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  • 2016

    AASLH and MMA Annual Meeting Exhibitor Prospectus / p. 2

    Having attended other [national] conferences, this conference was spectacular. The sessions were of a high quality, the exhibitors were varied and relevant. 2015 Attendee

    AASLH provides leadership and support for those who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. The attendees of our annual meeting are some of the most dynamic history practitioners in the nation, including professionals from museums, historical sites and houses, historical societies, large history centers, historians, universities, libraries, and archives. No other national conference offers direct access to such an engaged group of decision-makers at such competitive rates.

    Who Attends the Annual Meeting?

    Directors and CEOs, Historians, Educators, Administrators, Archivists, Librarians, Curators, Conservators, Preservationists, Interpreters, Consultants, Collection Managers, Professors, Graduate Students, & more. This year, the meeting will be held in conjunction with the Michigan Museums Association. With 450 engaged members, we are excited to expand this years Annual Meeting to include the movers and shakers of Michigans museum field.

    AASLH Annual Meeting by the Numbers

    AASLH has 5,400 members (3,800 institutions/ 1,600 individuals).

    Our Annual Meeting is attended by 800-1000+ history professionals.

    Our Exhibit Hall typically has 50-60 exhibitors.

    The Spirit of Rebirth

    AASLHs members have been gathering annually to discuss ideas and innovations since 1940. In 2016, our 76th Annual Meeting will convene with MMA in Detroit on the shores of Lake Michigan. Our theme is The Spirit of Rebirth.

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    AASLH and MMA Annual Meeting Exhibitor Prospectus / p. 3


    The 2016 meeting will be held in the Cobo Center, one of the largest convention centers in the

    nation. The Centers top of the line facilities and staff will ensure a smooth set-up and take-down

    process, and the ample space reserved in our Exhibit Hall leaves plenty of room for events that draw

    attendees into the Exhibit Hall and encourage them to engage in that space (including a luncheon,

    potential receptions, and coffee breaks for attendees and exhibitors to mingle and talk).


    The Online Conference takes place on September 15-16 in coordination with the Annual Meeting. Six

    hot topic sessions are broadcast live from the Annual Meeting. All presentations have been reworked

    for a live audience. Participants can see slides, ask questions, and interact online with presenters and

    the virtual audience in these live broadcasts. Institutions can include their entire staff with an

    affordable group price (Starting at $75). In 2015, there were over 100 registrations, over half of which

    were group registrations that can be used by entire organizations or regional groups. The estimated

    reach of each Online Conference is over 300 individuals.

    Great job to the planning and host committees! The best national

    conference Ive ever attended. 2015 Attendee


    Annual Meeting: September 14-17

    Exhibit Hall: September 15-16

    Online Conference: September 15-16

    STAFF CONTACT Hannah Hethmon AASLH Membership Marketing Coordinator 615-320-3203 hethmon@aaslh.org


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    AASLH and MMA Annual Meeting Exhibitor Prospectus / p. 4


    Advance Program

    The Advance Program is a full-color guide to the Annual Meeting mailed to more than 8,000 individuals and organizations, including all AASLH and MMA members.

    Onsite Program

    The Onsite Program is a full-color guide distributed to all conference attendees at registration and carried throughout the entire four-day conference. The program highlights the entire conference and includes a final list of exhibitors with contact info and company descriptions. For a PDF of last years Advance or Onsite Program, email hethmon@aaslh.org.

    Advertise in both the Advance and Onsite Program for 20% off the combined price!

    TOTE BAG INSERT Dont miss an opportunity to place your companys literature into every attendees tote bag. Up to a 1000 tote bags are distributed to attendees onsite.

    Cost: $375

    Reservation Deadline: August 15, 2016 Size: 8.5 x 11 inches or smaller

    Size Dimensions Advance Program

    Onsite Program

    page 3 1/5 x 4 3/4 in. $400 $200

    page 7 1/2 x 4 7/8 in. $600 $400

    Full page

    7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. $800 $600

    Advance Program Deadline:

    Reservation Deadline- April 1, 2016

    Art Deadline- April 10, 2016

    Onsite Program Deadline:

    Reservation Deadline- July 15, 2016

    Art Deadline- August 1, 2016 Artwork:

    TIFF or PDF format

    300 dpi or higher


  • 2016

    AASLH and MMA Annual Meeting Exhibitor Prospectus / p. 5


    Showcase your products and expertise in

    the Exhibit Hall. Exhibiting allows you to

    meet potential clients and speak one-on-

    one in a fun, informal environment. Food

    and beverage functions are held in the exhibit

    hall to encourage attendees to visit your

    booth. The functions include a morning and

    afternoon coffee break on Thursday and

    Friday and an attendee luncheon on Friday.

    AASLH/ MMA Exhibit Booth Package includes:

    8 x 10 booth space with company sign, 6 ft. skirted table, backdrop, side rail dividers, two chairs, and a wastebasket

    Two (2) complimentary full-conference registrations for booth staff

    Pre- and post-attendee mailing list

    Company name and description in the Onsite Program

    A floor plan for the Exhibit Hall will be released closer to the meeting. It will be available online once exhibitor registration is open. If you would like to receive notifications about the Exhibit Hall, please email hethmon@aaslh.org.

    AASLH/ MMA Booth Assignment is first come, first served.

    The easiest way to reserve the space you want is to register online at on.aaslh.org/AASLHmarketing2016. If you are unable to register online, contact AASLH for assistance.

    Exhibitor Fee

    Early Bird Rate: $725 before May 15, 2016

    Standard Rate: $825 after May 15, 2016

    Early Dismantle Fee: $200

    Additional Exhibitors: $75 per person

    Installation Wednesday, September 14 2-6 pm

    Thursday, September 15 6:30-8 am

    Exhibit Hall Hours Thursday, September 15

    9 am Exhibit Hall Opens 5 pm Exhibit Hall Closes

    Friday, September 16 9 am Exhibit Hall Opens 4 pm Exhibit Hall Closes

    Dismantle Friday, September 16 4 -6 pm


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    AASLH and MMA Annual Meeting Exhibitor Prospectus / p. 6

    EXHIBITING AT THE ONLINE CONFERENCE Dont forget about AASLHs virtual attendees! Broadcast in

    conjunction with the Annual Meeting, the Online

    Conference is a live two-day event that reaches over 300

    additional attendees over the internet.

    Logo and link to your organization on the Online Conference website with 50-word company description

    Logo listed in the exhibitors list during the Online Conference in the virtual community

    One (1) complimentary Online Conference Pass

    Cost: $200

    Reservation Deadline: August 31, 2016

    Logo/Text Submission Deadline: September 8, 2016

    INCREASE BRAND AWARENESS WITH A HISTORY NEWS AD History News magazine is the official publication of AASLH. Written by and for history professionals, each issue of the quarterly magazine provides industry articles, columns, Technical Leaflets, and the most authoritative discussions of current issues facing history organizations. Advertising in History News before and after the Annual Meeting will reinforce the impressions you make in person and in the Advance and Onsite Programs.

    History News Advertising Rates

    Cover Spaces 1x Rate* 2x Rate* 4x Rate*

    1/4 Page, Outside Back Cover (vertical) $645 $625 $585

    1/2 Page, Outside Back Cover (horizontal) $720 $695 $650

    Full Page, Inside Front Cover $1,100 $1,000 $930

    Full Page, Inside Back Cover $1,100 $1,000 $930

    1/3 Page $495 $475 $435

    1/2 Page $570 $545 $500

    2/3 Page (vertical) $650 $620 $570

    Full Page $770 $735 $680

    *Take 15% off the list price of History News advertising when you add it to your Annual Meeting/ Online Conference marketing package.

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    AASLH and MMA Annual Meeting Exhibitor Prospectus / p. 7

    Sponsor an Event for Increased Brand Exposure

    *Please note that sponsor packages have been adjusted since last year. For a complete list of the benefits included in each sponsorship level, please see the chart on pages 9-10.

    Premier Sponsor (1) Cost: $7,500 As a Premier Sponsor of the Annual Meeting, you get all the benefits of the Platinum Sponsor and the Online Conference Sponsor (an $8K value). In addition, as the sole sponsor at this level, your logo and name will be featured above and more prominently than all other sponsors for maximum brand exposure.

    Platinum Sponsor (5) $5,000 Platinum Sponsors of the Annual Meeting get comprehensive brand exposure through all four days of the conference with large color graphics of your logo and name on all event signs, the AASLH website, and both full-color print programs in addition to the Exhibit Booth Package and other valuable marketi


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