By Ashley Craven, Event Planner at the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Formerly known as the Book Fair, our Congress trade show has changed a lot over the past several years. Now known simply as Expo and housed in the Congress Hub, it features over 50 exhibitors that are looking to connect with the attendees at Congress. This year, we have introduced the Expo Passport for our attendees to have the opportunity to win great prizes while they visit our exciting Congress Expo exhibitors.
The Expo Passport will be attached to the outside of the Congress Guide that you will pick up at registration. Keep this with you whenever you are headed to Expo in the Congress Hub. Whether it be to grab a quick snack or refuel on coffee at the Thinking Cup Café, check out the Caring Across Boundaries visual display, stop by a book signing, or one of the many events being held in the two event spaces, make sure you also visit as many of our dynamic exhibitors you can. They all have something interesting to offer.
While you’re there checking out their organization or purchasing a new hot book from one of the university presses, be sure to have your passport stamped from their booth staff. You only need 20 stamps to have a completed entry. Once it’s completed drop off your passport to our friendly staff at the Federation booth (booth #1)! All valid entries will be entered to win one of two Congress 2017 packages (including registration and two nights’ accommodations in Toronto) or our grand prize of an iPad pro!
You have the full duration of Congress to complete your Expo Passport, so whenever you have some down time in between sessions or during lunch, come take a stroll through Expo and connect with leading community partners, discover remarkable literary works, and network with the best and brightest scholarly minds from across the country and beyond.
Just think how much work you could get done on the go on your new iPad pro with its 12.9 inch display and incredibly fast A9X processor or alternatively, you could watch the entire series of House of Cards in bed while procrastinating on that next deadline. It’s up to you!
All of us at the Federation and all of the exhibitors at Congress Expo can’t wait to connect with you and stamp your passport. See you at Congress!