Welcome Exhibitors!

We look forward to welcoming you to the 77th annual Connecticut Music Education Association In-Service Conference on April 4-6, 2024 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.  This annual event features keynote and featured performances, many conference sessions, and concert hour performances.  This conference is attended by current and pre-service educators and music education faculty from around Connecticut and neighboring states. Also in attendance are over 1000 students participating in our annual All-State and Elementary Honors Festivals, held concurrently with the conference. Educators, students, and parents attending the conference have the opportunity to visit the exhibits!

Questions? Contact the CMEA office by email at

Exhibit Hours

Thursday, April 4th   9 AM – 5 PM
Friday, April 5th        9 AM – 6 PM

An attendant must be in charge of each display during the hours the exhibit area is open. Guard service will be provided when the exhibit area is closed.

Thursday, April 4th – 6 AM- 10 AM (We do not have facility access on Wednesday)

Exhibit Space Rates

Exhibit space is booked by 6-foot increments with one 6′ draped table and two chairs are provided per space. The exhibit area is a large pre-function area located in front of the Grand Ballroom. It is carpeted.

Exhibit space is reserved at a flat rate per exhibit space:
$300 per space for commercial enterprises
$250 per space for colleges/nonprofits

Two representatives per organization are included with your registration. Additional badges at $50 each.

Cancellations: Reservations must be canceled by March 8 to receive a refund.

Exhibit Services Information

Internet – WIFI access is included free of charge to our exhibitors this year!

Electrical/Audio Visual – Exhibitors may order these services directly through the CT Convention Center.
CMEA does not handle any electrical/AV arrangements.

Shipping and Loading Dock – Shipping is handled by Demers through the CTCC business center.
Exhibitors may load/unload themselves at the loading dock if their vehicle is 14 feet or less, end to end. Please notify CMEA if you will need to bring a larger vehicle. Exhibitors may also unload in the attached parking garage if lighter loads. Loading Dock Directions

Advertising Opportunities

Interested in advertising in our Conference app?  Please email the Executive Director at