Calling All Exhibitors

The North Carolina Reading Association is busy preparing for the 51st annual NC Reading Conference, Spark the Magic: Igniting a Passion for Literacy, to be held at the Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC on Sunday - Tuesday, March 22 - 24, 2020.

We hope you will join us as an exhibitor! 

     Each year the NC Reading Conference brings together 1,000 K-12 educators and reading specialists from across North Carolina and the eastern United States, as well as school administrators, university professors, and future teachers. Our attendees always tell us that one of the highlights of the conference each year is having a chance to visit with the exhibitors to learn about new educational products and services and receive information that will help them do their jobs even better! You won’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity to promote your organization and network with educators. 

     The NC Reading Association provides a complimentary exhibitor lounge where you can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee, other beverages, and snacks throughout the day. To increase traffic for our exhibitors, we hold several events in our Exhibits area (convention center ballrooms): (1) Exhibits grand opening Mix & Mingle on Sunday night (5:30) after our Institutes (2) coffee with exhibitors Monday morning after the keynote address (4) lunch concessions on Monday in the Exhibits area, (5) visit with the exhibitors time/Social Monday afternoon (6) Visit exhibitors time Tuesday morning before the morning general session (7) Awarding of door prizes in the exhibits area Tuesday morning and throughout the conference. 

Additional Conference Information at a glance


Exhibits Location: Main Lobby of the Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC. 

Hollins Exposition Services is our exhibit hall decorator, and each booth rental will have an 8' high back drape and 3' high side drape, one 2' x 8' skirted table, two chairs, one identification sign, trash can and carpet. 


Exhibits Move-in: Hollins will be setting up booths early Sunday morning, March 22nd, from 6:00 am - noon, and exhibitors can move in between noon and 5:30 pm in order to be ready for the Exhibits Grand Opening. 


Conference Hotel: Our two conference hotels are adjacent to the Benton Convention Center. Reserve your room today:

Marriott   Embassy Suites


Sponsorship Opportunities: We offer many sponsorship opportunities for our exhibitors - at a variety of levels. See the attached information for more details.  Back by popular demand this year is the Exhibits Grand Opening and reception Sunday evening.

We have attached additional information for you to look at. We hope you will join us in Winston-Salem March 22 – 24th! Feel free to contact us for additional information or with questions. 

Nancy Breeyear, Exhibits Chair
 NC Reading Conference