2019 Expo

2019 Exhibit Booth Registration & Information

The 2019 NMEA Conference/Clinic and Expo is Thursday through Saturday, November 21-23.  NMEA’s Conference headquarters and Exhibits will once again be in the Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln.

2019 Hotel Information

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Our Conference will generate the interest and attendance of over 750 high school students who participate in the All-State Band, Chorus, Orchestra, or Jazz Band.  Over the past several years, our attendance numbers have been very consistent with over 2,300 participants annually! NMEA remains proud that approximately 80% of Nebraska’s music educators are registered for our annual conference!

NMEA’s Conference/Clinic includes a wide variety of activities.  Among those are in-service workshops, clinic groups, concerts, meetings, and – of course – exhibits.  The exhibit venue provides NMEA members various resource information including materials, equipment, instruments, student travel, and fundraising ideas. NMEA Expo exhibits give our music educators the opportunity within the school year to view YOUR information.

It is important to know that exhibit set-up will start no later than 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 21- with all exhibits “in place & ready to go” by 2:45 p.m.  TENTATIVE exhibit venue hours are as follows: Thursday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. - Noon and from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (exhibits are closed over the lunch hour to give our exhibitors a chance to relax and recharge...lunch is "on your own") and Saturday morning from 9 a.m. - noon. Exhibit tear-down will occur Saturday, from noon - 2:00 p.m.

The first 8-ft x 8-ft booth ($350) includes one (1) 6-ft x 3-ft skirted table, two (2) chairs, backdrop, dividers, and two generic name badges. There is a required $100 assurance deposit, which will be returned after Conference if all exhibit hours have been observed.  Late set-up and/or early disassembly will result in the forfeiture of the $100 assurance deposit.  Inclement weather and/or emergency situations may dictate an exemption to the NMEA policy.  Additional booths (8'x8') are $300 each.  Electricity is $80 and extra tables are $80 each. 

Each organization/company must have its own booth (or booths).  Booths may NOT be shared between companies. Exhibitors will be limited to two booth workers for the first booth and one for each additional booth.  Generic name tags will be assigned accordingly.  These name tags must be worn in the booth and are not replaceable.  Exhibitor name tags do not allow entry into Conference sessions or All-State Ensemble rehearsals.  (Please register separately if you wish to attend sessions/rehearsals.)

REFUND POLICY:  Upon written request, full refund up to September 1; 50% refund up to October 24; no refund after October 24.

NMEA has the right to use the image of exhibitors and conference attendees for professional purposes such as, but not limited to, website, publications, promotions, broadcasts, advertisements and posters. No compensation will be given to any individual for the use of his/her image.

SHIPPING/FREIGHT:  AAA Rents is the official 2019 shipping/freight company.  Click here to download a copy of the drayage form.

 

10/21/2019 - The 2019 Expo Hall is sold out!  Save the dates for 2020 - November 19-21!