Loading Dock Location
All exhibitors who have materials to unload can do so at the Duke Energy Convention Center loading dock. This dock is located off of 6th Street at the back of the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Exhibitor Check-In Schedule
- Wednesday, 5:00–9:00 PM: exhibitor move-in for those with three or more booths.
- Thursday, 9:00 AM– 4:30 PM: exhibitor move-in for all others. Check in at the exhibitor table at the front of the exhibit hall. We will have an exhibitor envelope for you with your lanyard / badges and Wifi code (if you ordered the service). NEW: The exhibit hall opens on Thursday for attends from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Badges for Staff and/or Volunteers
Badges with lanyards are provided for those who will be manning your booth for the vast majority of the convention.
If you have shifts of volunteers, we provide enough lanyards to cover the number of people you will have in your booth at one time, plus a couple of extra for you to leave at the attendee registration desk for shift changes. You will need an envelope with your organization’s name on it to leave shift change badges in at the attendee registration desk. Volunteers can let the registration desk know they are with your organization, and then receive a badge to get into the exhibit hall.
If the volunteers you have coming to help plan on attending speaking the rest of the convention after their 2–3 hour shift, those volunteers need to register as an attendee of the convention to shop or hear speaking sessions.
Any volunteers that you have coming to work your booth for only a couple of hours do not need to register as an attendee if they do not plan on staying for the rest of the convention. This includes set-up or take-down volunteers.
Contact Kim McMillan at 513-748-6998. It’s best to text after 9:30 AM on Wednesday, April 24, due to lack of email access while at the convention center.