Exhibitor Information


For the


***NOTE: This is last year's information provided here for planning purposes only. New information will be provided late 2016.***

Convention Dates: April 13-17, 2016
Exhibit Hall: April 14-16, 2016

Are you looking to get your name, your book, your services, or your product in front of almost 1,000 teachers, researchers, or other communication professionals? Listed below are a variety of opportunities we have arranged for you. Of course, we are always open to other great sponsorship ideas! If you are interested in something not listed here, please reach out to Exhibits Hall Manager Kathy Denker (kjdenker@bsu.edu) and Executive Director Jimmie Manning (jman@niu.edu).

Remember, opportunities are first come, first serve – and space is limited!


Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

2016 Exhibitor Shipping Information Can Be Found at the Bottom of This Page!

CLICK HERE to submit your requests.


Display Booth/Table at the Convention Exhibit Hall

  • One Table - $300           Hurry! Only ten tables remain!
  • Two Tables - $500
  • Three Tables - $600 (each additional table beyond three is $100/table)
  • Exhibit Drop By - $100/Day (send your materials to the Convention Hotel and CSCA will set up a shared exhibit; ½ table maximum space per $100)
  • Display of individual titles with Order Form - $100/title (one to three sample books for each title should be sent to Katherine Denker c/o of the hotel address listed above)

Additionally, this year we are adding Author Signing Opportunities

  • As part of the introductory special, this opportunity is available for $25/title
  • The author comes with his or her book and sells/gives away signed copies
  • The author signing session is at a prime conference time and paired with a refreshment break
  • Includes complimentary announcement of all author signings in conference program for signings paid by February 25, 2016
  • Includes listing on poster that announces author signings and that is displayed throughout the entire convention

The Exhibit Hall will be open:

Thursday, April 14          9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday, April 15               9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday, April 16           9:00 AM-2:00 PM 

2016 President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference

  • Graduate Program Exhibit table, for CSCA Department Members: $50
  • Graduate Program Exhibit table, for Non-CSCA Department Members: $175
    • With the $175.00 fee a complimentary departmental membership will be offered

NOTE: The above undergraduate conference opportunities include table space at a special Saturday graduate fair that will run from noon until around 3:30 p.m. Usually over 300 students, both undergraduate and graduate, attend the fair looking for information.

Departments interested in having table space through the entire convention must pay the Display Booth rates. Any department purchasing a Display Booth will be allowed a complimentary table at the graduate fair.

Reception Recognition and Sponsorship

The events below draw significant audiences and will help you to gain recognition with CSCA members. Additionally, sponsoring these sessions is a great way to show your support to CSCA and the discipline.

We will make sure any reception supporters are well-recognized at the convention with a program advertisement, prominent poster or banner placement at the event, and announcements at the sponsored event and the annual business/awards luncheon. Please make all arrangements for sponsorships with the Exhibits Hall Manager and the Executive Director.

All sponsors will also be listed on the CSCA website with a university or company logo, if provided.

  • Welcome Reception (Thursday): $5,000 sole sponsor (features bonus promotion), $1,000 co-sponsor SOLD
    • CSCA is known for its amazing opening receptions. You will be loved and appreciated for sponsoring this event!
  • Annual Awards Luncheon (Friday): $10,000 sole sponsor (features bonus promotion and free full-page program ad), $2,000 co-sponsor
  • First Vice-President’s Event (Friday): $3,000 sole sponsor
    • This year's event is like none before at CSCA! Be a part of the excitement.
  • President’s Reception (Saturday): $5,000 sole sponsor (features bonus promotion), $1,000 co-sponsor
    • This year's President's Reception includes the art of noted children's author Maurice Sendak!
  • Coffee Breaks: $1,000 each (includes bonus mini-ad in program and additional promotion)
  • Conference Bag (includes advertiser or university logo or product): $2,500 SOLD
  • Badges: $1,000 (includes banner at registration table recognizing sponsor)
  • Ribbons: $250 each ribbon (includes sign recognition at registration table)
    • Publishers: Recognize your authors! Contact us about custom ribbon options that will let people know a convention attendee has authored or edited a book with your company. Prices start as low as $100!
  • Lanyards with logo display: $2,500
  • Sponsorship of a Short Course, Pre-Conference, or Panel: Please contact us.
    • Usually sponsorship of one of these events involves providing refreshments, materials, or small gifts.

Printed Program Advertising

Our program is a beautiful, high-quality 8x11" professionally designed book.
There is no better way to ensure that your school, company, or product will be seen!

  • Half page ad: 5 1/2" x 4 3/4"  $315
  • Full page ad: 7" x 9 1/2"  $475
  • Inside back cover: 7" x 9" $735 SOLD
  • Inside front cover: 7" x 9" $735 SOLD
  • Back cover: 7" x 9 1/2" $1,000 SOLD
  • Banner ad: A special opportunity for deans, department chairs, or colleagues! Provide a small shout-out embedded right into the conference program for any top paper award winner. In addition to highlighting a top paper recipient, an icon representing their university will be featured. Only $25!

** Please note that all printed program advertisements are black and white. Please submit ad copy in a high resolution PDF file with all fonts embedded absolutely no later than 3/01/2016. All files should be 300 dpi at the size of the advertisement. CSCA does not design program ads. The person reserving the advertisement is solely responsible for all copy submitted. The only exception is banner ads -- for these ads, CSCA will handle all design.

Please contact Kathy Denker, Exibits Hall Manager (kjdenker@bsu.edu) with any questions about these opportunities. To reserve your tables or ad space, please email the request to Kathie Cesa at csca@kocmemberservices.com.

CLICK HERE to submit your requests.

Shipping and Deliveries:

Deliveries of exhibit material are to be directed to the Hotel’s loading dock on Lyon Street.

Shipments of material, literature, products, as well as cartons and envelopes that are to be used in conjunction with your groups meeting/program should be addressed as follows:

Recipient’s (Guest’s) Name
c/o Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Please note that the “Recipient” refers to the person who will be picking up the items or package, even if that person is not staying at the Hotel. Also, as an added measure, please write the recipient’s name and the name of the Convention on the box itself. DO NOT address items to the Catering/Convention Service Manager. All shipments should be prepaid. Regrettably, it is not possible for the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel to accept C.O.D. shipments.

If you are sending more than one package within a single shipment, be sure to number in sequence (example: 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3).

Because the Hotel has limited space, items should be sent as close to the meeting date as possible. (PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY SHIPMENTS MORE THAN 2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL). In addition, please make sure to record and bring to the Hotel the waybill number of all packages shipped.