Plan Your Presence

Log in to the Exhibitor Services Center for the most up-to-date information on services and ordering options available throughout the conference cycle.

Below are general time frames for service availability to help in your planning.

Rental Charges and Space Reservations

ACTE charges a flat rate of $1,700 per 10' x 10' space or $17 per square foot.

To reserve space prior to July 2017, submit the Application/Contract with a minimum deposit of $500 per each booth space rental or $5 per square foot.

To reserve space after July 2017, submit the Application/Contract with full payment for booth space rental.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Cancelations occurring before May 15, 2017, will receive full refund.
  • Cancelations occurring between May 15, 2017 and July 15, 2017, the exhibitor forfeits the deposit.
  • Cancelations after July 15, 2017, will receive no refund

What's Included With Your Booth

  • Listing and Logo on VISION website interactive Expo hall
  • Listing in the VISION program app (there is no printed program guide)
  • One complimentary, full-conference registration for each contracted booth (up to four total)
  • Two complimentary booth staff registrations per booth rented (up to a maximum of twelve)
  • Pipe railing, 8' high curtain backwall, and 3' high curtain side dividers
  • 7" x 44" identification sign listing company name and booth number
  • General security guard service
  • Daily aisle maintenance

The price of booth rental does not include storage, placement, shipment, or reshipment of exhibit materials, special lighting, booth furnishings, tables, chairs, electrical supplies, carpet, individual booth cleaning, or any other special service ordered by the exhibitor.

Exposition Rules and Regulations

Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for a detailed description of the rules, regulations, and liabilities governing the 2017 CareerTech Expo.


Exhibitor Service Center

The Exhibitor Service Center or ESC is your one-stop-shop resource to all things regarding the expo. Once you have logged-in you will be able to:

  • View you invoice and pay outstanding balances
  • Register booth staff
  • Update your online company profile (your virtual booth)
  • Download important documents and order forms
  • And Much More!

VISION Program App Listing

Please keep your Exhibitor Directory information current. This information is used for the interactive CareerTech Expo floor plan and the VISION 2017 Program App. Log in to the  Exhibitor Services Center to update your listing.

The VISION website and Program App are the only sources for VISION program and schedule information. We do not publish a printed program guide for this event.


VISION Scholarship and Grants Center

ACTE is offering a member service by providing a centralized location at CareerTech VISION where businesses, organizations, foundations, etc. can highlight their scholarship or grant opportunities available to CTE professionals and students.

Use this space as an extra opportunity to get people to your booth. If you provide scholarship and grant information, your company will receive an additional product category in the searchable vendor list, further increasing your visibility.

Official Decorator and Drayage Contractor

The official general services decorator and drayage contractor for the exposition is Freeman. Freeman will maintain a service desk in the expo hall during installation, exposition hours, and dismantling.

Cost information and forms for all additional services will be included in the Exhibitor Service Kit (see below for more information).

Exhibitor Service Kit

All contracted exhibitors will have access to the Exhibitor Service Kit online. The Exhibitor Service Kit includes detailed and comprehensive information on exhibitor activities, important exposition guidelines, shipping, utilities and special services, and other exposition logistics.

The Exhibitor Manual will be available August, 2017.


Exhibitor Booth Staff Registration

You will be required to register all staff for your booth. Online booth staff registration will be available July, 2017. Log in to the Exhibitor Services Center to do so.


Exhibitor Housing

The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is ACTE's official headquarter hotel. Reserve your room through ACTE’s housing block here

Warning - ACTE does not solicit exhibitors for housing. If you are contacted about housing it is not legitimate.


Really Make a Difference in Your ROI!

A well-run booth is the most cost effective way to sell a product or service. This doesn’t just mean sending staff and setting up your display in time. Investing a few dollars on the front end can be vital to your success.

In order to ensure this show is a success, here are a few suggestions from ACTE:

  • Invite your top prospects to the event with a personable phone call. We provide each exhibitor with 20 complimentary CareerTech Expo Only guest-passes.
  • Make your show presence an integrated part of your marketing plans. How? Advertise in issues of Techniques magazine leading up to the show. Or send out pre-show mailers or E-blasts with something inventive to get people to stop by your booth. We have mailing lists that are available for purchase.
  • Raise your profile during the show through one of our numerous sponsorship opportunities—tote bag inserts, game stations, VISION program ap, general sessions, workshops, Awards Banquet or more.

By just doing a few of these additional things – above and beyond what other companies are doing – you can really make a difference in your ROI!


Consider Sponsoring VISION 2017

Sponsorships are currently availableContact Jim Waterhouse, ACTE Exhibits Manager, at 800-826-9972, ext.332 or


Techniques Magazine and VISION 2017 Advertising

 Advertising special rates are currently availableContact Tom Minich (607-264-9069 or


For questions or more information, contact Jim Waterhouse, ACTE Exhibits Manager, at 800-826-9972, ext.332 or

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In This Section: 


Exhibitor Quick Links

Online Exhibit Space Contract

Expo Rules and Regulations

Online Floor Plan

Exhibitor List

Attendee Demographics

VISION Scholarship & Grants Center

Exhibitor Prospectus

Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor Workshops


Expo Dates and Hours

Expo Fees and Benefits

Exhibitor Newsletters

July Newsletter

September Newsletter

Expo Setup Links

Exhibitor Service Center

Hotel and Housing Information

Freeman Service Kit 

Plan Your Presence

Expo Dates and Hours

Contact Us

Jim Waterhouse

ACTE Exhibits Manager

800-826-9972 Ext. 332


Exhibitor SCAM Warning!


WARNING #1! ACTE does not solicit exhibitors for housing or contract any company to do so. If you are contacted or solicited about housing/hotel rooms for VISION 2017 it is not legitimate.

WARNING #2! Only Tom Minich or Jim Waterhouse can sell you an ACTE attendee or member E-mail list. No one else is authorized to do so.

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