26th Annual NACCU Conference
April 7 - 10, 2019
Exhibitor Terms and Conditions
Please note that these terms and conditions have been updated for 2019. You must read and accept these terms and conditions in order to register as an exhibitor.
1. NACCU reserves the right to exercise its sole discretion in the acceptance or refusal of applications.
2. The NACCU exhibit program is intended to provide a showcase for products and services either specifically designed for or customarily used in higher education administration. The program is held strictly as a means of information exchange. Participants may not make sales or take orders in the exhibit area or within other Annual Conference facilities provided. This provision will be rigorously and strictly enforced. No retail sales of any type will be permitted in the exhibit hall.
3. The applicant agrees that NACCU shall have the right to make such rules and regulations or changes in arrangements, as it shall deem necessary, and to amend the same from time to time. NACCU shall have the final determination and enforcement of all rules, regulations and conditions.
4. Exhibitors may begin setting up displays only after they have checked in and picked up registration materials and name badges. You must have a badge to access all NACCU functions. Badge reprints cost $50 and will be done only during regular registration hours. Exhibitors are responsible for their load-in and load-out. No non-company staff may be used to setup an exhibit booth. All additional labor must be hired through the General Services Contractor managing the exhibit hall. Booths must be completely set up and open by the beginning of the first scheduled exhibit hall. No part of an exhibit shall be dismantled nor materials removed before the official closing of the exhibit hall, without special permission from NACCU. All space must be vacated by 5:00 pm the same day. Exhibit material remaining in the facility after the contracted move-out time has terminated, or damaged exhibits left behind, will be removed at the expense of the exhibiting company by the drayage firm contracted for the show management firm.
5. Applicant selection of exhibit booth location(s) from among available space is the sole responsibility of Applicant. Subsequent reservations by other applicants from among then available space may result in Applicant’s competitors locating nearby on the exhibit floor. Neither NACCU nor Map Dynamics are responsible for booth selection/location. In the event that Applicant wishes to relocate subsequent to another applicant’s booth location choice. Applicant may contact NACCU and request relocation to any then available space(s).
- May not block sight lines to adjacent booths based on the sole discretion of NACCU and the exhibit hall management.
- That are large or that are placed as end-caps may be allowed but must be approved by the NACCU Office 60 days in advance and will be restricted to specific locations so that lines of sight will not be blocked.
- Height will be restricted by facility policy.
- May not have any corporate logo, name or other identifier on the reverse side of their back wall, drape or other surface that extends above the back drape that is visible from the rear of the booth space.
- Exhibitors will be restricted from distributing or posting promotional materials outside their NACCU booth without prior written approval of the NACCU Office. Materials that are not approved will constitute a violation of event policies.
- Firms must have at least one representative present at the event and at its booth during all exhibit hours.
- Booth operations obstructing traffic in the aisles or interfering with surrounding booths will be considered violations of exhibiting policies. No amplified sound or microphones are allowed in the exhibit hall.
6. Applicant agrees to pay all fees, charges and/or expenses covered in this contract on demand. In the event that NACCU is forced to seek legal remedy to collect amounts due from the applicant, all charges related to the collection of unpaid amounts will become the sole responsibility of the applicant. If an exhibitor fails to make payments due hereunder when they are due, the space assignment is subject to cancellation or reassignment at the option of NACCU, without obligation for refund. Should any rented space remain unoccupied two hours prior to opening on the first day, or for any time thereafter, NACCU reserves the right to rent such space to any other applicant or to eliminate such space and no refund shall be made to the original applicant.
Participants may not assign or sublet any space allotted to them, and may not advertise or display goods, other than those manufactured, distributed or sold by them in the regular course of business. If any rented booth space remains unoccupied, or display materials un-set, two hours prior to show opening, NACCU reserves the right to either remove all materials from show floor or require decorator to set booth. Exhibitor will be liable for all costs incurred.
7. Booth Sharing Regulations
- No sharing of a single booth is allowed at a NACCU conference or event. Only one member-brand may be promoted from a single booth.
- At least two booths must be purchased if more than one company is exhibiting/partnering/demonstrating products.
- If the secondary company that is exhibiting with a corporate member is a non-member, the second booth price will be at non-member costs.
- If multiple booths are purchased by a corporate member, only that member’s branding may appear in the booth.
- If a secondary company exhibits and it is identified once onsite, payment must be presented onsite or you risk being removed from the exhibit hall.
- Only employees that work for the company/companies of record may staff a booth. Company credentials may be requested prior to registration and during the event.
- Email addresses for any person working a booth must be only from the company of record.
8. Request for cancellation of space must be directed in writing to NACCU. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Booth Rental Fees will be refunded if the request is received on or before February 19, 2019. In no case will a refund be made for a cancellation received after February 19, 2019, nor for no-shows at the event. The exhibit manager will confirm receipt of all cancellation notices. NACCU will only honor cancellation requests whose receipt has been confirmed.
9. NACCU conforms to IAEE guidelines for exhibit display specifications. These instructions will be enforced by NACCU. NACCU shall supply at no charge to the participant over the regular space rental fee, the following standard decorations for each participant’s space: eight foot (8’) high curtain background; three foot (3’) high curtain sidewalls and an exhibitor identification sign. No shipping containers may be stored in the booth space during show hours. All decorative material must be flameproof.
10. NACCU has selected Hollins Exposition Services as their official service contractor. Exhibitors will receive information and instruction with their confirmation material.
11. NACCU, Map Dynamics, Hollins Exposition Services, the Event Facility, or any officers or staff members will not be responsible for the safety or the property of the participants from theft, damage by fire, accident or other causes. Participants are advised to consult their insurance broker for proper coverage on display material from the time it leaves their company’s premises until its return. Neither NACCU nor the conference facility management, nor any of their officers, agents, employees or representatives, shall be held accountable or liable for, and the same are hereby released from accountability or liability for any damage, loss, harm or injury to the person or any property of the applicant or any of its officers, agents, employees or other representatives, resulting from theft, fire, or other causes. Neither NACCU nor the Event Facility management will obtain insurance against any such damage, loss, harm or injury.
12. Applicant agrees to protect, save and hold harmless NACCU, Map Dynamics, the Event Facility, and all agents and employees thereof (hereinafter collectively called Indemnities) forever harmless for any damages or charges imposed for violations of any law or ordinance, whether occasioned by the negligence of the exhibitor or those holding under the exhibitor, and further, the exhibitor shall, at all times, protect, indemnify, save and hold harmless the indemnities against and from any and all losses, costs, damages, liability or expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising from or out of or by reason of any accident or bodily injury or other occurrences to any person or persons, including the exhibitor, its agents, employees or business invitees, which arise from or out of or by reason of said exhibitor’s occupancy and use of the exhibition premises, the convention facility or any part thereof.
13. Applicants, their employees, representatives or agents may not allow any articles to be brought into the property of the Event Facility or any act done on the premises that will invalidate the insurance or increase the premium on the policies held by the management of the Event Facility, nor permit anything to be done by their employees through which act the premises, property or equipment of the other participants will be damaged. No signs or articles can be affixed, nailed, or otherwise attached to walls, doors, etc., in such a manner as to damage them. All space is rented subject to these restrictions. Participant will be held liable for any damage resulting from violations of these rules.
14. Extremely loud noises, such as bells, sirens, buzzers, etc., will not be permitted in order to maintain a business-like atmosphere.
15. Photography (including any image collection process) or videotape of any product, material, or booth other than the exhibitor’s own is not permitted. Any photography in the Exhibit Hall must be pre-authorized by NACCU and be supervised by NACCU staff.
16. Promotional activity is limited to the confines of space assigned by NACCU. “Working” the aisles, general areas or spaces assigned to others is prohibited. Drawings will be permitted only in the exhibit hall. There may be no payment required to enter a drawing. The nature of the drawing must not be disruptive to exhibit hall business of other companies. Cash awards are not allowed. Any company doing a drawing is responsible for abiding by all state and local laws.
17. Applicants may not schedule other events such as meetings, breakfasts, luncheons, dinners or receptions during official NACCU program hours or while the exhibits are open.
18. Booth Package: Included with the booth space are pipe and drape, an ID sign, 24-hour security, listing in the Conference Program, a limited-access pass for admittance to educational sessions of the Annual Conference for two representatives from each booth (no meals or admittance to other Conference activities), and one electronic roster of pre-registered registrants to be given one month prior to the conference, and then one final attendee listing following the conclusion of the event. NOTE: Electrical service, tables, chairs, and other furniture are not included. Furniture can be either supplied by the exhibitor or ordered from the General Services Contractor.
19. This document and its attachments represent the entire agreement between the Applicant and NACCU and may not be altered unless mutually agreed upon in writing.
20. In the event that any provision of the Agreement or the application of any such provision to NACCU or the Applicant is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to any law, the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
21. In the event that the NACCU Annual Conference is canceled due to fire, strikes, government regulations, acts of God, acts of war or civil strife or other causes beyond the control of NACCU, then NACCU shall not be held liable for failure to hold the Annual Conference and exhibit program as scheduled. In such events, NACCU, at its sole discretion, may refund part or all of exhibit fees and deposits received by NACCU. Refunds will be limited to a maximum of the amount paid by applicant to NACCU. In no event will NACCU or the Event Facility be liable for any direct, indirect, actual, special or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever, including, but not limited to lost profits, business interruptions or other economic loss to the applicant due to cancellation of the Annual Conference and exhibit program as scheduled.
22. Additional Exhibit Hall Policies
Action by exhibitors that violate NACCU policy include:
Failing to show up at an event without first notifying the NACCU Office in writing of the intent to cancel.
Breaking Down any element of an exhibit display or booth space prior to the close of the exhibit hall.
Loading out prior to the close of the exhibit hall unless early departure is required as a result of medical or other emergency and permission is received onsite from the NACCU Office.