PCPA's 111th Annual Education & Training Conference

Sheraton Erie Bayfront & Courtyard Marriot

July 21 -24, 2024

Exhibitor Registration is CLOSED: Show Floor is Sold Out.  

To Get On Wait List, email Marcia Nixon at [email protected]

Hotel Reservation Link is Open 

Conference Agenda

Erie Bayfront Layout

  • Dates: July 21 – 24, 2024
  • Location: Sheraton Erie Bayfront & Courtyard Marriot & Bayfront Convention Center
  • Exhibit Days &Times: Sunday, July 21 from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM and Monday, July 22 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
    • MOVE-IN: Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM for exhibitors with vehicles only.
    • MOVE-IN: Sunday, July 21, 2024, from 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM for exhibitors without vehicles
    • All exhibits must be completely installed by 12:00 PM on Sunday, July 21, 2024
    • Teardown Times: Monday, July 22, 2024, starting at 2:00 PM.
  • Floor PlanSOLD OUT To Get On Wait List, email Marcia Nixon at [email protected]
  • Convention Center Move In & Move Out Information: Do Not Ship Items Before 7/18/2024.
  • Exhibitor Guidelines for the Convention Center
  • Equipment Services Price Sheet: Extra tables & chairs and exhibit/expo services are to be ordered from

    GES (See Exhibitor Service Kit Instruction Letter below).  All other services listed on this form are to be ordered from the Convention Center and email completed form to Erica Zeiber at [email protected].

  • Vendor Order for AV, Electricity, Internet etc...: Upon completion of this form email to Erica Zeiber at [email protected].  Deadline for Ordering is 7/15/2024
  • Booth Costs: (1) 10’x10’ booth costs $950.00           (2) 10’x10’ Booths costs $1875.00
    • Electric will NOT be included with your booth.  Please see above Vendor Order Form.
      • Booth Includes:
      • (1) 6’ blue skirted table
      • (2) folding chairs
      • Wastebasket
      • ID sign
      • Side and back booth drapery
      • Exhibit hall floor is NOT carpeted.  It is polished gray concrete.
      • 2 free booth personnel with each booth.  Additional booth personnel cost $75.00 per person
  • GES Exhibitor Service Kit Instruction Letter (Follow instructions in letter to access online service kit)
  • Service Kit in PDF Format
    • Shipping Using GES Warehouse: Last Date for your Shipment to Arrive at Warehouse Address: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
    • Shipping Directly to Erie Convention Center: No Shipment to Arrive at the Convention Center before Thursday, July 18, 2024.
    • See Service Kit for addresses and shipping labels
  • Exhibitor Booth Personnel Form (Needed from each Exhibitor)
  • Shield Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
  • All Exhibitors are welcome to participate in all events and meals offered at the Conference except for the Tuesday Banquet (ticketed event).
  • Cash raffles will be drawn in the exhibit hall on Sunday and Monday.  The raffle schedule will be listed in the Conference Program.
  • There will be a microphone at Registration for your use if you have prizes or raffles to announce.
  • Best Booth Awards: Booths will be judged on the following characteristics: 
  • Booth Personnel- A winning booth will have friendly, attentive, professional-appearing personnel whose demeanor is open and inviting.
  • Booth Appearance- It will have “eye appeal”.  It will be interesting, neat, and organized with an effective presentation.  The booth’s purpose will be self-evident.
  • Booth “Ambiance”- It will exhibit noticeable energy, excitement, and creativity.
  • Exhibitor Passport Game: Each attendee will receive a Passport with participating exhibitors logo on it.  Once the Passport is marked with a "Gold x" by each  participating exhibitor the Passport will be returned to Registration for the Grand Prize drawing on Monday at 1:30 PM.  *Exhibitors MUST enter to be included on the Passport.*  Email Marcia Nixon at [email protected] to be included on the Passport.  A gold marker will be handed out at Registration to participating exhibitors.