Charleston Premiers Application Information

Five Minute Previews of the New and Noteworthy

Application Deadline: Monday, September 28, 2015 

Sessions Will Be Held: Saturday, November 7, 8:00 – 9:30 AM

Where: Carolina Ballroom, The Francis Marion Hotel

Cost: $600 upon acceptance; or
$400 discounted price for all Vendor Showcase and Juried Product Development Forum participants; or
$200 discounted price for companies who are presenting for the first time at the Charleston Conference or new companies formed within the past 12 months.

In 2013, due to requests on the attendee evaluations and comments from participating vendors and publishers, we changed the format of the Saturday morning sessions in order to better provide a wide breadth of content on new and updated products that are of interest to the Charleston Conference community.  The changes were met with overwhelming support and positive reviews, so we will continue in the same format for 2014.

These sessions are designed to offer publishers and vendors the chance to showcase their newest and most innovative products, platforms, and/or content. A continental breakfast buffet will be available for attendees. Speakers will be organized in a “lightning round” format with 15 companies, each allotted 5 minute presentations, back-to-back.  Powerpoints must be turned into our moderator in advance so they may be loaded onto the laptop provided in the ballroom ahead of time.  More information on presentation requirements will be sent upon acceptance of your proposal.

All applications will be reviewed after the deadline by our Planning Committee, and notifications will be sent out shortly thereafter.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Leah Hinds at if you have any questions about the application process.

Important Dates for 2015:

April 15 - Call for Papers Opens

April 30 - Call for Preconference Deadline

June 1 - Registration Opens

July 17 - Call for Papers Deadline (5:00 pm EST)

Aug 17 - JPDF Application Deadline

Sept 18 - Early Bird Registration Deadline

Sept 28 - Charleston Premiers Application Deadline