Autism & Special Needs Expo

Sat, Mar 27th 2021 at 10:00 AM CST · By Chicago Autism Network
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Sat, Mar 27th 2021 at 10:00 AM CST
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Sat, Mar 27th 2021 at 1:00 PM CST
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Illinois is home to a wealth of autism & special needs service providers. While it is wonderful to have abundant resources available, it can take parents countless hours to research all the options and find the best fit for their child. Likewise, it is difficult for service providers to connect with potential clients in this time of isolation and social distancing. 

To help parents and service providers better connect , Chicago Autism Network and The Answer Inc are teaming up to present the Autism & Special Needs Expo. At this virtual event, parents and exhibitors will be able to connect on one user-friendly app. Exhibitors will be able to personalize their profiles with text, images, videos and downloadable PDF brochures. They can also connect their own Zoom accounts (or other video conferencing apps) to the platform, enabling parents and service providers to see each other, and have live conversations. Attendees are incentivized to interact with exhibitors with our passport contest, where they get a stamp for interacting with exhibitors (liking, messaging, signing up for promos/emails). Attendees with the most stamps will be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes. 

Attendee registration is free (available at autismexpo.eventbrite.com), and our exhibitor fee is intentionally kept low, to encourage as many service providers and vendors to participate as possible. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Proceeds help Chicago Autism Network and The Answer Inc to support the local autism community with our programs and services. 

We hope you will join with us to help unite the local autism community! For questions, feel free to email kimi@chicagoautismnetwork.org or dvines@theanswerinc.org

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Nonprofit Exhibitor

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For 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations only. 

Exhibitors at the Autism & Special Needs Expo will be given virtual booths to help them connect with local families using the following features:

  • Customize your booth with text, images, PDF brochures & website links.
  • Messaging system allows you to instant message with attendees interested in your booth.
  • Post deals/raffles/offers to collect attendee email addresses.
  • Connect your Zoom account (or other camera app) to livestream presentations enabling you to see interested families and have live conversations about your services and products. 

Attendees will be encouraged to interact with exhibitors through a passport contest that gives them a stamp for messaging, liking or signing up for emails/deals/raffles. 

Quantity

$50

For Profit Exhibitor

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Exhibitors at the Autism & Special Needs Expo will be given virtual booths to help them connect with local families using the following features:

  • Customize your booth with text, images, PDF brochures & website links.
  • Messaging system allows you to instant message with attendees interested in your booth.
  • Post deals/raffles/offers to collect attendee email addresses.
  • Connect your Zoom account (or other camera app) to livestream presentations enabling you to see interested families and have live conversations about your services and products. 

Attendees will be encouraged to interact with exhibitors through a passport contest that gives them a stamp for messaging, liking or signing up for emails/deals/raffles. 

Quantity

$100

Supporting Sponsorship

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Supporting sponsors get additional recognition at this exciting event. In addition to the exhibitors opportunities (listed below) supporting sponsors also get the following:

  • Logo & link to website posted on profile page of event app,
  • Name & small-sized logo posted on the PDF event directory (downloadable by attendees on the web & mobile app),
  • General sponsorship tags in social media posts.

Exhibitors at the Autism & Special Needs Expo will have the opportunity to present their organization to parents and attendees interested in autism & special needs support. Each exhibitor booth allows you to add text, images, & PDF brochures. Attendees will be able to see your information, like your content, send messages via the app or email, and sign up for emails & offers. Our state of the art platform even allows you to livestream via zoom (or the video app of your choice) so you can speak directly to potential clients, telling them about your programs and answering their questions. Attendees will be encouraged to interact with exhibitors through our passport contest where they will earn stamps and rewards for liking, messaging and signing up for offers. 

Quantity

$250

Premier Sponsorship

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Premier sponsors get additional recognition at this exciting event. In addition to the exhibitors opportunities (listed below) supporting sponsors also get the following:

  • Name, logo & link to website posted on the Agenda page & Profile Page of the event app,
  • Name & medium-sized logo posted on the PDF event directory (downloadable by attendees on the web & mobile app),
  • General sponsorship tags in social media posts.

Exhibitors at the Autism & Special Needs Expo will be given virtual booths to help them connect with local families using the following features:

  • Customize your booth with text, images, PDF brochures & website links.
  • Messaging system allows you to instant message with attendees interested in your booth.
  • Post deals/raffles/offers to collect attendee email addresses.
  • Connect your Zoom account (or other camera app) to livestream presentations enabling you to see interested families and have live conversations about your services and products. 

Attendees will be encouraged to interact with exhibitors through a passport contest that gives them a stamp for messaging, liking or signing up for emails/deals/raffles. 

Quantity

$500

Platinum Sponsorship

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Platinum sponsors get additional recognition at this exciting event. In addition to the exhibitors opportunities (listed below) supporting sponsors also get the following:

  • Name, logo & link to website posted on the Home, Agenda and Profile pages of event app,
  • Name & Large-sized logo posted on the PDF event directory (downloadable by attendees on the web & mobile app),
  • 2 customized social media shout outs featuring just your business (1 from Chicago Autism Network & 1 from The Answer Inc)
  • Logo featured on the websites for Chicago Autism Network and The Answer Inc for 1 year.
  • General sponsorship tags in social media posts.

Exhibitors at the Autism & Special Needs Expo will be given virtual booths to help them connect with local families using the following features:

  • Customize your booth with text, images, PDF brochures & website links.
  • Messaging system allows you to instant message with attendees interested in your booth.
  • Post deals/raffles/offers to collect attendee email addresses.
  • Connect your Zoom account (or other camera app) to livestream presentations enabling you to see interested families and have live conversations about your services and products. 

Attendees will be encouraged to interact with exhibitors through a passport contest that gives them a stamp for messaging, liking or signing up for emails/deals/raffles. 

Quantity

$1,000

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