Annual Conference Exhibitor Information

On this page, you’ll find all the information you will need for your presence at our Annual Conference. If you still have questions after carefully reading each section, please contact Nicole Toombs.

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Contact Information

Nicole Toombs, SOMSA Vendor Chair: (402) 317-5657 or
Linden Mueller, SOMSA Executive Director: (417) 319-1130 or


  1. March 1: Program ad due to Linden; see Conference Program Ad Sizes below
  2. March 15: Complete the Sponsor Info Survey to let SOMSA know important information about your attendance at the conference (name tags, electricity request, Sunday night RSVP, vendor drawing participation)

Important Documents

The following documents contain important information!

PDF File Listing

  1. Sponsorship Prospectus: see page 5 for shipping material to venue info
  2. Exhibit Services Form: Request electricity and technology
  3. Vinoy St. Petersburg Instructions for Package Storage/Deliver/Shipping Services

Tentative Schedule

Sunday vendor set up is from 2-4 PM, vendor champagne reception from 6 to 6:30 PM, and welcome reception will follow from 6:30 to 8 PM
Monday sessions are 8 AM to 2:30 PM, with Monday evening social event
Tuesday sessions are 8 AM to 4 PM, vendor drawing at around 11 AM and tear down completed by 4 PM after 2:30 to 3 PM break with Tuesday night on your own
Wednesday sessions are 8 AM to 12 PM,

**Vendor tear down will be after the PM break on Tuesday

Conference Program Due Date & Ad Sizes

Please email your ad for the conference program to by March 1. Ads should be submitted in PDF format, 300 dpi, and 4C color profile. For any questions about ad properties, please call Linden Mueller (see Contact Information section).

Sponsor LevelAd SizeExact Ad Dimensions
Presenting SponsorFull Page*
full bleed
8.75″ wide x 11.25″ tall
Platinum SponsorFull Page
no bleed
7.125″ wide x 10.25″ tall
Gold SponsorHalf Page
7.125″ wide x 5″ tall
Silver SponsorQuarter Page
3.4375″ wide x 5″ tall

*Dimensions include full bleed, but please consider document margins while designing: Inside (left): 1”; Outside (right), Top, and Bottom: 0.375”

Exhibit Booth Setup/Tear Down

Set-up will be Sunday, April 18, from 2:00-4:00 PM. We invite you to join us at the vendor champagne reception at 5:00 PM. There will be a networking reception from 6:00-8:00 PM. If you require late set-up, please notify Nicole Toombs as soon as possible. See Contact Information section above.

Table(s), chairs, and skirting are included. We recommend that you have an exhibit booth display. The display must fit within your assigned space and cannot block access to other sponsor tables, exits, or foot traffic. SOMSA, in conjunction with the hotel, will determine booth and table placement.

Tear down will be Tuesday, April 20, after the PM break. If you require early tear down, please notify Nicole Toombs. See Contact Information section above.

Electricity, Audio, Visual

Sponsors are responsible for electricity, internet connectivity, extension cords, AV and other exhibit supplies and services. To make arrangements at sponsor expense, please contact the Event Manager at the Marriott. Please also let Nicole Toombs know your electricity requests so we can assign booth locations accordingly. Download the [Exhibitor Info file | waiting to receive from the venue] for the order form.

Mailing Exhibit Materials & Supplies

Relevant document: Shipping & Receiving (PDF)

Advance ship conference materials to the hotel and retain your tracking number. Upon arrival, your materials will be delivered to your booth, if you’ve properly labeled them (see below).

Packages may be delivered to the hotel up to five (5) business days prior to the event. Due to very limited available storage space, no more than Five (5) packages with a total maximum weight of 150lbs and /or 27 cubic feet each will be accepted for storage on a complimentary basis. Should you require additional storage, arrangements must be made in advance. To ensure your materials are stored and delivered properly, please include the following information on each package:

Hold for:
Client Name
SOMSA Conference
Hotel Contact: Sheri Morgan
# of Boxes (i.e. 1 of 2, 2 of 2, etc.)

Address packages as follows:

Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club
501 5th Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

If you any further questions regarding shipping and receiving, please contact Sheri Morgan at (727) 824-8062.

Vendor Drawing

We have scheduled time for vendors to announce winners of their drawings at the end of general sessions on Tuesday. If you wish to participate, please let Nicole Toombs know by April 1. See Contact Information section above.

Elevator Pitch

On Monday, we’ve set aside time for all vendors to present a 60-second elevator pitch to our attendees. Please prepare a quick, succinct summary of your goods or services that will entice our attendees to visit your booth. We’ve got a tight agenda, so please prepare this in advance and plan on sticking to the 60-second time limit.


Each attending sponsor must have a meal plan, and at least one is included in your sponsorship level (visit Sponsorship Opportunities for included meals). For additional meal plans in excess of those included with the sponsorship level, please contact Linden in the SOMSA office. See Contact Information section above.

Other Expenses

Sponsors are responsible for any and all expenses incurred, including travel, lodging, transportation, meals, setup, clean up, etc. Booth spaces should be cleaned upon departure.