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Crossroads Astronomy, Science and Technology Expo – Day 2

April 8, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Crossroads Astronomy, Science and Technology Expo

Be part of history at the heart of the eclipse crossroads of America by reserving your vendor area at the Crossroads Astronomy, Science and Technology Expo. The expo will be held the weekend and day of the Eclipse in the Banterra Center. Millions across the US are expected to travel to the path of totality to see the eclipse. Expected viewers of the webcast / broadcast planned from the SIU campus in cooperation with WSIU and NASA are in excess of one billion people. The expo will highlight organizations and businesses that specialize in solar, astronomy, science, and new technology. This expo is a unique opportunity to showcase your products and services to thousands of people who will be on the SIU campus the weekend before, and the day of, the eclipse.

Expo Details

Expo Date/Time:
Sunday, April 7, 2024,
9am – 5pm
Monday, April 8, 2024,
9am – 5pm
SIU Arena
1400 Arena Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901

Interested in Becoming a Vendor?

To register by phone with a VISA, Discover, or MasterCard call Conference and Scheduling Services at 618-536-7751.

Please email conferenceservices@siu.edu or call 618-536-7751 for any questions.

View CASTE Vendor BrochureOnline Vendor Registration


  • There is a $150 non-refundable deposit.  NO refunds after January 30, 2024.
  • Reduced rates can be applied for in exchange for assistance with visitor outreach and volunteering. Please email events@siu.edu for an application. Requests will be reviewed by the planning committee, and limited number of organizations will be approved
  • The Business or organization must fall into one of these categories:
    • Professional Science and Astronomical Society
    • Outreach Organization
    • University / College / Research Institute
    • Government Agency / Federal Laboratory
    • Outreach Professional
  • Booth must be staffed at all times.
  • One entity per booth.
  • Failure to follow these guidelines will cause forfeiture of privileges to participate in the expo.


Booths are 10’x10’ and include 1 table, 2 chairs and pipe and drape.

  • $2,000: Commercial Booth 10’ x 10’ Commercial selling product or services
  • $750: Extra 10‘ x 10’ space
  • $500: Information Booth No goods, services or funds are exchanged
  • $100: Electricity Standard Electrical Outlet—5 Amp
  • $25/vehicle: Parking for 3 days

Load In/Out

Vendor Load-in:
Saturday, April 6, 7am – 10:30am
Vendor Load-out:
Monday, April 8, 5 – 8pm


April 8, 2024
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Banterra Center
1400 Arena Dr
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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