Exhibitor Information WSTA 2017
Thank you! For being a supporter of:
Washington Science Teachers Association
Fall 2017 Annual Meeting
3-D Learning in the Tri-Cities!
October 20 to 22, 2017
Chiawana High School, Pasco WA
Themes and strands:
Mr. Chris Reykdahl, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Science Education in Washington State
Dr. Phillip Bell, University of Washington
Equitable 3D Science Instruction for All Students
WSTA 2017 Annual Conference
3-DimensionalLearning inthe Tri-Cities
The Washington Science Teachers’ Association (WSTA) invites you to join us as an exhibitor at our annual conference, October 20 to 22, 2017. We will be at Chiawana High School in Pasco, A wonderful new school building outstanding for personal contact with all the attendees.
In the heart of Washington State's Science, Engineering and Technology hub , it is an ideal location for Washington Science Teachers to gather and gain insight into Science education.
In addition the conference gives teachers opportunities to explore the new Next Generation Science Standards, science instructional materials and engage in dialogue with science professionals through workshops and exhibits.
The State of Washington continues to move forward with STEM and NGSS teaching, and our keynote speaker is the new Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal to speak on education in our state.
We expect another great turnout of science and STEM teachers in all subjects and grade levels and we hope you can join us!
Give a Presentation
In addition to being an exhibitor; consider being a presenter at the conference. We are looking for presentations coordinated with the conference theme, “3-D Learning in the Tri-Cities." This is a chance for any grade level, any subject to be presented.
Presentations need to address the Next Generation Science Standards adopted by Washington State. They should also fall into one of our strands for the conference. Presentations that are hands-on/minds-on are encouraged. Please remember that the presentation in educational for our attendees and not a time to sell product. Below is the link for the call for proposals.
After September15th, 2017 we can still accept exhibitors on a first come first served basis, and not guaranteed, and for an additional 25% fee BUT we would still love to have you.
Your Role as Exhibitor
Those involved in education, teaching professionals and those providing material support, share common interests. One of these interests is sharing new products, techniques, and innovative ideas to enhance the educational process.
Attendees to the conference enthusiastically visit the Exhibits Area to consider new products and ideas demonstrated by WSTA exhibitors. To insure a high flow of traffic by your booth will be in a large room open to the entrance foyer. This room will be the central gathering place for the conference.
We will also have a reception Saturday afternoon in this hall. This has been well attended and has been a positive experience for attendees and the exhibitors.
We are anticipating between 300 to 500 Teachers of Science at the 2017 WSTA Conference. These will include teachers, local and state administrators, department chairs, university science methods professors, pre-service teachers, and informal science educators. Classroom teachers specializing in all grade levels, from kindergarten through university age, are represented.
The conference will be held at Chiawana High School on Argent Road in Pasco, just off the Road 68 exit on I-182. The exhibits will be in the cafeteria of the building, which is a very large,open airy place, that will be the main entry way for the conference. in the main hall of the convention center.
We have rooms booked at the Pasco Red Lion, just a few minutes from the School, that will be our headquarters hotel for the board. We also have rooms booked at the Pasco Holiday Inn Express.
Call 1-800-REDLION and ask for WSTA October 19 to 22!
The conference will be held at Chiawana High School, 8125 Argent Road off of Road 68 in Pasco.
Setup will be Friday late afternoon and evening. Refreshments will be provided.
The exhibits will be open from 7:30 to 6 pm on Saturday, with a reception from 4:30 to 6 for all attendees.
Information about the pipe and drape vendor will be emailed to you. You may order extra furniture and booth signs through them. Booths will be 8’ x 10’. Two chairs, one table, and draping will be provided. There are only 60 booths available this year, so please sign up early.
Final booth assignments will be made in late September. Spaces will be held on a first come basis.
Booth registration is for one person per booth and normal services. (e.g. Pipe and drape, lunch and one table and two chairs per booth). Additional services and costs provided upon request.
For more information on Premier Booth locations or questions regarding exhibitors contact:
Nancy Ridenour (Exhibit Hall Chairperson)
All other conference questions John McNamara
McNamara@wsu.edu 509 592 0099
DATES AND DEADLINES
Exhibit Hall hours- Friday October 20: Set up for Vendors from 3:30 to 8 pm
Saturday open from 7:30 am to 6 pm, with a 4:30 to 6 pm reception, food and no-host bar and prizes.
Vendor open from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday, vendors close at 5 pm.
Tear down for exhibitors at 6 pm.
No Exhibit hall on Sunday
Exhibitor reservations due Sept. 15th. Payment is due at the time of online registration. Online registration is the only method to be used. After Sept 15th vendors can still register but for 25 % more.
EXHIBITOR RESERVATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE CANNOT be guaranteed inclusion in the conference program and will be charged a 25% service charge.