Financing Exhibits

In some conferences, the Exhibits Chair is a paid position. The following payment scheme was used by AMTA in 2000. ACL generally relies on volunteers exclusively.

The exhibitors are charged a flat fee for exhibiting and the conference. This fee covers hotel space rental (if such is needed), the cost for pipe-and-drape setup, rental, and teardown, insurance (if needed), and the fee paid the Exhibit Chair.

Exhibit Charge

Typically, this is about $1000 for four or five days. This fee covers:

Payment of Exhibits Chair

The Exhibits Chair receives:

The total cost to AMTA is $2500 + 5*$150 = $3250.

To come out even, AMTA needs more than 3 exhibitors; as soon as the 4th exhibitor is brought in, the Exhibit provides a profit for the organization.

Author: Eduard Hovy, 2000 from AMTA conference series.