Corporate Support - Industry Product Theater
Provide information regarding your products or services to attendees during a special one-hour presentation in a theater located adjacent to the SLEEP 2013 Exhibit Hall. The APSS does not permit CME to be offered by any organization for events held in the Industry Product Theater. Exhibition at the meeting is a requirement in order to host an Industry Product Theater.
Available Dates and Times
The following dates and times are available*:
- Monday, June 3: 12:30pm -1:30pm
- Tuesday, June 4: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
- Wednesday, June 5: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
*Presentations may not begin earlier than the times indicated above; registration may not begin before 12:00pm.
Industry Product Theater Sponsorship Fee
The sponsorship fee for hosting an Industry Product Theater is $10,000 per day. The sponsorship fee is due with submission of the application. The sponsorship fee includes: one product theater located on the Exhibit Hall floor set classroom-style for 150, a standard audiovisual package, a podium and one (1) six-foot, skirted table at the back of the room for promotional materials or food and beverage, one complimentary rental of the pre-registration mailing list, and inclusion in one SLEEP 2013 pre-meeting e-blast that goes out to all pre-registered attendees (email is distributed by the APSS and content is at the discretion of the APSS).
Applications for Industry Product Theaters should be submitted to the APSS Meeting Department by January 9, 2013. This opportunity has limited availability; applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Selection and Scheduling Procedures
Industry Product Theater applications are reviewed and accepted by the APSS management on a first-come, first-served basis. The availability of Industry Product Theaters is limited; sponsors are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.
The APSS does not guarantee that the Industry Product Theaters will be unopposed. The APSS reserves the sole right to accept or reject any application, as well as to schedule the Industry Product Theaters. Notification of acceptance and assigned date/ time will be provided in writing within 14 business days from the receipt of the application.
Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing. The cancellation of an Industry Product Theater that has been accepted is entitled to a refund equal to 30% of the total sponsorship fee provided notice is received prior to Monday, March 18, 2013. Cancellations after March 18, 2013, are not entitled to a refund.
Continuing Medical Education
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is not provided by the APSS or the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for Industry Product Theaters. Companies may not offer CME for their presentations.
Food and Beverage
Sponsors are encouraged to provide food and beverage at this event, as it is over the lunch break; however, the costs and planning of the food and beverage is the responsibility of the sponsor. Any food and beverage must be ordered through Centerplate at the Baltimore Convention Center.
A standard audiovisual package will be included in the Industry Product Theater fee. All materials will be set-up by Freeman Audiovisual and include: screen, LCD projector, podium microphone, aisle microphone and table microphone. Any additional audiovisual equipment is the responsibility of the sponsor. All audiovisual equipment or labor must be ordered from Freeman Audiovisual.
The APSS allows ONE sign measuring no larger than 24” x 36” to be placed in the registration area at the Baltimore Convention Center up to one day prior to the scheduled Industry Product Theater, as well as ONE sign measuring no larger than 24” x 36” to be placed outside of the Industry Product Theater on the day of the scheduled Industry Product Theater. Organizers of an Industry Product Theater may provide additional signage in their exhibit booth. Signage may not be placed in any other locations. All signage must receive APSS approval prior to print. Flyers or handouts are prohibited unless prior approval is obtained.
Industry Product Theater sponsors have the following opportunities to advertise their event: mailing list rental of SLEEP 2013 meeting attendees, mailing list rental of SRS/ AASM membership lists and advertising in the SLEEP 2013 Final Program. The APSS requires that any and all promotion of Industry Product Theaters receive APSS approval.
Promotional materials include but are not limited to: invitations, announcements, solicitations, advertisements and signage. Contact the APSS Meeting Department or visit the SLEEP 2013 website at www.sleepmeeting.org for additional information on promotional opportunities.
Use of APSS and SLEEP 2013 Name and Logo
The APSS and SLEEP 2013 name, logo, acronym and any reference to the meeting are proprietary and may not be used in signs, advertisements or promotions without consent and approval by the APSS. This guideline applies before, during and after the SLEEP 2013 meeting.
All questions regarding Industry Product Theaters may be directed to Chris Waring, National Sales Account Manager, at (630) 737-9731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.