EXHIBIT

invitation to exhibit

The JEN Conference is a great opportunity to showcase your products and build lasting relationships with leading educators and performers of today and the next generation.

 

Register for the 2023 Exhibit Hall today!

Scroll through the information below to learn more.

 

The deadline for inclusion in the Conference Program Guide is October 31st.

exhibitor booth options

Current JEN membership is required in order to reserve space and exhibit at the conference.

click on each membership below to learn more

booths at a glance

photo by Cherie Hansson

exhibit hall information

Exhibitors may choose from one of two zones.

A (Quiet) l  B (Sound)

 

 

Zone A is a quiet zone area.

This area is open to any level of JEN membership. Exhibitors utilizing computer playback and/or small audio systems are allowed in this area with headphones. Audio systems without headphones are restricted from being used. The demonstration of instruments is also restricted in this area except for electronic keyboards with headsets. Sound systems may not be used in this area.

Zone B is a sound zone area.

This area is an ideal location for JEN partners/manufacturers to demonstrate product in accordance with the JEN Sound Control Policy (See tab below). This area is not a restricted area in terms of audio systems, sound systems, or the demonstration of instruments. However, we respectfully ask that all exhibitors keep in mind this is a shared space and constant generation of sound from one source and/or excessive noise will not be tolerated. Please be considerate of your neighbor.

 

*JEN reserves the right to alter the posted floor plan at any time.

After choosing the zone, JEN will then assign the booth location based on the following criteria (not in any particular order):

  • Size of Space Purchased
  • Date of Payment
  • Founding and/or Charter Membership Status
  • Sponsor/Donor/Affiliate Status
  • Years of consecutive exhibiting at JEN
  • Years of exhibiting at JEN
  • New Exhibitors

EXHIBIT SPACE SIGN POLICY

  • A Corporate Membership is required to display corporate, company or business names in booths or table tops.
  • An Institution Membership is required to display institution names in booths or table tops.
  • An Individual Membership allows display of only the individual’s name in the booth or table top.
  • A Chapter Membership allows display of only the Chapter name in the booth or tabletop.

 Due to the COVID-19 protocols in place at the conference, here are some guidelines to remember:

  • Masks are required in the exhibit hall at all times. 
  • If an exhibit booth showcases wind instruments, it is up to each vendor to manage sanitization and allowance of trying out wind instruments. If choosing to allow testing instruments, masks should be worn when not playing an instrument. 
  • You are responsible to keep your exhibit booth clean and wiped down. Neither the hotel nor the conference will offer this service.

Please see the 2022 JEN Conference COVID-19 policy webpage for more details.

Current Membership in JEN is required to reserve space and exhibit at the conference.

Choose the appropriate level related to your organization or business.

Membership must be current to exhibit.
  • Purchase by credit card, check, or purchase order.
  • Booth assignments are posted as soon as possible online.
  • Once your space has been purchased, refer to the FAQ below marked Confirmed Exhibitors to see your booth assignment.

Membership in JEN (at specific levels as detailed above) is a requirement to purchase exhibit space.

  • EXHIBIT SPACE SIGN POLICY:
    • Corporate Membership is required to display corporate, company or business names in booths or tabletop.
    • An Institution Membership is required to display institution names in booths or tabletop.
    • An Individual Membership allows display of only the individual’s name in the booth or tabletop.
    • Chapter Membership allows display of only the Chapter’s name in the booth or tabletop.

JEN Exhibit Hall Sound Control Policy
(effective January 2018)

JEN is a conference for music educators, students, professionals and music businesses. The music businesses will conduct their business in an Exhibit hall in a leased booth space, during specific booth hours. Part of that business is trying out the music products; however, there are parameters by which this can be done within the booth space while providing a safe and business friendly environment on the conference floor. JEN is committed to providing a successful environment for its members to do business and the following outlines how this intends to be accomplished.

The following policy must be adhered to and will be enforced by JEN at all times throughout the conference:

  • Sound level may not exceed 85 decibels as determined by JEN Floor Management Team.
  • Demonstrations may not exceed 5 minutes, impede aisle space or cause disruption to neighboring booths. Exhibitor is responsible for receiving the proper approval from JEN management and securing crowd control

JEN Conference Policy Enforcement Procedure

  1. An exhibitor or attendee in violation of this policy will receive a verbal warning by the JEN Floor Management Team
  2. If the exhibitor continues to violate this policy, a written warning will be delivered by the JEN Floor Management Team
  3. If the exhibitor continues to violate this policy despite the two official warnings, the booth will be closed for the remainder of the day.
  4. If an attendee continues to violate this policy, their badge will be removed for the remainder of the conference.
  5. If a violation continues the following day, the booth will be permanently closed and/or removed from the conference floor for the remainder of the conference (Booth fees are non-refundable)
  6. Please be advised that exhibitors receiving three sound violations will jeopardize their booth location at future JEN Complaints of sound regulation violations may be made directly to the JEN Floor Management Team or reported to the Conference Check-In. Please contact your JEN business partner for more tips and options to help control your sound at the conference.

Steps JEN Takes to Help Support a Positive Musical Experience in a Business Environment for Everybody

  • Categorize the conference floor by product types to place products of similar volume together
  • Enforce the maximum decibel level at 85 so all booths demo instruments at a “background” level and not at full volume

Steps Exhibitors Can Take to Help Support a Positive Musical Experience in a Business Environment for Everyone

  • Utilize sound rooms, shields, and sound absorption material in booth construction
  • Utilize headphones during demos
  • Do not place demonstration area or demonstration stage on the aisle, manage crowd appropriately
  • Do not point speakers into the aisle or other booths, direct them into the booths space
  • If the demo product is percussion, please remove the drum throne seat in between demos so attendees do not sit and play in a manner not conducive to background level sound
  • If the product is percussion, use drum brushes versus sticks to help control the level of sound
  • Place signs in booth near demo instruments stating the sound level and length of time—ensure attendees adhere to these guidelines
  • Notify attendees immediately if they are testing equipment too long or too loud and that the JEN Floor Management Team may remove their badge for the remainder of the conference

Steps Attendees Can Take to Help Support a Positive Musical Experience in a Business Environment for Everybody

  • Be aware of potentially high-level sound areas and utilize ear plugs
  • If the product is percussion, do not sit and play in a manner not conducive to background level sound
  • If the product is percussion, use drum brushes versus sticks to help control the level of sound
  • Sound levels may not exceed 85 decibels and badges will be removed if violations occur after warnings have been issued
  • Support Exhibiting Company’s efforts in controlling sound levels by adhering to this policy—don’t jeopardize your badge privileges

Performance vs. Demonstration

  • A “performance” is a public entertainment presentation and is prohibited in booth space. Performances are available on JEN stages only
  • A “demonstration” is conferencing the merits of a product or service to a customer and is permitted in booth space, provided the demo adheres to the policy outlined above
  • You will receive a confirmation email from JEN after completing your Exhibitor Registration. Please be certain your browser is set up to accept emails by entering the organization’s address into your address book.
  • The JEN DECORATING COMPANY will send an exhibitor packet via email. The exhibitor packet will include details related to ancillary furniture, electrical, trash removal, and daily custodial services that require special order from the decorating company.
  • SHIPPING GUIDELINES will be detailed in the Exhibitors Packet received from Decorating Services. Exhibitors may not ship displays directly to the hotel; shipments sent to the hotel will be refused.
  • BOOTH ASSIGNMENT – Once purchased, your listing and space assignment will be posted as soon as possible on the FAQ tab titled Confirmed Exhibitors
  • CONTRACT FOR SPACE – The purchase of exhibit space and the formal notice of assignment by JEN constitutes a contract for the right to use the space allotted. In the event of fire, strike or other uncontrollable circumstances rendering the building unfit or unavailable to use, the contract shall not be binding.
  • CONSTRUCTION OF EXHIBITS – All exhibits must be arranged so as not to obstruct the view or interfere with other exhibits.
  • RESTRICTIONS IN USE OF SPACE – No exhibitor shall reassign, sublet or share his or her allotted space without the knowledge and consent of the JEN exhibits manager.
  • CIRCULATION AND SOLICITATION – Circulars or advertising matter of any description may be distributed only within the booth assigned to the exhibitor presenting such material. No exhibitor shall obtain exhibit space anywhere outside the designated exhibit area, and no firm or organization not assigned exhibit space will be permitted to solicit business within the conference or exhibit area.
  • SOUND-PRODUCING EXHIBITS – Exhibits that include the operation of musical instruments or the use of audio equipment should be conducted or arranged so that the noise resulting from demonstrations will not unnecessarily disturb adjacent exhibitors and their patrons. Effective 2018 JEN has adopted a SOUND CONTROL POLICY similar to the NAMM policy.  See more details in the FAQ tab that follows this one.
  • INSURANCE & SECURITY – The exhibiting firm acknowledges that JEN nor the Official Conference Hotel has any responsibility for the exhibitor’s property, and the exhibitor takes full responsibility for all risks to the property that the exhibitor brings to the exhibition. The Exhibition hall and adjacent rooms will be locked after hours and on-site security will be on duty. It is recommended that the exhibitor carry exhibit insurance for materials and items being displayed in the event of potential loss.
  • RESTRICTIONS IN OPERATION OF EXHIBITS – JEN reserves the right to deny an exhibit application, or restrict exhibits that, because of noise, method of operation, or any reason, become objectionable, and may also prohibit or evict any exhibit which, in the opinion of the management, detracts from the general character of the exhibit as a whole. The restriction includes persons, things, conduct, printed matter, or anything of a character that the management determines is objectionable to the exhibit. In the event of such restrictions, JEN nor the Official Conference Hotel are not liable for any exhibit expense of any type.
  • VENDOR CANCELLATION of EXHIBIT SPACE/REFUND POLICY – Exhibit space cancellations received 60 days or more before the conference starts will receive a full refund minus a 20% service charge. Exhibit space cancellations received less than 60 days before the conference starts are not eligible for a refund.

Vendor cancellations of exhibit space

Exhibit space cancellations received 60 days or more before the conference starts will receive a full refund minus a 20% service charge. Exhibit space cancellations received less than 60 days before the conference starts are not eligible for a refund.

Hotel room cancellations

Refund policies for hotel room cancellations are established by the hotel and not by JEN. JEN is not responsible for hotel refund decisions.

The Official Conference Hotel in 2023 is the Omni Orlando Resort Hotel

A special rate for housing JEN members participating in the Conference has been established at the official conference location.

As an exhibitor you must agree to stay in Official Conference Hotels as prompted in the Exhibitor Information Form unless you are commuting within a 100 mile radius. Please click below to book your room now!

The JEN block reservation deadline is December 8, 2022.
or until rooms are no longer available in the JEN block, whichever comes first.

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Coming in October 2023

past exhibitors

African American Jazz Caucus (AAJC)

Airmen of Note

Alfred Music

Berklee College of Music

BG France

Billy Strayhorn Songs

Brigham Young University

Centrum Jazz Port Townsend Workshop

Conn-Selmer

David’s Instrument Repair

DePaul University

Downbeat Magazine

Eastman

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation

Erica vonKleist

Finale

George Mason University

Hal Leonard

ijazzmusic.com

Indiana University Jacobs school of music

Jazz Empowers

JJ Babbitt

Judith Humenick Productions

Jupiter/Mapex/XO/Sonor

Key of She Jazz

Los Angeles school of music

Montclair State University

Music for All

Music Works International

New England Conservatory

North Carolina Central University

Playbook

Purchase College

Qwest TV

Ramsess Art

Robinson’s Remedies

Rovner Products

Saxquest

Silverstein Works

SmartMusic

St. Louis Music

Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Texas Tech

The New School

The Happy Musicians

Theo Wanne

U.S. Air Force Academy Band

U. S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors

U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Navy Band Commodores

University of Miami Frost school of music

University of Missouri Kansas City

University of Nevada Las Vegas

University of North Texas

University of Northern Colorado

University of the Pacific

Women in Jazz (WIJO)

Yamaha

Advance Music
African American Jazz Caucus
Berklee College of Music
Downbeat
Hal Leonard
Jazz At Lincoln Center
JazzVoice
Long Island University
New England Conservatory
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
North Carolina Central University
Preservation Hall
Southwestern Community College
Tapology
Ted Nash
U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note
University of New Orleans School of the Arts
U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors
Yamaha

African American Jazz Caucus
AM Mouthpieces
American Classic Tours & Music Festivals
Antigua Winds
BAC Musical Instruments
Benedetto Guitars
Berklee College of Music
Billy Strayhorn Songs
Blessing
Buffet Crampon (Antoine Courtois/Besson/B&S/Hans Hoyer/J. Scherzer/Meinl Weston/Verne Powell Flutes/W.S. Schrieber/Rigoutat Paris)
Capital University
Carnegie Hall
Charlie Parker AAJC/JEN
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Cultural Tour Consultants
D’Addario & Company Strings
DANSR Inc (Denis Wick/Vandoren)
Darius & Cathy Brubeck
Disney Parks Live Entertainment (Disney Performing Arts/All American College Band)
DownBeat Magazine
East Coast Trumpets
Eastman Music Company (Backun Musical Services/S.E. Shires Co./Wm. S. Haynes Co.)
Hal Leonard Publishing
Heights Music International
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz Empowers
Jazz In July Summer Music Programs
Jazz Outreach Initiative
Jazz Port Townsend Workshop
JazzTimes Magazine
Judith Hemenick Productions
Key Leaves
KHS Music (Hercules/Jupiter/Majestic/Mapex/Sonor/XO)
Longy School of Music at Bard College
Loyola University New Orleans
Manhattan School of Music
Monterey Jazz Festival
Music For All
My Score (J.W. Pepper)
National Jazz Museum in Harlem
New England Conservatory
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
New York University
NS Design
Open Studio
P. Mauriat (St. Louis Music)
Peabody Conservatory
Pro Jazz Charts
Ramsess Art
Remo. Inc.
Richard Sussman Music
Robinson’s Remedies
Rugters University
SFJAZZ
Silverstein Works
Sound Music Publications
Stanford Jazz Workshop
Syracuse University – Setnor School of Music
Temple University
The City College of New York
The Eastman School of Music
The Reality Book
Timeless Communications (JAZZed Magazine)
Topxight Labs (Manoke)
U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note
U.S. Army Blues
U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors
U.S. Navy Band Commodores
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Hartford/Hartt School
University of New Orleans School of the Arts
University of Northern Colorado
University of North Florida Jazz
Warburton Music Products
WIJO – Women in Jazz Organization
Yamaha

(Listed alphabetically)
Posted/Revised: 1-11-19

(F) Founding Member
(C) Charter Member
(S) Sponsor
(A) Affiliate
(5+) Consecutive Year Exhibitor
(10+) Consecutive Year Exhibitor

 

Absolute Music
Advance Music
African American Jazz Caucus (A,10+)
Alfred Music (F, 10+)
Antigua Winds,Inc. (F, 5+)
Antoine Courtois (F, 10+)
Arcevia Jazz Festival (A)
Army Recruiting National Conventions
Avedis Zildjian (5+)
B&S (F, 10+)
BAC Musical Instruments
Bach (F, 5+)
Backun Musical Services (5+)
Benedetto Guitars
Berklee College of Music (C, 10+, A)
Besson (F, 10+)
Billy Strayhorn Songs (5+)
Bookmark Music
Buffet Crampon (F, 10+)
C.G. Conn (F, 5+)
Capital University (F, 10+)
Carnegie Hall
Chad Levkowitz-Brown
Columbia College Chicago Music Department (F, 10+)
Conn-Selmer Inc. (F, 5+)
Cultural Tour Consultants (C, 10+)
Cultural Path Ltd.
Dansr (C)
Denis Wick (C)
Disney Performing Arts/All American College Band
Downbeat (F, 10+, A)
Eastman Music Company (5+)
ejazzlines (C, 10+)
Five Towns College
Hal Leonard (C, 10+)
Hans Hoyer (F, 10+)
Heights Books and Scores/1630 Music Publishing
Hercules (F, 10+)
Holton (F, 5+)
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (5+)
Interlochen Center for the Arts
International Woodwind
J. Scherzer (F, 10+)
Jazz 4 Justice, Inc.
Jazz at Lincoln Center (F, 5+)
JAZZed Magazine (F, 10+, A)
Jazz Lines Publications (C, 10+)
Jazz Outreach Initiative
JazzTimes Magazine (S, A)
JodyJazz Inc. (5+)
Jupiter Music Instruments (F, 10+, S)
Kay D. Ray Productions
Kendor Music, Inc. (F, 10+)
Key Leaves
King (F, 5+)
LeBlanc (F, 5+)
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Loyola University New Orleans
Mapex (F, 10+, S)
Majestic (F, 10+, S)
Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts
Melton Meinl Weston (F, 10+)
Monterey Jazz Festival (5+)
Music For All (F, A)
New England Conservatory (5+)
North Carolina Central University
Open Studio
Oleg Products
P. Mauriat (5+)
Peabody Conservatory
Pro Jazz Charts
Ramses Art (5+)
ReedGeek
Remo, Inc. (5+)
Rovner Products, Inc. (5+)
S. E. Shires Co. (5+)
Sabian Ltd
Saxquest (5+)
Seattle JazzED
Selmer Paris (F, 5+)
Sonor (F, 10+, S)
Sound Music Publications
Stanford Jazz Workshop
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music
Temple University
The Eastman School of Music
The Reality Book
The New School of Jazz & Contemporary Music
Timeless Communications (F, 10+, A)
U.S. Air Force Academy Band
U.S. Air Force Band Airmen of Note (A)
U.S. Army Blues (A)
U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors (A)
U.S. Navy Band Commodores (A)
University of Colorado Boulder Thompson School of Music (5+)
Univ. Of Hartford/Hartt School of Music
University of Miami Frost School of Music (F, 10+)
University of Nevada Reno Jazz Department
University of New Orleans School of the Arts
University of North Florida Jazz
University of North Texas Jazz Studies (5+)
University of Northern Colorado (5+)
University of the Pacific Brubeck Institute (C, 5+)
Vandoren (C, 10+)
Verne Powell Flutes (F, 10+)
Vic Firth (5+)
W.S. Schreiber (F, 10+)
Walrus Music Publications (C, 10+)
Warburton Music Products (5+)
Wm. S. Haynes Co. (5+)
Yamaha (C, 10+, S, A)
Yamaha Pianos (C, 10+, S, A)
Yanagisawa (F, 5+)
XO (F, 10+, S)
Zildjian (5+)

photo by Cherie Hansson

exhibit hours

2023 conference show guide info

JEN CONFERENCE PROGRAM ADVERTISING

CONTACT DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
To Purchase Advertisement in the
JEN Conference Program Book

 
Record Companies, Festivals & Schools
Jennifer Ruban-Gentile
(630) 359-9345
 
Musical Instruments & East Coast Schools
Ritche Deraney
(201) 445-6260

Deadline for guaranteed inclusion
in the conference show guide is November 2nd.

photo by Cherie Hansson