November 2010

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November 2010

Conference & Stage Expo:

Stage Expo Hours Tweaked

Helen Willard - Stage Expo Sales Manager

Exhibitors found having the Stage Expo day start a bit later, and special time dedicated only to exhibits allowed them to provide information to many different people.

Photo/Casey Kearns

Stage Expo 2011 will return to the usual Thursday through Saturday schedule, with the show hours a hybrid of the traditional schedule and the special 50th Anniversary show hours used in Kansas City. Stage Expo 2011 will open on Thursday, March 10 at 11 a.m. after morning section meetings have been followed by one programming time slot. There will be Stage Expo Only Time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with the exhibit hall closing at 5:30 p.m.

Friday’s Stage Expo schedule is the same as Thursday’s, with the show open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and including another three and a half hours of Stage Expo Only Time, when no program sessions are scheduled. In Kansas City, many exhibitors appreciated having time to check in with the office, make phone calls, and answer e-mails before Stage Expo opened on weekday mornings.

On Saturday, Stage Expo will be open 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This allows plenty of time for attendees to take a last look at products before the 2011 show closes. This schedule also gives exhibitors the opportunity to strike their booths Saturday afternoon in time to attend the closing night celebration or begin their journey home.

Questions or comments are appreciated, and may be directed to Helen Willard, Stage Expo Sales Manager, at

For more information about Stage Expo 2011 exhibitors, visit the Stage Expo Web Page to see the layout and a current list of exhibitors. Click on a highlighted booth to find contact information and a brief description for each exhibitor. Links are provided to exhibitors' websites.

A limited number of Commercial tables for small companies meeting criteria, and Non-Commercial tables for colleges, universities, and other non-profit organizations are available. Companies or organizations who members would like to see at Stage Expo 2011 in Charlotte but who are not listed as exhibitors, can be suggested by sending an e-mail with contact information to