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2020 MN GIS/LIS Annual Conference Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/28/2020 to 10/30/2020
When: October 28-30, 2020
Where: Sanford Center
1111 Event Center Drive NE
Bemidji, MN  56601
United States
Contact: Sarah Ewald

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30th MN GIS/LIS Consortium Annual Conference

Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration

As an exhibitor, you play an integral part in the success of our annual Minnesota GIS/LIS Conference and we welcome your participation in our 2020 event. Exhibitors will have exposure to a large gathering of GIS leaders, practitioners and project managers in the geospatial technology community.

We thank you for your consideration!


Katie Rossman
Conference Chair


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Exhibitor Information

Sponsorship Information
Advertising Information
Trade Show Schedule
Cancellation Policy



  • Two conference registrations – with seated lunch on Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29.
  • Vendor reception – with education fund raffle, scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday in the exhibit area (ticket holders must be present to win). We encourage exhibitors to participate in the education fund raffle by donating a raffle item that encourages attendees to visit your booth.
  • Exhibitor recognition – including vendor names and a brief summary are included in the conference materials and dynamically linked from the MN GIS/LIS Consortium’s website.
  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities – vendors will have the opportunity to sponsor aspects of the conference, including student attendees and the Geolounge, and have access to various advertising opportunities.
  • Exhibitor amenities – include internet access, an exhibit booth (piped and draped 8’ x10’), one 8’ draped table and two chairs. Please note: electric access will require a separate submission after registration.


  • Providers of products or services directly marketed to the geospatial technology community
  • Providers of desktop CAD/GIS applications or services, asset management, spatial data solutions or larger format printing
  • Providers of GPS and mobile devices, mobile mapping solutions, application development or enterprise geospatial solutions
  • Academic institutions which offer coursework and degrees in survey and geospatial disciplines


  • Early Exhibitor Registration
    • Register by July 9 to receive a free scrolling advertisement from July 27, 2020 to January 4, 2021
    • Early Registration Deadline: July 9, 2020

  • Regular Exhibitor Registration
    • After July 9, 2020
    • Booth locations will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

  • Non-Profit Registration
    • Government and Academia

  • Additional Booth Rep
    • Two conference registrations included with Exhibitor Registration. Additional representatives must be purchased separately


*Exhibit booth fee includes lunch on Thursday and Friday for two exhibit representatives.


MN GIS/LIS offers an opportunity for Vendors to get exclusive visibility at the Fall Conference by purchasing advertising space. You will reach more than 500 of the leading GIS/LIS professionals in Minnesota.


*View option details below chart.

  • Option 1
    • Printed Poster Advertisement

  • Option 2
    • Printed Poster Advertisement
    • Digital Program Advertisement

  • Option 3
    • Printed Poster Advertisement
    • Digital Program Advertisement
    • Vendor Hall Advertisement



  • Advertisement displayed on a poster board near the registration desk
  • Specifications: Ad will be printed at 21.25” w x 27.5” h. Image should be at least 300 dpi.


  • Note: the program will not be printed or provided to attendees but will be available to download and print online.
  • Specifications: Quarter page (3.75”w x 5”h)


  • Scrolling advertisement on a screen during meals in the vendor hall.
  • Specifications: Submit a digital image with 4x3 dimensions


  • Purchase your Exhibitor Booth by July 9, 2020 to receive a free scrolling add on the GIS/LIS website from July 27, 2020 – January 4, 2021
  • Exhibitor must acknowledge Website Advertisement Agreement and its Terms and Conditions

All advertisements must be submitted to Anna Buan ( by Friday, September 25, 2020.


Take advantage of the opportunity to tie your brand identity to MN GIS/LIS and the educational content of this conference by becoming a sponsor.

  • Continental Breakfast Sponsor
    • Includes recognition on signage, website, mobile app and in onsite program.
    • 2 available

  • Geolounge Sponsor
    • Includes recognition on signage, website, mobile app and in onsite program.
    • 3 available

  • Thursday Networking Event Sponsor
    • Includes recognition on signage, website, mobile app and in onsite program.
    • 2 available

  • Wifi Sponsor
    • Includes recognition on signage, website, mobile app and in onsite program.
    • Company name as wifi password
    • 1 available

  • Refreshment Break Sponsor
    • Includes recognition on signage, website, mobile app and in onsite program.
    • 3 available

  • Fun Run T-Shirt Sponsor
    • Includes display of a company logo on the runners' shirts.
    • 4 available

  • Student Registration Sponsor
    • In support of the Student Assistant Program
    • Includes recognition at the vendor reception and a scrolling advertisement within the mobile application. 4 student sponsorships includes a half page ad in the digital program
    • 4 available




Note: Schedule is subject to change

Wednesday, October 28

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Set up
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Show

Thursday, October 29

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Show*
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Awards Luncheon**
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Vendor Reception
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Door Prize Drawings

Friday, October 30

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Show*
Noon – 2 p.m. Luncheon**
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tear Down

* Refreshment breaks will be held both Thursday (morning and afternoon) and Friday (morning) in the Exhibit Area
** Exhibit booth fee includes lunch on Thursday and Friday for two exhibit representatives.


To receive the below conference room rates, please mention the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium room block when making a reservation.



Miles from Conference Center

Room Rate



1200 Paul Bunyan Dr NW



Aaron: 218-751-3000

Best Western

2420 Paul Bunyan Dr NW



Adam: 218-751-0390

Candlewood Suites

401 Paul Bunyan Dr SE



Joy: 218-497-3000

Country Inn & Suites

927 Lake Shore Dr NE


City Side: $110.00
Lakeside: $120.00
Suite: $135.00

Brenda: 218-441-4881

DoubleTree by Hilton

115 Lake Shore Dr NE



Becky: 218-333-4499

Hampton Inn

1019 Paul Bunyan Dr NW



Chad: 218-333-4494

Super 8

1815 Paul Bunyan Dr NW



Carey: 218-751-8481

All rates are subject to applicable taxes at the time of room occupancy.

Reservation cut-off date: Monday, September 28, 2020 or as each room block exhausts, whichever comes first


With written cancellation notice received before September 29, 2020, you will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative charge. Cancellations after September 29, 2020 are nonrefundable. Notices of cancellation must be emailed to

No-shows will not receive a refund.

All applications to exhibit must be accompanied by full payment to be secured.

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