Vendor Info

Thank you for sponsoring Innovate!

Innovate is an opportunity for educators to learn about the most cutting-edge approaches to technology-enhanced teaching, learning and research. Surveys from previous Innovate conferences show that 97 percent of the participants recalled encountering ideas that were valuable and interesting, and 95 percent learned something that could change the way they think about or do their jobs.

Event Information


Remember, vendors must register for Innovate so conference organizers have an accurate headcount. Check back to see when registration opens. 

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Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with Innovate attendees! Follow us @InnovateOSU and tweet throughout the conference with the #InnovateOSU hashtag.

What We Provide

  • Table and chairs
  • Access to power
  • Wireless internet access
  • Shared storage space
  • Lunch and beverages

What You Should Bring

  • Display materials and supplies
  • Banners and signage
  • Printed information, including handouts and business cards 
  • Takeaways*
  • Small value items (advertising inducements to purchase a service will not be permitted)

*Please note, any giveaway item valued more than $5 can be included in the door prize giveaway, which takes place at the end of the day. Please contact us for more details.

To ship materials ahead of time, contact us as soon as possible. Please include the conference name and date (i.e. Innovate 5/14/20) on the shipping label.

Location and Venue

Innovate will be hosted at the Ohio Union, located at 1739 N. High Street. Visitor parking is located adjacent to the building in the Ohio Union South Garage. Additional travel details can be found here.

Vendors should be set up and ready to connect with attendees by 8 a.m.

If you'd like to bring or assemble any of your booth the day before, please reference the Ohio Union shipping & receiving form.

A drayage fee of $10 per package may be applied for receiving, storing and delivering packages to the event space. The Ohio Union prefers not to receive packages more than two (2) days before the event.

Receiver Information:
Natalie Hornback
Event Planning Coordinator
Office of Student Life The Ohio Union
The Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
614-247-1857 Office

Vendor Tips

Engaging the Innovate audience:

Last year, Innovate saw attendees from 180+ institutions across the US—including many unique colleges/universities, higher education and technology organizations.  

Vendor representatives should be prepared to answer similar questions to:

  • Where and how is your product being used?  
  • Are there users/support available at Ohio State?  At Innovate?  Where else?
  • How is your product better than the competition?  
  • Is there trial information or research you could share?

Meaningful swag – everyone loves free stuff, but tailoring your swag to the Innovate audience makes your business more memorable. Branded shammies to clean your tablet, flash drives and other functional tech-related gear will go a lot further than the perennial stress balls and tote bags.


Need assistance prior to the conference? Please contact with any questions.