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Event Overview:

Save the date for the CEC 2015 Convention & Expo, the premier professional development event for special and gifted education.

Thousands of special education teachers, administrators, researchers, professors and students from around the world will discuss pressing issues and share information in areas such as Common Core State Standards, administration, autism, co-teaching and collaboration, emotional and behavior disorders, instructional strategies for math, reading, and science, policy, technology and response to intervention.

The CEC Convention & Expo offers hundreds of educational sessions conducted by leading experts and endless opportunities to network with others working with children and youth with exceptionalities and their families. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about new and pending legislation and explore cutting-edge products and services in the exhibit hall.

Attendee Information:

Network with internationally renowned experts in special education and discuss the latest research and most promising instructional strategies.

You won't want to miss this chance to further your professional growth, catch up on what's happening in the field, learn about the latest in evidence-based practices, expand your knowledge, and broaden your perspectives.

Exhibitor Information:

Reach more than 5,000 special and gifted educators by becoming an exhibitor at the CEC 2015 Convention & Expo. An exhibit space provides a perfect opportunity to meet with current customers, create new ones, as well as provide on-site demonstrations of your latest products and solutions to an audience with buying power.

For more than 75 years, companies that focus on special and gifted education have been participating in the CEC Annual Convention & Expo. With more than 200 exhibiting companies, nonprofits and school systems, it has become the world’s leading expo for special and gifted education products and services.

Companies that specialize in autism spectrum disorders, early childhood, learning disabilities, response to intervention, technology, transition and many other areas of special and gifted education all have a place at the CEC Expo.

Ninety-four percent of CEC convention attendees visit the Expo Hall so this is your chance to meet and interact with teachers, administrators, faculty, university students and current and prospective customers when you exhibit at the CEC 2015 Convention & Expo.


• Assessment and Diagnostic Tools

• Association/Non-Profit

• Autism Spectrum Disorder

• Communicative Disabilities and/or Hearing Impairments

• Core Curriculum: Math, Language Arts, Phonics, Reading

• Cultural, Linguistic Diversity

• Developmental Disabilities

• Early Childhood/Intervention

• Emotional & Behavioral Disorders and/or Management

• English Language Learners

• Gifted & Talented

• Government Agency

• Hearing Impairments/Deafness

• Instructional Design, Strategies

• International Programs/Services

• Multiple/Severe Disabilities

• Online Learning: K-12, University, Certificate Programs

• Physical/Health Disabilities

• Professional Development

• Publications, Textbooks or Supplements (Digital or Print)

• Recruiting/Career Opportunities

• Related Service Provider:

Occupational Therapy, Speech

Therapy, Physical Therapy,

Recreational Therapy, Music Therapy

• Response to Intervention (RTI)

• Special Education: ages 0-3, K-12, University, Public, Private, Charter

• Stimulation, Play Therapy/Recreational Therapy

• Teacher Education: College/University Graduate Programs, Certificate Programs

• Technology: Educational/Instructional, Assistive, Alternative and Augmentative (AAC)

• Transition: Life Skills, Work/Career, College/University

• Visual Impairments/Blindness

About CEC:

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the CEC 2015 Annual Convention & Expo - Council for Exceptional Children? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 04/08/2015 - 04/11/2015
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 04/08/2015 - 04/11/2015
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Wed, 6:30-8pm; Thurs, 9am-5pm; Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 9am-2:15pm
First Move-In Date: 04/07/2015
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Disabilities
Other Industries: Disabilities, Education, Education Events, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech Therapy, Professional Healthcare
Estimated Attendance: 4,000
Audience: Special Educators and Early Interventionists
General Educators working closely with Special Educators
Administrators and Supervisors
Teacher Educators
Related service Professionals
Psychologists and Diagnosticians
Curriculum Specialists and Facilitators
University Students
Parents, Paraprofessionals, and others with a keen interest in special, early, and gifted education
Notes: Attendee Roles:
26% Classroom Teacher
25% Professor
12% Special/Gifted Education Director
9% Student
7% Special/Gifted Education Coordinator
4% Medical Field: Doctor, Psychologist, Therapist, Counselor
4% College/University Staff
4% Administrator
2% Consultant
2% Principal
2% Superintendent/Supervisor
3% Other
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Venue Phone: (619) 525-5000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:150+ (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:25,000
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Show Manager:J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Expand Your Reach at CEC 2015 - Become a 2015 Sponsor!

All sponsors receive the following in addition to valuable sponsorship specific benefits!

Acknowledgment in the Convention issue of TEACHING Exceptional Children and the CEC 2015 Convention and Expo program.
Acknowledgement on the exhibits and main CEC web sites.
Acknowledgement in CEC SmartBrief reaching more than 75,000 subscribers.
Acknowledgment on the entrance unit signage outside the Expo Hall.
Logo placement and recognition during the Opening General Session slideshow.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Inline $1,655 through 11/28/2014; $1,700 after 11/28/2014   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Corner $215 per corner   Water: n/a
Island $1,870 through 11/28/2014; $1,915 after 11/28/2014   Generator: n/a
School System/Nonprofits $1,500 through 11/28/2014; $1,580 after 11/28/2014   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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2015 Exhibitors:

Past Exhibitors:

3E Love, LLC

ABC Music & Me by Kindermusik, Inc.

Abilitations / School Specialty / Special Needs

AbleNet, Inc.

Abrams Learning Trends

Accelerations Educational Software


Achievement Products

Administration For Children and Families /Head Start

American Printing House for the Blind

America’s Choice

Anchorage School District

Arizona Department of Education

Association for Direct Instruction

Attainment Company

Augmentative Resources, Inc

Aurora Ministries

Autism Pro

Beacon College

Behavioral Risk Management Solutions


Bodysense Midwest/Bodewell

Borenson and Associates, Inc.

Boston Higashi School

BrainWare SAFARI/Learning Enhancement

Brookes Publishing Company

Cambium Learning Group

Capella University

Castle Publications

Charleston County School District

Clarity Lesson Planning System

Clover Park School District

Cognitopia Software

College Internship Program

College Living Experience

Computer Automation Systems, Inc.

Conover Company, The


Creative Behavior Interventions, LLC

Crespin-Coriz Native Arts

Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)

Curriculum Associates, Inc.

DC Public Schools

DeKalb County School System

Desert Choice Schools

Diarmuid, Inc.

Discovery Toys

Dynamic Ideas Unlimited

DynaVox Mayer-Johnson

eCOVE: Classroom Observation Software

Educational Resources, Inc.

Elephant Rock Productions





Evergreen Center

Excent, formerly Global Education Technologies, Inc.

Exceptional Parent

Failure Free Reading

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Firelight Books

FlagHouse, Inc.

Flocabulary, LLC

Florida Tech

Flyleaf Publishing

Franklin Electronic Publishers

Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.

Frog Publications

GeoMotion Group, Inc.

Georgia Academy for the Blind

Gold Co.

Guilford Publications

Gwinnett County Public Schools

Hawthorne Educational Services, Inc.



Hill Center, The

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Hugs N Stitches

Innovative Learning Concepts -

Creators of TouchMath


Insect Lore


JBHM Education Group, LLC

JDM Pioneering, LLC (dba: Goal Tracker)

Jefferson County Public Schools

JennyLU Designs

Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint

Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC)

Landscape Structures

Laureate Learning Systems, Inc.

Letterland International Ltd

Lincoln Public Schools

Lintor Make-A-Book, Inc.

Livescribe Inc.

Love Publishing Company

Makes Sense Strategies

Maplebrook School

Master Teacher, The

Matanuska-Susitna School District

Math Teachers Press, Inc.

Mathline by Howbrite Solutions

Math-U-See Special Education


McGraw-Hill School Education Group

Melmark, Inc.

Metro Nashville Public Schools

Minneapolis Public School Dist. 1

Monarch Center for Autism

Monarch Teaching Technologies, Inc.

Montana Recruitment Project

Muscogee County School District

N2Y Inc

NASCO Company

National Association of Christians in Special Education (NACSPED)

National Center on Response to Intervention

National Professional Resources, Inc.

Navajo Jewelry & Crafts

Northpoint Horizons

NOVA Southeastern University

Novel Ideas, Inc.

Oak Hill Center for Relationship & Sexuality Education, a division of Ellingsen

Oxford University Press

PCG Education

PCI Educational Publishing

Pearson Higher Education

Pearson, Clinical Assessment

Pin, The

PlayAbility Toys, LLC

Positive Action

Praises, Prizes & Presents

Prentke Romich Company

Presentation Solutions, Inc.

Primary Concepts

Professional Crisis Management Association

ProgressBook by Software Answers

Prufrock Press Inc.

Psychological Software Solutions, Inc.

Purdue University

Read It Once Again

Read Naturally, Inc.

Reading Horizons

Regent University School of Education

Remedia Publications, Inc. / Bright Apple

Renaissance Learning

Research Press

Rethink Autism

Rhymes ‘N’ Times

Rochester Public Schools

Rock ‘N Learn

Routledge Journals

Saddleback Educational, Inc.

Safe Crisis Management - JKM Training, Inc.

Sarasota County School Board

Scholastic, Inc.

Scobre Press Corporation

Sensory Enrichment LLC

Shepherds College

Signing Time!

Silver Kite

Siskin Childrens Institute

SMART Technologies

Southpaw Enterprises, Inc.

Stages Learning Materials

Starboard Training Systems

Super Duper Publications

Synergy Massaging Insoles

Talent Assessment, Inc.

Ten Sigma

TFH (USA), Ltd.

The Institute On Disability

Time Timer, LLC

Tourette Syndrome Association

University of Central Florida

University of Kansas, Department of Special Education

University of West Alabama, The

Utah Personnel Development Center

Vanderbilt University, Peabody College

Veenetronics Corporation

Vocational Research Institute

Wadsworth Cengage Learning


Wilson Language

Winsor Learning, Inc./ The Sonday System

Woods Services

Write Minded Education, Inc.

Write Reflections

Writer Learning Systems, The


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