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Synthesizers, Workshops, Synthesizers, Performances and more Synthesizers!

Friday night is a party!

Hang out with other knobcon attendees, have a drink and catch gear-centric performances.

Gear, Gear, Gear!

Get your hands on amazing vintage pieces and the latest and greatest boxes. Monosynths, polysynths, modular and more will all be there.

Meet The Makers

Many boutique manufacturers will be on hand demonstrating and even selling the gear they produce.   

Exhibitor Registration 


Exhibitor Opportunities

Exhibit Tables $35

Pay the fee and use the space as you see fit. No extra fees if you want to sell merchandise. Each table location has power provided at floor level.

10’x10’ Booth $250

New for this year are a limited number of booths in Exhibit Hall A for those wanting a larger, more formal footprint. Booths have power, 2 tables and chairs if needed.

Private Showroom $2,000

Make a statement by having an entire room dedicated to your company. Price includes Gold Level sponsorship of the event.

Quiet Exhibition Space

Dedicated quiet exhibition space next to the main Exhibit hall for those needing a more intimate environment. Headphones only - external monitors or loudspeakers of any kind will not be allowed.

DIY Marketplace/Build Workshop

A great opportunity for those focused on synth DIY. This exhibition space is multi-functional with exhibit tables for retailers and kit providers, open build stations and guided build workshops. If you would like to host a build workshop, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us for details.

Knobcon Demo Derby

A great opportunity to give potential customers some hands-on time with your gear. Be sure and check out the Demo Derby page for complete information.

Knobcon Reveals and Exclusives

Commit to reveal new product or consider creating something exclusively for Knobcon. Reveals and exclusives will help drive people to the event and to your booth! We will feature all exclusives on the website and social media.

Commemorative Trade Show Bags

The messenger bags are back! The first 500 people who check in at the event will receive a Knobcon bag full of swag. What is in that bag is up to you! Have your literature/giveaways pre-inserted into the bags for a small fee, or for free by becoming an event sponsor. Items will need to be shipped to an outside location for arrival no later than September 1.

Door Prizes

We are open to donations of door prizes for the banquet. We will draw winners at random from the pre-registrations for the banquet and awards will be distributed during the event.


*Table and Booth locations will only be pre-assigned for our event sponsors and are otherwise first-come, first-served at set-up. Table fees for exhibitors are collected during online event registration.

Sponsor Registration CLOSED 


Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a Knobcon sponsor and help underwrite the cost of the event from top to bottom. In addition to the perks listed below, sponsors have the added bonus of choosing their table/booth locations prior to the event.

Sponsor registration is CLOSED.


Gold Sponsorship $1,000

Prominent Logo on Event Shirt and Sponsor Banners
Logo on Trade Show Bag
1 Item in Trade Show Bag
2 Exhibit Tables
2 Event Admissions


Silver Sponsorship $500

Logo on Event Shirt & Sponsor Banners
1 Item in Trade Show Bag
1 Exhibit Table
1 Event Admission


Table locations will be coordinated directly with sponsors after the August 15 deadline according to sponsorship level and order of commitment. Admissions and tables included in sponsorships are for the intended use of the sponsor and are not transferrable to other parties.

Hotel Shipping Policy

Special arrangements must be made for receiving any equipment, goods, displays or other materials, which will be sent, delivered or brought into the Hotel.

Any materials sent to the Hotel will be subject to the following incoming and outgoing charges:

Incoming Outgoing Type
$2.00 $2.00 Envelope/Letters
$10.00 $10.00 Box (small 1-20 lbs.)
$15.00 $15.00 Box (medium 21-60 lbs.)
$20.00 $20.00 Box (large 61-101+ lbs.)
$100.00 $100.00 Pallet

All packages and shipments must have information on the package label located below.

PLEASE bring your tracking numbers with you to assist our staff in locating your boxes in our package room or to track any boxes that might not have arrived by exhibit set up time.

Incoming packages will not be accepted any earlier than 72 business hours/ (3) days prior to the start of your meeting.

Please number all boxes (Example: Box 1 of 2 and Box 2 of 2).

All outgoing packages must be packed and clearly labeled prior to shipping.

Any materials being sent to the Hotel must be marked as follows:

  1. Hold for Arrival - Attn: Guest's Name, Knobcon, Sept 9-11
  2. Complete return address
  3. Hyatt Convention Services Manager: Katie Schwartz
  4. Number of Boxes (Example: Box 1 of 2 and Box 2 of 2)
  5. Address Package to Hotel as follows:

1800 East Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Feedback from previous Knobcons

As expected, a spectacular event

Learned a lot, laughed a ton, listened to good music, met great people and bought too much new gear. I have no complaints at all!


The whole thing was extremely enjoyable

I made more friends last weekend than I have in years that are in to the same stuff as me. Cheers to everyone involved in planning it!


Had a great time!

Even though I did not know anyone there, I was made to feel welcome and part of the gang.


Thanks for the awesome time everyone!

I saw tons of amazing things for the first time and met tons of cool people, not a bad one in the bunch!


Had a great time!

Learned a lot about modular synths and other gear. Enjoyed the "low-key" relaxed environment and the Knobcon staffers were helpful and very professional. Hope to make it back next year.


Knobcon was amazing!

Loved getting to try out the new and old gear. Everyone there was super cool, and I will definitely be back next year.

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