Cincinnati National College Fair


 Location & Hours

Duke Energy Convention Center
Exhibit Hall B and C
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Fair Hours:
Sunday, September 13, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking:
Directions and Parking information for the Duke Energy Center, Click Here

Flying into Cincinnati? Book your Super Shuttle transportation online using the discount code: NACAC and save 10%.

Need more information?
E-mail or or call: 800/822-6285, x2009.


 For Exhibitors

Fair Set-up Hours:
Saturday, September 12, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Estimated Attendance: 3,500

The loading dock entrance is located at 6th Street and Plum Street, directly under the skywalk on 6th Street.  It is the large orange door on your left.

Exposition Services Provided by: Fern Exposition, 513/333-7060

Advance Shipping Information:
Advance Warehouse Authorized Shipping Address:
(Your Name/Institution)
(Booth Number)
Cincinnati National College Fair
September 13, 2015
c/o Fern Exposition
645 Linn Street
Cincinnati, OH 45203

Advance Shipping Material Handling Charge:*
Shipping charges are $30.00 per carton and there is a $60 minimum.  
*Rates are subject to change without notice. Contact Fern Exposition for current rates.

Advance Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received by Friday, September 11, 2015. 

Electrical Service:
The Duke Energy Convention Center is the exclusive provider of electric.  Service forms may be completed online or downloaded.  For questions, call Exhibitor Services at 513-419-7317 or email.

Host Hotel:
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-2899
1-800-Hiltons (1-800-445-8667)
The Hilton Cincinnati is located 12 miles from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and is connected to the Duke Energy Center by the city’s skywalk system. 

Rate: $139 Single/ Double
Deadline: Friday, August 21, 2015
A limited number of rooms are available at the NACAC rate. Reservations can be made online using NACAC’s personalized reservation link.  For call-in reservations, please reference National Association for College Admission Counseling when making your reservation to ensure you receive the negotiated rate.

NACAC has a long standing relationship with the Cincinnati Business Courier, the printer of our onsite guide.  This guide is distributed to their readership community, as well as made available for the attendees at the fair.  If you would like to purchase an ad in this supplement, please contact Kelly Mullen at  The deadline for submission is August 14, 2015.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this National College Fair, email Rachel McCoy or call at 703/299-6855.


 Workshop Information

2015 Cincinnati National College Fair Workshop Schedule

Room 260/261
Paying for College 101
1:15 p.m. and 2:35 p.m. 

Room 262
Getting the Most from the Fair
12:30 p.m.

Athletic Eligibility
1:15 p.m.
The College Search for Students with IEPs and 504 Plans
2:35 p.m.

Room 263
ACT/Everything You Should Know
1:15 p.m. and 2:35 p.m.

Everything You Need to Know About the SAT
1:55 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Room 264
Paying for College 101
1:55 p.m.

*All workshop rooms are located on the 2nd floor*

 Promote this Fair!

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