Five Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Experience
We encourage everyone who plans to attend to register as soon as possible and no later than March 10 in order to receive necessary event communications in advance. Complimentary exhibit staff registrations must be processed by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 23. Learn more about registration and housing.
Exhibitor registration includes entrance to the exhibit hall, breakfast, access to the refreshment breaks held in the exhibit hall, and entrance to the Networking Reception in the exhibit hall on Tuesday evening (plus one drink ticket during the reception!). Lunch is not included with exhibitor registration, but there are several food outlets available near the convention center in Downtown Providence. Start planning your meals today!
Entice attendees to visit your booth by:
- Crafting an interactive experience that allows them to engage with your products and services
- Hosting your own unique prize drawings or giveaways
- Announcing a new product or service at the event
To help you quickly and easily promote your participation leading up to, during, or after the event, use these tips and templates that we've crafted for you.
Don't forget, exhibitors are invited to participate in the Networking Reception on Tuesday evening and will receive one free drink ticket during the event. Craft a plan ahead of time to get the most out of this valuable gathering.
For exhibitors, we recommend scheduling one of your staff members to remain at your booth to engage with those browsing the exhibits during the reception, while other staff mingle.
The COVID-19 situation in the United States is fluid, and we continue to monitor developments that may impact attendees for the 2023 NERCOMP Annual Conference. As such, we will continue to update the safety precautions outlined on our COVID-19 Information and Helpful Resources page as appropriate to minimize risks to conference attendees and staff. In order to stay current, visit the COVID-19 Information and Helpful Resources page periodically leading up to the conference.
And if you plan to do some exploring in Rhode Island, visit Go Providence for dining options and other fun things to do.
Your Promotional Toolkit
To help you quickly and easily promote your presence before, during, and after NERCOMP 2023, we’ve crafted the following tips and templates for you to use.
Remember, you can download the following NERCOMP 2023 logos to use in your promotional efforts:*
Copy and paste the sample message(s) below on your preferred social media channels to announce your participation and/or promote your presentation.
[Company Name] is excited to participate at #NERCOMP23. Join us, March 27–29 and find out how we can help you address any existing challenges and opportunities in #HigherEdIT. Learn more at https://events.educause.edu/nercomp-annual-conference/2023.
[Company Name] is excited to present at #NERCOMP23. Join us, March 27–29, to learn about [insert presentation detail] during our presentation [insert title of your session]. Learn more at https://events.educause.edu/nercomp-annual-conference/2023.
Social Media Tips
Start your promotion ASAP. This helps build interest early, leading to greater exposure for you by the time of the event.
Include the official hashtag—#NERCOMP23—in your posts to be part of the conversation.
Post to all of your organization's channels one hour before the event begins each day to generate excitement.
Provide your Twitter handle and other social media channels in your presentation materials or other collateral so attendees can connect with you after the event. Check your channels periodically to help answer questions and participate in discussions.
Go multimedia. Use presentation slides, pictures, and video, especially during the event. The more interesting you can make your posts—both content-wise and visually—the more effective they will be.
Have a conversation. Use a natural voice in your posts, make sure you reply to others' posts when you can, and thank attendees for participating.
Use your daily emails to let your contacts know they can find you at the event.
NERCOMP 2023 Exhibitor
[Company Name] is participating at the 2023 NERCOMP Annual Conference. Join us and find our booth, March 27–29.
NERCOMP 2023 Presenter
I am presenting at the 2023 NERCOMP Annual Conference! Join me, March 27–29.
Use the sample message below to share the news in your organization's newsletters and email communications. Be sure to let your audience know about the special content, offers, or other unique opportunities you'll provide at #NERCOMP23.
And don't forget, companies that have purchased an exhibit, event sponsorship, or presentation/connection opportunity receive a complimentary attendee address list of those who opt in to receive a promotional piece from your organization. Leverage this valuable resource to connect directly with attendees who want to hear from you.
"Dear [insert name],
I'm thrilled to share that this year's NERCOMP Annual Conference will take place in Rhode Island, March 27–29, and we're participating.
Along with a deep program of innovative ideas and insights, the conference is a great place for the higher education technology community to connect and share experiences. I hope you will join us and spread the word by encouraging your professional colleagues and friends to attend as well.
When it's time for the event, please find our booth in the exhibit hall. We're happy to help answer your questions, provide useful information and resources, and engage with you more deeply about your needs now and in the future.
Registration for the event is open. Join us at NERCOMP 2023!
[insert your name]"
Leverage EDUCAUSE digital advertising opportunities to help drive traffic to your booth and connect with attendees pre- and post-event.
* EDUCAUSE's trademarks, service marks, logos, trade dress, and any other identifying marks or insignia (collectively "EDUCAUSE's Trademark") should only be used in a manner that follows these incorporated guidelines to maintain brand integrity:
EDUCAUSE trademarks should not be used on a heavily textured, colored, or patterned background.
Keep the trademarks separate from other elements within the design space by maintaining a measure of white space around it, regardless of the medium.
EDUCAUSE should be written in all uppercase and any copy should not imply that EDUCAUSE endorses your company's presence or its products and services.
All of the above also apply to the use of the NERCOMP logo.