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November 14-17
Convention Center

For more information contact
Ed Leach (480) 705·8200

Hosted by:
Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities

Future Conference Dates:

November 17-20, 2002
Long Beach, California

October 19-22, 2003
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2001 CIT Exhibition Information

November 14-17, 2001
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Conference Sponsors League for Innovation in the Community College
4505 East Chandler Boulevard
Suite 250
Phoenix, Arizona 85048-7690
Hosted by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)
Booth Size 10’ x 20’ (except where partners have paid to upgrade) Ceiling height: 30'
Exhibition Location Exhibition Hall 1
(All receptions & Friday's lunch will be held in this area.)

1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2781
Phone: 612/335-6000                            http://www.mplsconvctr.org


Exhibit Hours

Wednesday, November 14, 2001
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 15, 2001
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 16, 2001
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Exhibit Pass The exhibit hall will be closed at times other than those indicated above. You may, however, gain access to, or be in your booth one hour before and 1/2 hour after by presenting your exhibitor pass.
Booth Assignments  The floor plan indicates booth locations chosen through this year's booth space selection process (according to priority points listing—based upon level of partnership, sponsorships, requested size, etc). Adjustments to the floor plan may be made at the discretion of the League, you will be notified if changes are made.
Installation Tuesday, November 13: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (all booths)
Wednesday, November 14: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (all booths)

(Please Note: All booths must be completely ready by 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, prior to the public opening of the exhibition hall at 3:00 p.m.)
Dismantle Friday, November 16: 1:31 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(all booths -- the floor and freight must be cleared by 11:59 p.m.!)

(Please Note: Any booth found to be breaking down before close of show will be subject to a $500 penalty fee, loss of priority points, and partnership privileges.)
Booth Description Standard pipe and drape in Burgundy and Forest Green, and table drape and side rails in Forest Green. Back drape will be 8' high; side drapes will be 3' high.

A one-line identification sign, 7” wide x 44" long, will be provided in black block letters on white background and will include the company name only.

Each booth will be provided with a 6’ Forest Green draped table, two side chairs, and one waste basket. Additional furniture is available at extra charge from GES, the official contractor.

Aisle carpet is Forest Green and there will be no booth carpet provided by show management. 

Internet Access Internet connections to the exhibitor’s booth will be provided through the League for Innovation. Complete the form online or fax or mail the form in the exhibitor kit with payment before November 2.
Security Twenty-four hour security service for the exhibit area will be provided by the conference sponsors from Tuesday, November 13, 8:00 a.m., through Friday, November 16, 12:00 midnight. The furnishing of security service is in no case to be a guarantee against loss or theft of any kind. Exhibitors wishing to insure their exhibit booth and materials may do so at their own expense.
Official Contractor GES Exposition Services - Chicago
5248 South Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: (773) 581-2237
Fax: (773) 767-4952
Email: csrchicago@gesexpo.com
GES Exposition Services (GES) will install, maintain, and remove booths. Rental furniture, labor to install and dismantle exhibits, special decoration, janitorial, material handling and storage services, etc., will be provided at prevailing rates.
An Exhibitor Service Kit from GES is enclosed, containing order forms for all services. Please complete without delay and return forms to GES. Note that the deadline for ordering services is Friday, October 26, to receive discounted rates, and Monday, November 8, to avoid a surcharge.
Shipping Instructions Exhibitors are required to use GES for drayage. All advance and direct shipments of booths and booth materials must be sent to GES to the following sites:

Advance Shipping to Warehouse:
ATTN: [Exhibitor’s Company Name] and [Booth Number]
2001 Conference on Information Technology
c/o GES Exposition Services
Roadway Express
2950 Lone Oak Circle
Eagan, MN 55121

Deadline Date to Receive Discount Rate:
November 6

Direct Shipping to Show/Exhibit Site:
ATTN: [Exhibitor’s Company Name] and [Booth Number]
2001 Conference on Information Technology
c/o GES Exposition Services
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South, Exhibit Hall 1
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2781

First Receiving Date: Nov. 13,
beginning at 8:00 a.m.

(Please Note: The Minneapolis Convention Center will not receive any shipments! Any shipments directly addressed to and received by the Convention Center will be redirected to GES Exposition Services for drayage at the expense of the responsible shipping party.)

All material used must be properly fire-proofed in accordance with local regulations.

Outbound Freight
If you are among the exhibitors that are also attending various other conferences back-to-back with CIT, GES can make special arrangements for quick freight handling on your outbound shipment and special pricing on your cross-country freight to other states. Please call GES at 773/581-2237 immediately if you need this service.

Rules and Regulations
Conference sponsors reserve the right to determine acceptable practice and sound level for working exhibits. Exhibitors using prerecorded music in their booth must show proof of licensing agreement.

 The League for Innovation in the Community College, GES Exposition Services, and the Minneapolis Convention Center will NOT be responsible for any injury, loss, or damage that may occur to the exhibitor, the exhibitor's employees or property, or to any other person prior, during, or subsequent to the period of the exhibition. Each exhibitor assumes entire responsibility and hereby agrees to protect, indemnify, and defend and save the League, GES Exposition Services, and Minneapolis Convention Center, and its employees and agents against all claims, losses, damages to persons or property, governmental charges or fines, and attorney's fees arising out of or caused by exhibitor's installation, dismantling, removal, maintenance, occupancy, or use of the exhibition premises or a part thereof, excluding any such liability caused by the sole negligence of Minneapolis Convention Center, its employees, and agents.

Empty containers or boxes must NOT be visible from the aisles or walkways. They must be consigned to the official service contractor or stored out of sight.

The reverse side of any wing panel extending from the back wall of the display must be finished or draped in order to avoid a raw exposure to a neighboring participant.

Exhibitor signage is restricted to the assigned exhibit space. No signs may protrude or be placed in any other area of the annual meeting space except those produced and placed by the League.

Any booth found to be breaking down before close of show will be subject to a $500 penalty, loss of priority points, and partnership privileges.