August 24, 2021

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 in the past, we will be accepting sponsors and exhibitors on a first-come, first-served basis. On Wednesday, December 1st beginning at 10:00 a.m., we will have Exhibitor Set-Up. The Exhibit Area will open that day at 3:00 p.m., and our vendor reception with beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be at 7:00 p.m.

Conference attendees will be provided an additional incentive for visiting the Exhibit Area this year. In order to be eligible for the cash door prize, they must have acquired a stamp or signature from each of the exhibitors in attendance. So, if you would like to promote your company with a sticker or stamp, please bring it with you. Additionally, participants will vote on the best booth in the exhibitor’s hall. Our theme this year is “Literacy is a Gift for All”.

Hotel Reservations
Online and phone reservations will be accepted until Oct 30, 2021. To view the reservation website, visit https://book.passkey.com/e/50203432

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.
  • Picture of booth on all MLA social media accounts to be posted during the conference as vendor advertisement.
  • 30-minute presentation in either the opening session, lunch, or brunch/closing session.*

GOLD LEVEL

  • 1 Exhibit Booth
  • Advertisement in the digital conference booklet.
  • Picture of booth on all MLA social media accounts to be posted during the conference as vendor advertisement.
  • 15-minute presentation in either the opening session, lunch, or brunch/closing session.*

SILVER LEVEL

  • 1 Exhibit Booth
  • Advertisement in the digital conference booklet.
  • Picture of booth on all MLA social media accounts to be posted during the conference as vendor advertisement.
  • 5-minute presentation in either the opening session, lunch, or brunch/closing session.*

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
Exhibitor Reception
Exhibit Hall Open

Opening Session

Exhibit Hall Open

Brunch / Closing Session

DATE

Wednesday, December 1
Wednesday, December 1
Wednesday, December 1
Thursday, December 2
Thursday, December 2
Friday, December 3
Friday, December 3

TIME

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
8:00 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