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                                                                      PUBLISHERS AND EXHIBITORS                                                

Greetings from ITBE!  We are excited about our upcoming 2020 Annual Convention on February 28-29, 2019 at the Sheraton Lisle-Naperville, 3000 Warrenville Rd, Lisle, IL 60532. Their phone number is 630-505-1000. The Convention theme is “Looking Back to Leap Forward” as we look back on the best practices of the past and showcase new innovations for the future.
It is also our pleasure to continue our partnership with you - our friends and colleagues in the publishing industry, higher education, and other agencies who serve our English language learners and TESOL professionals in IL.  We cordially invite you to exhibit your products and services in our Exhibit Hall both on Friday and Saturday of the convention.
This link is only for Exhibit Hall participants. There is a separate registration link for those attendees who present and attend our academic sessions. If you or a colleague want to attend the academic sessions, you will need to register and pay separately through the main Convention page. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           EXHIBITORS REGISTRATION                                EXHIBITORS REGISTRATION RATES


The Dates and Rates webpage on the publishers’ link contains additional information on:

  • Exhibit rates for each event
  • Exhibit and copy deadlines
  • Costs for advertising
  • Fee for demonstration rooms slots on the program for commercial presentations (Demonstration rooms may be used for sales presentations, authors’ meetings, etc.  They are very popular and always sell out). There are 40 display tables and 12 demo sessions available.)
All Exhibit Hall vendors DO NOT have to submit a proposal. However, if you purchase a demo session, you will need to upload a short 50-word abstract of your presentation when you place your order so that we can include that in the convention program. The deadline to submit advertising copy and demonstration session abstracts for inclusion in the convention program is January 7, 2020

You will be able to select the event, number of tables, and/or demonstration rooms as well as advertising space.  Payment options include credit card (through PayPal) or check. We do no longer accept checks.  You may order all the exhibit space you need at one time, or complete multiple orders as needed. I will follow up with you to confirm receipt or if we need additional information from you.
The deadline to purchase display tables in the Exhibit Hall is February 16, 2020
Requests for A/V equipment and electricity at the exhibit hall will need to be submitted directly to the hotel. ITBE does not handle exhibitors’ AV set up. Their contact person is
   Tyler M. Bowers                                    
   Director of Event Technology
   AVP @ Sheraton Lisle Naperville
   3000 Warrenville Rd.
   Lisle, IL 60532 USA
   Main - Cell #: (815) 994 0379
   Office #: (630) 577 6052
Each year we invite a publisher or vendor to host an informal meet and greet reception on the Friday night of the convention, usually lasting an hour. This is another chance for participants to mingle among their peers and also meet your representatives and hear about your organization. You may also sell featured products at the Friday event. The host organization is responsible for making catering arrangements directly with Latoya Shamoon, the catering manager at the Sheraton. She will be able to offer menu ideas for an informal reception at the hotel’s grand ballroom.  Let me know if your organization is interested in hosting a reception at the 2020 convention, and I will connect you with Latoya.

We appreciate your continued support of ITBE and the TESOL professionals in our state.  Your participation in our events shows your customers that you support them, their profession and their professional association.  Any monetary, product or service contributions from exhibitors and advertisers will be publicly acknowledged in the convention program, on the hotel's electronic signage, and in our session announcements. 
If you are interested in any of the above marketing opportunities, please contact me at or at 630-947-6657 (mobile). I look forward to hearing from and working with you.


Marie Friesema
President and
Director of Exhibits and Advertising
Illinois TESOL/BE