2018 Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum

​ The Affordable Housing Coalition of South Carolina is proud to be a partner in the 2018 Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum.  Detailed information on the Forum, can be found at this link.  Click here for sponsorship/exhibit information.   The attendee registration link is available here.  Please note that you do not have to register as an attendee if you will be a sponsor or exhibitor.   

If you are an exhibitor and/or sponsor,

below is important  information regarding the Forum and the set up of your booth:

Dates:  April 17 & 18

Location:  Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC.  The registration area will be located on the ground floor as you enter from the parking lot immediately adjacent to the building.  

Start Time:  Registration begins at 8:00 am and the Forum program begins at 9:00 am on April 17.  A continental breakfast will be set up at 8:00 am in the exhibit area.  

Set Up:  You may set up your booth on Monday, April 16, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm or Tuesday, April 17, beginning at 7:30 am.

​Payment:  Payment must be received prior to your booth set-up.  If you have not yet paid your sponsorship/exhibitor fee, you may use the link below to pay by credit card or your can pay by check or credit card on site.  The link takes you to the Affordable Housing Coalition's PayPal site where you will be asked to make a donation.  Enter your sponsor/exhibitor and it will be recognized as your Forum payment. 

AHC of SC Credit Card Processing

Parking:  There is a 300 space parking lot immediately adjacent to the Convention Center.  These spaces are complimentary parking pending availability.  If that lot is full upon your arrival, there is a parking garage across the street from the facility at Lincoln and Pendleton Streets.  There is a fee for parking in the garage.  City of Columbia parking garages can accept credit cards.  

Booth Assignment:  Please check with the Affordable Housing Coalition of SC table in the registration area upon your arrival for your booth assignment and name tags.  

Exhibit Area:  Your exhibit area will consist of a 6-foot skirted table and 2 chairs.  There will not be pipe and drape between booths.  If you have a large display that may impact your assignment, please contact Alisa Mosley at 803-808-2980 or alisa@affordablehousingsc.org prior to the event so this can be managed with your booth assignment.  

Exhibit Hours:  The exhibit area will be open during the entire Forum and all meals, breaks, and the Tuesday reception will in the exhibit area.    

Electricity:  If you need electricity for your exhibit booth, please contact the Columbia Convention Center directly.   The form to request electricity is available at this link.  

Shipping Materials to the Forum:  You may ship items to the Convention Center prior to the Forum by the using the following address:

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Attn:  2018 Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum/April 17 & 18/<insert exhibitor name>

1101 Lincoln Street

Columbia, SC  29201

The Convention Center requests that materials arrive no earlier than April 13.  For return shipment, please prepare a shipping label for your items and contact your carrier for pick on April 18 using the address above.  Please note that the Forum staff and Convention Center will not have shipping labels and will not be able to  contact your shipper for pick up.  

Registration:  Attendees that were included on your registration form have been registered for the Forum.  You do not need to register those attendees on the Forum registration site.  If you have any changes or additions, please contact Alisa Mosley at 803-808-2980 or alisa@affordablehousingsc.org.

Meals:  There will breakfast and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday and a networking reception on Tuesday evening. Beverage and snack breaks are scheduled throughout both days of the Forum.   

​​Hotel Accommodations:  Forum room blocks are available at Aloft Columbia and Hilton Columbia Center.  You can find links for those reservations at this link.  Reservations need to be made by March 17 in order to receive the discounted rate.  

Additional Questions:  If you have additional questions, please contact Alisa Mosley at 803-808-2980 or alisa@affordablehousingsc.org.

P.O. Box 1623
Columbia, SC  29202