Connecticut Reading Association

For Vendors

Welcome! Here you will find all the information you should need for the upcoming CRA Conference!

Conference Location | Vendor Registration | Booth Specifications & Pricing | Booth Reservations & Assignments
Vending Schedule | Wine & Cheese Reception | Food & Beverage Options | Hotel Accommodations

Conference Location

Radisson Hotel Cromwell
100 Berlin Rd
Cromwell, CT 06416
(860) 635-2000

Vendor Registration

For your company to participate in the Connecticut Reading Conference, it is necessary to register using our registration management program, CVENT, at the link: http://www.cvent.com/d/c5q9mx/4W. Credit cards will be accepted through this website when you register. Checks can be mailed to:

Gina S. Kotsaftis
300 Old Watertown Road
Middlebury, CT 06762

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be guaranteed a table at the conference until payment is received.
Payment must be received no later than Monday, October 23, 2017.

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Booth Specifications and Pricing

The exhibitor’s fee is $450.00 per table for both days, NOT including electricity. If electricity is needed, there will be an additional fee of $65 for the two days which includes taxes and service charges. Tables for exhibitors measure 6 feet by 30 inches and include a table cloth.

Please note that additional outside tables are not permitted. You will be billed for any additional space used beyond your reserved area.
Exhibitors are responsible for providing all materials necessary for their display.
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Booth Reservations & Assignments

Reservations for table space are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. The locations of the vendor tables will be the same as last year. We will be using the North, South, and West Assembly hallways and the Jersey Room off of the West Assembly hallway. Before the beginning of the conference, a Floor Plan will be made available so you know where your booth will be.
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Vending Schedule

Set-Up:
All Vendors will be able to set up their tables after 7pm on Tuesday, November 7th. For your convenience, the hotel will provide storage space as early as the week before if needed. Materials can be shipped to the hotel (see address above) to arrive the week before the conference.

All boxes must be clearly marked with:

  • The notation: “CRA Conference 2017.”
  • Your Name
  • Your Company’s Name

Hotel personnel will be on hand Wednesday morning, November 8th, to help carry in materials. Carts will also be available for your convenience. Your booth location can be confirmed by clicking here and downloading the Vendor Floor Plan when it becomes available.

Vending Hours:
Your booth should be ready to exhibit by 7:30 am on each day of the event. Doors open at 7:15am for attendees on both days of the conference.

Take Down:
Since the resources that our vendors showcase at our conference are of such a value to all those that attend, it is our hope that vendors will exhibit until all sessions have concluded on Thursday, November 9th at 3:40pm.
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Vendor Wine & Cheese Reception

We would also like to invite you to a wine and cheese reception on Wednesday, November 8th at the Radisson Hotel Cromwell (formerly the Crowne Plaza), Cromwell, CT from 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Sheffield’s Restaurant located on the ground floor of the hotel in order to thank you for your participation in and dedication to our annual conference. You can register for this event when booking your vendor space online at the link below.
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Food & Beverage Options

Morning refreshments will be provided. Lunch and dinner are not included, but may be purchased on-site.
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Hotel Accommodations

If you plan to stay overnight at the Radisson Hotel Cromwell, a special conference rate is available. When making reservations (860-635-2000), mention that you will be part of the Connecticut Reading Conference.
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Please do not hesitate to contact Gina Kotsaftis at ginakotsaftis@gmail.com or (203) 525-4061 should you have any questions or concerns.