2018 Convention: February 14-17 in San Antonio, Texas
Deadline for submitting proposals: June 1, 2017
The 2018 TMEA Clinic/Convention will feature up to 20 one-hour product showcases to provide convention exhibitors the opportunity to demonstrate their products to convention attendees in a clinic setting.
Only companies that submit an exhibit booth contract (opens in September) will be eligible to be selected.
Product Showcase Selection Factors
Important factors in the selection process of product showcases will be:
- Balance between product types.
- Balance between divisions (band, orchestra, vocal, elementary, college).
- Potential value to convention attendees
- Compatibility with overall convention program
While you must submit an exhibit contract to be eligible to present a product showcase, rental of booth space is not a guarantee of selection. Decisions of the convention planning chair/committee are final.
- Up to 20 one-hour product showcase times available - 8 Thursday, 8 Friday, 4 Saturday
- Product showcase locations and capacity are TBD.
- Sound system may only be utilized during the scheduled one-hour session time.
- 30 minute setup period, and 30 minute post session visitation period (without sound system).
- Product showcases will be listed in the online convention schedule and printed convention program.
- Fee: $300, invoiced with your booth contract if your product showcase is selected.
- Open to 2018 exhibitors only
- Music education products only
Convention Registration Requirements
Badges for your Product Showcase clinicians must be acquired through your exhibitor allotment. You receive 3 badges per 10'x10' booth space, and additional badges may be purchased for a fee. Please refer to the exhibitor information for details.
TMEA will provide only the following equipment:
- One cordless lavalier microphone and one stationary microphone on a podium.
- An LCD projector and screen (15-pin VGA connection - view image)
- A connection to a sound system (Mini-plug connection - plugs into the headphone port on your device - view image)
Clinicians are responsible for bringing any adapters to connect to our equipment and all other equipment needed for the session.
A laptop computer is the recommended method of playing audio files, video files (including DVDs), and using whiteboard/PowerPoint type programs on this equipment. A CD or MP3 player could also be used to play audio files.
Internet Access Alert: We advise clinicians not rely on Internet access for thier presentation, as TMEA cannot guarantee the center's WIFI reliability or speed (even if you pay for access). Download all relevant material to your computer and present it from there exclusively.
Information Needed to Complete your Proposal
Do not start a proposal until you have all information available. The proposal cannot be edited after you submit it.
You will need:
- Thorough overview of what you expect to present during your Product Showcase.
- Clinic title and description, primary division, primary topic(s), schedule request, and other supporting information.
- Sponsoring industry name and contact information.
- All clinicians' contact information: TMEA Member ID (please supply this for any TMEA member) and cell phone. If unknown or not a member, clinicians' name, school/company, phone, cell phone, and email.
Notification of your proposal's status and scheduling information will take place by October 20.
If you have questions about Product Showcases at the 2018 TMEA Clinic/Convention, please contact Frank Coachman for more information at 1-888-318-TMEA x102.
The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2018 TMEA Clinic/Convention was June 1, 2017.
At this time the product showcase schedule is full. You can contact Frank Coachman to be placed on a wait list in case of cancelations.
Please check back April 2018 to submit your clinic proposal for the 2019 TMEA Clinic/Convention.