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Download the PDF of the 2015 Midwinter Meeting booth descriptions.
In-Line Booths, also called “linear” booths, are generally arranged in a straight line and have neighboring exhibitors on their immediate right and left, leaving only one side exposed to the aisle.
The minimum exhibit space is 10’ x 10’ and comes in multiples thereof. The back 5’ of the basic exhibit may be occupied up to a height of 8’. The front 5’ of the rent space may be occupied from the floor up to a height of 4’. Equipment may exceed the 4’ height limit but may not be higher than 8’ and must be placed so as not to block the view or impede the sight lines of adjacent exhibits. Live or video demonstrations must be confined to the back 5’ of the rented space. CDS shall, at its expense, provide basic decoration such as side and back wall drape and a standard booth sign.
Exhibitors requesting island space MUST rent the extra space to create the island booth. For example, if the exhibitor requests a 20’ x 30’ island (six booths), a 20’ x 40’ (eight booths) will be needed to create the island. Unless otherwise instructed by the exhibitor, CDS will automatically carpet the additional two booths with the show aisle carpet, thus creating the island effect. Exhibitors requesting island or peninsula booth configurations must submit a rendering, which includes electrical and plumbing specifications.
A Corner Booth is an Inline Booth at the end of a series of inline booths with exposure to intersecting aisles on two sides. All other guidelines for Inline Booths apply.
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A Peninsula exhibit is a grouping of 10’ x 10’ booths with aisles on three sides. The minimum space for a peninsula booth is 20’ x 20’. End cap spaces (two corner booths at the end of an aisle) are not permitted and will not be sold. An exhibitor may not request two sets of end caps across an aisle from one another; instead, the four booths must be in a cube or square configuration. No part of the back wall of a peninsula booth may exceed a height of 8’ from the floor of the exhibit hall. Complete scale drawings of all peninsula booths must be submitted to CDS for review. The back wall MUST be centered on and not exceed in width one-half the dimension of one side of a side wall (i.e. center is at 10’ on a 20’ x 20’ peninsula booth). The remainder of the back wall must not exceed 48” in height. All portions on the rear of this back wall must be finished without any copy or graphic of any kind on it.
Peninsula exhibits must be designed to be accessible from all three aisles. A rendering of the proposed peninsula exhibit with detailed dimensions must be submitted to CDS with the application to exhibit.
If your exhibit can not comply with this policy, please do not apply for a peninsula space. Any peninsula exhibit that violates this policy will be brought into compliance on site; no exceptions. This rule does not apply to exhibitors who rent an island space.
A Peninsula Booth is usually 20’ x 20’ (6.10m x 6.10m) or larger. When a Peninsula Booth backs up to two In-Line Booths, the back wall is restricted to 4’ (1.22m) tall within 5’ (1.52m) of each aisle, permitting adequate line of sight for the adjoining In-Line Booths. A typical maximum height range allowance is 16’ to 20’ (4.88m to 6.10m), including signage for the center portion of the back wall. Double-sided signs, logos and graphics shall be set back 10’ (3.05m) from adjacent booths.
An island or freeform exhibit is an open area of exhibit space with aisles on all four sides. Island/Freeform exhibits may extend to all outer edges of the booth space, but the design of the booth must allow for see-through visibility and accessibility from all four sides.
A rendering with detailed dimensions of the proposed island exhibit must be submitted with the application to exhibit. Written approval from CDS is required if an exhibit is designed to have a solid wall taller than 4’ along the length and width of the booth space or if booth construction plans are of an unusual or nonstandard configuration.
Exhibitors who want to create an island booth smaller than those shown in the Exhibit Hall floor plan must purchase the extra booths needed to create the island footprint. This additional space then becomes the aisle. (For example, if an exhibitor wants a 20’ x 30’ [six booths] island, a 20’ x 40’ [eight booths] space must be rented).
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