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The KIAAA Annual Conference is a great event and a favorite among vendors.   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 orders 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 centralized relaxed, casual setting.  Vendor exhibits will be on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.  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.  You can also click HERE to see more about the tournament.  

Two final points.  First, if your company is interested in being a Corporate Sponsor, click on the “PROGRAMS” tab and scroll down to “SPONSORSHIP PACKET“, and/or email mhaught@kiaaa.org.  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 Moves To A New Premier Site

Kansas Star Event Center/Hampton Inn Suites  - Mulvane Kansas

 NEW CONFERENCE DATE -  2021:  JUNE 1-3  (Vendor Day: June 2) 9:00am-1:00pm

Click HERE to see an overview of the new venue for the 2021 KIAAA Conference

Click HERE  to go to the 2021 Vendor Registration Site.

Click HERE (pending) to see the Conference Agenda

 

Vendors can sign-up for one or two tables.  Two badges/tickets are provided with the one table package and four badges/tickets are provided with the two table package.  Additional badges may be purchased that qualify additional representatives to service your table and participate in the vendor luncheon on Monday at noon.

Vendors and sponsors are encouraged to participate in the conference golf tournament on Tuesday, June 1, and the AD/vendor social on the evening of Tuesday, June 1.  While these two additional activities are add-on tickets, they are great opportunities to participate shoulder-to-shoulder with potential clients.  

As you can see, the KIAAA Annual Meeting and Conference is a very vendor/sponsor-oriented event.  Our attempt is to make things more time-efficient for our vendors.  While the expo time is slightly less than years past, the time will be more productive because there are no competing activities during this period that would draw ADs out of the expo hall.  And with the additional activities available on the agenda, vendors have a chance to double, or even triple, their contact time with attending ADs depending on the activities your company chooses to participate in.

Vendor setup begins at 6:30 pm on June 1 and can also be done the morning of June 2.

Vendors have the opportunity on the registration site to sign-up for flyer distribution in the attendee's packets.  See the 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.  The vendor door prize drawing will occur during the vendor launching on June 2.


Vendor Feedback:

"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!”

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