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Exhibit at the iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival

The iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival is our signature experience and will be held in downtown Greenville on April 1, 2023 from 11am - 5pm. We are focused on student preparedness and facilitate collaboration among industry partners, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and the community.

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Exhibitor Resources

Not sure what to expect at the Festival? This presentation provides guidance to all exhibitors on creating and implementing a high quality, hands-on learning experience for Pre-K to 12 at iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival.

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Exhibitor FAQs

Please contact Dallas Thomas with specific questions.
The Intent to Exhibit will open on October 1st and may be found online here.
In order to ensure that our festival goals are met, our staff will review all Intent to Exhibits and will contact your organization’s main contact with an acceptance note, and will prompt your organization to complete the registration process. Please note: Exhibitors are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis, until the festival site is full.
All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their acceptance on or before November 14, 2022.
The early bird rate for businesses is $250 by November 30, 2022 rather than the standard fee of $350 after November 30, 2022. This fee may be paid via invoice or online through our website to cover our costs and ensure the festival remains free to the public. THIS FEE MAY NOT BE SATISFIED VIA IN-KIND DONATIONS. However, donations of in-kind prizes and giveaways are considered tax-deductible as allowable by law. All schools and non-profits may participate at no cost, but donations are appreciated.
Registration for approved exhibitors opens on November 14, 2022.
Early bird registration deadline for approved exhibitors is November 30, 2022.

Registration closes on December 31, 2022.
All donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law. Donations can be made through Clemson Foundation here.
The festival will run from 11 AM-5 PM. Last year’s festival saw an attendance of over 12,000 children and families. That being said, we ask that you prepare activities for at least 1,000-2,000 participants at the festival. The more supplies you can provide, the less likely you will be to run out of supplies. If you run out, please be prepared to offer a demonstration or educational experience for the remainder of the event. Leaving the event early is strongly discouraged.
Exhibitors may give away items that include a company logo, provide business cards or flyers, or other small promotional materials at their tent. All materials must be listed in the application and approved.
Yes. While we encourage you to host your festival experience with the help of your organization's staff, if at any time you feel that you need to request some outside assistance, please contact us with these needs and we will work to assist you. Volunteers for the day of the exhibit may be requested, but are not guaranteed. Please send volunteer requests to our iMAGINE Team.

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Exhibitors are not permitted to sell goods or services during the festival. This is to ensure that the focus of the event is on the educational experience.
We are always willing to discuss any ideas for activity and exhibit development with you! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment! We have also compiled a dynamic and detailed source of inspiration and activity for creating a STEAM-powered exhibit space here! Accepted applicants will be notified of informational sessions designed to assist with planning your exhibit activities.
The festival will take place on South Main Street between River Street and Court Street in Downtown Greenville. For detailed instructions on how to navigate to the festival, please see our Getting There page.
The 2023 festival will be on April 1st.
Please direct all questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We would be glad to discuss opportunities for partnership with any interested organization. Please see our Become a Partner page on our website for more information, and feel free to call with any questions!
January 31, 2023 is the last day to notify the festival if you need to withdraw from exhibiting. No refunds are provided for exhibitor no-shows or withdrawals.
The iMAGINE Upstate festival will take place rain or shine! If extreme or unsafe weather conditions do arise, we will promptly relay our inclement weather plan to your organization’s main contact.
Each tent space will be provided with a tent, banner with organization name, 8 ft x 2 ft. table and two chairs. Additional chairs and tables may be available upon request. Standard tent size is 10’ x 10’. Large tent sizes are based on Partnership Levels. Please see our Become a Partner for more information. You will be notified of tent specifications at the end of the registration process. Tent space is limited and sizes cannot be guaranteed.

iMAGINE is a program of South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science (SCCMS) at Clemson University.

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Creating a rich environment for students to develop excellent technical skills and a broad set of abilities that position them as the intellectual leaders of tomorrow.
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SC's Coalition for Mathematics and Science
SC's Coalition for Mathematics and Science
Working together everywhere that STEM matters to address STEM education challenges in our State through partnerships, advocacy and public engagement.
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iMAGINE is a program of South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science (SCCMS) at Clemson University.

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Creating a rich environment for students to develop excellent technical skills and a broad set of abilities that position them as the intellectual leaders of tomorrow.
Visit Website
SC's Coalition for Mathematics and Science
SC's Coalition for Mathematics and Science
Working together everywhere that STEM matters to address STEM education challenges in our State through partnerships, advocacy and public engagement.
Visit Website