A Historic Event
The ACA 2017 Conference & Expo will be historic in many ways. Not only is it ACA’s 65th annual conference, it is a show of solidarity after relocating the event from Nashville, TN in the spring of 2016 due to the passing of a discriminatory state law affecting counselors and their clients. Beyond this powerful show of unity—and our diverse range of education sessions and special events—ACA offers knowledge and insights to help counselors adapt and grow their practices. The Expo is your chance to engage in face-to-face conversations with attendees, and be a solution-driven part of that larger discussion.
The 2017 Expo is rich with opportunity. Approximately 3,500 passionate counseling professionals will be in attendance, eager to interact with the latest and greatest products and services in their field. See page 5 of the Exhibitor Prospectus for more information about attendee demographics.
Ideal Location & Time
San Francisco (and the west coast in general) boasts of a huge concentration of counseling professionals, making the Moscone Convention Center the perfect venue for the 2017 Conference & Expo. The mid-March time frame fits nicely into the first quarter of 2017—a great time to connect with stimulated, energetic professionals.
Pre-conference Learning Institutes: March 15-16
Expo Hall: March 16-18
Conference Core Days: March 16 -19
Reserve your booth now to secure discounted booth rates! See page 3 of the Exhibitor Prospectus for more important dates and pricing.
NEW Floor Plan and Expo-Exclusive Events
The new ACA floor plan, in conjunction with exciting Expo events, will facilitate seamless attendee engagement. Expo events include the Grand Opening & Welcome Reception; two beautiful lunches; ACA Career Center; various networking lounges; and the ACA Experience, a new opportunity for attendees to engage with ACA staff and resources in one central location. Select your booth location today! See page 10 of the Exhibitor Prospectus to review the floor plan.
Beyond the Booth
A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities, ranging from lanyards to the Opening Party, will allow you to build your brand with 2017 attendees and increase your exhibiting ROI! See pages 6 and 7 of the Exhibitor Prospectus to learn more.
Take your sales efforts a step further with unique Advertising & Marketing options broken down into pre-conference promotions, onsite promotions, and post-conference promotions. Options include tote bag inserts, mobile app ads, email blast ads, and more. See pages 8 and 9 of the Exhibitor Prospectus for the full list.
Exhibitor Liability Insurance Program
ACA requires that all exhibitors carry general liability coverage from an insurance company in good standing with minimum policy limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $1,000,000 aggregate. American Counseling Association and Moscone West Convention Center shall be named as the additional insured. This insurance must be effective during the lease dates of the event, March 14-20, 2017. Purchase your liability insurance now by clicking here.
Questions? Send via email to Robin Hayes, ACA Senior Director of Conference Planning & Professional Education.