The Voice for Texas Architecture

2024 Design Expo Questions and Answers

Annual Conference & Design Expo
October 3-5, 2024 (Expo open October 3-4)
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

Questions and Answers

What are some best practices for getting the most out of our booth?
We have compiled a list of helpful hints and resources for our exhibitors. 

Who attends the 2024 Annual Conference and Design Expo?
Our Annual Conference and Design Expo is expected to attract 1,500 architecture professionals from Texas and beyond. Nearly all our attendees – 90% – will visit the expo floor. Our attendees are decision makers with buying power.

What are the dates of the 2024 Annual Conference and Design Expo?
The 2024 Annual Conference and Design Expo will be held from October 3-5, 2024, with the Design Expo taking place on October 3-4.

What are the Design Expo hours?
Thursday, October 3 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Thursday, October 3 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Design Expo Open & Welcome Party
Friday, October 4 | Noon – 5:00 pm | Design Expo Open
Friday, October 4 | Noon – 1:30 pm | Brunch with Exhibitors
Friday, October 4 | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm | Expo Closing Event with Door Prizes

What booth options are available?
Please see our General Information page for specific booth pricing.

How do I know if a booth is still available?
The Design Expo Floor Plan is available on our website and will be updated frequently to reflect booth availability. In addition, once you are in the online exhibit registration system, you can view available booth location in real-time.

What is included with my booth?
Please see our General Information page for more specific booth details.

What is not included?
Your booth will not include electrical services, furniture, or carpeting (required). All of those items can be ordered through our official service kit (coming soon).

How soon should I purchase my booth?
Please note, the Design Expo does sell out and booths are available on a first-come, first-served basis until full. Historically, Fort Worth is one of our most well-attended locations. This show WILL sell out, so we suggest you secure your booth early.

How do I purchase my booth?
1. Visit the booth sales website.
2. Choose your preferred booth(s) from the map. You can delete your choice if you make a mistake.
3. When you are done choosing, click on the “Continue to Checkout” button to go to the next step.
4. You will first have the option of adding on some additional sponsor services. Add the services of your choice (or leave those blank) and then hit the “next” button.
5. Follow all instructions to fill in your booth information and provide payment information.

What sponsorship and advertising options are available?
We have a variety of sponsorship options available to fit all budget needs. Our Partnership Package is coming soon.

Are meals provided for exhibitors at the conference?
Exhibitors are welcome to enjoy the food that is served on the Expo floor during the show days. Additionally, there will be an exhibitor-only lounge serving sodas, waters, and coffee during show hours.

How many badges do we get?
Exhibitors receive four (4) complimentary badges per 10X10 booth space.
Additional badges can be purchased for $50 each.
Badges are non-transferable

Do I have to sign up my booth staff for the badges?
Yes! You will purchase your booth from MapDynamics. However, beginning in August of 2024 we will contact you and let you know it is time to sign up your booth reps for their badges. You will do this in a system other than MapDynamics. We will communicate with you all the information you will need to do this, and we will be here to assist you if needed.

What are the show colors?
The 2024 show colors are black and white, with tuxedo carpeting. 

What traffic volume can I expect at my booth?
We are making a concerted effort to drive traffic into the Expo by offering dedicated Exhibit Hall hours, meals served in the Expo Hall, a large CE classroom, our popular Expo Tours, our Networking Center, the TAC lounge, our Connection Corner, charging stations, coffee service, and entertainment. We can offer no guarantee with regard to any results.

Will we receive attendee contact information before or after the show?
Yes! We will send a post- event list to exhibitors. Additionally, we will be offering exhibitors the option to purchase lead retrieval scanners to capture attendee data. More information on these scanners is forthcoming.

DISCLAIMER: TxA does not sell, rent, or distribute our attendee list at any time. If you are contacted by a third-party representative offering a TxA contact list, please be advised that they are not affiliated with the TxA Annual Conference and Design Expo and that the list is not legitimate.

When will the decorator service kit be available?
The Service Kit will be ready by July 2024.

Can we serve food or alcohol at our booth?
The George R. Brown Convention Center does not allow outside food or beverages at events. Instead, catering must be ordered directly through the Fort Worth Convention Center. Any alcohol served must adhere with TABC rules and regulations. Please contact us with any questions about how to make arrangements for food or drink service in your booth.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
Please contact:
Missy Floyd-Seward
Director of Business Development

“Spending time at Design Expo was exceptional, both connecting to old friends and relating to new product lines for our upcoming builds. The TxA trade show allows us to personally meet and shake hands with our new suppliers.”

— Paul Dennehy, FAIA