Information for Sponsors, Exhibitors, Recruiters and Advertisers

The Excellence in Journalism 2018 conference in Baltimore 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 sponsoring, recruiting, exhibiting or advertising?

Download this sales prospectus [PDF] for a complete breakdown of who comes to EIJ and the myriad ways you can engage with attendees at and beyond the conference.

Get in touch

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.

Important deadlines and dates

May 15: Last day to purchase exhibit booths at the early bird rate
July 13: Last day to submit ad artwork for printed program book
July 25: Last day to register at the early bird rate
Sept 17: GES orders must be received with payment
Sept 26: Exhibitor Move-In/Set-Up (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sept 28: Exhibitor Move-Out/Dismantle (5 p.m.-7 p.m.)

Exhibitor Kit

EIJ has partnered with GES to provide exhibitors with necessary services. Exhibitors will work directly with GES for pre-event, on-site, and post-event services including, but not limited to shipping, material handling and production, booth furnishings, creative design and graphics. Important information can be found in the exhibitor kit.

Ad Specifications

Ad artwork must be emailed to [email protected] on or before July 13 in order to make the printed program book. Ad specifications can be found here [PDF].

Frequently-Asked Questions

How may attendees are you expecting?
We expect more than 1,000 attendees in Baltimore.

How much are exhibit booths?
On or before May 15, premium booths cost $3,500 and standard booths are $3,000. After May 15, prices go up by $500.

How many registrations does my booth include?
Each single booth includes three (3) complimentary registrations. Additional registrations can be purchased for $230 per person.

How large is a single booth and what does it include?
Single booths are 10’x10’ and include 8’ back wall drape, 3’ side wall drape, 6’ skirted table, 2 contour chairs, 1 waste basket, and 1 ID sign. The expo is carpeted. Booths do not include electricity and are not hard wired for internet. Electricity, internet and additional AV can be purchased through PSAV with this order form [PDF].

Will I have access to free Wi-Fi?
RTDNA and SPJ will be offering attendees, sponsors and exhibitors access to free Wi-Fi. Network information and password will be included in the mobile app and in the printed program book. We encourage exhibitors to purchase a hard wire connection for their booth if they plan to stream video for optimal connection.

What do you do to help encourage foot traffic in the J-Expo and Career Fair?
EIJ plans one unopposed snack or coffee break in the J-Expo per day. All breakout sessions will be located in rooms adjacent to and on the same floor as the J-Expo. We have strategically placed registration pick-up inside the J-Expo to ensure that each conference attendee visits the J-Expo at least once.

List of Excellence in Journalism 2018 Exhibitors and Recruiters

Click here to see a list of companies, organizations and institutions who will join us in the J-Expo at EIJ18. (The list is still growing, so check back frequently!)

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