The KIAAA Annual Conference is a great event and a favorite among vendors. There is a specific time set aside for 150+ athletic administrators to view vendor booths and talk to your company about services and products. Approximately 170 athletic directors and 65 vendors attend the conference each year. The Kansas athletic directors are always interested in visiting booths to learn more about products and place order for their individual schools. By participating in this show you and your business have the opportunity to form relationships with Kansas ADs. Furthermore, rather than meeting with one athletic director at a time, the KIAAA Conference affords the vendor the opportunity to communicate with ADs from all over the state in a single, relaxed, casual setting. Vendor exhibits will be on Monday, April 16th. Click on the registration site below to reserve your booth at the conference.
In addition to showcasing your company during the exhibition time, the KIAAA also invites vendors to participate with the attending ADs in the golf tournament on the prior Sunday. Information and sign-up for the golf tournament is included on the registration site.
Two final points. First, if your company is interested in being a Corporate Sponsor, see click on the “About” tab and scroll down to “Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities“, and/or email email@example.com. Certain levels of sponsorship provide for free vendor booth space, web presence, and other promotional benefits. Second, the KIAAA has an Endowment that is directed towards the KIAAA Student Scholarship Program. We encourage all conference attendees, both ADs and vendors, to contribute to the Endowment Program. That box is also included on the registration site.
KIAAA Conference Dates at the Four Points by Sheraton in Manhattan Kansas
2017: April 15 – 17 (Vendor Day: April 16) 8am-1:30pm
Click HERE to go to 2016 Vendor Registration Site.
Click HERE (to be uploaded soon) to view the map of booth assignments for the vendor hall
Vendors can sign-up for one or two tables. Certain numbers of vendor badges are provided with each table purchase. Additional badges may be purchase that qualify additional representatives to service your table and participate in the vendor luncheon on Monday at noon.
There will be opportunities at this year’s conference for vendors to give a 10 minute mini-workshop on their product or program. These will be available on a very limited basis. If you are interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendor setup begins at 5:00 pm on April 15th and can also be done the morning of April 16th.
Vendors have the opportunity on the registration site to sign-up for flyer distribution in the attendees packets. See registration site for more information. These materials are seen by every attendee and are a great way for vendors to get pre-show information into the member’s hands.
Each vendor has the opportunity to present a product to the vendor drawing held in the vendor hall. This also is a way to bring exposure to your company or organization.
"Loved the willingness of participants to stop and talk with me.”
“This is my favorite convention for the Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa area.”
“We appreciate the way the Kansas AD’s take time to stop and at least thank us for attendance and see what we are offering. This is not true for all states we attend.”
“I very much enjoyed attending this conference. Well organized.”
“Great conference. We will be back.”
“First time vendor – great overall experience – can’t wait to come back!”