Become an Exhibitor
Exhibit your products and services directly to area homeschoolers and educational buyers. With a homeschool friendly state such as California, a booth at VHE will give you personal contact with many potential customers.
You can display your newest products, meet new customers, give demonstrations and answer those important questions from potential purchasers – all in one place!
- Modesto Centre Plaza/DoubleTree Hotel
- Convenient Loading Docks
- Exhibitors can Present Workshops
For your convenience, the following set up times will be available:
1. Thursday (Modesto Centre Plaza Exhibitors only): 2pm to 7pm (overnight security provided)
2. Friday (DoubleTree Area and MCP Exhibitors): 7am to 9:45am (convention opens at 10am)
OUR EXHIBITOR HALL NEVER CLOSES DURING CONVENTION HOURS!!!
We strive to meet the needs of both businesses and attendees.
In order to reduce slow traffic times at the booths and also to provide plenty of shopping time for our attendees, the exhibit hall is not closed for any workshops.
The Exhibit Hall/Convention hours will be:
Friday, July 24: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 25: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
We love our exhibitors!
Included in the cost of each booth space is 1 food plan. Your ticket will give you access to meals and refreshments throughout the convention weekend. There will be a snack buffet on Friday from 1-4 pm and on Saturday
our continental breakfast from 7-8:30 am. Also, a sandwich lunch will be delivered to your booth on Saturday, beginning at 11 am. As always, our hospitality carts will be offering coffee, tea, and ice water to our exhibitors throughout the convention, as a service to you! Additional meal tickets may be purchased for a small fee in advance or at convention.
We have Exhibitor workshops available!
Demonstrating and explaining your products and/or service is very helpful and appreciated by our attendees. We encourage you to schedule a workshop by filling out the Workshop Application form.
Some of our Exhibitors help fill our Regular Workshop schedule!
Our featured speakers are confirmed, but we will also be arranging for other workshop presentersto complete our regular workshop schedule. If you have expertise in an area of interest to home educators and would like to be considered for the regular workshop schedule, please let us know by January 31, 2019.
Our exhibitors will be listed on our website. If you would like to have a link to your website included, please list your URL on the Exhibitor Agreement
Literature bag advertising!
You may distribute information to our attendees regarding your products and services by providing brochures, flyers, catalogues, etc. in our Literature Bags.
Advance space reservations!
We will again be offering you the opportunity to reserve your space for 2021 during the convention. The advance reservation form is now available.
If you would like to have the freedom and space to arrange your booth to fit your needs, we suggest reserving a Curriculum Center. Each Curriculum Center consists of a minimum of 4 reserved booths. You can have an end-cap Curriculum Center with 2 prime end-cap booths and 2 standard booths (or more if you want!) and access from three aisles OR you can have a Curriculum Center in the middle with 4+ standard booths and access from two different aisles.
Please contact the Exhibitor Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the benefits and availability of Curriculum Center spaces BEFORE filling out the exhibitor agreement and making a payment.
Please let us know if you need a trash can at your booth.
Most trash can be disposed of by you before and after the exhibit hall closes. Center Plaza staff will sweep the aisles and collect trash during low traffic times. Boxes for disposal must be places on the back loading dock to be crushed.
There are NO concessions available in the Exhibit Hall.
A map of local restaurants is located in the convention program included in your packet.
Valley Home Educators will be providing the following meals and snacks to the exhibitors during the convention:
- Friday Brunch – A lovely buffet will be set up between 1:00pm and 4:00pm in the hallway behind the exhibit hall.
- Saturday continental breakfast – Beginning 7:00am breakfast will be set up in the hallway behind the exhibit hall.
- Saturday lunch – We try to have sack lunches delivered to your booth prior to the workshop lunch break so that you have time to eat before the lunch shopping rush.
Hospitality carts – Hot and Cold Coffee, Ice Tea and Water will be served from hospitality carts directly to your booth spaces on an hourly rotation to keep you refreshed.
Exhibitor shipping and receiving instructions
You may ship directly to:
Modesto Centre Plaza
1150 9th Street,
Modesto, CA 95354
Your boxes will be delivered to your booth area if you put your booth numbers on the shipping label.
The DoubleTree Hotel has a VHE rate!
Stay onsite for easy access to the convention, but reserve early as the rooms fill up fast!