Welcome to the 2023 Exhibitor Show Information page!
This is where you will find important details such as show hours, facility information, dates & deadlines, vendor information, hotel reservation info, advertising opportunities, and more.
News and updates will be posted as they become available, so be sure to keep checking this page – and share with everyone on your team involved with planning your exhibit experience.
*** EXHIBITOR NEWS ***
- A preview of Annual Session courses and events is available to download here.
- Did you know that an Exhibits Only Pass is available to any dental team member who is not planning to attend courses or other Annual Session events but would like to visit the Exhibit Hall? This option is available to attendees as part of the registration process, and does not include any other benefits that registered attendees enjoy. Passes are available for one day only during the meeting.
- Plan to attend a NEW webinar created specifically for exhibitors presented LIVE on June 20: Attract More Dental Professionals with In-Booth Demonstrations & Presentations. Find more information and register HERE.
- Exhibit Hall Prize Drawings will be offered to attendees again this year, but with a new twist added with exhibitors in mind! Watch this space for details.
- Be sure to keep an eye on the Annual Session Attendees page for the latest CE programming and event information.
- Watch this space for more show updates!
Dates & Deadlines
|May 19 (updated)||Online exhibitor service kit available from show decorator (login information will be sent by email)|
|June 1||Exhibit staff registration opens (see instructions at the bottom of this page)|
|August 1||Outstanding exhibit balances due|
|August 15||Deadline for cancellations incurring fee of $100 per 10×10 booth (no refunds provided after this date)|
|August 19||Last date to receive pre-show discount on electricity services ordered from Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC)|
|August 23||Deadline to receive pre-show discount on lead retrieval services|
|August 25||Deadline for pre-show pricing from show decorator|
|August 30||First date advance freight storage accepted by show decorator|
|September 5||Pre-show mailing list requests due (scroll down for info)|
|September 15||Last date advance freight shipments accepted by show decorator|
|September 19||First day on-site freight shipments accepted on-site at Greater Columbus Convention Center|
Wednesday, Sept 20 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Move in
Heavy items requiring carts/dollies must be moved in by 5:00pm
Thursday, Sept 21 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Set up
Only hand-carried items are permitted
Thursday, Sept 21 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Hall Open
Friday, Sept 22 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hall Open
Saturday, Sept 23 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hall Open
Saturday, Sept 23 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tear down
Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC)
Exhibit Hall A
400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Services available for purchase from the GCCC include (order here):
electricity – plumbing – internet – catering – cleaning
Visit the GCCC website to review food & beverage options near the Exhibit Hall Concessions are also available inside the hall.
Reserve parking in advance
Directions & Parking information
Product manufacturers are invited to participate in this new opportunity! Take advantage of our “BOGO” offer (buy one, get one) to add an additional booth space to your configuration.
Use the additional space to provide product demonstrations during Exhibit Hall hours as appropriate, according to your schedule.
The live demos will attract traffic to your booth, and attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about a variety of products throughout the hall, adding more to their shopping experience!
Participating manufacturers will be showcased on signage and pre-show promotions.
Contact Amy Szmania, Exhibit Hall Manager, for more information.
Confirmed exhibitors are invited to participate in this unique educational program!
Preventative Products Roundtable Breakfast for Dental Hygienists
Friday, September 22, 7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Company representatives deliver short (8-10 min) demonstrations about preventative products to small groups of dental hygienists while they enjoy breakfast on Friday morning.
Only SIX slots are available for exhibitor representatives. Please complete and submit an application form for consideration.
This opportunity is offered at no cost to exhibitors!
Featured Exhibit Hall Events
Hops & Shops
Thursday, September 21, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Kegs of beer will be placed in various stations throughout the Exhibit Hall on Thursday evening, featuring free pours for attendees! Cash bars will also be available throughout the hall for other beverage purchases.
Enhance your experience at this event! Order catered snacks, desserts, appetizers, or drinks to feature at your booth. Menu options will be posted here soon.
Friday, September 22
Enjoy lunch in the Exhibit Hall! Lunch will be provided for all attendees and exhibitors on Friday afternoon. Support provided by OhioDDS and Safco Dental Supply.
Dark Roast and Donuts*
Saturday, September 23, 9:00 a.m.
Start off the morning the right way – enjoy coffee and donuts in the Exhibit Hall along with attendees.
*This event is available for sponsorship! Includes company name on signage and in other event promotions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Download a preview of courses and events featured in the June issue of ODA Today!
Nearby Restaurants & Bars
Many options are available within a short drive (or even a quick walk) from the Convention Center!
German Village & Brewery District
Short North Arts District
Official Show Vendors
Fern Exposition & Events – general services contractor
Login credentials for the online service kit will be sent via email directly from Fern.
Information from all vendors will be included in the service kit.
Markey’s Rental & Staging – audio/visual services
Levy Restaurants – official caterer for Greater Columbus Convention Center
Smart City Networks – official internet provider for Greater Columbus Convention Center
Eleventh & Gather – registration and lead retrieval services (click for details)
Book Your Hotel
The Hilton Columbus Downtown Tower 402 is the official headquarters hotel for the ODA Annual Session.
Staff Badge Registration
Please review these instructions before registering your staff.