For Presenters & Exhibitors – CA 2019

Get Involved

If you’re interested in hosting a booth or leading an interactive workshop, please take a moment to fill out this short interest survey. Limited exhibitor and workshop spots are available. Booths and workshops will be selected based on their link to CS college & career opportunities, as well as their interactivity and potential engagement of high school students.

We expect to have about 1000 high school students from across the Bay Area attend the CS Fair this year.

Tentative Presenter Agenda

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Booth Setup

At least one booth representative must be present by 8:30 AM. You are responsible for transporting your own materials to the event.

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CS Exhibit Hall & Breakout Session

During this time students are free to attend breakout sessions (50 minutes each) and interact with the booths.

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Networking Activity

During this time, students will have an opportunity to network with presenters in smaller groups.

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch, Closing, and Raffle

We will have lunch available for you.  You are welcome to stay for the closing speeches and raffle or break down your booth if applicable. By 3:00 PM, our event must be cleared out of the venue.

Booth Info & Requirements

  • There are no costs to host a booth or lead a workshop!
  • We recommend that each booth have at least 2 presenters/exhibitors at your booth. You can have the same presenters throughout the event or rotate people during the day.
    • For companies, at least one of the presenters at the booth must have a CS background. 
    • For academic institutions, we strongly recommend you bring undergrad/grad CS student(s), as well as admissions information and details about the CS opportunities (coursework, research, etc.).
  • The booth must include some sort of exhibit or activity that relates to CS (i.e. the booth can’t only feature a description of the company’s products and services, and/or distributing swag and flyers). Here are some suggestions of an engaging booth:
    • Presenters with great interpersonal skills
    • Physical objects that students can engage with
    • CS unplugged activities
    • Swag
    • Puzzles, challenges, or games for students to complete
    • Demos of cool devices
    • Visualizations of relevant data or research
    • Products/brands/experiences that students will recognize or relate with
  • Companies may not use this event as a platform to distribute offers of employment, but may distribute information about internships and scholarship programs. It is our expectation that participating companies are doing so in a volunteer capacity with sole intention to inspire high school students to pursue college and career in computer science fields. Booth exhibitors/vendors are prohibited from collecting student information, including emails. However, you are free to give out materials to students so they may contact you on their own