Christians Engaged in Faith Formation


Vendor & Sponsor Information

Welcome to the curious.church vendor page! The CEF Conference is a place to connect with leaders in faith formation from around the country. We hope you will Join us as a vendor in Des Moines, Iowa this October 9-12.

Your support and attendance is vital to the success of our event! If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me. We look forward to having you and your company in Des Moines in October!

Contact:

Stephen Mitchell

Vendor Coordinator

smitchell@athensfirstumc.org

706-543-1442

Vendor Schedule

The schedule is still being finalized, but here is a rough timeline of vendor hours.

October 9

  • Vendor set up from 9 AM – 1 PM
  • Vendors open from 1:00 - 5:30 PM
October 10
  • 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM with dedicated times to browse when no other events are taking place

October 11

  • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM with dedicated times to browse when no other events are taking place
  • evening vendor time

October 12

  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Vendor tear down is October 12 at 4:00 PM

Download Marriott Hotel Services Documents here. Basic wireless internet is complimentary unless you require dedicated bandwidth (but it does require a password). For dedicated bandwidth you will have to contact the events manager of the hotel.


Please note that if you wish to be both a Vendor AND/OR a Sponsor AND/OR an Advertiser, you will need to complete 2 separate registrations.

Vendor Registration

Vendor Fee, Availability, & Hotel Information

The vendor fee is $250. 

Only 17 registrations are available at this time, so we encourage you to register soon.

After July 1, your company will receive a link to register individuals attending the event and staffing your booth. If you would like to participate in the full event in addition to having your vendor table, a full registration will be required. If you will only register as a vendor, you do not need to register for the conference itself.

Vendors are responsible for their own hotel reservations. Click here to register for the hotel. Use the code “Christians Engaged in Faith Formation” to receive the rate of $154 per night.

Cancellation policy

Vendor registrations are refundable (less a $75.00 cancellation fee) prior to August 15, but only if CEF can secure another vendor for your space. After August 15, all payments are non-refundable.

Sponsorship and Advertising Options

Sponsorships

The sponsorship fee for a major speaker is $500. It includes:

  • Acknowledgement on the event website and in the program book, with a link to your business. 
  • A 2-4 minute presentation about your company preceding the featured speakers presentation.

Sponsorships are on a first come, first choice basis. Options include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Brian McLaren
  • Keynote Speaker: John Roberto
  • Bishop Laurie Haller
  • Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey
  • Bishop Tracy Smith Malone

Other sponsorship options:

  • Sponsor a coffee break ($200.00). Includes acknowledgment in the program book and verbally before the breaks.
  • Include a company flyer and/or gift item in the program bag given to participants at registration ($200.00)

Advertising

Advertise your business in the program book.

  • ½ page $100.00
  • Full page $150.00
  • The program book size will be available by June 1. Camera ready ads are due by August 1. Email them to Stephen Mitchell smitchell@athensfirstumc.org
Advertise your business on the conference website (4 spots available). 
  • Includes your logo or an ad box with a link to your website. 
  • $100.
  • Size will be available soon, so watch for an email with details.


Please note that if you wish to be both a Vendor AND/OR a Sponsor AND/OR an Advertiser, you will need to complete 2 separate registrations.

Questions?

Contact Stephen Mitchell, Vendor Coordinator
smitchell@athensfirstumc.org or 706-543-1442.


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