Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association
2019 Annual Conference
The following information is provided for registered exhibitors of the KHCHA Annual Meeting to be held September 18-19, in Lawrence, Kansas. For more information on registering for this event, please view our exhibitor registration brochure.
Quality Conversation Tickets
This year we are introducing “Quality Conversation Tickets.” This program is designed to get attendees motivated to have Quality Conversations with our exhibitors. Tickets are for you to hand out at YOUR discretion to someone that has a quality conversation with you. It can be about future business prospects, PDGM, or other industry topics, or to a favorite customer for the longevity of their business. One ticket will be drawn for a cash prize at the conclusion of the evening social. More details will be available at the conference.
Wednesday Evening Social
At the end of the day, we invite everyone to take a break and enjoy the company of others involved in home care and hospice. From 4:30 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday evening, stick around the conference center for hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and some special brain-teasing fun. The rest of your evening will be free for you to relax or explore Lawrence.
All exhibitors will be emailed a list of participating agencies 1-2 weeks prior to the Annual Meeting. Watch your e-mail for your copy.
Where is the conference being held?
Our conference will be held at The DoubleTree by Hilton, 200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, Kansas. A map and directions are available on the hotel website here.
What about sleeping rooms for the conference?
The DoubleTree by Hilton, 200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, Kansas, has reserved a block of rooms at the special KHCHA rate of $93 per night (single and double, tax not included). The room block will be held until August 30, 2019, so be sure to make your reservations by that date. For online reservations, click here, then simply verify the date of arrival and departure and click on “Continue” to start the reservation process. Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly at (785) 841-7077. Remember to mention the Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association Annual Conference when reserving your room(s) by phone.
Display materials may be shipped to: DoubleTree by Hilton, Attn: Christina Phelps, Sales and Catering Dept., 200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS 66044. Please include “Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association Annual Conference” on the packaging.
How do I make arrangements to have electricity at my space?
If you have particular display needs, including electrical, please inform Kristen at email@example.com or 913/669‐0460 at least two weeks prior to the conference.
What is the size of my exhibit space?
You will be provided with a 6’ x 30” draped table in the exhibit hall. Space behind and between exhibit booths will be minimal.
What is my exhibit booth number?
KHCHA does not make booth assignments until two weeks prior to the conference. You may contact Kristen at 913/669-0460 or firstname.lastname@example.org at a later date to receive your number.
Where do I go upon arrival?
When you arrive, use the conference center entrance. The pre-convene area has been designated as the exhibit hall this year. Conference booths are assigned approximately 2 weeks prior to the Annual Conference. Signs showing your company name will point out your assigned booth. At your booth, you will find your “Exhibitor’s Packet.” We encourage you to become familiar with the packet upon arrival.
What time can I set up my exhibit?
Official set-up time will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. We encourage you to have your table set up by 10:45 a.m. Exhibition time will continue until approximately 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday and will resume at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday. (See the exhibit schedule below for more information.) We caution you that due to the minimal security provided by the hotel, you will not want to leave items of value out overnight.
What time can I dismantle my exhibit?
Exhibition tables may be dismantled after Noon on Thursday. However, exhibitors’ activities will not officially conclude until after the door prize giveaway from Noon to 12:20 p.m. in the luncheon ballroom. Please join the fun by sticking around and providing a door prize! (See the exhibit schedule below for more information.)
Can I attend conference workshops?
Exhibitors will be admitted to the workshops as observers only. If you desire CNE credits, you will need to complete a conference registration form in advance. A conference brochure, which includes workshop descriptions, daily schedules, and a registration form, is available here. Workshop passes will be issued with your registration confirmation should you choose to attend.
Can I place an ad in the conference packet?
If you have not already done so, we encourage you to consider purchasing an ad in the conference packet. All copier-ready advertisements must be received at the KHCHA office by Monday, August 19. This is an excellent way to send something home with each conference participant. These loose sheets can be filed at the office for quick access to information about your company: contacts, products and services! Contact Kristen at 913/669-0460 or email@example.com for more information.
What do I need to do to attend the luncheon workshops?
Participating exhibitors receive one complimentary luncheon ticket to be used on Wednesday or Thursday. Additional tickets are available for purchase. If you indicated on your registration form that you plan to use your complimentary ticket and/or purchased additional tickets, your ticket(s) will be included in your “Exhibitor’s Packet” at the conference. If you did not already request luncheon tickets and would like to do so, tickets may still be reserved by contacting Kristen at 913/669-0460 or firstname.lastname@example.org. However, as an accurate count is necessary to guarantee food and seating, you must reserve your tickets by Friday, September 6.
When is the exhibitor door prize giveaway and what sorts of gifts are typically given?
The door prize giveaway will take place Thursday from Noon to 12:20 p.m. in the luncheon ballroom. We’ve seen all kinds of prizes given – gift baskets, exhibitor products, gift certificates… prizes need not be elaborate – even small items are lots of fun! Please make plans to collect names/business cards at your booth for your door prize.
Wednesday, September 18
8:30 – 10:45 a.m. Exhibit Set-up
10:45 a.m. – Noon Exhibits / Networking
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon / Midday Workshop
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Exhibits / Executive Networking
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Evening Social
Thursday, September 19
10:45 a.m. – Noon Exhibits / Networking
Noon – 12:20 p.m. Exhibitor Door Prize Giveaway
Noon – 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Tear-down