Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM CST
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST

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Embassy Suites East Peoria Riverfront Hotel 
100 Conference Center Dr
East Peoria, IL 61611

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Michelle Iocca 
Illinois Head Start Association 


Illinois Head Start Association's 

2018 Annual Training & Parent Conference

Exhibitor/Sponsorship/Advertising Form




IHSA invites you to exhibit, sponsor and/or advertise at our 2018 Annual Training & Parent Conference! The Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel and Conference Center on February 21 - 23, 2018! We hope to see you there

Exhibitor Schedule

Set Up: Wednesday, February 21st anytime between 4:00-7:00pm

Open: Thursday, February 22nd, from 7:45am-5:00pm and Friday, February 23rd, 7:45-10:45am

Tear Down: Friday, February 23rd anytime between 10:45am-1:00pm

The following food and/or beverages wil be served with the Exhibitors:

 Thursday, February 22nd / 7:45 - 9:45am / Coffee & Tea

 Thursday, February 22nd / 9:45 - 10:45am / Morning Break with Snacks

 Thursday, February 22nd / 3:00 - 4:00pm / Afternoon Break with Snacks

 Friday, February 23rd / 7:30 - 10:30am /  Coffee & Tea

Head Start Programs from all accross Illinois! 

The Annual Conference is Illinois Head Start Association’s premier event. Marketing for this event targets Executive Directors, Head Start & Early Head Start Directors, Managers, Staff, Parents and Head Start Partners and Friends. Exhibits are a very important part of our conference and we strive to make the conference as beneficial as possible for our exhibitors. Please review the following for valuable information regarding our event including how to reserve your booth, sponsorship opportunities and important dates and information!

Limited space availability!

Exhibitors are very popular at Head Start trainings and events, and a limited number ensures a more exclusive and personal audience with our attendees. Be sure to submit your form early to reserve your space.

On a budget? Very reasonably priced space!

One skirted table and your name mentioned in the conference program booklet is just $400! Two Skirted tables is just $

  • Electricity and Internet is an additional cost and musts be ordered upon completing the form 
  • To arrange for your materials to be shipped to the hotel, you must contact and arrange this with the hotel directly. 


IHSA offers a number of event sponsorship opportunities, which will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All sponsors will receive the following benefits:

  • Name Recognition at the Sponsoring Event with Signage
  • Opportunity to Speak at the Podium during the Sponsored Event
  • Complimentary Prime Exhibit Space (Includes 1 skirted table in the exhibit area)
  • Inclusion of Sponsor's Promotional Materials in Conference Bag
  • Complimentary 1/2 Page Ad in Conference Program Booklet 
  • All meals included for 1 attendee  

Sponsors will need to email a program-ready advertisement (JPEG format is preferred) to Michelle Iocca miocca@ilheadstart.org by Friday, February 9, 2018.

Interested in becoming a CORPORATE PARNER? Check out these BENEFITS! 

About the Location:

Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center

100 Conference Center Dr 

East Peoria, IL 61611

Sleeping Room Instructions:

**In order to receive the discounted group rate, reservations must be made by January 29, 2018**

Group Rate: $96.00 single (rate includes complimentary parking, full breakfast buffet each morning and complimentary drinks and refreshments at the Evening Reception each night)


To view exhibitor options and sponsorship opportunities, continue with registration below