Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank you for your interest in sponsor and exhibitor opportunities for the 2017 CRLA Annual Conference. You can learn more about the opportunities available in our 2017 Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus.

The CRLA Annual Conference is the perfect place to meet hundreds of higher education professionals in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring. Our conference attendees are looking for products and services that will help them serve their students, and we provide ample opportunities to network with them at the conference including an Exhibitor's reception, Exhibitor's Breakfast and breaks in the Exhibit Hall.

Local Vendor Opportunities

For our 50th Annual Conference, we are inviting vendors from the Pittsburgh area to join us in our exhibit area in the Westin on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 10:00 am to 2 pm. We are seeking local vendors and artists with unique products that will give our attendees an opportunity to bring a piece of Pittsburgh home with them to display, use, or wear. We will supply a 6 foot table and two chairs, and displays must be table top only.

The cost of a booth is $50, and we ask that you donate one item to our annual raffle to raise funds for scholarships to attend the conference and other professional development opportunities.

Please fill out the Vendor Registration Form to register.

Conference Sponsorships

Sponsorship provides an outstanding opportunity for your company to increase its exposure among conference participants and show your commitment to CRLA! We want to put our members in touch with publishers and providers of useful services and products to help them meet the needs of their students.

  • Increase your visibility among CRLA conference attendees
  • Create a distinction between your company and other vendors
  • Display your company's commitment to CRLA
  • Demonstrate your importance to professionals in the industry

  • Sponsorships Available

    Gold Level $2,500
    Silver Level $1,850
    Named Sponsorship Opportunities: Lanyards or Registration Bags $1,500

    Sponsor benefits include:

  • Recognition as a sponsor of a conference event (i.e. Welcome Reception, Lunch with a Mentor)
  • An exhibit booth (size and location varies by sponsor type)
  • Listing as a sponsor in the conference mobile app
  • An ad in the printed program guide (size varies by sponsor type)
  • Promotional materials in the conference bag
  • List of attendees
  • Sponsored broadcast email sent by CRLA to attendees
  • Conference registration for staff members (number varies by sponsor type)
  • Opportunity to submit a proposal for a one-hour presentation during the conference to demonstrate products and services
  • Exhibit Booths

    All exhibit booths will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • All commitments include recognition at the General Session of the CRLA Membership on Saturday morning.
    • One (1) complimentary conference registration for a representative of the exhibiting company (pre-conference institutes excluded).
    • Additional Exhibitor name badges can be purchased at the price of $100 each.
    • The dimensions of a single exhibit booth space will be 8’ x 8’ and include:
      • 8’-high back wall and 3’-high divider rail (draping in show colors)
      • One (1) company sign
      • Skirted 8’ table
      • Two (2) chairs
      • Wastebasket

    Exhibit Booth Options

    Premier Inside Booth $800

    • One (1) 8’ x 8’ booth in what is assumed to be a higher traffic area of the exhibit hall

    Premier inside booths will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis following assignment of Gold and Silver Level Sponsor booths.

    Single Inside Booth - $625

    • One (1) 8’ x 8’ booth

    Inside booths will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis following assignment of Gold and Silver Level Sponsor booths.

    Double Inside Booth $1,050

    • Two (2) side by side 8’ x 8’ booths (Not an end cap space.)

    Double inside booths will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis following assignment of Gold and Silver Level Sponsor booths.

    Payment Info

    Please email or mail the Sponsor / Exhibitor contract form and return it to:

    Becky Schlevensky
    7044 S. 13th Street
    Oak Creek, WI 53154
    Or fax to: 414-768-8001

    Any questions, please contact Becky Schlevensky at
    414-908-4961 Ext 111

    Cancellation Policies

    Cancel your booth
    • Before September 1, 2017 and receive 75% refund.
    • Between September 1-October 20, 2017 and receive 50% refund.
    • No refund will be issued if you cancel your booth after October 20, 2017.
    Cancel your program guide ad:
    • Before September 1, 2017 and receive 50% refund
    • After September 1, 2017 no refund will be issued
    Cancel your bag insertion order:
    • Before July 24, 2017 and receive 75% refund
    • Between July 24-September 5, 2017 and receive 50% refund
    • After September 5, 2017 no refund will be issued


    Thursday, November 2
    Set-Up 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Exhibit Hall Open 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Exhibitors' Reception 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Author Signings 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Exhibitor Prize Drawings 6:45 PM – 7:00 PM

    Friday, November 3
    Exhibit Hall Open 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Exhibitors’ Continental Breakfast 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
    Opening Session with Breakfast and Keynote Address 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    Exhibit Hall Closes 2:00 PM
    Tear-Down and Move Out 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM