Vendors at the Family Law Seminar will have an opportunity to meet 350 lawyers from across Iowa and surrounding states.
We are inviting you to participate as an exhibitor at the upcoming Family Law Seminar sponsored by the Family Law Section of The Iowa State Bar Association.
This year’s seminar will be held Thursday through Friday, Oct. 29-30, 2015 at the West Des Moines Marriott Hotel in West Des Moines. The Family Law Seminar is one of the most popular of the seminars sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association, with recent attendance averaging over 350 attorneys from around the state.
Exhibit space will be available at the West Des Moines Marriott. Space will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and we will continue to accept registrations until the space is full. We invite you to apply for space in our exhibit hall. The cost of exhibiting is minimal and has remained far below what you would expect to pay to exhibit at other events such as this.
ISBA will continue to encourage attendees to visit the exhibit hall. Break times have been scheduled each day to allow time for viewing exhibit booths.
Vendor Booth Payment
The rental fee for each 8-foot table is $250 and is payable with request. Booth assignments will be made at the discretion of ISBA.
Please contact the ISBA offices if you are interested in being a break sponsor. Break sponsors receive space for a one page ad in the Family Law Seminar book. The ad must be done in gray scale. Break sponsors will receive a sign on the break area recognizing their sponsorship. Break sponsors will be acknowledged during the program. The cost for break sponsorship is $400 and includes booth space. Please make sure you email a copy of your logo in with your vendor form.
Lunch Sponsorship (Sponsorship has been taken)
Please contact the ISBA offices if you are interested in being a lunch sponsor. Lunch sponsors receive space for a two page ad in the Family Law Seminar book. The ad must be done in gray scale. Lunch sponsors will receive a sign recognizing their sponsorship. Lunch sponsors will be acknowledged during the program. The cost for Lunch sponsorship is $600 and includes booth space. Please make sure you email a copy of your logo in with your vendor form.
Chair’s Reception Sponsorship (Sponsorship has been taken)
Please contact the ISBA offices if you are interested in being a Reception sponsor. Reception sponsors receive space for a two page ad in the Family Law Seminar book. The ad must be done in gray scale. Reception sponsors will receive a sign recognizing their sponsorship. Reception sponsors will be acknowledged during the program. The cost for Reception sponsorship is $600 and includes booth space. Please make sure you email a copy of your logo in with your vendor form.
Thursday, October 29
Exhibitor Set-up (lobby) - 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
Registration Opens (lobby) - 7:30 a.m.
Program - 8:00 am - 5:00 p.m.
Break* (lobby) - 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Break* (lobby) - 3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Chair’s Reception* (lobby) - 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, October 30
Registration opens (lobby) 7:00 am
Breakfast * (lobby) 7:00-7:45 am
Program 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Break * (lobby) 10:00-10:15 am
Lunch 12;00-1:00 pm
Break * (lobby) 3:00-3:15 am
Exhibit teardown 4:30-5:30 pm
*Break times are tentative and will be confirmed once agenda is finalized.
Application for Vendor Space
Application for space must be made on the enclosed ISBA Vendor Application and Agreement Form. Return the completed application by October 16, 2015 to ISBA offices. ISBA reserves the right to determine the eligibility of exhibit space.
The vendor area will be available for installation of exhibits from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 29. All vendor materials and equipment must be removed from the vendor area by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 30.
All vendor materials must conform to the fire regulations and electrical codes of the West Des Moines Marriott. All packing materials and containers must be removed from the floor and aisles. No exhibit may protrude into the aisle or block the view of neighboring vendors. Vendors are prohibited from attaching anything on the surface of the West Des Moines Marriott Hotel’s property. Vendor’s printed materials may be distributed within the assigned booth area only. Any materials ISBA considers objectionable will not be allowed to be distributed.
Vendor Badges and Registration
ISBA will provide vendor badges. Please use the attached application form to identify the names of your organization’s representatives who will be in your booth. Each vendor will receive a vendor packet at their booth on Thursday, October 29. The vendor packet will contain a seminar agenda, vendor name badges, printed list of registrants and registrants contact information.
Cancellations by a vendor must be made in writing and must be received by ISBA on or before October 20, 2015. A written cancellation received by ISBA on or before October 20, 2015 entitles the vendor to a refund, less a $50 processing fee, of all monies paid by the vendor to ISBA before that date. Cancellations received after that date entitles ISBA to keep all monies received from the vendor.
ISBA shall not be responsible to vendors for damages, losses and/or claims from any cause whatsoever that may arise from vendor’s participation in the Family Law Meeting. Vendors assume the entire responsibility and liability for losses, damages and claims arriving out of injury or damage to vendor’s displays, equipment and other property brought upon the premises of the West Des Moines Marriott Hotel and shall indemnify and hold harmless ISBA employees from any and all such losses, damages and claims.
ISBA reserves the right to make such changes, amendments and additions to this agreement as considered advisable for the proper conduct of the exhibit with provision that all vendors will be advised of any such changes.
Raffles and drawings will be permitted and encouraged. Drawings and promotional items will help draw attendees to your booths. Please contact the ISBA if you plan to provide prizes during the trade show. Drawing winners will be announced October 30, 2015 at the end of the seminar.
Audio and visual equipment being used in one vendor area shall not unreasonably interfere with activities of any other vendor.
Subletting of vendor space is prohibited.
ISBA cannot guarantee against loss, fire and damage. ISBA’s insurance policies do not provide coverage for vendor’s protection. Vendors are responsible for their own property through insurance or self-insurance.
ISBA does not discriminate in its educational programs on the basis of race, religion, color, sex or handicap. ISBA wishes to ensure no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services or segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to attend this program, please call (515) 697-7874.