Welcome to the ODTUG Kscope19

Exhibitor Portal

 

Here you will find useful information about exhibiting this year. If you need additional details, contact Jill Colsch at jill@odtug.com.

Please register all your booth attendants by May 31. After registering, email a list of all booth attendants to jill@odtug.com. Please click here to register a booth attendant.

If you're registering using the full conference pass(es) that come with your sponsorship or booth, click 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:  

 

 Tuesday, May 14

Deadline to have your company name/logo on the Community Service Day t-shirt as a supporter

 Tuesday, May 21

Deadline to book in the rooming block at the Seattle Sheraton 

 Thursday, May 23

First day advance shipments can arrive at Freeman Warehouse without surcharges

 Friday, May 31

Deadline to register booth attendants

 Friday, May 31

Deadline to order exhibitor food passes for booth attendants

 Friday, May 31

Deadline to email the names of all booth attendants

 Monday, June 3 

Deadline to order with payment through Freeman with a discount

 Monday, June 17 

Last day advance shipments can arrive at Freeman Warehouse without surcharges 

 Friday, June 21

Deadline to get manager approval for ODTUG Kscope20 signup and best discounts offered only on-site at ODTUG Kscope19


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 or 910-620-7351.

3. Exhibit Hall Floor Plans: Click Here

4. Booth Attendant Registration: Click Here

5. Exhibit Hall Hours, Break Times, and Activities


Exhibit Setup and Breakdown Times:

 

Saturday, June 22, 2019 

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup

Sunday, June 23, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

2:15 – 6:00 p.m. Breakdown begins when afternoon sessions start

 

Exhibit Hours:

 

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 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 24, 2019, 10:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

(Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

(Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 

 

Exhibit Hall Event Schedule: 

 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Monday, June 24, 2019

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Morning Break

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Desserts

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Afternoon Break

4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Happy Hour

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Morning Break

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Afternoon Break

4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Happy Hour

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Morning Break 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Desserts

2:15 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 jill@odtug.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.

MoPOP is a nonprofit museum dedicated to contemporary popular culture. The MoPOP mission is to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities. The museum houses some of the world’s most legendary pop culture artifacts. Explore the many award-winning exhibitions featuring luminaries in music, literature, television, and film. 

The theme for the special event is POP Culture-Con. We encourage everyone to dress as their favorite pop culture icon from past to present. From Prince and Lady Gaga to Harry Potter, Mario, and Beyoncé—your POP Culture-Con options are limitless!


9. Spreading the Word

Thank you for doing your part to promote ODTUG Kscope19. 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 Pike Market Food Bank for our Community Service Day project. Pike Market Food Bank alleviates hunger in downtown Seattle by providing families with free healthy groceries weekly. The food bank distributes more than 800,000 pounds of food annually with more than 40,000 visits and home deliveries. In operation since 1979, the Pike Market Food Bank is a fixture of Market life and part of a community approach to ensure that all residents in downtown Seattle have access to quality and nutritious food. 

Companies or individuals donating more than $300 by May 14, 2019, 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 23. 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 that 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 Seattle Sheraton. Make a reservation as soon as possible.

Rooms are available at our group rate of $249/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 Kscope19 - Be Prepared for Next Year

Before you leave the office for ODTUG Kscope19, be sure to get approval to come back next year! There will be on-site renewals and office hours with Aimee Mikolasik for ODTUG Kscope20. Last year at ODTUG Kscope18 we nearly sold out of all our Kscope19 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 Kscope19

Vendor Agreement:

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 Kscope19 on June 23-27, 2019, 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 Kscope19. 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, 2019, 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 Kscope19-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.

Payment: 
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.

Exhibitor Registration:

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 ODTUG Kscope19 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.

Exhibit Space:

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.

Restrictions:

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 pre-approved 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:

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 Kscope19 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.

Collateral:

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.