Posted March 19, 2012 by Martha Blood 

React to the Needs of Your Campus at the ACUI Expo

At the 2012 annual conference, 98 companies, 110 booths, and more than 250 corporate representatives will be on hand in Boston to exhibit exciting products, services, and technologies in the ACUI Expo, which has its grand opening this morning. Here are some additional details about how conference delegates can learn about the latest innovations while in this year’s ACUI Expo.

First, the hours of the Expo are 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday, March 19 and 9:15–11:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 20 in the Grand Ballroom on the Fourth Floor of the conference hotel. See the full list of who is exhibiting online, and check the Expo map to plan your route.

Additionally, this year, ACUI is featuring the Expanded Expo. Located in the Atrium Foyer, Fourth Floor, the Expanded ACUI Expo offers delegates more time to interact with representatives from the companies as well as learn about ACUI programs and services from those staffing the ACUI booth. Check out your shopper's guide for the Expanded ACUI Expo schedule, which kicked off Saturday, March 17.

Second, some exhibitors will be offering prize drawings and show specials. Check out the deals in your Shopper's Guide and be sure to stop by these booths:

  • AC Martin – Booth 602
  • Clowning Around Entertainment – Booth 407
  • Dunkin' Donuts – Booth 210
  • Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture – Booth 702
  • Landscape Forms – Booth 601
  • MHTN Architects – Booth 302
  • Texas Digital – Booth 314

Be sure to sample the culinary offerings in the Expo from a wide range of branded food service franchises.

Also, on Monday, lunch will be served reception-style starting at Noon, and on Tuesday morning, delegates can mix and mingle with exhibitors over complimentary coffee in the hall.

Descriptions of all exhibitors can be found in the 2012 annual conference shopper’s guide. We hope you spend time in the Expo to keep yourself ahead of the curve through your discussions with industry experts.

What exhibit displays, interesting products, or other unique features did you discover while visiting the ACUI Expo?

 

Martha Blood

Martha Blood is the Director of Corporate Partnerships, Retired at ACUI.

Martha manages all aspects of strategic alliances with corporate partners, including associate memberships, advertising, exhibits, sponsorship, and ACUI Procure, the professional buying group for ACUI.

Comments

The expo was great this year. Lots of interactive items and great conversations to be had. It was nice to also chat with the vendors you have worked with in the past!
Sarah Stroud
Comment posted 03/19/2012 2:56 PM
The interactive food demos were great! Really enjoyed them.
Micah Kenfield
mckenfield@uh.edu
Comment posted 03/19/2012 3:11 PM
Really loved the furniture displays. Looking for unique ways we can provide student collaborative areas. Audrey akagdis@ksu.edu
Audrey Taggart-Kagdis
akagdis@k-state.edu
Comment posted 03/19/2012 4:10 PM
Totally came away with a number of great ideas from the Expo today. Found some furniture solutions for requests we've had but never been able to fulfill. And I'm totally going to push for some mobile device charging stations, as that's a great idea for helping our students.
Jeremy Hawkins
hawkinjl@jmu.edu
Comment posted 03/19/2012 4:18 PM
I enjoyed seeing new vendors and catching up in person with representatives from vendors we use. Lunch was great and look forward to going back today to make another pass to see products, I might have missed. Plus I love meeting our associate members in Ed sessions, on the T to our opening event and other places besides the expo.
Comment posted 03/20/2012 7:21 AM
The on campus bowling display and information was great. I found out there is a rep right down the street from my institution! So glad to have made the connection.
Tyler Archer-Moran
Tyler.Archer@utsa.edu
Comment posted 03/20/2012 4:47 PM
I have recently taken on some Box Office responsibilities, so it was great chatting with University Tickets! I am excited to bring back some collaboration ideas to best utilize the service University Tickets offers! Already sent some information back to my supervisor and he is super stoked to start exploring the possibilities!
Angela Meldonian
ameldoni@carrollu.edu
Comment posted 03/20/2012 8:39 PM
The Expo was great (& especially the video for the turnover from expo to keynote!) I was glad to see some great recycling container options there. As a campus thats focused on sustainability, we are always looking for ideas. Our formal ballroom area of the building does not have recycling options because none of the bins are "appropriate" but I got some great ideas to take back to campus
Sara Drischler
drischler@uta.edu
Comment posted 03/21/2012 9:27 AM
It was nice putting some faces to the brands and products that I've been ordering and using on campus (StageRight, EMS, Mity Lite). Of course, it is always great to expand knowledge as well. All of the architects in the Expo were great to talk to just to hear their approaches and philosophies to the job, and how that works alongside the perspective on my side. Mackey Mitchell in particular were great to chat with, and their "suggestion board" of wicked ideas was incredibly useful.
Comment posted 03/21/2012 1:03 PM
It was nice putting some faces to the brands and products that I've been ordering and using on campus (StageRight, EMS, Mity Lite). Of course, it is always great to expand knowledge as well. All of the architects in the Expo were great to talk to just to hear their approaches and philosophies to the job, and how that works alongside the perspective on my side. Mackey Mitchell in particular were great to chat with, and their "suggestion board" of wicked ideas was incredibly useful.
Comment posted 03/21/2012 1:04 PM
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