1~Workforce and HR Conference
Culture + Connections: 2016 Governor's Workforce and Human Resources Conference. September 20-22 in Bismarck
Final Exhibitor Information
Here is some final info for the one-day Exhibitor Show:
Agenda for the Day of the Exhibitor Show

 8:00 – 9:00: Vendor Setup: Check in with registration to get your packet including information, booth assignment, and name tags. Registration will be in the Atrium. We recommend unloading and entering through Door 12.

8:00 – 9:00: Breakfast: Help yourself to the breakfast buffet with the attendees if you are feeling comfortable with your time and set up.

9:00 – 10:45: Exhibitor Showcase Open: Last year, you told us you wanted more designated time with conference attendees. So, this year we built this time block specifically into the agenda to give you some critical networking opportunities to focus on the audience outside of the social and breaks and lunch.

 10:45 – 11:00: Exhibitor Meeting: Meeting for the show organizers to share the plan for the day as well as hear from you what you are liking or what you’d like to see different. We would like at least one representative from each booth to attend.

10:45 – 12:00: Concurrent Session: Slower time for you, as attendees will probably be attending sessions.

11:30: Provide vendors with boxed lunches: You will receive your lunches at your booth so you’ll have time to finish them before attendees join you during the lunch hour to network and eat.

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch with vendors: Attendees will be given boxed lunches during this time and be eating throughout the vendor halls and conference space.

1:00 – 2:15: Concurrent Session: Slower time for you, as attendees will probably be attending sessions.

2:15 – 3:00: Break with vendors: This break is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. There will be time to take in snacks and mingle with attendees.

3:00 – 4:15: Concurrent Session: Slower time for you, as attendees will probably be attending sessions.

4:15 – 5:00: Exhibitor Social: Final moments of the Exhibitor Show to network with attendees. A bartender with beer/wine fundraiser will be on site. Winners of your drawings and silent auction items will occur toward the end.

5:01: Exhibitor/Sponsor tear down: We appreciate you waiting until after the social closes to tear down. In the past, we’ve had issues with early takedowns but we know this year with this new schedule, it won’t be a problem!

Speaking of social... we encourage you to help drum up the excitement by sharing the conference (and your attendance) on your social media channels. Take this graphic and feel free to edit this suggested copy: 

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Final info:
Like last year, we will be utilizing the conference app versus the large conference book. As an added benefit to exhibitors, we have added your provided contact information, as well as a summary about your company to the app that you provided in your registration. Sponsors, you will be listed in both the sponsor part as well as the exhibitor part if you have a booth.
The SHRM Foundation Director for our ND SHRM State Council may be reaching out to you requesting an item or donation for our silent auction that will be happening during the vendor show. The SHRM Foundation fundraiser helps our state council meet the goals of donation and philanthropy through SHRM, allowing HR professionals to receive scholarships, gifts and educational opportunities. It would be greatly appreciated if your organization would choose to donate.
Still have questions? Take a look at our FAQs – they may be able to help!
We thank you for your continued support for this conference. 

For additional questions contact Teri or Jenna!

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Bismarck, ND 58503 | 701.328.5300
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