Why sponsor BrainStorm?

For Ed Techs

BrainStorm is a conference for K20 technology directors, network administrators, and other IT personnel. This is NOT a conference about curriculum but instead for the bits’n’bytes warriors that support and drive technology in schools.


A typical attendee has a high degree of decision-making authority for their school district. Sponsoring and/or exhibiting at BrainStorm guarantees that your products and services are in front of the right people.

Vendor Fair

BrainStorm’s vendor fair is one-of-a-kind! This is a reserved time of 4 hours for attendees to see vendor exhibits. There are no breakout sessions running at the same time so all attendees may participate without conflicts.


Brainstorm continues to be a wonderful conference for me to interact with my customers old and new. The sessions with their focus on technology attracts the perfect mix of professionals that I am looking to talk to. I have noticed neighboring states attending as well as the Brainstorm legacy continues to grow in the world of tech’s. Keep up the good work.
(Barry Hegg, Senior IT Sales Consultant, DakTech Computers)

I tell everyone that Brainstorm is the best conference we attend every year. I love that I get to meet face-to-face with technicians and tech directors, instead of teachers, who don’t really have an interest in the services we provide. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the dedicated exhibit hours help to keep the conference busy so there’s not a ton of time sitting around doing nothing, like at other conferences. We’ll keep coming back every year!
(Sarah Fafalios, Account Executive, AG iRepair)


Sponsorship Opportunities

Your company or organization can sponsor BrainStorm at various levels. Check out all of our sponsorship opportunities in this document.


Vendor Fair Booth Pricing

Single Standard


  • Includes 2 Expo-only passes
  • 10′ x 10′ space

Single Premium


  • Includes 2 Expo-only passes
  • Near a bar or food station
  • 10′ x 10′ space

For any questions regarding our pricing plans above, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Included With All Booths

  • Wireless Internet

    Wired is an additional cost at time of online booth registration

  • Electrical Connections

    Electrical connections up to 500W

  • Pipe & Drape

    Pipe & drape 8 ft high back with 3 ft high sides

  • Table(s) & Chairs

    Table 8 ft x 30″ with skirt, two chairs

  • Sign

    7″ x 44″ sign

  • Carpet

    Facility is fully carpted

Additional purchase options available separately through the Vendor Service kit found below:

  • Additional furniture
  • Misc trade show services
  • Shipping information

Vendor Service Kit

The Vendor Service Kit includes items not available for order through our registration site.

Lead Retrieval Service

Exhibitors can collect attendee contact information during the Vendor Expo directly from the attendees.

Conference Fees

Attendee fees, cancellation policy, and payment information.

Conference Agenda

See this year's schedule.

Conference Sessions

View this year's session descriptions and speakers.

Future Conference Dates

You like to be prepared. We get that. Mark your calendar for next year's BrainStorm. And then every year until 2030.

Vendor Expo

Find out more about our vendor expo, including a booth map and vendor directory.

Door Prizes

Vendors may participate in the publicly announced door prize giveaway at the conclusion of the Vendor Expo on Monday.

Legal Contract

All vendors must agree to this contract when registering.

Conference Menu

Get a taste (see what we did there?) of the meals at BrainStorm.

Code of Conduct

We want everyone to feel comfortable at our conference. Please read our code of conduct.

W-9 Form

If you need our Taxpayer Identification Number, here's the form.

Hotel and Accommodations

BrainStorm is held at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, OH.

Hotel accomodations are NOT included with your registration fees. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center. We typically sell out of rooms so be sure to make your reservations early. When making reservations let them know you are with “BrainStorm” to qualify for special rates.

Kalahari special event room rates:

Cost Sunday & Monday nights:  $85/night single

Sunday & Monday nights:  $129/night double, triple or quad

Room availability Up to 1 month prior to conference and at hotel’s discretion up to the conference based on room availability
  • Kalahari Resorts
  • 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870
  • 877.525.2427 or 419.433.7200
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