhibits will be open on Friday from 10:30 am until 5:30 pm.

Please Note: At the request of many exhibitors we have decided to only open the exhibit hall on Friday. Traffic was limited on Saturday, so it did not seem to be a good use of your resources.

Commercial and Non-Commercial Exhibit fees include: 

 2 representative registrations including Friday continental breakfast and luncheon

An ISTA non-voting membership

For each 10’ booth we include:  1-6’ table, 2 chairswi-fi, draping, waste basket and  signage

Free parking if staying at the conference hotel

Exhibitor Reception - free food and drink Thursday evening - details to follow

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. Two (2) additional guests may register for FREE for those choosing either the SPONSOR, PATRON, or FRIEND of SCIENCE EDUCATION sponsorships within the same exhibitor registration. 

Any additional guests over the allowed amount will be removed.

Additional representatives or attendees over the allowed amount may register through the participant/attendee registration process.

All exhibitors and supporters are asked to provide raffle items. When requested, 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 in the exhibit hall. 
Raffle donors are recognized in the conference packet. Deadline Oct. 1, 2019.

Supplemental Furnishings & Services

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 using the online registration for name tags, which must be worn to enter the conference.  ISTA communication will be through your company contact person from the exhibitor registration process unless you provide other information.

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


The conference hotel is the Pere Marquette. This 4-star hotel offers direct access to the Conference Center and free parking for all guests. To reserve your room at the special conference rate of $129 follow this link: Book your group rate for IL STEM Conference

Address Conference Exhibit Questions and Questions related to Workshop Proposals to:

Ken Weter  <>

Phone: 309-660-9902

Address Questions related to the Registration Process or Fiscal Arrangements to:

Bob Wolffe  <>

Phone: 309-472-3118


 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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