WOW Exhibitor Information

2022 Event Details

  • Tuesday, September 13
  • 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Set-up times: September 12 from 2-5 p.m. and September 13 from 8-9 a.m.
  • Abilene Convention Center (1100 N 6th Street)
  • Individual booth spaces are 10'x10' and include 1 table, 2 chairs, Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and a hospitality room with snacks/refreshments. Access to electricity is available for your booth upon request. Please bring your own extension cords and equipment.
  • Make the most of the event! The key to attracting youth to your booth is to have engaging hands-on equipment, materials, activities, games, competitions, etc. The more real-world engagement your booth has, the more students will interact. Also, sending representatives who students can relate to is beneficial.
  • We are also seeking employer volunteers to serve as mock interviewers for students looking to polish their interviewing skills! View the volunteer page for more information.

Why Participate?

Our students need your help! As a professionals in the workforce, you understand that career opportunities are endless with the right skills. You know what certifications are recognized and what is needed to thrive in your specific industry! The WOW Youth Expo is your chance to share that knowledge with area youth. The students of today are the workforce of tomorrow!

Cost

The cost is $50 per space for a single business/organization or $150 for a multi-department or multi-business group to purchase multiple spaces (this is a great deal for groups needing more than three individual booth spaces). Booth fees help with expenses related to this exciting event! Sponsorships are also welcomed to help offset the costs of hosting the WOW Youth Expo, including helping to keep booth fees low for all employers and organizations! 

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Types of Exhibits

  • Employer
  • Regional Post-Secondary Education/Training
  • Workforce Readiness
  • High School Student Organization

Note: Because this event is designed to promote career exploration, employers will receive priority placement at the event. Sponsors are provided premium booth locations. 

Employer Exhibits

  • Develop a future pipeline of employees and/or customers!
  • Promote your organization to youth, teachers, counselors, and parents from across the region
  • Provide youth with a clear understanding of career opportunities
  • Offer youth hands-on experience by bringing equipment, materials, etc. related to your industry

 Regional Post-Secondary Education/Training Exhibits

  • Provide youth with a clear understanding of training opportunities!
  • Showcase your training opportunities and the careers they can lead to
  • Help youth identify or verify a career pathway

 Workforce Readiness Exhibits

  • Introduce students to the employability skills they need to be prepared for the workforce!
  • Showcase your non-profit or resource

 High School Student Organization Exhibits

  • Showcase your projects!
  • Meet other students from across the region and discuss the benefit of joining a student organization
  • Introduce students to the careers you are preparing for

First Time Exhibitors

The WOW Youth Expo connects nearly 3,000 students each year with employers, organizations, and workforce readiness skills! To better prepare for your first WOW experience, take a moment to view our training video.

WOW Youth Expo - Exhibitor Training Video

   

WOW Exhibitor Training from WOW Youth Program on Vimeo.


Questions? 

Email our team.