Exhibitor Information

GMSA is an organization representing teachers, principals, central office personnel, college students, university professors, and parents of students in the middle grades. The conference features a keynote address and approximately 60 breakout sessions.

A dedicated time for attendees to visit and talk with vendors will be embedded within the conference program.  Your set up will be located in one of the main traffic areas for speakers and sessions.

Wi-Fi is complimentary for the entire conference.  If you have electrical needs, there will be a fee of $30.00 if requested in advance and $50.00 if requested the day of set-up.

Show Times

Exhibit set-up:
Sunday: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Show Hours:
Monday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 

The conference hotel is the Hampton Inn and Suites Valdosta, GA, located directly across the from the Rainwater Center. When making reservations, please mention you are affiliated with the GMSA conference.  Please make reservations directly with the hotel.

Hampton Inn & Suites Valdosta-Conference Center
2 Meeting Place Drive
Valdosta, Georgia, 31601
Phone:  229-241-1234
FAX:      229-242-2232

Cancellation and Forfeiture
Any cancellation by the exhibitor must be made to Jesse Davis (Jesse.davis@hcbe.net), Debbie Paine (dgpaine@valdosta.edu), or Neal Tam (tamw@mcduffie.k12.ga.us) and  received prior to December 15, 2017, all monies less a $75 service charge, will be refunded. Cancellation after this time will result in the exhibitor paying the full booth amount charged. If the exhibit space held is not occupied by the end of the opening day of the convention, the exhibit manager shall have the right to rent or otherwise utilize the space. Should the exhibition be cancelled or postponed, the full amount paid by the exhibitor will be refunded. The exhibitor hereby agrees to abide by all terms, regulations, and conditions set forth in this contract.

Have Questions or need additional information?
Contact Dr. Jesse Davis, Sponsorship Coordinator at Jesse.davis@hcbe.net; (478 256 8556), or Dr. Neal Tam, GMSA President at tamw@mcduffie.k12.ga.us

Price Qty
Standard Boothshow details + $350.00 (USD)  
Additional Registrantshow details + $30.00 (USD)  
Vendor Electricity Add Onshow details + $35.00 (USD)  

This price includes an 8” x 10” booth, a 6” draped table, 2 chairs, side rails, complimentary wi-fi, wastebasket, standard I.D. signage, and two complimentary registrations.

GMSA offers two complimentary registrations for each exhibit company. All Additional registrants will pay a $30 registration fee.

Exhibit space is reserved by sending a $200 deposit and the exhibition contract to GMSA. Space will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please complete this form if your booth will need electricity during the conference.  

On-site sales
If a firm does choose to sell merchandise at the GMSA conference, the firm assumes responsibility in securing a vendor license and collecting all applicable local and state sales taxes.