First off, I apologize for posting here but I can't start a thread or reply to existing threads on the API site for some reason. I thought my membership is up to date so who knows.
ANyway, my question is about the single/double booth registration. We are restricted to a single 10x10 booth unless their is enough space available and then double booths will be released on a first come first serve basis.
How was this format decided as opposed to first come first serve? Was it ever presented to the API membership body or was this decided by the board?
Based on my personal experience, being limited to a 10'x10' space pretty much nullifies my ability to cover the expenses involved with doing these shows. It simply is not enough space to display enough of a variety of my catalog, especially at an event with such a wide-ranging audience.
So, I guess I can register now and say I want a double booth when/if they become available in two weeks (assuming that deadline is firm) and hope they become available and if not I can cancel my single booth and hope that the API so deems that I am due my full registration refund minus $20. Not to mention having to deal with planning travel and buying a plane ticket now as opposed to two weeks from now.
Maybe this issue is unique to me and if that is the case then I guess it doesn't really matter.
Personally, I think we should be able to purchase double booths from the get-go .