Birmingham National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
    2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
    Birmingham, AL 35203

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  • Fair Hours:

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    September 15, 2019
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Contact Us:

    Email or call 703/836-2222 ext. 14.

Exhibitor Information

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35203

Fair Hours:
Sunday, September 15, 2019
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Transportation, Directions, and Parking:
The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) is located in downtown Birmingham, situated at the apex off several major interstates. This makes the BJCC very convenient, but please be advised that this area is currently undergoing the I-59/20 Central Business District Interchange and Bridge Replacement Project. All throughout 2019, construction will be taking place to improve the I-59/20 bridges that run through downtown. The BJCC constantly revises their website with construction updates, road closures, and efficient routes for those visiting the BJCC. Please be sure to visit their website to view personalized routes and avoid any obstruction leading up to the fair.

For those flying, the BJCC is located 10 minutes from the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. There is a free shuttle service that transports passengers between the airport and convention center approximately every 30 minutes. There is also a phone at the pick-up location outside of the arrival terminal to call the hotel and let them know you are there and need a shuttle.

Parking spaces in all lots and decks are $10 per day, cash or credit. You can find a full map of parking locations online. Additionally, there is limited street parking around BJCC which is free, but some street parking is metered.

Fair Set-up Hours:
Saturday, September 14, 2019
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Estimated Attendance:

All exhibitors may utilize Loading Dock 1, located at the corner of Ninth Avenue North and Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North.
Loading Dock Map 

Exposition Services Provided by:
Smith Expo LLC


Shipping Information:
Advanced shipments can be sent to the following address:
Company/Institution Name, Booth #
Birmingham NCF (NACAC)
c/o Smith Expo
5810 Sly Fox Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Shipping Deadline:
Advanced shipments should be received between Thursday, August 15 and Thursday, September 12, 2019. Materials received outside of this time frame may incur additional fees.

Material Handling Charge:
Please reference the Exhibitor Kit or contact the Decorator ( or 317/710-8703) directly for pricing and shipping arrangements.

Electrical Service:
The BJCC is the exclusive provider of electrical services. To order services, call 205/458/8898.

Host Hotel:
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North
Birmingham, AL 35203

A limited number of rooms are available at the NACAC rate.
Rate: $119/night
Hotel Deadline for Group Rate: Friday, August 30, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST
To receive the NACAC rate, reservations can be made by calling 1-(888)-236-2427or by using NACAC’s personalized reservation link.

Authorized Media:
NACAC has a long-standing relationship with The Birmingham News, the printer of our onsite guide. This guide is distributed to their readership community, as well as made available for the attendees at the fair. If you would like to purchase an ad in this supplement, please contact Lorenzo Johnson at 205-325-2112.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this fair, email Elizabeth Hudnall or call 703/299-6825.