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Frequently Asked Questions
Excellence in Journalism 2017 Exhibitors
Participation opportunities [PDF]
Exhibitor Rules and Regulations [PDF]

Please contact Holly Rose with your questions, for more information and/or to create a package that meets your needs. Holly can be reached via email or by phone at 856-380-6890.

Creating Excellence with SPJ, RTDNA and NAHJ

The Excellence in Journalism 2017 conference in Anaheim is set to be the journalism event of the year and will be host to top news professionals from broadcast, print and digital newsrooms around the country.

Interested in a Sponsorship?

Click here to speak with EIJ staff regarding participation opportunities. Opportunities include:

— Premier events
— Popular conference items
— Conference and sessions
— Attendee services
— J-Expo Show Floor opportunities

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Interested in Exhibiting or Recruiting?

Interested in exhibiting at the 2017 Excellence in Journalism conference? Click here [PDF] to view participation opportunities, or click here to speak with EIJ17 staff about taking part in this year’s event.

Exhibitor Rules and Regulations [PDF]

Exhibit Space

Reserve exhibit space before March 15, 2017 to receive early bird rates and save money!

Early Bird Rate
Reserve by March 15

Regular Booth: $3,000

Premium Booth: $3,500

Island Booth: $13,000

LEAD Package: $6,000
(Standard 10x10, Think Tank & E-Blast)
Standard Rate
After March 15

Regular Booth: $3,500

Premium Booth: $4,000

Island Booth: $15,000

LEAD Package: $6,500
(Standard 10x10, Think Tank & E-Blast)

Booth Location

Location is based on a first come, first served basis. An EIJ representative will reach out to you to confirm booth selection. You will only have 48 hours to make your booth selection after signing contract.

Taking space configurations under consideration, management reserves the right to make revisions necessary to the floor plan (coming soon). RTDNA, SPJ and NAHJ reserve the right to change booth numbers or shift booth space to accommodate exhibitors or for other reasonable causes.

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Interested in Advertising?

Click here to speak with EIJ staff regarding advertising opportunities. Opportunities include:

— Email marketing to EIJ attendees
— advertising
— Advertising on,,
— Mobile App
— Onsite Banners
— Digital Signage

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who are EIJ attendees?

70 percent of attendees are professionals, 20 percent are journalism students, 25 percent are from diversity groups, and 20 percent have buying power.

2. How many people are expected to attend EIJ17?

We expect around 1,500 attendees this year.

3. What is the move-in date for exhibitors?

Exhibitors must set-up booths on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Set-up begins at 9 a.m. and must be wrapped up by 5 p.m.

4. What are the dates and times of the J-Expo and Career Fair?

Thursday, Sept. 7: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 8: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

5. How are booths assigned?

Booth selections are on a first-come first-served basis based on your contract date. You will be given 48-hours to provide three booth options. EIJ staff will make recommendations based on company category. If the exhibitor does not provide three options, a booth will be assigned.

6. How large is a booth?

Standard and premium booths are 10’ x 10’.

7. What is included with my booth?

— Three complimentary exhibitor registrations (additional registrations can be purchased)
— Two chairs
— One 6’ table
— One small booth sign
— One waste basket
— J-Expo floor is carpeted
— Complimentary Wi-Fi

8. How do I get my booth materials to Anaheim?

Exhibit services will be provided by GES. GES will release an exhibit kit 90-days prior to the conference. The exhibit kit will include shipping instructions, storage information and other products and services for exhibitors.

9. Can I ship my supplies to the Anaheim Marriott?

Shipping information will be included in the exhibitor kit, which will be made available by GES 90-days prior to the conference. Stay tuned!

10. What materials are needed from exhibitors for the EIJ printed program book and website?

— Company name, exactly as it should appear in print.
— High resolution file of company logo.
— Short description (50 words or less) of the booth or general company information. For example, if a booth is recruiting, please include that information in your blurb. If you submit more than 50 words, EIJ staff reserves the right to edit the blurb to fit the program book space restrictions.

11. Where should I send the above materials?

Email requested materials to

12. When are the above materials due?

Materials for the program book and website must be emailed to by July 1, 2017.

13. What is included in my complementary exhibitor registrations?

Exhibitor registrations have access to the J-Expo and Career Fair, breakout and educational settings, opening night reception, and other conference events. Registrations do not have access to ticketed events, workshops and tours. These can be purchased separately.

14. Who should I contact if I’m interested in discussing exhibit space at EIJ17?

If you need more information or are interested in securing booth space, please contact Holly Rose at or 856-380-6890.

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List of Excellence in Journalism 2017 Exhibitors and Recruiters

Click here to see a list of companies, organizations and institutions who will join us in the J-Expo at EIJ17. (The list is still growing, so check back frequently!)

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