NEHA October 2022 Journal of Environmental Health

56 Volume 85 • Number 3 The Exhibit Hall at the 2022 AEC was an exciting place to be on June 28 and 29, especially as we have not been able to connect faceto-face in over 2 years. Since the 2022 AEC was a hybrid event, exhibitors connected with attendees in person in the Exhibit Hall and virtually through the conference app. A total of 38 companies exhibited at the 2022 AEC. Representatives from the companies and organizations were available for 2 days to answer attendee questions and highlight their products and services. The Exhibit Hall opened on June 28 with the Exhibition Grand Opening. As in past years, this event was highly attended. Excitement was in the air and attendees were thrilled to connect with the exhibitors and to explore their booths. The exhibitors— both new and familiar—were able to share with attendees their products and services designed to make environmental health professionals more e‡icient and productive. The event was also a time for attendees to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Morning and a‰ernoon beverage breaks sponsored by GOJO Industries were held in the Exhibit Hall on June 29. We also hosted an inaugural series of exhibitor demonstrations during both breaks and over the lunch hour. The demonstrations were well attended and well received by the attendees, and they made the Exhibit Hall the place to be during breaks between the educational sessions. The demonstrations were led by representatives from Hedgerow So‰ware, HS GovTech, and Inspect2GO. Located in the center of the Exhibit Hall was the NEHA booth—a popular place for people to interact with NEHA sta‡ and board members. Attendees were able to learn about the many NEHA programs and educational o‡erings, as well as pick up a complimentary copy of the June 2022 Journal of Environmental Health. The NEHA booth also incorporated a new game at the 2022 AEC to engage participants and help them learn more about the services and history of NEHA. The game was a spinning wheel with 12 categories: credentialing, scholarships/internships/awards, Journal of Environmental Health, training, AEC, advocacy, funding, NEHA history, workforce, membership, social media, and wild card (pick a category). Participants spun the wheel and were asked a question pertaining to the category they landed on. The game was a hit with Exhibit Hall goers and provided a fun way to engage and learn more about NEHA. While the questions were challenging, attendees found it interesting and o‰en stayed to play multiple rounds. NEHA sta‡ awarded players with their choice of a prize that included candy, fidget toys, or NEHA swag. We thank all of the companies and organizations that exhibited at the 2022 AEC. We appreciate your dedication to the environmental health profession and appreciate your willingness to connect with our attendees. Exhibition NEHA 2022 AECWrap-Up Join Us in New Orleans! Registration for the 2023 AEC exhibition will open on October 1, 2022. The 2023 AEC Exhibit Hall will be held on July 31 and August 1, 2023, with additional networking opportunities available to exhibitors throughout the whole conference. Early-bird pricing will be offered until February 28, 2023 (if space is available). Contact NEHA Sales Manager Soni Fink at sfink@ or (303) 802-2139 for questions regarding exhibition or sponsorship opportunities. Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your products and services to over 1,300 environmental health professionals! EXHIBIT AT THE 2023 AEC