Monday, July 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM MDT
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM MDT

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Loveland Embassy Suites 
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, CO 80358

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Debbie Nelson 
Colorado Association for Career and Technical Education 

2017 CACTE CareerTech Summit 

Hello CACTE friend,

This is an invitation for you to join Colorado’s finest Career & Technical educators at the 2017 Colorado Association for Career and Technical Education (CACTE) CareerTech Summit, “A Century of Career & Technical Education”!  The conference will be held July 17-20, 2017at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Loveland, Colorado.

This year we have a unique opportunity to focus on our CTE educators, past, present and future.  You will meet approximately 350-400 career and technical education teachers and administrators from ten CACTE divisions to expand your network of contacts, display your products and services, and enjoy a receptive audience.  To meet your needs, all divisions will meet at the Hotel Conference Center. Exhibit areas are located in the large hallways in the conference center and access to exhibitors will be at all times.

The Trade Show will run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, July 18 and 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, July 19.   As always, we will accommodate exhibitors on a first come basis and will do our best to accommodate each one of you.  The deadline to receive your application and payment is June 1, 2017.  We will have more space and break out rooms available for special training if you would like to provide this to attendees. Please contact me for these special needs and requests.

Please note that in addition to exhibit space, we are also looking for sponsors for various activities at our conference. We will recognize any sponsorship(s) in our program and at one of the General Sessions. ANY help you can give us will be very much appreciated!  

Thank you for your support of Career and Technical Education! We look forward to working with you. For any additional information, or special requests, please contact me.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 CACTE CareerTech Summit as we celebrate “A Century of Career & Technical Education”.

Debbie Nelson, CFCS, IPHE, Executive Director



EXHIBIT DATES:         8:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday, July 18 - General CTE/Legislative Day

                                    8:00 am – 5:00 Wednesday, July 19 - 100 Years Celebration & Division Day

                                    (Set-up 3:00-6:00 pm July 17 or early morning July 18)

LOCATION:      Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel & Conference Center

                     4705 Clydesdale Parkway

                     Loveland, CO  80538


HOTEL:  Please ask for the CACTE rate when making your reservation.  $139 room rate.
Please make reservations by May 12, 2017 to guarantee this rate. 

Use this link: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/F/FNLESES-SUM-20170716/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.

Or go to www.cacte.org for more information.


EXHIBIT SPACE COST: $425.00 for one table space and no electricity. See other options on sign up area. 

BOOTH INFORMATION:  One 6 ft. table, covered and draped, will be provided.  Additional tables are $50 each.  A $35 charge will be assessed for electrical hook-up.

PROGRAM LOGO AND CONTACT INFORMATION:  If you would like to have your company logo and contact information in the conference program, please have a jpeg graphic and the contact information to cacte@cacte.org by June 1.

ADVERTISEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:  Want to increase your name recognition and exposure?  Purchase an ad in the program!  Half page is $75; full page is $125.  Half or full page ads need to be in Publisher format and received by June 1.   Advertise on the back of the conference t-shirt for $25. (closed May 12)

EXHIBIT EXPOSURE:  Approximately 400-450 CTE professionals are expected to attend this year’s conference. Networking breaks will be held in the exhibit area. 

GIVE-AWAY:  Each exhibitor is encouraged to donate a gift for the CACTE Fund, which supports our Professional Development Scholarship fund for educators.  You will be given promotional credit, your gift will be displayed and identified in the exhibit area and your company will be recognized when the prize is awarded.

EXHIBIT BOOTH SET-UP:  All exhibits must be in place and ready for the opening by 8:00 AM on Tuesday, July 18.  Exhibitors will dismantle after 5:00 on Wednesday, July 19.  Exhibits may be set up from 3:00-6:00 pm on Monday, July 17, 2017 or early Tuesday morning.

SECURITY:  The exhibit area will not be secured during off-times. CACTE can not guarantee a secured area. Please make arrangements for this!

SHIPPING MATERIALS:  All freight should be sent prepaid to “Embassy Suites Loveland, Attn: Shipping & Receiving, Debbie Nelson, CACTE event manager, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, CO 80538” and marked “hold for Debbie Nelson/CACTE, arrival date of Sunday, July 16, 2017”.  Boxes should arrive NO EARLIER THAN Saturday, July 15 (or additional charges will apply).  Web Address: http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/colorado/embassy-suites-by-hilton-loveland-hotel-conference-center-and-spa-FNLESES/event/index.html  

SPONSORSHIPS:  Exhibitors may sponsor activities at the CACTE conference.  Available sponsorship opportunities include:  Monday evening welcome party, Tuesday Legislative Lunch, afternoon dessert break, Wednesday lunch, afternoon dessert break, 100 Years Celebration dinner and evening entertainment, or our Thursday Awards Luncheon.

HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS: Room reservations can be made by calling the hotel listed above or clicking on the link.

EXHIBIT CHAIR:  Debbie Nelson, CACTE Executive Director (cacte@cacte.org) 303-969-9473

ELIGIBLE EXHIBITS:  CACTE reserves the right to decline or prohibit any exhibit which, in their judgment, is not suitable or in keeping with the educational development of the association.

SALES:  CACTE is a 501(c)(3) organization and must follow all rules under the IRS regulations. Some sales may be limited or not allowed.

REFUNDS:  Failure to provide written cancellation or rejection of the space before June 1, 2017 or failure to appear at the conference relieves CACTE of any obligation or refund.

RELOCATION OF EXHIBITS:  CACTE reserves the right to alter locations of exhibits, if deemed advisable and in the best interest of the conference.  Prior exhibitors will receive priority in space assignment.

NON-LIABILITY:  Neither CACTE, any of its officers, staff, or members, nor employees of the hotel will be responsible for any injury, loss or damage to the exhibitor, his employees or his property.  CACTE and the Hotel will exercise reasonable care for the protection of the exhibits.  However the exhibitor is responsible for loss, damage or injury.

FIRE, SAFETY, AND HEALTH:  The exhibitor agrees to accept full responsibility for compliance with local, city, and state fire, safety, and health ordinances regarding the installation and operation of equipment.  All exhibit materials and equipment must be reasonably located within the booth and protected by safety guards and devices when necessary to prevent personal accidents to spectators. Security will not be provided on site during off hours.

CANCELLATION OF SHOW:  Should the conference and exhibition be canceled, postponed or abandoned due to fire, strike, weather, or other uncontrollable circumstances before the opening date, this contract will not be binding and exhibitors will receive refunds.


See you at the CACTE CareerTech Summit 2017 – 100 years of Career & Technical Education!