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Exhibit at MESPA Institute 2020!

We have reached booth registration capacity for 2020. Market your materials and services exclusively to Minnesota elementary and middle-level principals and school decision makers at MESPA Institute 2020. What is MESPA Institute? MESPA Institute 2020 reaches 425+ school principals from around the state who gather to learn, collaborate, and grow.

Please explore what Institute exhibitors can expect below and Save the Date for Institute 2021 Exhibits: Feb. 3–4, 2021! Institute 2021 information will be available fall of 2020. You can join the 2020 waitlist or 2021 mailing list below.

"The attendees had GREAT energy!" —Perpich Center for Arts Education

"Brings so many customers to me in a short amount of time compared to traveling for weeks to find the same amount of leads." —Virco

"It is the best single conference to find MN public school elementary principals ... I think it was well-run, well-organized, and had great communication." —Zaner-Bloser/Superkids

When & Where
February 5–6, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton 
Bloomington, MN

Exhibitor Move-in/Setup Times:
February 5: 8am - 11am

Exhibit Open Viewing Times:
February 5: 11am–5pm
February 6: 7:00am–2:25pm

Look for the Exhibitor Newsletter!

MESPA will send out a newsletter written especially for exhibitors. This newsletter will keep you informed on all the latest Institute updates as well as share recommendations on how to engage MESPA members and how to get the most out of our conference!

Institute App

Our app allows you to see the conference schedule, share information about your organization and offerings, including your logo, and links directly to your website! Check out our 2019 app for what to expect here! Registered exhibitors (primary contacts) will receive an invitation to update their information on the 2020 app directly.

Service Kit for Adjustments to the Standard Booth Setup
The kit has been emailed to the primary contact supplied during the registration process. If you have questions about the kit or making adjustments to your booth setup, please contact Evelyn Clabo at 612.378.6524 or eclabo@brede.com. Your booth number can be found by clicking on the map below.

Best communication pre-conference ever! —MyOn

All Exhibitors Receive
  • One 6' x 10' booth
    Booths located in the center aisles are open concept, with 3' high back drape, to enhance both exhibitor and attendee experience. Booths located against a wall have 8' high back drape.)
  • Standard 7" x 44" sign
  • One 6' x 30" undraped table and two chairs
  • An Institute participant list (sent digitally)
  • Complimentary WIFI Internet access provided by MESPA
  • An email from Brede, trade show specialists, to order additional booth items: drapes, extra tables, chairs, electricity, etc.

"If you're not at Institute, principals simply don't know that you exist!" 
—Principal Lisa Carlson of Woodland Elementary in Eagan

Find out about the
MN Gift Ban Statute regarding principals here.

Click the map below to see booth locations.


  • NEW  Open concept floor plan to create better sight lines and easier navigation for both exhibitors and attendees. Booths with low back drape are noted on the map.
  • Coffee stations and dessert breaks, along with a walking breakfast Thursday  (NEW) , and a book fair, will all be exclusively located in the exhibit hall area to increase foot traffic throughout.
  •  NEW  Direct entry to the exhibit hall from the Grand Ballroom in two directions
  • Multiple break times to visit exhibits.
  • Games that motivate attendees to mingle and move throughout the exhibit hall.
  • Your marketing information and links maintained on the Institute App for six months after Institute.
  • 2020 exhibitors who complete an exhibitor evaluation will be given preference for booth location selection for 2021 exhibits!

Hotel Accommodations
Reserve your hotel room at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington under the MESPA block by January 17, 2020 by clicking here or calling 952.835.7800 and asking for the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA) group rate - $142/night.

Contact MESPA Exhibits Chair Mark Ziebarth, Principal at Isanti Intermediate School at mziebarth@c-ischools.org

"Thank you to everyone involved-very helpful and professional! Definitely plan to return next year!" —Gale

Advertise with MESPA!

Looking for more ways to get in touch with MESPA members leading up to Institute 2020? Consider placing an advertisement on MESPA's Blog or in our weekly e-newsletter! Click here for more information on advertising with MESPA.

MESPA Policies

Booth Assignment: Assignments for booth location are made on a first-come basis, with preference given to MESPA Business Partners and Institute 2019 exhibitors who completed the exhibitor evaluation. Booth location assignments will be emailed within two weeks of registration.

Booth Relocation: MESPA reserves the right to change your booth location without your notification.

Booth Displays: Booths located within the center aisles of their room are open concept, with 3' high back drape, to enhance both exhibitor and attendee experience. To maintain clear lines of sight to neighboring booths, exhibitors located in open concept booths must limit any displays to 4' high; pop-up banners are allowed up to a maximum 40" wide.

Right of Refusal: The Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association reserves the right to reject exhibits that may be objectionable, as well as, the right to remove any exhibits that may detract from the character of the convention.

Cancellation: Prior to January 17, 2020, if an exhibitor cancels a booth reservation, the exhibit booth payment will be refunded -- less a $50 (plus any online processing fee) cancellation fee. After January 17, 2020, there will be no refund for booth cancellation.
MESPA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization

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