2012 Conference Chair & President-Elect
10 Oak Run Drive
Laurel, MD 21047
phone: 301 206-2166
State of Maryland International Reading Association Council
September 10, 2011
Because they were received favorably last year, SoMIRAC would again like to make “Vendor
Sessions” available to conference-goers during the 2012 conference to be held March 28th-
March 30th. In similar fashion to IRA’s “Poster Sessions,” we would expect that these sessions will
provide high quality professional development at the same time they showcase a registered vendor’s
related product or service. For audience members, examples of professional development would
include an introduction to a teaching strategy, learning about reading research, or a hands on exercise
of an important literacy skill. You can preview the list of 2012 proposals topics to get ideas for an
appropriate presentation. Make connections with current issues in literacy education.
Sessions of this type will be held in locations and timeframes indicated on the application and will be
available to vendors on a first-come, first-serve basis. When completing the form, vendors are urged to
indicate their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices to better assure the likelihood of having preferences met.
Confirmation of reservations will arrive in a return email, and payment will then be due within 45 days
or by January 11, 2012, whichever comes first. All vendor sessions (title, description, speaker,
location, and time) will be included in the conference program, and exhibitors will be welcome to
publicize their presentation(s) at their tables as well.
If you would like to pursue a vendor session, please complete the attached application and mail or
email it to Buffy Jordan, SoMIRAC Vice President. She will then follow-up to confirm your request,
identify the due date for payment, and gather or share any other necessary information.
We look forward to another successful conference in 2012 and your participation with us! Please feel
free to contact me with any questions that may be on your mind.
2012 SoMIRAC Conference Chair
Vendor Session Application
2012 SoMIRAC Conference
March 28-March 30, 2012
Phone: FAX: Email:
Room & Date/Time Request
Please identify a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice to prioritize a *session’s location and time. If desired, up to 3
sessions may be reserved by any company. Complete a full application for each one and submit them
as a package. All sessions will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. If all choices have been
assigned, you will be notified with an option to provide an alternate selection assuming one is
available. A waiting list will be created once slots have been filled. Payment not received by January
15th will forfeit a vendors’ participation, and openings will then be readvertised.
Wednesday, March 28 Thursday, March 29 Friday, March 30
Pimlico ($150/30 people): Pimlico ($150/30 people): Pimlico ($150/30 people):
9:30 – 10:30 8:15 – 9:15 8:15 – 9:15
12:30 – 1:30 10:45 – 11:45 10:45 – 11:45
1:45 – 2:45 12:30 – 1:30 12:30 – 1:30
1:45 – 2:45
Salons A, C/D, E/F Salons A, C/D, E/F Salons A, C/D, E/F
($200/75-90 people): ($200/75-90 people): ($200/75-90 people):
11:55 – 12:25 11:55 – 12:25 11:55 – 12:25
TOTAL AMOUNT DUE:
*Please do not purchase box lunches for audience members.
Soft drinks or dessert for participants may instead be provided.
Complete this information for inclusion in the conference program:
Title of Session:
Description of Session for Conference Program:
Name of Speaker:
Company Name (as you would like it to appear):
Sales Representative’s Name:
Sales Representative’s Email Address:
Sales Representative’s Phone Number:
Send or email application to: email@example.com
Mrs. Buffy Jordan
704 Rusack Court
Arnold, MD 21012
Phone: 443 326-0456
Notification of the status of your request will arrive via email
from Buffy Jordan, SoMIRAC Vice President.
Payment will be due within 45 days of confirmation of your session designation(s)
or by January 11, 2012, whichever comes first.