Leveraging on the success of last year’s inaugural event hosted by NASA at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., the 2016 UTM Convention will be held Nov. 8-10 at sites across Syracuse and at the Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY. The convention will include expert panel discussions and keynote briefings from NASA on technical capability level (TCL) demonstration 2, in which industry collaborators will participate this October.

During the Convention, your products, services, message, and brand will be prominently displayed before key government and corporate decision-makers. The Convention will provide many networking opportunities and educational sessions over a two-day event.

Welcome Reception: All Exhibitors are invited to attend this reception to be held Wednesday Nov. 9th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at The Oncenter.

Show Dates and Times:
Move-in: Tues., Nov. 8 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Show Hours: Wed., Nov. 9 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thurs., Nov. 10 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Move-out: Thurs., Nov. 10 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Location:
Exhibit Hall A
The Oncenter
800 S State St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
Exhibitor Fees:
Standard Booth (10' x 10')  $1,399
Each additional 100 sq. feet of Exhibit Space $1,199.

Exhibit Hall Specifications

Carpeting: Booth carpeting is not mandatory in the exhibit hall. Exhibitors may carpet their booth area in any offered color indicated on the Carpet Rental Order form in the exhibitor kit.

Booth Height: No Exhibit Booth or booth contents may exceed the maximum height of 8' (2.4m) without prior approval of UTM Convention. Please see Terms and Conditions for complete information.

Show Colors: Blue colored back and side divider drapes.

Sharing Exhibit Space: UTM Convention does not allow for sharing exhibit space. Please see Terms and Conditions for complete information.

Standard Booth Specs:

  • One 10'x10' booth with 8' High Backdrop Draping and 3' High Side Rail Draping
  • 7"x40" Exhibitor ID (Two Line) Booth Sign
  • 6'x24" Table (Vinyl Topped & Cloth Skirt)
  • 2 Folding Chairs
  • 1 Wastebasket

Large Booth Specs: To combine stands to create a larger booth, please contact:
Rugger Smith, 703-299-2430 ext. 318;

Exhibitor Booth Allocation Process: Exhibitor Booths will be assigned space on a first come, first served basis.

Show Decorator:
Northeast Decorating & Exhibit Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 607
Syracuse, New York 13209
(315) 471-9989
All inquiries and/or requests for additional booth equipment should be sent to Susan Brewer at suzi@nede.net

NOTE: UTM Convention 2016 encourages exhibitors to place their order with Northeast Decorating & Exhibit Services. If an outside contractor is used, exhibitor must notify Northeast Decorating & Exhibit Services in writing and supply a certificate of insurance. The daily work schedule for contracted union labor is detailed on the Labor Service form included in the Exhibitor Kit.

Exhibitor Benefits

  • Company logo and link on Convention website
  • Company listing and 100-word description in Convention Exhibitor Directory and on website
  • One complimentary conference bag insert with every booth purchased
  • One Convention registration per for every 100 sq. ft. of booth space purchased
  • Registration allows entry to all official Convention events


UTM Convention 2016 staff will work closely with sponsors to design opportunities that meet specific promotional objectives

Please Contact:
Rugger Smith, 703-299-2430 ext. 318;

Sandra Strickland, 703-299-2430 ext. 304;

For a complete listing of sponsorship opportunities and benefits, and to assist you in designing a specific program that meets your company’s goals, visit the Sponsorship page of the website.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities

Hotel Reservations

After October 11, 2016, UTM Convention 2016 cannot guarantee room availability or the discounted room rates currently offered.
Should you be interested in a booking a hotel, Convention and hotel information may be found on the Stay page of the website.