Terms and Conditions


Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds.
May 22-26, 2016 | Palm Springs, CA

EXHIBIT BOOTH FEES/APPLICATION PROCESS—The fee schedule for this conference is as follows:


Exhibit Fees


Paid through
16 Nov 15

Paid after
16 Nov 15*

10 X 10 booth



10 X 20 booth (no endcaps)



20 X 20  island



*Any booth for which payment has not been received by March 1, 2016, is subject to cancellation.

Cancellations received by February 16, 2016, will result in a 50% refund; no refunds will be made for cancellations after February 16, 2016.

The basic fee includes:
• Complimentary exhibitor badges for two booth staff
• Discounted technical registrations at $575, quantity determined by booth size
• One 10-ft by 10-ft; 10-ft by 20-ft; or 20-ft by 20-ft space. Exhibit Hall is carpeted.
• 8-ft backdrape and 3-ft side drapes (both in the color burgundy) for 10x10 and 10x20 booths.
• One identification sign

Organizations are limited to one 10x10, one 10x20 (no endcaps), or one 20x20 island booth space. The products or services to be exhibited must be pertinent to the technical scope and purpose of the Conference. As the agent for Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. (SCG) will review all booth space reservations and reserves the right to rearrange the floor plan and/or to relocate any exhibit to further the best interests of the Conference.

—Space will be reserved online on a first-come/first-served basis, with priority given to the Conference Sponsors. Upon completion of the online reservation process, a confirmation email will be sent to the person listed as the booth point of contact and alternate point of contact (if entered) immediately following the completion of the online reservation. Exhibit space availability is updated in real time on the website allowing Exhibitors to select any booth not already reserved.

EXHIBITOR SERVICES—TriCord Tradeshow Services is designated as the Official Services Contractor for all Exhibitor services, including but not limited to: electric, cleaning, exhibit rentals, furnishings and carpeting (where applicable), graphics and signs, material handling, transportation, labor, hanging of signage, installation and dismantle supervision. TriCord Tradeshow Services has the sole right to process all Exhibitors orders for TriCord Tradeshow Services received either directly or through TriCord Tradeshow Services’s online ordering system. Exhibitor agrees not to contract with any third party to intercept, collect or receive Exhibitor orders. TriCord Tradeshow Services has the authority to enforce its policy to prohibit any Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) from working at the Conference unless the exhibitor seeking to use the EAC delivers to TriCord Tradeshow Services (i) a notice at least 10 days prior to move-in of the use of the EAC and (ii) a Certificate of Insurance showing that the EAC has the minimum insurance coverage and has named TriCord Tradeshow Services as an additional insured on its policies as follows:

  • Commercial General Liability insurance with limits no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence combined single limit for bodily injury liability and property damage. Coverage shall apply to Products and Completed Operations, Contractual Liability, Premises and Operations, and Personal Injury.
  • Commercial Automobile Liability insurance with limits no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence combined single limit for bodily injury liability and property damage, including coverage for owned, non-owned and hired vehicles including loading and unloading operations.

—The exhibits will open Sunday evening, May 22, 2016, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California. All exhibit material must be shipped to arrive no earlier than April 21 at the Official Service Contractor, TriCord Tradeshow Services, for storage and delivery to the Show site. The address of TriCord’s warehouse will be provided in the exhibitor service manual. Tricord can accept direct shipments to the Palm Springs Convention Center, but only for arrival on Saturday and Sunday—instructions will be included in the exhibitor kit. The labels for advanced and direct shipments will be included in the exhibitor kit.

The Exhibitor Service Manual will contain all shipping and handling instructions. TriCord Tradeshow Services’s complete freight handling services include: receive and store freight 30 days prior to move-in/set up date; receive direct shipments to the facility; deliver shipments to the exhibit booth; remove and return any empty containers; re-forward outbound shipments at the conclusion of the show. All materials must be clearly marked with the name and dates of the Conference, organization’s name, and assigned booth number. Return shipment instructions must be provided to TriCord Tradeshow Services by the Exhibitor at the Show site.

EXHIBITOR KIT—The Exhibitor Service Manual link will be sent to the registered booth point of contact by TriCord Tradeshow Services in early January 2016.

USE OF EXHIBIT SPACE—No Exhibitor will be permitted to display outside the confines of the assigned exhibit space. Sharing or subletting of exhibit space is prohibited. To ensure an unobstructed view of neighboring exhibits, back walls of 10x10, 10x20, and 20x20 booths cannot be high­er than 8 feet, and side walls must terminate 3 feet from the back wall for all booths. Side wall pipe and drape cannot be moved or removed. The reverse sides of end wing panels must be covered or painted if they are visible in adjacent booths. Pipe and drape will not be provided for 20x20 island booths and is prohibited to ensure adequate line-of-sight in the Hall. To maintain adequate traffic flow, Exhibitor-sponsored food and beverage is prohibited in individual booths.

CONVENTION CENTER GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS—No hazardous chemicals (as defined by OSHA and EPA guidelines), inflammable materials, use of a vehicle within the building, or operation of motor machinery may be brought onto the property without prior written approval. Any requests for outdoor demonstrations or other display space at the Convention Center must be directed to SCG.
Helium balloons may not be distributed inside the Convention Center. Any loose balloons inside the Convention Center will be subject to a per balloon retrieval charged to the exhibitor. Glitter is not permitted inside the Convention Center, and distributed adhesive decals and stickers must be approved by the Convention Center. Animals and pets are not permitted in the convention center.
For the safety and comfort of all Conference guests, use of any items that create amplified noise, odor, or visual effects is pro­hibited without advance request and written approval of SCG and the Convention Center. Exhibitor must comply with all local, city, and state fire regulations and rules. Smoking is not permitted inside the convention center or within 20 feet of the outside perimeter of the convention center. Crate storage is not permitted in the exhibit hall.

BOOTH STAFF REGISTRATION—Booth staff are defined as your employees who will be attending the Conference solely to work in your exhibit; they will be admitted to food functions but not to technical sessions. 


Booth Staff Registrations


Booth Staff included with Exhibit Fee

Maximum Number of Additional Booth Staff ($275/each)

Total Booth Staff Allowed Per Exhibit Space

10 X 10 booth




10 X 20 booth




20 X 20  island




Booth staff badges are not transferable to other individuals.

Booth staff registration must be done online.  Once a booth has been reserved, the booth point of contact may access registrations at any time to add/update booth staff. All booth staff must be registered online by March 31, 2016. Any changes or additions after March 31, 2016, will be assessed a $35 charge. 

No one under 18 years of age will be admitted to the Exhibit Hall—NO EXCEPTIONS.

EXHIBITOR TECHNICAL PROGRAM REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS—Employees of exhibiting organizations may purchase technical registrations at a discounted rate up to the maximum allowed totals below. It is the responsibility of the Exhibitor Point-of-Contact to provide the Organization ID to the designated individuals and instruct them to complete the online Exhibitor Technical Registration form and submit payment. The Organization ID associated with the company’s booth reservation can be found in the booth reservation confirmation email.


Technical Program Registrations


Maximum Allowed ($575/each)

10 X 10 booth


10 X 20 booth


20 X 20 island


Only those registered for the technical program will be admitted to technical sessions. Anyone making a platform or poster presentation or chairing a session must be registered for the technical program.

***Technical program registrants may staff the exhibit booth as needed.

DISPLAY SCHEDULE—The schedule shown below is tentative, and minor adjustments may be made in exhibit hours, depend­ing on the technical program schedule. Exhibitors are not required to staff their booths during all exhibit hours—booth staffing within the exhibit schedule is at the discretion of the Exhibitor. However, the exhibit hours will be enforced for the display.

Exhibit Setup: Sunday, May 22, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
* Set­up must be completed and all packing materials removed by 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 22.

Exhibit Teardown: Thursday, May 26, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
*Early teardown will not be tolerated. Any organization that begins packing or dismantling a booth before 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 26, may not receive placement at future events.

Exhibit Hours (Tentative):

Sunday, May 22:
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Monday, May 23:
7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24:
7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25:
7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 26:
7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


HOSPITALITY SUITE/PUBLIC FUNCTION SPACE—All requests for a hospitality suite or public function space must be made through SCG.

INDEMNIFICATION/RELEASE OF LIABILITY—Exhibitor will indemnify and hold harmless Battelle; SCG; TriCord Tradeshow Services; the Palm Springs Convention Center; the City of Palm Springs; SMG, a Pennsylvania Partnership;  and their respective trustees, officers, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, and employees against any claims, suits, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) arising out of property damage or personal injury to third parties caused by or arising out of the negligence or willful misconduct of Exhibitor or any individual or entity for which Exhibitor may be responsible. Exhibitor shall be fully responsible to pay for any and all damages to property owned by the Palm Springs Convention Center, its owners or managers which result from any act or omission of Exhibitor.

Anyone visiting, viewing, or otherwise participating in Exhibitor’s display shall be deemed an invitee or licensee of Exhibitor. In no event shall Exhibitor, SCG, Battelle, or the Convention Center be liable to one another for any consequential, special, or incidental damages of any type or nature. Exhibitor’s liability shall include all losses, costs, damages, or expenses arising from, out of, or by reason of any accident or bodily injury or other occurrences to any person or persons, including the Exhibitor, its agents, employees, and business invitees/licensees which arise from or out of the Exhibitor’s occupancy and use of the exhibition premises, the Palm Springs Convention Center or any part thereof.

INSURANCE—Exhibitor shall obtain and keep in force during the term of the installation and use of the exhibit premises policies of Comprehensive General Liability Insurance including contractual liability coverage applicable to this contract, in an amount not less than US $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit for comprehensive liability and property damage. Battelle; SCG; the Palm Springs Convention Center; the City of Palm Springs; and SMG, a Pennsylvania Partnership; shall be included as additional insureds. In addition, Exhibitor acknowledges that neither Battelle; SCG; the Palm Springs Convention Center; the City of Palm Springs; or SMG, a Pennsylvania Partnership maintain insurance covering Exhibitor’s property and that it is the sole responsibility of Exhibitor to obtain property damage insurance covering the Exhibitor’s property.

GENERAL PROVISIONS—The license granted by this Contract is nontransferable without the prior written consent of SCG. The Exhibit Space and associated facilities licensed hereunder are provided on an “as-is” basis. Neither SCG nor Battelle make any express or implied warranty or guaranty of any type or nature, including fitness for a particular purpose, with regard to the subject Exhibit Space and associated facilities. Further, neither SCG nor Battelle shall be responsible for any damage or loss to Exhibitor’s property while in transit, in storage, or on display at the Exhibition Site. The Exhibitor shall be responsible for returning the Exhibit Space and as­sociated facilities in as good a condition as they were received, reasonable and normal wear and tear accepted. Exhibitor shall ensure that it and any individuals and/or entities for which it may be responsible comply with all rules and policies of the Exhibition Site, as well as all applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations.

Any and all disputes arising out of this Agreement shall be adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction within and applying the laws of the State of Maryland. Should any portion, word, clause, phrase, sentence, or provision of this Agreement be declared void or unenforceable, the validity of the remainder shall remain unaffected. This Agreement and any documents specifically referenced herein shall be the entire agreement between the parties and shall supersede all prior written or oral understandings. All modifications to this Agreement must be in writing and signed by authorized representa­tives of SCG and Exhibitor.

COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL—It is the responsibility of the Exhibitor to obtain appropriate copyright releases for use of any type of copyrighted material (e.g., publications, graphics) during the Conference. Exhibitors are not to use any music, neither live nor recorded.

USE OF LOGO—Battelle and “The Business of Innovation” are registered trademarks of Battelle Memorial Institute. Use of the trademarks or Battelle’s logo without the prior written permission of Battelle is strictly prohibited.