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Exhibit at Golden Circle

Join us for the 33rd Annual Golden Circle College and Career Fair - the largest fair held in the state of Iowa. Golden Circle features colleges and universities, apprenticeship programs, military representatives, business and industry leaders, and student service organizations to help students make a fully informed decision about their future.

Why Exhibit?

  • Golden Circle is the largest fair in the state of Iowa, drawing 1,500+ students and parents annually
  • With both career and college exploration, the age range of attendees will be wide, expanding the draw of the fair and increasing attendance
  • Connect with students and parents in the moment they are focused on the next steps 

Promotion and Engagement

ICAN will promote this event to every high school in Iowa. School counselors, parents and students will receive weekly updates via email about event exhibitors and features. The event will also be promoted on social media, a college fair focused webinar for students and parents, and through our partnership with the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA.)

College & University Exhibitors

Be part of the largest selection of colleges and universities at one fair - see what colleagues from across the country are doing. 

ICAN will promote the use of StriveScan to attendees of the Golden Circle Fair for the collection of student information at your individual booths. Learn about StriveScan here.

Apprenticeship & Building Trades/Military

ICAN recognizes that many students seek a unique, hands-on career after high school which is why this fair will have an exhibitor section dedicated to apprenticeships and military career options. 

Business & Industry Exhibitors

Increase awareness of your company’s career opportunities and expectations by exhibiting your expertise. Tables can include hands-on exhibits and displays, as well as handouts and giveaways for students. Business exhibitors will be organized by Career Cluster, offering students a glimpse into careers for each cluster. Space is limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. 

Student Services Exhibitors

ICAN invites organizations who specialize in college planning, career planning/training, student services, and/or financial aid planning to exhibit as part of our Student Services exhibit space. 

Event Details

Sunday, September 24, 2023 - 1 - 3 p.m.


The Meadows Conference & Events Center
1 Prairie Meadows Drive | Altoona, IA
(near Adventureland & Des Moines)

Exhibit Fees & Registration Link

All fees are due by September 18, 2023, and are payable by check or credit card.

Standard Rate - $175
Events Package - $800

  • The Events Package is a partnership option that provides a discounted registration rate on ICAN's two annual college fairs, as well as access to the Iowa High School Counselor Database and four seats at an ICAN professional development training session. By selecting the Events Package registration option, you will automatically be registered for all the ICAN college fairs hosted in the academic year 2023-24, including:
    • Golden Circle College and Career Fair - September 24, 2023 (in Des Moines, Iowa)
    • ICR Future Career and College Fair - March 24, 2024 (in Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Registration is Closed for the 2023 event.

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ICAN Partners

If you are an ICAN Partner at the Associate Level or above, registration is included as part of your partnership agreement. Simply complete the registration form to reserve your table. If you would like to learn more about the ICAN Partnership Program click here or call (515) 402-4203.

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