Welcome to the ODTUG Kscope20
Here you will find useful information about exhibiting this year. If you need additional details, contact Jill Colsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're registering using the full conference pass(es) that come with your sponsorship or booth, please register here. If any of these people will be booth attendants as well, please add their names to your booth attendant list.
Upcoming Deadlines and Dates:
Friday, May 1
Deadline to have your company name/logo on the Community Service Day t-shirt as a supporter
Tuesday, May 26
Deadline to book in the rooming block at the Sheraton Boston Hotel
Monday, June 1
First day advance shipments can arrive at Freeman Warehouse without surcharges
Friday, June 5
Deadline to register booth attendants
Friday, June 5
Deadline to order exhibitor food passes for booth attendants
Friday, June 5
Deadline to email the names of all booth attendants
Friday, June 5
Deadline to place an order through Freeman with a discount (payment must be complete by deadline)
Friday, June 19
Last day advance shipments can arrive at Freeman Warehouse without surcharges
Friday, June 26
Deadline to get manager approval for ODTUG Kscope21 signup and the best discounts, offered only on site at ODTUG Kscope20
Important Forms and Links:
1. Freeman Exhibition Kit and Order Forms: Click Here
2. AV Order Form: Click Here
For more information, please call EZAV at 910-762-4144.
3. Exhibit Hall Floor Plans: Click Here
4. Booth Attendant Registration: Click Here
5. Lead Retrieval Order Form: Click Here
We are excited to launch a new lead retrieval application! Complete with all of your favorite features and some new and exciting ones too!
Exhibit Setup and Breakdown Times:
Saturday, June 27, 2020
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup
Sunday, June 28, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
1:15 – 6:00 p.m. Breakdown begins when afternoon sessions start
Sunday, June 28, 2020, 5:45 – 8:00 p.m.
(Welcome Reception will be held in the Exhibit Hall from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.)
Monday, June 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.
(Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
(Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Event Schedule:
Sunday, June 28, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Monday, June 29, 2020
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Morning Break
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Desserts
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Afternoon Break
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Happy Hour
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Morning Break
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Afternoon Break
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Happy Hour
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Morning Break
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Desserts
1:15 p.m. Breakdown begins when afternoon sessions start
6. Specific Restriction for Booths
Booths may not impede the use of the fire sprinkler system. If you are rigging any overhead signage, please contact show services to be put in touch with the convention center’s approved rigging contractor. Any two-level booth requires a building permit using an engineer stamped floor plan in advance. Please contact show services if this applies to you; safety requirements will need to be considered. There are also specific regulations about the display of motorized vehicles. If you plan to display a vehicle with an internal combustion engine, please contact email@example.com for specific regulations.
7. Information on Raffle
ODTUG encourages you to host raffles in your booth this year, as ODTUG will not be hosting a vendor raffle.
8. Special Event Information
Tickets to the Special Event are available for booth attendants to purchase at the time of registration.
The New England Aquarium sets the perfect backdrop for a night of exploration and fun. Soak in the salty air as you mix, mingle, and shake your fins under the city skyline. Toast to friends old and new beneath a waterfront canopy with exhibits that highlight the diversity of ocean life! Witness the beauty and complexity of the blue planet; from penguins and turtles to balloonfish and leafy seadragons, you can visit thousands of aquatic animals while learning about the aquarium's commitment to conservation, advocacy, and education.
Boston is renowned for its more than 30 colleges and universities. As an ode to the city and to celebrate the aquarium's dedication to education and innovation, we encourage you to wear collegiate apparel that showcases your favorite school.
9. Spreading the Word
Thank you for doing your part to promote ODTUG Kscope20. If you haven’t done so already, please make sure you have our promotional button posted on your website and the event listed on your calendar. Keep sending out those email blasts with your vendor codes prominently listed!
10. Community Service Day
This year, ODTUG has partnered with Cradles to Crayons, an organization dedicated to providing children living in homeless or low-income situations from birth through age 12 with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play. When children lack essential items such as seasonably appropriate clothing, school supplies, and hygiene items, they miss out on having the same opportunities as their peers. Cradles to Crayons provides clothing for a week, shoes, pajamas, socks, underwear, personal items, baby gear, and more. Approximately 250,562 children in Massachusetts live in poverty situations and may not have access to these basic essentials. Cradles to Crayons expects to serve 147,500 children in Massachusetts by the end of this year.
Sponsorship and support opportunities are available for this event. Please contact Jill@odtug.com about Sponsorship. Companies or individuals supporting this work by donating more than $300 by May 1, 2020, will have their names or logos placed on the back of the official ODTUG Community Service Day t-shirt. Click here to donate.
11. Welcome Reception
The ODTUG Kscope Welcome Reception is your company’s time to shine. The exhibit hall will be filled with attendees in great spirits, waiting to hear what your company has to offer. The reception is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 28. Please have your staff at your booth by 5:45 p.m. to ensure they are ready when the exhibit hall opens. There are food and drink options available from the Washington Convention Center which may be added to your booth to help draw attendees to your space. If your company is interested, contact hotel catering directly. For catering contact information, reach out to Jill@odtug.com.
12. Booking Hotel Rooms
There are still rooms available at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Make a reservation as soon as possible.
Rooms are available at our group rate of $259/night.
***Please note there are a few scam companies out there; do not book any hotel reservations with people who call or email offering a discounted rate. Only book through the link above.***
13. ODTUG Kscope21 - Be Prepared for Next Year
Before you leave the office for ODTUG Kscope20, be sure to get approval to come back next year! There will be onsite renewals and office hours with Jill Colsch and Brian McArtan for ODTUG Kscope21. Last year at ODTUG Kscope19 we nearly sold out of all our ODTUG Kscope20 sponsorship opportunities! There will be special opportunities and deals offered, so don’t miss out. Come prepared!
14. Rules and Regulations for Exhibiting at ODTUG Kscope20
On behalf of the company listed here, we agree to abide by all rules and regulations outlined by ODTUG. We understand that email updates containing necessary information about participation in ODTUG Kscope20 June 28-July 2, 2020, will be sent to the primary email address listed on this agreement.
This contract between ODTUG (hereinafter, “Show Management”) and the exhibiting company (“Exhibitor”) hereby applies to an exhibit space at ODTUG Kscope20. By agreeing to this contract, Exhibitor will comply with the rules and regulations of Show Management and the contracted facility. Show Management reserves the right to make changes to exhibit information, such as booth number, hours, and dates, which will be provided to the Exhibitor no later than May 1, 2020, in the Exhibitor Kit. The Exhibitor is responsible for the information and deadlines contained in the Exhibitor Service Manual and therefore required to meet all deadlines. Missed deadlines may result in losing specific marketing or logistic opportunities. If the Exhibitor is purchased or in anyway merges with any other company, the new company assumes all responsibilities laid out in the original contract.
By submitting an application for exhibit space, and except for Show Management’s negligence or misconduct, the Exhibitor releases Show Management from any and all liabilities to Exhibitor, its agents, licensees, or employees that may arise or be asserted as a result of submission of an application or of participation in this exposition. This application becomes a contract when accepted by the Exhibitor and Show Management. ODTUG is not responsible for changes to the conference schedule, offerings, presenters, or any other logistical changes. These changes are not grounds for changing, cancelling, or amending this contract.
All exhibits must be installed during the time designated by Show Management. Exhibit staff must be in charge of the display during the hours when the exhibit area is open. Each Exhibitor agrees to maintain the exhibit through all exhibition hours. Exhibit personnel must wear the ODTUG Kscope20 approved identification badges while on the exhibit floor. Security will be provided for overnight non-show hours on the dates the exhibit hall will be open. No Exhibitor will be permitted to dismantle displays or remove products from the exhibit hall prior to the scheduled closing time.
Unless otherwise specified in this Contract, payment of fees shall be made in US currency by credit card payment, check, or bank transfer payable to ODTUG, and shall be due within thirty (30) days after receiving the invoice or prior to the start of the first event, whichever is earlier. All credit card payments are subject to a 3% processing fee to be paid by the exhibitor/sponsor. No advertising or benefits will be fulfilled by ODTUG until payment is made.
Information regarding Exhibitor registration will be available in the Exhibitor Kit. All persons working in the exhibit area must be registered as exhibit staff or conference attendees of Kscope20 and be at least 21 years of age. No one will be admitted to the exhibit area without a badge. Exhibitor badges will include exhibit hall access only. Food will be available for purchase prior to the conference through the registration process. Exhibit staff wishing to attend conference sessions must be registered as a full conference attendee.
Sponsor/Exhibitor Cancellation Policy
Full payment of Sponsor/Exhibitor is due with a signed contract. In the event the Exhibitor wishes to cancel exhibit space, the Exhibitor must send notice of cancellation in writing. If the Exhibitor cancels more than one hundred twenty (120) days before the event, Exhibitor shall receive a 50% refund. In the event the Exhibitor cancels between ninety (90) and one hundred twenty (120) days before the event, Exhibitor shall receive a 25% refund. If the Exhibitor cancels less than ninety (90) days before the event, the fees are non-refundable. Exhibitor is responsible for payment of such fees regardless of the reason for cancellation.
Exhibitors may not sublet any part of the space assigned, nor represent, advertise, or distribute literature for the product or services of any other firm or individual except as approved in writing by Show Management. Exhibitors’ promotional activities are confined to the actual space purchased or in areas approved by Show Management (e.g. ,vendor forums, hospitality suites). Signage within an Exhibitor’s space may contain only logos owned by the Exhibitor. Exhibitors will be bound by booth rules that will be included in the Exhibitor Kit. Booth sharing is not allowed.
Show Management reserves the right to restrict or prohibit exhibits that, because of noise, method of operation, or any other reason, are objectionable or otherwise detract from or are out of keeping with the character of the exposition as a whole. Show Management may prohibit installation or request removal of any signage or booth parts that block direct view of connecting booths for the main aisles; this is at Show Management’s sole discretion. Show Management may prohibit installation or request removal or discontinuance of any Exhibitor or promotion that, if continued, departs substantially from Exhibitor’s preapproved design and description. In the event of such restrictions, prohibitions, or removal, Show Management will, where appropriate, refund the exhibitor space rental fee and shall not be otherwise liable to the Exhibitor.
Booth Dimensions and Signage:
Exhibit fixtures, components, and identification signs will be permitted to a maximum height of 8'3" for 10'x10' and 10'x20' booths, and 20' for island 20'x20' booths and larger. Hanging signs from the ceiling is allowed only if approved by Show Management. Show Management will hang specific sponsor and directional signs at its discretion.
Souvenirs and Samples:
Distribution of souvenirs and samples is permitted, provided there is no interference with other exhibits. Show Management may withhold or withdraw permission to distribute souvenirs, advertising, or any other material it considers objectionable. Badge holders may not be distributed. Souvenirs and samples distributed at sponsored events are property of ODTUG, not the sponsoring vendor. If ownership is transferred to a sponsoring vendor, ODTUG is not responsible for packaging or transportation of said items. Conference sponsors are not allowed to distribute or request distribution of their souvenirs and samples at events sponsored by other vendors.
Storage of additional literature, product, storage crates, or packing materials behind the back drape is strictly prohibited in every major exhibit facility in the US. If such items are stored behind the booth, the exhibiting company will be required to remove them immediately and pay for storage with the service contractor. Exhibitors may store a limited supply of literature or products appropriately within the booth area, so long as these items do not impede access to utility services, create a safety problem, or look unsightly.
Liability and Insurance:
Each party will indemnify, defend, and hold the other harmless from any loss, liability, costs, or damages arising from actual or threatened claims resulting from its breach of this Agreement or the negligence, gross negligence, or intentional misconduct of such party or its officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, members, or participants when acting within the scope of their employment or agency. Neither party will be liable for punitive damages.
Americans with Disabilities Act:
Exhibitors shall be responsible for making their exhibit accessible to persons with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and shall hold Show Management harmless from any consequences of failing to do so.
Performance of Music and Licenses:
Exhibits that include the operation of musical equipment, radios, sound or motion picture equipment, public address systems, or any noise-making machines must be operated so resulting noise will not annoy or disturb adjacent Exhibitors and their patrons and must be approved by Show Management. Speakers and other sound devices should be positioned to direct sound into the booth rather than the aisle. Rule of thumb: Sound and noise should not exceed 85 decibels. Demonstration areas must be organized within the Exhibitors’ space so as not to interfere with any aisle traffic. Should spectators of a demonstration interfere with normal traffic flow in the aisle, Show Management will require that the demonstration cease. Exhibitors and vendors are responsible for individual ASCAP/BMI music licensing fees if applicable to ODTUG Kscope20 exhibit booth and/or vendor hospitality function. Vendors and Exhibitors hereby represent that they have, or shall have by the time of the event, obtained all required licenses for the live or recorded performance of music. Exhibitors and/or vendors shall indemnify and hold harmless Show Management, its directors, officers, agents, members, and representatives from and against all claims, costs (including reasonable attorney fees), expenses, and liabilities arising from breach of the foregoing representations.
Distribution of collateral is permitted, provided there is no interference with other exhibits and it contains only logos owned by the Exhibitor. Show Management may withhold or withdraw permission to distribute collateral or any other material it considers objectionable.
Food and Beverage:
Any food or beverages to be given away at exhibit booths must be approved by Show Management and the contracted facility. If approved, food and beverages must be ordered directly through the contracted facility.