Cincinnati National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Duke Energy Convention Center
    525 Elm St
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

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  • Fair Hours:

    Saturday, September 14, 2019

    September 14, 2019
    2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Directions and Parking:

    We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

    To reserve your parking spot for the Cincinnati National College Fair, visit the Duke Energy Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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  • Contact Us:

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

Exhibitor Information


Duke Energy Convention Center 
Exhibit Hall B & C
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Fair Hours:
Saturday, September 14, 2019
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking:
Directions and Parking information for the Duke Energy Center

Fair Set-up Hours:
Friday, September 13, 2019
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 14, 2019
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Estimated Attendance: 2,000

The loading dock entrance is located at 6th Street and Plum Street, directly under the skywalk on 6th Street. It is the large orange door on your left.

Exposition Services Provided by:
Smith Expo LLC

Contact: Heather Smith


Shipping Information:
(College / University Name) and (Booth #)
Cincinnati NCF (NACAC)
c/o Smith Expo
5810 Sly Fox Ln,
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Shipping Deadline:
All materials must be received by Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Material Handling Charge:*
Shipping charges are $55 per shipment.
*Rates are subject to change without notice. Contact Smith Expo for current rates.

Electrical Service:
The Duke Energy Convention Center is the exclusive provider of electrical services. Service forms may be downloaded as well as a rate sheet. For questions, call Exhibitor Services at 513-419-7317 or

Host Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 West Fifth Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Rate: $199.00
Deadline: August 14, 2019
A limited number of rooms are available at the NACAC rate. Call in reservations to receive the NACAC rate. Please reference “NACAC Cincinnati National College Fair” when making your reservation to ensure you receive the negotiated rate. Reservations can also be made online.

Authorized Media:
NACAC has a long-standing relationship with the Cincinnati Business Courier, 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 Richard Porter at

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this fair, email Jessica Volley or call 703/299-6851.

Promote this Fair!

Thank you for your interest in NACAC’s National College Fairs. You can now download NACAC College Fairs promotional materials here. We encourage you to share these materials on your websites, Social Media (Facebook and Twitter Hashtag: #nacacfairs) and in-person with the students and families you serve. Thank you for your support! ​​

Workshop Information

Meeting Room 1
2:00-2:45- College Scholarships: Show Me Where to Find the Money
3:00-3:45- The Five Steps to Save, Plan and Pay for College
4:00-4:45- The Five Steps to Save, Plan and Pay for College

Meeting Room 2
2:00-2:45- Paying for College 101
3:00-3:45- Paying for College 101
4:00-4:45- Taking the ACT

Meeting Room 3
2:00-2:45- Tips & Tricks to Navigating the College Research & Application Process
3:00-3:45- Benefits of a 2-year College
4:00-4:45- NCAA Recruiting 101

Workshop Descriptions

College Scholarships: Show Me Where to Find the Money: students and parents learn WHERE to find extra Money to help pay for college and WHAT a Student MUST do to position her/himself to standout in the Scholarship selection process! Outline of Topics Covered: 1. Why are scholarships sometimes taxable? 2. Who gives out scholarship money? 3. When should you start looking for scholarships? 4. What are the different types of scholarships? 5. What does it take to qualify for the BIG MONEY? 6. Where do you find scholarships for average students? 7. Favorite scholarship websites. 8. How do Selective Colleges hand out their money? 9. How to protect students from scholarship scams.

 The Five Steps to Save, Plan and Pay for College: College bound students and their families will learn how to create a step-by-step strategy for navigating the college planning process. This presentation includes information on saving for college, selecting a school, determining cost, calculating financial need, and how to pay for a college education. This presentation also includes information on the value scholarships have in a student’s plan to pay for college, the types of scholarships available and resources for finding them, and best practices and tips to share with students on researching and applying for scholarships. At the end of this session, students and their parents will be more knowledgeable about the specific college planning tools and resources available today and have the confidence to put their specific college plan into action.

Paying for College 101: An overview of the financial aid process including the FAFSA, state and federal money and scholarship tips.

Taking the ACT: Understand the process for signing up and taking the ACT. Tips and tricks to make the experience easier.

Tips & Tricks to Navigating the College Research & Application Process: This session will focus on best practices in doing college research (including navigating the college fair), what parents and students should consider when looking at colleges, and important aspects of the college application. 

Benefits of a 2-year College: Benefits of a two-year college degree, using a 2-year college first then transitioning it into a 4-year degree at a university, benefits of a trade/skill.

NCAA Recruiting 101: An overview of the NCAA eligibility process for any high school student who is considering competing in college athletics. This presentation will show the required steps necessary to be eligible to compete at the NCAA level.

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