Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

The 134th Annual Virtual Pharmacists Convention

THE DATE: Sept. 24-25, 2020

Online Exhibitor Registration: Coming SOON!

The original plan this year was to return the South Dakota Pharmacists Association (SDPhA) Annual Convention to the home of South Dakota’s only pharmacy college in Brookings, SD, and while the “game” is still on – given the persistent state of the pandemic – we will “reboot,” to a virtual format. It may not be what we really want to do (after all, if given the choice to attend the big game in person or watch it on TV – who picks TV?!) we know it’s the right thing to do.

Nevertheless, we are very excited about hosting our first virtual conference. Our convention has always, and will still include many educational opportunities for pharmacists throughout South Dakota and neighboring states, and our members include pharmacists from all practice settings. The specific goals of the convention are to bring awareness to pharmacist services, increase knowledge of new pharmaceutical treatment options, and provide educational services for pharmacists within the healthcare provider team. We typically host between 175-200 attendees, including a great number of student pharmacists.

To help meet our objectives, we ask you and your company for support in our efforts. We are seeking voluntary financial support to offset speaker costs, program materials, etc. We would also encourage your company to participate in our virtual exhibit hall. Please see the attached forms inviting your participation as an associate member, sponsor, and/or exhibitor. All companies will be recognized for their contributions. We would ask that you complete the enclosed registration forms and return them to us at the address herein or complete the registration form available online at www.sdpha.org.

The SDPhA virtual exhibit hall will have enhanced opportunities for pharmacist, student pharmacist and technician attendees to learn more about your product and/or service. The virtual showroom will feature your logo and link to your website, or featured product. The showroom will remain live throughout 2020 to ensure our partners receive maximum exposure. We will include your company name and our showroom link on all convention related emails to members, and you’ll see plenty of social media shout-outs, too! Exhibitors will receive, upon request, an electronic attendee list containing name, title and business information, as well as one email blast to all registrants (you provide the text, we will send it!). Finally, all exhibitors will receive a spotlight in the Fall Journal which includes logo, a small description and website link. Of course, you are also welcome to one free virtual conference registration.

The game has changed, but we remain very excited about this year’s convention. We have a great line up and we hope you will be able to join us and show your support for the pharmacy profession. If more information is required with regard to program content, specific speakers, or attendance, we would be happy to meet with you in person or visit with you by phone or email. You can reach me at 605.224.2338 or [email protected].

Thank you so very much for your consideration and support.  It is genuinely appreciated.

Take Care and Stay Well,

Amanda Bacon, Executive Director