Welcome to the vendor and sponsor registration site for the 2021 KIAAA Annual Meeting and Conference.
It is with great excitement that we introduce the Kansas Star Conference Center and the Hampton Inn Suites as the new home for the KIAAA Conference. There are many amenities that this venue is able to provide that have not been available to our exhibitors in the past. We will be conducting the expo in the Kansas Star Arena. This gives us space to conduct lunch and exhibits simultaneously, thereby expanding our vendor/member contact time. The Kansas Star is located just twenty minutes south of the Wichita's Eisenhower Airport and directly off the I-35 Interstate, making the site easily accessible whether flying or driving. The Hampton Inn is directly on site, making lodging exceedingly convenient. And there are multiple restaurants and social opportunities in the lounges and casino if one is coming in the night prior.
The vendor exhibit session will be Monday April 12 from 11:30am to 4:30pm. Vendors will be able to set up the Sunday evening prior beginning at 12:30pm or on Monday morning beginning at 8am. Vendors will also be given tickets (2 tickets for a single table/4 tickets for double table). The luncheon is from 11:00am-12pm. Vendors choosing to participate in the door-prize giveaway during the luncheon will be acknowledged during the luncheon. Additional tickets may be purchased for the luncheon and workshop.
The KIAAA conference is very vendor/AD interactive. Along with the items listed above, there are some additional opportunities that we encourage vendors to participate in throughout the conference. On Sunday is the conference golf tournament. Lunch will be served prior (hole sponsors are welcome). Also, there will be a social from 9-11pm Sunday evening. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. We encourage you to consider these additional activities as we feel they are great opportunities for vendors to interact with over 170 ADs in casual and relaxed sittings. Participating vendors are able to share information about the products and/or services associated with their company and they have the opportunity to establish business relationships that result in immediate or future sales. Both the golf tournament and social do require additional tickets per individual so make sure to indicate accordingly as you register. We will be loading the entire conference agenda later in the fall.
If your company wants some additional recognition at the conference, there are event and major program sponsorship available. These are great ways to give your company the naming rights to a particular event and to give your company an opportunity to pitch your products at various general sessions within the conference or throughout our other products and services. Click HERE to view and download our sponsorship packet. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR VENDORS SIGNED UP FOR THE 2020 KIAAA CONFERENCE THAT WAS CANCELLED AS A RESULT OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY:
The 2021 expo in the Kansas Star Arena will provide noticeable upgrades in the vendor experience. However, the use of this facility will necessitate an increase in vendor booth space. We have made a conscientious effort not to raise our vendor booth space for over 8 years, but with this change in venue we will be making an increase for the 2021 show (single booths will go from $350 to $400; double booths will go from $450 to $500). If you purchased a booth for this year's 2020 show that got cancelled, if you will register for next year's conference at this time (allowing us to apply your payment you made this year towards the 2021 booth), we will honor this year's registration cost (thereby saving you $50). If you have signed up for this year but have yet paid, you have until September 1st to to submit the balance, but registration needs to be completed by June 1st to qualify for this discounted rate.
Finally, we encourage attendees, ADs and vendors alike, to contribute to the KIAAA Endowment Fund. The Endowment goes to funding the KIAAA Scholarship Program. Vendors contributing $50 or more will be eligible for a drawing for a free booth during the vendor exhibits for the 2021 KIAAA Conference.
More information about the vendor program and hotel can be found at KIAAA.org on "Conferences" tab. To see the full conference agenda, click HERE (link available later in the fall).