Information for New Exhibitors
It is a pleasure to invite members of the industry serving music educators to
exhibit at The Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference.
Midwest exhibitors join a tradition created over sixty years ago, an event
invigorated by its recent move to the country’s preeminent meeting facility:
Chicago’s McCormick Place West.
Exhibitors at the 67th Annual Midwest Clinic (December 18-21, 2013) have an
unparalleled opportunity to meet with the over 17,000 people who arrive at the
conference every year actively seeking the latest products, information and
trends. Midwest attendees include music educators working in school, university,
and private settings, students, administrators, composers, professional musicians,
and industry representatives. The conference offers them 40 concerts, over 80 clinics, and a spectacular exhibit hall.
The exhibit hall is located in the middle of the action, with doors opening directly
on to the registration area and the two largest ballrooms. The hall includes the
Overlook Café (offering a view of the entire show floor), food kiosks, and seating
areas, encouraging attendees to linger and plan their route through the displays.
In May, 2010, The Midwest Clinic was pleased by the passage of a new law meant to reform labor rules and established new exhibitor rights at McCormick Place. On August 1, 2010, several important new policies were implemented. To learn more about these policies, please visit the McCormick Place Information page.
As an exhibitor, your presence in The Midwest Clinic community begins to grow
long before the conference, when your company’s name and URL are added to
our website. You will also be listed in the keepsake Program Book, and
given several opportunities to reach attendees throughout the year.
Please explore this information packet to find all the information you will need to
get started at Midwest: an exhibitor application and contract, specifications and
terms, the preliminary hall layout, and offers designed to increase your booth
Again, thank you for your support of The Midwest Clinic. We hope to work with
you so that together, we can give thousands of active and engaged music
educators their most rewarding Midwest experience to date. Please feel free to
contact us if we can be of assistance.