ACSI Events

Leadership Conferences Exhibitor Contract and Registration

2020 ACSI Leadership Conferences Exhibit Space Contract

Exhibit Space Contract Exhibitor Terms and Conditions:

PLEASE NOTE:
Not every Early Education Conference location will have exhibitors. Only those locations offering exhibitor spaces are noted on the registration form.

Registration Form:
Exhibitors must submit a completed online registration form indicating their event site(s) of choice and payment option. Completion and submission of the online registration form will indicate and confirm that the exhibitor has read and has agreed to all of the terms and conditions outlined in this document. If there are any questions or concerns regarding any of the information contained in this document, please contact exhibitors@acsi.org or 888.892.4259.

Booth Assignment:
ACSI assigns exhibit spaces on a first-come, first-served basis after receipt of exhibitor application and accompanying payment and acceptance of the application by ACSI. ACSI reserves the right to refuse any exhibitor application for any reason. Consideration will be taken to try to prevent competitor exhibitors from being placed directly next to one another. (Be sure to indicate any competitors of concern on the registration form.) Exhibitors who have not paid in full for their booth will not be allowed to exhibit.

Exhibitor Booth Description:
Exhibitor booth space will include one 6'x3' or 8'x3' table (size determined by event site), with at least one chair.

Electrical Access for Booth Location:
While most event sites are able to provide electrical access to many or most booth locations, and ACSI will do its best to accommodate those requesting electrical access when assigning booths, ACSI cannot guarantee electrical service to all those requesting it at a particular event site.

Payment Due:
Payment for all requested booth space is due net 30 days of date of invoice OR before the first scheduled event date (whichever comes first). Exhibitor may not be allowed to exhibit if payment in full has not been made prior to date of exhibit. Payment options are as follows:

  1. Mail payment to 731 Chapel Hills Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
  2. Call and make payment via CC or Bank Account to Sheila Alderson, ACSI A/R Accountant, at 719.867.0140 or ACSI Member Care at 800.367.0798.
  3. ACH
    • Account# 9217450197
    • Routing/ABA# 102000076
    • Email remittance advice to deposits@acsi.org

Exhibitor Non-Compete/Sales of Products Guidelines:

  • Companies/businesses that market products or services that directly compete with products and services of the Association will not be permitted to exhibit at ACSI-sponsored events/activities. This includes but is not limited to textbook publishers who produce instructional materials that directly compete with instructional materials produced by ACSI/Purposeful Design Publications.
  • Fund raising organizations that employ a philosophical approach to fund development that uses students as sales agents to sell products or services will not be permitted. In addition, the specific sale of products or services as an end in themselves and not specifically connected to the educational mission of a Christian school will not be given an audience at ACSI events.

If you have any questions as to whether or not your product is in alignment with this policy, please contact exhibitors@acsi.org or 888.892.4259.

Multiple Venue Discounts:

  • Reserve 3-4 locations with initial registration, receive 10% discount off of total amount due.
  • Reserve 5 locations with initial registration, receive 25% discount off of total amount due.

To qualify for the discount, the vendor must pay ALL fees for registered events in full prior to the start of the first event. Payments on discounted fees are non-refundable.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • 60 or more days before booth setup Less $25.00
  • 8–59 days before booth setup Less 50%
  • 7 or fewer days before booth setup

No Refunds will be given unless cancellation is submitted in writing to either the ACSI Exhibit Coordinator at exhibitors@acsi.org. Payments on discounted registration fees are non-refundable.

Additional Terms of Contract:

Visual access to surrounding exhibitor spaces must not be unreasonably blocked by an exhibitor. Exhibitors much check with the ACSI regional director responsible for a particular site for permission to exceed assigned exhibit space.

ACSI has reserved the right to require exhibitors to remove from their displays any item or sign that does not conform to the moral standard, tone, or general standards of ACSI or the evangelical Christian school movement as solely determined by ACSI.

The exhibitor agrees that the exhibit shall be set up and maintained through the duration of the event in full compliance with the terms of this contract. ACSI reserves the right to reject, eject, or prohibit any exhibit in whole or part, or any exhibitor or exhibitor representatives, with our without giving cause. In such a case, ACSI's liability shall not exceed the return of the exhibit fee to the exhibitor in the amount that is unused at the time of ejection.

As a contractual condition of exhibiting at an ACSI event, an exhibitor shall be fully responsible to pay for any and all damages to the exhibit site or for injuries to any person at the site that result from any act or omission of the exhibitor. An exhibitor agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless ACSI and its employees and the event site owners, managers, agents, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates from any damages or charges resulting from exhibitor use on the property. An exhibitor's liability shall include all losses, costs, damages, or expenses arising from, out of, or by reason of any accident or bodily injury or other occurrences to any person or persons, including the exhibitor, its agents, employees, and business invitees that arise from or out of the exhibitor's occupancy and use of the exhibition premises or site location.

As a contractual condition of exhibiting at an ACSI event, the Exhibitor shall hold ACSI and its employees harmless for the possible loss of exhibitor equipment, merchandise, or other materials from an exhibitor's display. Exhibitors are strongly discouraged from bringing minor children onto the event site property.

Exhibitors disregarding this request shall be totally responsible for the supervision of such children. Exhibitors are also responsible for any damages caused by the children and for any medical costs for injuries incurred by the children at the event site.

Exhibitors using sound equipment must make sure that the sound does not disturb neighboring displays. Sound projection should be confined to the limits of the booth.

Please fill out the form below. For questions, please email exhibitors@acsi.org or call 888.892.4259.

ACSI releases findings from nationwide survey of Christian schools’ reopening plans and outlook for the fall

Aug 12, 2020, 09:17 AM by Larry Lincoln - ACSI
The Association of Christian Schools International is pleased to announce the release of data from its second nationwide survey of Christian schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on reopening plans and the financial outlook for fall 2020. Nearly 550 Christian schools representing diverse geographic locations and school sizes responded to the survey, which was conducted in late July.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., August 12, 2020 – The Association of Christian Schools International is pleased to announce the release of data from its second nationwide survey of Christian schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on reopening plans and the financial outlook for fall 2020. Nearly 550 Christian schools representing diverse geographic locations and school sizes responded to the survey, which was conducted in late July.

Dr. Lynn Swaner, ACSI Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Cardus Senior Fellow, and lead author of the report, says the findings of the survey point to the continued nimbleness of Christian schools in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The majority of Christian schools will be ready and open, in person, for the fall,” Swaner said, citing survey results that indicate well over 80% of schools are planning for an on-time, physical return to campus. More than half of schools will also offer a distance learning option for school families, should they desire or need such an option.  

When schools reopen their doors, some of the most frequently planned modifications, in light of COVID-19, include use of handwashing and personal hygiene protocols (97.2% of schools), expanded or enhanced cleaning (94.5%), reconfiguring or reducing campus gatherings (94.5%), modifications to student outings like field trips (91.9%), limitations on visitors to campus (91.6%), re-arrangement or re-purposing of physical space (90%), use of student cohorts (88.2%), and illness protocols (81.5%) including testing and contact tracing. Personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, featured in 87.2% of schools’ plans for faculty and staff, and 76.9% of plans for students. Survey data show that schools strongly considered state and local health department guidance, as well as staff and family input, in developing their plans for reopening.

“This type of information is an excellent resource for heads of school,” said ACSI President Dr. Larry Taylor. “The findings included in the survey helps administrators feel confident in their decision-making as they consider how best to enter into a new school year.  It also helps them share the most current information and best practices with boards, parents, faculty and staff,” he added.

In terms of financial outlook, just over half of schools (52.8%) reported decreased enrollment, with a drop of 6-10% being the most frequently cited range of decreases. Another 21.3% of schools reported steady enrollment numbers as compared to last year, but a full quarter (25.8%) of schools reported an increase in enrollment. Qualitative data collected through the survey suggest that this uptick in new student enrollment at Christian schools is due to families’ dissatisfaction with the distance learning or limited on-campus instruction offered by other area schools. “These findings suggest that Christian schools’ value proposition, in terms of providing a high-quality educational experience that is responsive to community needs, has been made clearer to the public through the challenges of COVID-19,” Swaner said.

The financial picture for Christian schools as a sector remains complicated, however, with schools most frequently reporting increases in operational budgets; higher expenditures may be linked to the finding that over two-thirds of schools (72.1%) report additional investments in technology, as well as increased financial aid (36.4%) for the 2020-2021 school year.

As Swaner explained, “These sector-level findings suggest the importance of prioritizing financial sustainability in the months ahead, which may mean innovating to reach new markets, developing new income streams, and cost cutting through collaboration with other Christian schools.”

To address these issues, and concurrent with the release of the survey data, Taylor also announced the launch of a new grant-funded ACSI Sustainability Initiative. 

“This initiative will feature research on innovative Christian school financial models that lead to missional sustainability, both through the uncertainty of COVID-19 and beyond,” Taylor said.

Findings will be co-published with Cardus, a prominent Canadian think tank, and are expected in summer 2021.

For more information, and to download the survey report, here.

A wide range of helpful COVID-19 related resources can also be accessed by visiting www.ACSI.org and clicking on the “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources” bar at the top.  

ABOUT ACSI:

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., ACSI exists to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. ACSI advances excellence in Christian schools by enhancing the professional and personal development of Christian educators and providing vital support functions for Christian schools by offering multiple services including teacher and administrator certification, school accreditation, legal/legislative assistance, and curriculum publishing. Serving more than 25,000 schools in 108 countries, ACSI helps more than 5.5 million students worldwide connect to Christian education. 

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