The Charleston Conference is “On the Road Again!” this year for our 41st annual conference, and we’re excited to once again host the Charleston Vendor Showcase for our exhibitors and attendees. The showcase will by a hybrid event, just like the rest of the conference, with virtual booths open on the Pathable platform on Monday, November 1, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Eastern, and in-person exhibits in the Charleston Gaillard Center on Tuesday, November 2, from 10:30 am – 6:00 pm.
We currently have 91 companies exhibiting, and we spoke to some of the participants to talk about their plans for Charleston. Here’s a round-up of their responses!
“I am sooooo looking forward to this conference! This is my first in-person conference since March 2020. I only hope my travel clothes and shoes still fit. Charleston has always been my favorite event. End of year… beautiful weather… great food… and I get to meet with and thank all of my wonderful customers! I know planning a hybrid is twice the work. But Leah, Katina and Toni always put on a great conference, and I’m sure this year will not disappoint but surpass! See y’all in November!”George Zajdel, Director, Academic Sales, ASTM International
“We’re celebrating getting back to Charleston! We’ll have an active virtual booth, too, but there’s nothing like being face to face with our friends at our favorite conference. Stephen Rhind-Tutt, Eileen Lawrence, and Lenny Rogers will be onsite at the vendor showcase. Please visit Table 1 to talk with us about Mindscape Commons, Policy Commons, African Collections—including The Sabinet Complete Collection and our Survey of African Archives—and a brand-new project we’ll announce during the Vendor Showcase. We’re already asking ourselves… How many of our member libraries will be there? How many restaurants can I visit in five days before I’m too stuffed to move? Is the Francis Marion prepared for the “rock the house” mood that will take over their lobby when exuberance breaks out? Will Katina show up in costume to mark the occasion? “On the Road Again” is a perfect name for this meeting. We’re packing our bags and can’t wait!!!”The Staff at Coherent Digital
“Rittenhouse is excited to participate in this year’s Charleston Vendor Showcase both in-person and virtually. Schedule a meeting with your Rittenhouse representative, on-site or virtually. Discover what’s new with Rittenhouse, and get details about our deep discount opportunity for savings on print and digital health sciences materials that your patrons need! Along with participating in the Vendor Showcase, Rittenhouse will also be sponsoring the 21st Annual Health Sciences Lively Lunch.”Laura Duray, Product Marketing Manager, Rittenhouse
“We’re thrilled to see everyone’s faces again at this year’s Charleston Library Conference! Visit HeinOnline at booth #88 to learn about our 6-month free trial offer or see Steve Roses, Director of Sales, present a live 20-minute vendor demo at 10:30 a.m. to learn about all of our new content and the incredible value of HeinOnline!”Steve Roses, William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
“AIP Publishing looks forward to seeing you, in person and virtually, at the 2021 Charleston Conference. During the Vendor Showcase, please visit with Sales Managers Lorna Vasica and Ken May to share how you’ve been and what’s new at your institution, and learn what’s new with AIP Publishing’s books and journals programs. Join Assistant Marketing Director Sara Rotjan, as she hosts a panel discussion with librarians and researchers on ‘Ebooks: the utility, challenges, and impact on scholarship’.”Sara Rotjan, Assistant Marketing Director, AIP Publishing
“GIDEON is looking forward to catching up with everyone in person this year! Please visit our booth #137.”Uri Blackman, co-founder and CEO, GIDEON Informatics
“The Yewno team is so excited to get back to the Charleston Conference in person! Last year’s virtual event using the Pathable platform was really well run, the sessions were terrific, and we were able to connect with a number of people between sessions – but there is nothing quite like the serendipity of an in-person event.”Jill Mathers, Director of Marketing & Communications, Yewno
“Research Solutions is pleased to be “On the Road Again!” as a returning vendor at the Charleston Conference this year. Article Galaxy Scholar experts, Scott, Tony, Maria, and Leah will be on hand to talk with participants about their literature access challenges, current systems, and how we can help simplify access and reduce costs. Stop by Booth #64 to say hello!”Lilia Rodriguez, Marketing Programs Manager, Reprints Desk / Research Solutions
“The Charleston Conference has been a highlight of our events calendar for many years. It is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends from the library community across North America and beyond, and to form new partnerships. This year we are excited to share news about the excellent response we have had to our cost-neutral Read & Publish initiative. We are also delighted to be participating in the “OA agreements with small independent publishers: A how-to guide with real, friendly publishers” pre-conference session on 28 October.”Richard Grove, Commercial Manager, The Company of Biologists
“Duke University Press is excited to participate this year, both virtually and in person. Circumstances allowing, we’re looking forward to seeing and meeting with attendees.”Evan Watson, Library Marketing and Outreach Manager, Duke University Press
“Michigan Publishing is excited to be exhibiting both in-person and online at Charleston 2021! We will have at least one staff member at the in-person booth (#130), and several folks available at the online exhibit. Visit the booths to learn more about the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection and Fund to Mission (UMP’s open access monograph model); the ACLS Humanities Ebook Collection; the BAR Digital Collection; Lever Press; the Fulcrum publishing platform. We look forward to seeing you in November!”Emma DiPasquale, Library Relations Manager, Michigan Publishing
“The American Mathematical Society is excited to be participating in the Charleston Conference this fall! Vendor Day is always one of the best opportunities of the year to connect with our community and we look forward to seeing everyone and having the productive conversations Charleston is known for.”Nicola Poser, Director of Marketing and Sales, American Mathematical Society
See a full list of our participating companies, and make plans to visit all of them either in person or online. There’s still space available if you’d like to join us as a vendor showcase exhibitor! See our website for registration and more details, or contact Toni Nix, Coordinator for the Charleston Vendor Showcase, at [email protected].
The Early Bird discounted rate for in-person attendance has been extended to September 17. Register at https://charlestonconference.regfox.com/2021-charleston-conference. We can’t wait to see you there!