Due to the economy and in the spirit of collaboration and community building, the April 9 Parade of E- Learning Vendors won’t pay exhibitor space fees this year.
The third annual small trade show, with a traditional keynote address on the state of the industry, is an all- day event at the Harold Washington Library.
Last year more than 20 local vendors participated and more are expected this year to display what’s new and important in the booming and fast-moving field of E-learning.
Event co-chair Elory Rozner, the Museum of Science & Industry’s K-12 and E-learning manager, said AMC decided to waive fees “to make sure that E-learning companies are recognized and appreciated for the skills and technology they create.”
Chicago’s annual vendors’ Parade is unique in the U.S., said AMC president Harvey Tillis. “Visitors get a solid picture of what’s going on in the field and learn who’s out there doing the work and where the opportunities lie.”
The Parade of E-Learning is one of many events sponsored throughout the year by the 12-year old Assn. for Multimedia Communications. AMC also sponsors special interest groups related to Web development, multimedia content and Macromedia Director.
The Parade starts at 5:30 p.m.; State of the Industry presentation at 6:45. Exhibits 5:30-8:30. At 400 S. State St., lower level. See www.amcomm.com.