We invite exhibitors to join us at Health Journalism 2010 in Chicago!

Health Journalism 2009
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Take advantage of this opportunity to increase your exposure with health care reporters, editors and producers from the United States and abroad. Award-winning reporters, medical experts and policy specialists will take part in sessions on medical research, public health, the business of health care and consumer health.

Past exhibitors have told us that AHCJ conferences give them the opportunity to interact with reporters they regularly e-mail and talk to on the phone and to let new journalists know about the information they have to offer that will help them write their stories. They say that they also learn more about what reporters like and don't like.

If you exhibited at Health Journalism 2009, you're eligible for a 10 percent discount on those prices.

See who took advantage of the opportunity to exhibit last year.

There is no longer space available in the exhibit hall. Thank you for your interest. If you'd like to be an exhibitor next year, please e-mail Ev Ruch-Graham at

Items of Interest

Exhibit fee includes:
• One six-foot draped table and one chair
• Admission for one person to all meals
• Listing and link on conference Web site
• Listing in conference program
• Listing in AHCJ publications

Exhibit & Program Advertising Fees

Exhibit size

Before March 15

March 15 or later

Program ad rates

Quarter page

Half page

Full page

One six-foot table






Two six-foot tables or 10-foot booth






Display table
(shared table)






Wireless Internet
(for entire conference)






Program Advertising Only

Ad size


Quarter page: 3.5" wide x 5" tall


Half page: 7.5" wide x 5" tall


Full page: 7.5" wide x 10" tall



The conference will be at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Martin L. King Drive in Chicago. To get the discounted room rate of $139 plus tax per night, please make your hotel reservation by Friday, March 26 (after that date, if rooms are still available, the price will be higher).

There are two ways to make a hotel reservation:

  1. Reservations may be made, modified or canceled online. To do so, click here or on the "Hotel" button to the right.
  2. You may call the hotel directly, 312-567-1234, and ask for the Health Journalism 2010 room block.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Set-up: Thursday, April 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (the exhibit hall IS NOT open to conference attendees on Thursday)
Open: Friday, April 23, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Open: Saturday, April 24, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tear-down: Sunday, April 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (the exhibit hall IS open Sunday morning)


Don’t forget to sign-up for wireless Internet access when you register to exhibit. The fee is a real bargain at $125 for the entire conference. But you must sign up at the time you register – we cannot offer this price on site

Welcome Reception

The conference will kickoff with an opening session and reception on Thursday evening. Whether this is your first conference or you are a longtime exhibitor, please join us for networking with AHCJ members, sponsors and other exhibitors at this kickoff event.


We invite you to consider sponsorship of the conference, which comes with exhibitor privileges. We provide appropriate recognition through our marketing efforts before and during the conference. The earlier you become a sponsor, the more bang you’ll get for your buck. Each year, the generosity of our sponsors is what makes our conference such a tremendous success. Should you have questions regarding this year’s sponsorship levels or if you’d like to discuss sponsorship possibilities, please send an e-mail to


This conference will offer you the opportunity to develop long-lasting relationships with journalists who are eager to hear what you have to offer. You will uncover new prospects and leads, fortify relationships, gain exposure and save both time and energy by meeting a targeted audience. We have fabulous space this year and are pleased to offer you an excellent floor plan with continuous traffic.


We tried something new last year that worked remarkably well so we plan to offer it again this year. We will have a drawing during a dedicated “Exhibit Crawl” on either Friday or Saturday of the conference. We will have drawings for a variety of prizes that people must be present to win. We encourage you to bring one or two items for consideration in the drawing to pump up your exposure. We will provide more detailed information as we get closer to the conference.

Assignment of Booth Space

Exhibit space will be assigned according to the date the Exhibitor Registration is received. When possible, AHCJ will try to accommodate exhibitor requests. However, we reserve the right to make location assignments according to space and the variety of organizations in attendance.

Payment Terms

Full payment of the total contracted amount is required at the time the Exhibitor Registration is submitted. Applications submitted without full payment will not be guaranteed space until payment is received. Payment may be made with a credit card or by a check made out to AHCJ.

Cancellation Fees

A 50 percent cancellation fee will be assessed for space canceled on or before March 26. No refunds are accepted after March 26. All cancellations must be submitted via e-mail or fax. No telephone cancellations will be accepted.

Funding Policy

The Association of Health Care Journalists and the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism seek to minimize the possibility and appearance of inappropriate influence, and so have imposed limitations on their sources of funding. This includes the types of organizations allowed to exhibit. If in doubt, please check our fundraising policies or send an inquiry to Ev Ruch-Graham at

Contact Us

We hope you decide to join us in Chicago in April. If you have any questions about exhibiting at Health Journalism 2010, please contact Ev Ruch-Graham, or 573-884-8103.