August 10, 2022

TO: Exhibitors/Sponsors
FROM: Stephanie Schepens, Conference Chair

On behalf of the Mississippi Literacy Association, I want to invite you to participate in our annual conference as a sponsor or an exhibitor. This will be a great time for you to visit with administrators and teachers, as they are determining how to enhance instruction in their classrooms.

As always, we are trying to improve our conference from year to year. This year we are excited to be using the Whova Event Management App.  This app will give you the option to set up a vendor profile, while also being able to interact with all the participants before and after the conference.

Conference attendees will be provided an additional incentive for visiting the Exhibit Area this year. To be eligible for the cash door prize, they must have scan in at each exhibit booth.  Additionally, participants will vote on the best booth in the exhibitor’s hall.  Our theme this year is:

“Literacy is my Superpower”

As in the past, we will be accepting sponsors and exhibitors on a first-come, first-served basis. On Wednesday, December 7th beginning at 9:00 a.m., we will have Exhibitor Set-Up. The Exhibit Area will open that day at 12:00 p.m.

We invite you to promote your company by sponsoring an event at our 2022 MLA Conference.  We would love for your company to participant.  Please let complete the form below if you are interested in sponsoring events or simply would like to have an exhibit booth.

Hotel Reservations
Online and phone reservations will be accepted until Oct 30, 2022. To view the reservation website, visit https://book.passkey.com/event/50342044/owner/22426/home

For additional exhibit and vendor information, contact Stephanie Schepens (SSchepens@harrison.k12.ms.us).

Sincerely,

Stephanie Schepens
Conference Chair
13165 N Cypress Dr
Gulfport, MS 39503
(228)365-0204

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

PLATINUM LEVEL

  • 1 Exhibit Booth
  • Advertisement in the digital conference booklet.
  • Digital display around the conference area during the conference.
  • Sponsors logo listed on Name Badges
  • Sponsor profile on Whova App
  • Receive Contact information to all registered participants
  • Vendor Boot located in main lobby*
  • Sponsor Lunch or Breakfast*
  • 30-minute presentation in either the opening lunch or breakfast.*

GOLD LEVEL

  • 1 Exhibit Booth
  • Advertisement in the digital conference booklet.
  • Sponsors logo listed on Name Badges
  • Sponsor profile on Whova App
  • Receive Contact information to all registered participants
  • 15-minute presentation in either the opening lunch or breakfast.*

SILVER LEVEL

  • 1 Exhibit Booth
  • Advertisement in the digital conference booklet.
  • Sponsors logo listed on Name Badges
  • Sponsor profile on Whova App
  • Receive contact information to all registered participants

Bronze Level

  • 1 Exhibit Booth
  • Advertisement in the digital conference booklet.
  • Sponsor profile on Whova App
  • Receive contact information to all registered participants

EXHIBIT BOOTH ONLY

This sponsor level only includes the exhibit booth.

* Presentations for the opening session, lunch, or brunch/closing session will be scheduled at the MS Literacy Association: Winter Literacy Conference coordinator’s discretion to ensure an even distribution of presentations for both events.  

EXHIBIT HALL SCHEDULE

EVENT

Booth Setup
“Sneak Peek” of Exhibits
Chat and Chew Reception
Exhibit Hall Open

Opening Session

Exhibit Hall Open

Brunch / Closing Session

DATE

Wednesday, December 7
Wednesday, December 7
Wednesday, December 7
Thursday, December 8
Thursday, December 8
Friday, December 9
Friday, December 9

TIME

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

EXHIBIT ROOM BOOTH OPTIONS