Enhance Your Presence

The ASTC Annual Conference provides your organization with an outstanding opportunity to display your products and services to the largest gathering of science museum professionals from across the globe.

Our attendees are the leaders and decision makers from the world’s cutting-edge science centers and museums, nature centers, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens, and natural history and children’s museums.

They come to network, attend more than 100 sessions, and learn about your products or services. Meet them in Toronto in the Exhibit Hall at the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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Exhibit Hall Rates

Zone: per 10’x10’ booth

Advance Rate
(through Aug. 9)

Regular Rate
(after Aug. 9)

Zone 1, ASTC Members



Zone 1, nonmembers



Zone 2, ASTC members



Zone 2, nonmembers



Zone 3, ASTC members



Zone 3, nonmembers




Purchase Your Booth

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To purchase your booth for the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference, consult these handy step-by-step instructions and then click here. For additional help, contact kellies@astc.org.

Cancellation Policy: In the event the Exhibitor cancels all or part of the exhibit space contracted for herein, the Exhibitor must do so in writing and will be obligated to pay to ASTC liquidated damages based on the following schedule: Written notice of cancellation must be received no later than December 1, 2018, to be liable for 0% of rental fee due. Any cancellation received between December 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019 will obligate the exhibitor to pay 50 percent (50%) of their contracted booth space. Any cancellation received after May 1, 2019, obligates the Exhibitor to pay ASTC 100% of the rental fees due.

Exhibitor Service Kit: For shipping, booth customization, customs, logistical support, and other essential information.


Exhibit Hall Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, September 20
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Exhibitor move in 

Saturday, September 21
10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open 

10:45-11:45 a.m.*
Exhibit Hall Kick-off

1:00–2:00 p.m.*
Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

3:30–4:30 p.m.*
Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break

Sunday, September 22
9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open 

9:30–11:15 a.m.*
Networking Breakfast and Poster Palooza in the Exhibit Hall

1:00–1:30 p.m.*
Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.*
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall 

6:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-out 

Monday, September 23
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-out 

*indicates non-competitive exhibit hall times


Conference Attendee Demographics

  • More than 75% of conference attendees are the decision makers for their institutions.
  • Nearly 90% of conference attendees visit and spend more than three hours in the exhibit hall.
  • Many visit the exhibit hall to learn about new products and services they can buy for their museums, as well as to network with vendors and fellow attendees.
  • The majority of conference attendees attend the conference to obtain exhibit-related information and education.
  • Conference attendees represent, on average, 47 countries on six continents.

ASTC’s Annual Conference is the largest and most important event for more than 1,750 science center and museum decision makers globally—built on quality of attendance as much as quantity.

No other venue or resource provides as much opportunity for face-to-face contact with your customers. ASTC cares about maximizing your return on investment and is working hard to make a fresh, dynamic exhibit hall that you won’t find anywhere else.

What’s Included?

  • Seven hours of noncompetitive Exhibit Hall time over the two days the Exhibit Hall is open.
  • NEW in 2019 – Dedicated, non-competitive Exhibit Hall time on the morning of day two.
  • ASTC will host four catering functions in the Exhibit Hall for all attendees, including lunch on Saturday, a refreshment break on Saturday afternoon, breakfast on Sunday, and a networking reception on Sunday.
  • For every 10′ x 10′ exhibit booth you purchase, you receive two complimentary, full-conference registrations.
  • Company listing and 25-word description in the final program, if contract and copy are received by July 1.
  • Standard 10′ x 10′ exhibit space, including 8′-high backwall, pipe, and drape and 3′-high siderail, pipe, and drape.

Exhibit space is limited and the show will sell out, so don’t delay—join us in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!