Charlotte National College Fair

 

 Location & Hours

 
Location:
The Park Expo and Conference Center
Independence Hall
2500 East Independence Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28205
704/333-7709

Fair Hours:
Sunday, March 9, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Directions and Parking:
Directions to The Park 
Exhibitors can park in the main parking lot. The main parking lot is cash only and the current daily parking rate is $7.*Rates and availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact the conference center for current rates.

Need more information?
E-mail collegefairs@nacacnet.org or call 703/299-6824.
 

 For Exhibitors

 
​Fair Set-up Hours:
Saturday, March 8, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 7,500

Loading/Unloading:
Follows signs to Independence Hall Loading Area or come to Mart Main Lobby for directions.
Exposition Services Provided by Fern Exposition & Event Services. If you plan on shipping materials please contact them directly at 704/398-7440.

Shipping Information:
Authorized Shipping Address:
(Your Name/Institution)
(Booth Number)
Charlotte National College Fair-3/9/14
Fern Exposition & Event Services
2310 Old Steele Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28208

Material Handling Charge*:
Refer to the Fern Exposition & Event Services exhibitor packet for deadline dates, material handling information, transportation, and any additional equipment orders. Make checks payable to Fern Exposition & Event Services. Indicate the carrier (i.e. UPS, Federal Express, etc.), so that shipment may be tracked. Materials shipped to the authorized shipping address will be delivered to your booth.
*Rates are subject to change. Contact Fern Exposition & Event Services for current rates.

Shipping Deadline:
Shipments must arrive by Friday, March 7, 2014.

Electrical Service:
Electrical service forms will be included in the service kits mailed by Fern Expo Company, but are billed by The Park Expo Center. Please contact Fern Exposition & Event Services for more information, 704/398-7440.

Recommended Hotels:
Hampton Inn Charlotte-Uptown
530 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202
704/373-0917
Distance to the Park Expo Center: 3 miles

Omni Downtown Charlotte
132 E. Trade St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
704/337-0400
800/THE-OMNI
Distance to The Park Expo Center: 5 miles

Charlotte Marriott City Center
100 West Trade St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
415/626-0200
Distance to The Park Expo Center: 5 miles

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this National College Fair, email Michael Hoggard or call at 703/299-6824.
 

 Workshop Information

 
​1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
The College Search: Where Do I Begin?- Room AA217
Selective College Admissions:  Getting Into Selective Schools- Room BB201
The SAT:  Connecting Students to College Success- Room BB217
Middle School Students:  Planning for College- Room BB209
How to Pay for College- Room AA201

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Financial Know-How- Room AA201
The SAT:  Connecting Students to College Success- Room BB217
College Aid and Affordability- Room AA217
Opportunities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities- Room BB201
The ACT:  What YOU Need to Know- Room BB209

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
The ACT:  What YOU Need to Know- Room BB209
College Aid and Affordability- Room AA217
Scholarships:  Finding Free Money for College- Room BB217
The NCAA:  What a Student Athlete Needs to Know- Room BB201