Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

Our annual training conference & expo is the largest health and human service conference in the Midwest and is attended by decision makers in the health and human services field as well as direct line staff who make referrals to clients and colleagues on placements and products. Join us for professional development, networking, and sharing in the pursuit of our common goal to improve the health and human service system.

Annual Conference Statistics

  • Over 3000 participants from across the health and human services field
  • Participants represent over 400 organizations including private and public sectors, government, non-profit and for-profit agencies
  • New! Exhibits open all 3 days for more time to connect with participants
  • Education offered in 10 tracks for 130 sessions and up to 20 CE hours
  • Job roles include: social workers, psychologists, drug and alcohol counselors, clinical counselors, mental health professionals, therapists, county directors, board members, child care workers, child support officers, county commissioners, financial workers, foster parents, peace and parole officers, public health nurses, school counselors, advocates, clergy and more. 

     Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration are closed.

Please contact Sharon to check on Exhibit and Sponsorship availability.

Exhibitor benefits and regulations, descriptions of sponsor opportunities and conference program advertising specifications are included in
the Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities .

Exhibit Details

Expo Dates/Hours (Note: Exhibitors should have staff present at their exhibit during all exhibit hours.)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 10:00 am.– 4:00 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, March 22, 2019, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Check-in/Move-in 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm  
Wednesday, March 20, 2019,  8:30 am – 10:00 am

Move-out 
Friday, March 23, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Please do not move out prior to 1:00 pm unless you contact the MSSA staff for permission. We do ask that all exhibits be removed no later than 3:30 pm

Exhibitor Guidelines - More information on shipping and full exhibitor policies.

Questions? Please contact Sharon Hollister, Director of Professional Development, at MSSA at 651.789.4331 or shollister@mnssa.org with questions.

Exhibit Levels

PREMIUM (Pricing based upon sponsor level: Gold-$6,500, Silver-$4,500, Bronze-$3,500 )
  • Exhibit Booth: One oversized exhibit space with 2 draped 6’ tables, 2 chairs, and 1 electrical outlet with priority placement
  • Exhibit Staff: 6 full conference registrations, 8 lunch buffets, 4 parking passes, 1 standard hotel room
  • Branding Exposure: 1 Sponsorship dependent on Gold, Silver, or Bronze level selected, 1- 1/2 page color ad in printed conference program, single use of conference attendee mailing list thru MSSA approved mailing house, linked organization logo on website
ENHANCED($2,000 )
  • Exhibit Booth: One oversized exhibit space with 2 draped 6’ tables, 2 chairs, and 1 electrical outlet with priority placement
  • Exhibit Staff: 3 full conference registrations, 4 lunch buffets, 2 parking passes
  • Branding Exposure: 1- 1/4 page color ad in printed conference program, single use of conference attendee mailing list thru MSSA approved mailing house, linked organization logo on website
OVERSIZED ($950 )
  • Exhibit Booth: exhibit space with 2 draped 6’ tables, 2 chairs, table top display only
  • Exhibit Staff: conference registrations and lunch buffets can be purchased
  • Branding Exposure: Organization name listed on website and in conference program
BASIC ($500 )
  • Exhibit Booth: exhibit space with 1 draped 6’ tables, 2 chairs, table top display only
  • Exhibit Staff: conference registrations and lunch buffet passes can be purchased
  • Branding Exposure: Organization name listed on website and in conference program

Sponsorship Opportunities

Stand out from your fellow exhibitors by adding a sponsor opportunity to your conference activities. Exhibiting and sponsoring will maximize your efforts and budget to gain visibility for your brand and raise product/service awareness. Premium exhibitor packages already include a gold, silver or bronze sponsor opportunity at a discounted price.

Sponsors also help MSSA provide conference participants with professional opportunities to increase their networking, make professional connections and learn valuable information critical to their job success. MSSA strives to provide a variety of options, but please contact us to discuss further tailoring sponsorship opportunities to fit your specific marketing objectives and budget.

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORSHIPS
  • Keynote Speaker ($5,000 / 1 available)
  • Conference WiFi ($5,000 / 1 available) 

 

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORSHIPS
  • Tote Bag ($2,700 / 4 available)
  • Session Track ($2,500 / 10 available)
  • Lanyard ($2,300 / 2 available)

 

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORSHIPS
  • Mother’s Room ($1,300 / 1 available)
  • Meditation/Prayer Room ($1,300 / 1 available)
  • Student Lunch ($850 / 2 available)
  • Social Movie Night ($650 / 2 available)
  • Social Work[out] ($500 / 2 available)

For full details on what is included in each sponsorship see the Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities.

Exhibit Hall Location

Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403 -- Minneapolis Grand Ballroom & Foyer, 3rd Floor

Exhibitor packets will be located at your booth and will include one conference program book per booth. Please visit the Exhibitor line in the registration area with questions.

Exhibit Hall Floorplan »

Advertising Opportunities - Ads Due February 13th

More than 3,000 participants will use the program book for schedule and session speaker and content information over the 3 days of the conference. Post conference the program book remains a valuable reference tool and record of continuing education for participants.

Type  Cost
 Full Page - Outside Back Cover   $700
 Full Page - Inside Front or Back Cover   $600
 Full Page - Interior  $500
 1/2 Page Horizontal or Vertical  $325
 1/4 Page  $225
 Insert in Conference Bag
   - 1 piece provided by Sponsor & approved by MSSA  
 $1050

See the Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities for more information on ad size and file format specifications.  

Questions? For more information or to discuss exhibitor, sponsor, or advertising opportunities please contact Sharon Hollister, Director of Professional Development, at MSSA at 651.789.4331 or shollister@mnssa.org.

Why Exhibit and Sponsor?

Spotlight your brand with your prime target audience! - Educating our conference participants about your products and services will better equip them to reach out and touch the lives of the people they serve.

Increase your exposure! - Exhibitors may choose from four different exhibit packages to meet your individual needs. Add on sponsorship opportunities or advertising in the conference program to meet your organization’s marketing goals and be seen as a leader in the human service field.

Support industry continuing education! - In addition to providing great value on the show floor, exhibitors and sponsors help MSSA bring quality education to the conference. Premium and Enhanced exhibitors can use the complimentary conference passes to attend the great education sessions. Oversized or basic exhibitors can purchase a conference registration to meet their continuing education needs.