INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS

This year's High School Fair will be held at the PA Convention Center in Hall B (located at 12th & Arch Streets).

The time of the fair is Friday, September 15th, from 1pm-7pm and Saturday, September 16th, from 10am-3pm. 

Please review the FAQ below or contact us with questions at info@greatphillyschools.org.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What times with the Fair be open to students & families?
Schools should plan to exhibit from 1pm-7pm on Friday, September 15th and from 10am-3pm on Saturday, September 16th.
This year, the Fair will be open on Friday, September 15th from 1pm-5pm for a small number of registered middle schools only, then open to the public from 5pm-7pm. Saturday's hours will be open to the public from 10am-3pm. 

When can I set up my booth?
High schools may arrive as early as 12pm on Friday, September 15th to set up their booth. There will be security and you may leave your booth set up overnight in preparation for Saturday. More details about set-up forthcoming.

How many people can we expect to attend the Fair? How many materials should we bring?
We anticipate as many as 15,000 attendees over the 2-day fair. We estimate that about 12,500 attended last year.

Can we bring large displays? How much room will we have?
Displays should fit behind your 8-foot long table. You should expect to have about 3 feet behind your table. Please keep in mind that larger displays will limit the amount of room for people to stand behind your table.

Will electricity and wi-fi be available?
Unfortunately, due to cost restrictions, electricity will not be available for schools. We will have charging areas available in a separate volunteer room for schools to charge computers and phones. Schools will have access to wi-fi during the event.

Can we bring current students and parents to represent our school?
Yes! We encourage schools to bring a couple student representatives. However, we ask that you limit the total number of representatives (including staff, students and parents) to 4 people at any given time. This helps to give prospective students and families more room to navigate the Fair. Due to safety and security reasons, we will be enforcing the 4-person limit at this year's event.

Will tablecloths be provided?
Yes, we will provide tablecloths and a sign for your school.

Where will my table be located? Can I provide input on the location?
A map of the Fair with school locations will be available in September after registration is complete in late August.  The Fair steering committee is working on a layout, and if you have suggestions please email us at info@greatphillyschools.org.

What materials and information will families receive about schools? 
All attendees will receive a GreatPhillySchools High School Guide, a map and other information to help them navigate the Fair.

How will my school be listed on the map and signs? What name will you use?
We will use the name that your school provides on the registration form, unless we contact you to discuss another suggestion.

Will food and beverages be provided?
Snacks will be available for schools on Friday afternoon. Lunches will be provided for each school on Saturday. Drinking fountains are also available in the Convention Center. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact us at info@greatphillyschools.org. More information regarding food is forthcoming.

Will parking be provided?
Yes, a parking pass will be provided for all schools that request parking during registration. However, the number of parking passes is limited and GreatPhillySchools cannot guarantee a pass for each school representative. Passes will not be distributed until the very end of the shift on Friday and Saturday.The parking lot is approximately two blocks away from the Fair. If your parking needs change, please contact us at info@greatphillyschools.org.  More information regarding parking passes is forthcoming.