Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

Connect With and Support Georgia’s Science Teachers

2022 Call for Conference Exhibitors, Conference Sponsors, and Award Sponsors


GSTA’s 2022 annual conference is expected to bring more than 500 science educators to Peachtree City, GA for 2½ days of professional learning, networking, collaboration, and recognition.  Would you like to share your products and services with these educators, support their professional learning, or help GSTA recognize outstanding teachers, administrators, and students?  If so, then we invite you to exhibit at the conference, become a conference sponsor, or sponsor an award.  Please read below to learn how each of these options can help your organization connect with our attendees and support science education in Georgia.

Conference Overview

With the theme, Phenomenal Science! the 2022 conference will help teachers engage their students in meaningful science learning.  Sessions aligned to the following strands will be complemented by field trips, featured speakers, socials, and our annual awards banquet.

  • Phenomenal 3D Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Phenomenal Virtual Learning
  • Phenomenal Literacy in Science
  • Phenomenal Science for All
  • Phenomenal STEM/STEAM


Safety Guidance: During the conference, GSTA will follow the most up-to-date Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines . In the coming weeks, this page will be updated with specific information and/or links to these guidelines.

Exhibiting at the Conference

Highlighting your products and services in our bustling exhibit areas is a great way to connect with our participants and let them know what you have to offer.  You may also submit a program proposal for a conference session to engage teachers first-hand to demonstrate how your resources can benefit students in the classroom.  We also invite all exhibitors to provide a door prize for our Friday-afternoon drawing.  This drawing is always a highlight for our participants, and it provides further incentive for participants to visit exhibits throughout the conference.  Please read below for exhibitor details, additional sponsorship opportunities, and registration and contact information.

Exhibitor Type

Registration Fee

Benefits

Non Profit

$275 (Before Nov. 1st)

$300 (After Nov. 1st)

  • 10’ x 8' Booth with one 6 ft table., two chairs, waste basket, pipe and drape.
  • Complimentary membership to GSTA
  • Exhibitor listing and website in conference program
  • Exhibitor lounge with complimentary morning breakfast
  • Ability to submit a conference session proposal (Note: General participants are limited to three proposals. Acceptance of proposals is not guaranteed, and will be determined by GSTA's program committee.)
  • Four individual conference registrations per booth.  Additional registrations are available for $160 each.
  • Free parking
 For Profit

$375 (Before Nov. 1st)

$425 (After Nov. 1st)

  •  Same as above

Additional Information for Exhibitors 

* Exhibitors may submit session proposals through the regular process on GSTA’s website.  The deadline for all proposals is October 29, 2021.

  • Hotel reservations for the Hilton Peachtree City can be made at this link - Hotel Reservations
  • Hilton Peachtree City, 2443 Hwy 54 West, Peachtree City, GA (1-888-225-9664)
  • Exhibit Hall Hours: 

Date

Time

Activity

Wednesday, 9 February

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Exhibitor move in

Thursday, 10 February

8:00am - 5:00pm

Exhibit Hall open

Friday, 11 February

8:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit Hall open

Friday, 11 February 4:00pm - 8:00pm Exhibitor Move Out 

Exhibitor Invitation Letter

Exhibit Hall Information

Ready to become an exhibitor?  Next Steps

Sponsoring the Conference or Awards

GSTA relies on partnerships with generous sponsors to provide the best science professional learning experience in Georgia and to recognize excellence in science education across the state.  To foster these partnerships, GSTA offers multiple sponsorship levels that allow sponsors to support the excellent professional learning offered through our conference or to help the Georgia Science Teachers Education Foundation recognize excellence in science teaching.

General Guidelines:

  • For each sponsorship, the sponsor may choose to support either the conference through GSTA’s general organization or the awards program through our education foundation.
  • Multiple sponsorships are available at each level.
  • Sponsorships do not include exhibitor registration.
  • In-kind sponsorships can be negotiated.

Benefits for All Sponsors

  • Free tickets to GSTA's annual awards banquet (Bronze=1 ticket; Higher Levels=2 tickets)
  • Input on booth location for sponsors who register as exhibitors by the early bird deadline
  • Name and color logo listed in conference program, on online app, and on electronic kiosk
  • Recognition in GSTA's e-newsletter and website
  • All awards sponsors will also be recognized with name and logo in awards banquet program
Level Amount  Conference Benefit Awards Benefit  Additional Benefits

Bronze

$500

  • Conference Totes, Lanyards
  • Administrator of the Year
  • May provide one item to be stuffed into conference bags or recognition with selected award during awards banquet

Silver

$1,000

  • Networking Social
  • Teacher of Promise
  • Classroom Mini-Grant
  • In addition to Bronze Level:
  • 1/4-page black & white ad in conference program

Gold

$1,500

  • Refreshment Break
  • Teacher of the Year
  • In addition to Bronze Level:
  • 1/2-page black & white ad in conference program

Platinum

$2,000

  • Featured Speaker
  • ScienceQuest
  • Science Adventure
  • In addition to Bronze Level:
  • Full-page black & white ad in conference program
  • Recognition in conference program with designated speaker's profile
  • Two items for conference bags
  • One free exhibitor booth



    Advertising in the Conference Program & App

    The conference program and app will be constant companions to the 1300+ science teachers and leaders at GSTA's 2020 conference.  Get your brand in from of those attendees as they browse sessions, navigate the conference center, and look for opportunities to connect with their colleagues.  GSTA is offering print program ads, as we have in the past, but we are bringing new value to sponsors and advertisers by upgrading our conference to include a social network and valuable new features.  Most notably, we will be able to distribute native sponsored posts within the app's social timeline.  As a result, attendees will see your brand without having to visit a separate sponsors link.  This will bring new value and allow you to engage attendees in new ways.  All conference advertisers and sponsors will receive this service.  To get started, simply choose your advertising level and follow the next steps below.

    Print Program Advertising Rates

    • $250 - 1/4-page black & white
    • $500 - 1/2-page black & white
    • $750 - full page black & white
    • $1,000 - full page color, inside cover


    Next Steps

    Are you ready to Connect with and Support Georgia’s Science Teachers?

    Opportunity

    Next Steps

    Contact for More Information

    Conference Exhibits

    Dr. Sharon Boyer, Exhibits Chair, sharongsta14@gmail.com

    Conference Sponsorships

    Mr. Justin Harvey, President

    Dr. Donald White, Exhibits Co-Chair

    Award Sponsorships

    Dr. Sally Creel, Awards and Foundation Chair, sally.creel@gmail.com

    Program/App Advertisements

    Dr. Donna Barrett, Executive Director


    Additional Information for Awards Sponsors

    The Georgia Science Teachers Education Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation of the Georgia Science Teachers Association.  It was organized to serve as the charitable arm of the GSTA.  The goal of the Foundation is the distribute awards and scholarships for promoting science education.  It will accept real or personal gifts (money or even property) from individuals or corporations.

    Annual tax deductible contributions may be made at several levels as described above.  In addition, individuals may contribute an “In Honor/Memory Of” donation of $250.  Appropriate acknowledgements will be mailed for such contributions.  GSTEF Donors who contribute $500 or more will be invited to the annual GSTA Awards Banquet.  Records of contributions will be kept on a calendar year basis.

    The Georgia Science Teachers Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and 509(a) organization.  Please send this form and contribution, payable to the Georgia Science Teachers Education Foundation, Inc to:

     GSTA/GSTEF Executive Secretary/Treasurer

    GSTA

    860 Johnson Ferry Road NE

    Suite 140-334

    Atlanta, GA 30342

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