Where is the actual conference located?
The Career Fair and many of the events and workshops will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802
A few other events will take place at the Hilton Anaheim and the Anaheim Marriott (see hotel information below)
When is the Career and Graduate School Exposition held?
Saturday October 29, 2011 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
What are the hours for the Career Fair Set up/Tear Down?
All exhibits must be completely set by 2:00 PM on Friday, October 28, 2011
Freeman will begin returning empty containers once aisle carpet is removed.
Who should I contact regarding exhibit space, interview booths, sponsorship opportunities, or hosting workshops?
What is the cost to exhibit at the Career Fair for a corporate representative and what are the booth dimensions?
You have several options:
What is the cost for additional registrations?
Each sponsorship package comes with a pre-determined number of full registration fees included. There are two types of registrations, each of which can be purchased in addition to your sponsorship package.
1) Additional Full Conference Registration (Non-IPC) are $350 each – includes entrance to all open networking events and workshops
2) Additional Career Fair Only Badges are $50 each – includes access to the Career Fair and Interview Booths only
3) Additional Interview Badge Only are $20 each – includes access to the Interview Booths only
How can I order carpet, electricity, internet, etc. for my Career Expo Booth?
The Exhibitor’s Kit contains information on shipping labels, and has order forms for carpet, electricity, internet, etc. The Exhibitor Kit will be available August 2011.
When will Non-IPC booths be assigned?
Non-IPC Booths will be selected via a telecom/webcast at a date to be determined in late July 2011. Details will be provided to exhibitors during the middle of July.
After the July 2011 Initial Booth Selection, booths will be assigned via an ongoing process.
What are the Conference Hotels?
Anaheim Marriott Hotel – Headquarters Hotel for Students
Hilton Anaheim Hotel – Preferred Hotel for Corporate
SHPE Conference 7-Day Cancellation Policy
The hotel properties will secure an advance deposit of one night’s room and tax from each attendee reservation. The attendee will be able to cancel the hotel reservation prior to seven (7) days before the arrival date. If the attendee cancels the reservation on or after seven (7) days before the arrival date, the one night’s room and tax deposit will become non-refundable.
SHPE Conference Sub-Groups of 10 or More Reservations Policy
The hotel properties will secure 100% advance payment for person(s)/groups requesting 10 or more hotel reservations for attendees. The hotel will contract with each person(s)/groups with 10 or more reservations and will work directly with that individual to obtain the 100% advance deposit of all hotel rooms. The deposit will be secured at the time the reservation is made. If the contact requesting the 10 or more rooms is unable to provide the 100% advance deposit at the time of making the reservation, the hotel will not honor the request for 10 or more rooms.
Sub-Group Contact ONLY - Hilton Anaheim
Michelle Coulter, Group Reservations Coordinator
Sub-Group Contact ONLY - Anaheim Marriott
What is the process to submit a proposal to host a Workshop or Info Session?
To submit a proposal to host a workshop or info session, please fill out the online Workshop Proposal Form (found at the following link: http://conference.shpe.org/shpe2011/sponsorship-exhibitors/workshop-abstract). There is no cost to host a workshop, however you must be a current SHPE Conference Sponsor, and it’s a competitive process. Workshop Proposal Forms are due on May 20, 2011, however will be accepted on a case by case basis after the deadline. Submission of a Proposal Form does not guarantee a workshop space, and will be reviewed for approval for by the SHPE Programs Committee.
Can I host a Tour?
What is included in an interview booth and can I purchase more than one?
The interview booth is a 10’x10’ booth set up in a different part of the convention center where your personnel can interview candidates for jobs, internships, scholarships, etc. Some Exhibitor/Sponsorship levels include advanced access to our Online Database prior to the conference. This allows you to pre-select and pre-screen applicants - enabling you to set up interviews in advance. However, you are certainly able to also do on-the-spot interviews at your discretion. You are welcome to purchase as many interview booths as you need ($1,000 each - although some sponsorship levels include one interview booth).
What is the target audience at your conference?
The SHPE Conference hosts undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, and a concurrent pre-college symposia program and teacher program.
What was the approximate number of attendees at your last convention and expected amount of attendees for next year?
We had over 3,800 attendees at the SHPE Conference in 2010 in Cincinnati, OH, which included students and professionals. We are anticipating over 6,000 attendees at the SHPE Conference 2011 in Anaheim, CA.
What opportunities are available for my company to gain extra recognition at your conference?
When is the registration deadline?
The official registration deadline is September 15, 2011, which is when all payments must be received in order to have your company's information included in conference printed materials. However, space is limited – reserve your space early!
What are the costs for purchasing extra event tickets?
Tickets to the STAR Awards on Saturday, October 29, 2011 are $100 each for this black tie affair. Tickets to the Salute to Corporate America Luncheon are $50 each. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time using the Commitment Form, or on-site at the conference registration area.
Where can I find information about the STAR Awards?
SHPE recognizes individuals and corporations for technical achievement and excellence with the annual SHPE Technical Achievement Recognition (STAR) awards, given at the conference’s Gala. Please visit the following link to find the nomination form and criteria for the STAR Awards: http://conference.shpe.org/shpe2011/awards-show-prof. Nominations are due on July 1, 2011.
Where can I find a tentative floor plan, agenda, transportation information, and other information related to the conference?
For additional conference information, please visit the conference website at http://conference.shpe.org/shpe2011. Information will be updated on a weekly basis.
What are upcoming SHPE Conference Dates and Locations?
2012: November 14 – 18, 2012, Fort Worth, TX
2013: October 30 – November 3, 2013, Indianapolis, IN
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