Conference Date:

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 12:30 PM CST
Friday, March 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM CST

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IHSA invites YOU to exhibit and/or sponsor our 2021 Virtual Annual Conference (March 2nd-5th).



BRONZE Level ($300) - All the conference booth benefits of being in person - (exhibit your booth profile, promotional offers, upload handouts, stream videos, and setup one-to-one meetings, display your LIVE showcase, demo products, with additional resources to promote YOUR booth, collect leads and more) - all within our Virtual Trade Floor. You can even manage your booth staff with Whova! 

SILVER Level ($800) - same as Bronze Level  ..  PLUS, you receive your logo upgraded as a bookmark (which follows all screens). 

GOLD Level ($1500) - same as Bronze Level and Silver Level .. PLUS, your choice of date for "Sponsor-A-Day" with two Push notifications (one in morning and one in the afternoon) to every attendee!  .. PLUS, your own (1-5 minutes) LIVE presentation leading into one of our LIVE events.

CANCELLATION POLICY: A submitted registration is your commitment to attend the 2021 Annual Conference and to pay. No cancellations or refunds will be issued.

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Mitch Wood 
Illinois Head Start Association 

Illinois Head Start Association's 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

Exhibitor and/or Sponsorship Form




Whova released a new Exhibitor Hub that will increase productivity and provide personalized app experience.

Increase booth traffic with the fun Passport Contest

Promote your booth with ready-made social media images.

Boost your visibility with in-app giveaways and a custom profile.

Manage leads more easily by adding your booth staff to the app.


While different from an in-person event, you can still get a good return on investment online. Attendees can be more likely to ask questions and engage with exhibitors virtually than they are in person. Here are some "How to" examples:

1. Feature pictures, logos, and posters to make your brand stand out with your consistent branding.

2. Exhibitors find creative ways to engage attendees to participate in demos, giving better idea of product/service offered.

3. Use the Virtual Exhibitor Hall feature to easily set up live stream or upload your product/company videos.

4. Promote through social media, as the event progresses, inform attendees about promos or upcoming live sessions.

5. You may arrange virtual workshops with attendees an/or host your own workshop for special product interest groups.

6. Use virtual meet-up function to put workshop meeting links into your profile page, interacting with attendees directly.

7. Online coupons are another way to incentivize attendees to check out your virtual exhibit booth.


For CONFERENCE-RELATED information (including our Attendees' AGENDA, with general SESSION SCHEDULES and more) please see this information link



IHSA invites YOU to exhibit at (and/or sponsor) our 2021 Virtual Annual Conference!  This year it is being held from March 2nd - March 5th.


Tuesday, March 2nd (12:30 – 4:00 pm)

Wednesday, March 3rd (9:30 – 4:00pm)

Wednesday also features an exclusive parent track & keynote presentation for PARENTS!

Thursday, March 4th (9:30 – 4:30pm)

Thursday also features an exclusive teacher track & keynote presentation for TEACHERS!

Friday, March 5th / 9:00 - 12:00pm


We are all wanting to "see" you there!


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. 

Please keep in mind that all of our Annual Conference registrants will have ninety (90) days post-conference access for their ON-DEMAND viewing of ALL sessions, resources, handouts and all conference materials. This means that they will also be able to click onto your virtual booth as well!

EXHIBITORS are being offered three levels: BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD.  Exhibits are a very important part of our conference and we strive to make the conference as beneficial as possible for our exhibitors. So popular are our exhibitors at Head Start trainings and events, that IHSA chose the Whova Event platform specifically with YOU in mind.

SPONSORS for our annual conference are also being offered their choice of these same three levels during this 2021 virtual event: BRONZESILVER and GOLD.  

CORPORATE SPONSORS will each, in addition, receive the following extra benefits: 

  • Logo and Name Recognition during every LIVE Event;
  • Logo / banner to be run before and after KEYNOTERS; and
  • Opportunity to present/speak LIVE (1 to 5 minutes) at the beginning of our Keynoter Events.

NOTE: our Corporate Sponsors will need to email a logo or advertisement (JPEG format) to Mitch Wood by Monday, February 22, 2021.