Transfer Conference

Attendee Profile

Approximately 300 participants attended the 2012 AACRAO Transfer Conference. The conference is targeted towards practitioners, managers, and policy makers working with transfer students, with the following titles/departments representing the general breakdown of attendees:

  • 27% Registrar's Office
  • 24% Transfer Center
  • 24% VPs/Deans/Other
  • 15% Student Affairs/Academic Affairs
  • 10% Admissions

What types of institutions do AACRAO attendees serve?

  • 69% Four or more years
  • 14% Two-year undergraduate
  • 10% Four-year undergraduate
  • 7% Graduate/Professional

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Download exhibiting information and application (.pdf)

GES Exhibitor Service Manual 

GES is our official service provider in Tucson.  The exhibitor kit is now available online. In the kit you will find important information regarding shipping, labor, and deadline dates. Also included is order information for electrical, internet, A/V, furnishings, and anything else you may need for your exhibit space.

Carpet and Furnishings 

Please note that the exhibit hall will be located in Tucson Ballroom E-J and that the space is carpeted. AACRAO will also provide the following furnishings for each 10x10™ booth purchased:
  • One 6™ skirted table
  • Two side chairs
  • One waste basket
  • One 11x17 ID sign

Tentative Exhibit Hall Schedule

Sunday, July 14:
Exhibitor Move-In:12:00 p.m. “ 2:00 p.m.
Hall Open: 3:00 p.m. “ 5:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall: 3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall: 5:00 p.m. “ 6:30 p.m.

Monday, July 15:
Hall Open: 7:15 a.m. “ 11:30 a.m. (breakfast served in exhibit hall)
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall: 9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Hall Closed: 11:30 a.m. “ 1:30 p.m.
Hall Open: 1:30 p.m. “ 3:45 p.m.
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall: 3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Breakdown: 3:45 p.m.


We have been informed that the following companies, known as housing poachers, have in the past solicited exhibitors for sleeping rooms:

  •     Exhibition Housing Services
  •     Exhibition Housing
  •     Exhibitor Services
  •     Convention Housing (Convention-Housing)
  •     Convention Housing Services

AACRAO has an exclusive room blocks at the JW Marriott Starr Pass. By reserving through our room block, you are receiving competitive rates and helping keep meeting costs low by helping us fill our contracted block. You can reserve your room online

Beware of companies attempting to do business with AACRAO exhibitors:

  • FAIR GUIDE (aka Construct Data Publishers) has contacted our exhibitors in the past (via US mail) with an offer to advertise their companies/exhibits in the FAIR GUIDE publication, which requires a three-year contract that costs $1,717 per year. We are not affiliated with this publication.