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 Charts New Strategic Direction Established on Advancing, Access, and Advocacy

Sep 8, 2020, 07:19 AM by Larry Lincoln - ACSI
In response to the changing needs of its members and of Christian educators in a rapidly-evolving landscape, the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is renewing its commitment to Christian schools and teachers by embarking on a new strategic direction characterized by three foundational pillars of Advancing, Access, and Advocacy.
ACSI 3 Pillars

Colorado Springs, CO – In response to the changing needs of its members and of Christian educators in a rapidly-evolving landscape, the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is renewing its commitment to Christian schools and teachers by embarking on a new strategic direction characterized by three foundational pillars of Advancing, Access, and Advocacy.

According to ACSI President Dr. Larry Taylor, the primary goal of the shift is to better equip Christian schools and educators as they adapt to seismic cultural changes and disruptions to the delivery of education.

“Over the last two years we prayed and sought the Lord’s leading as we solicited and reviewed extensive feedback from our members against a backdrop of significant upheaval to the Christian education environment,” Taylor said.  “We believe this new focus allows us to renew our commitment to Christian schools and educators by providing services designed to increase member value and see our schools flourish. This is in alignment with a 40-year commitment to promoting excellence in Kingdom education around the globe.”

All ACSI operations, programs and services will now be positioned under the pillars defined as:

  • Advancing: Leading Christ-centered education toward excellence and flourishing.
  • Access: Making Christ-centered education available and obtainable.
  • Advocacy: Promoting and protecting Christ-centered education for today and tomorrow.

Some of the more noteworthy changes the Association is making involves moving toward implementation of a new divisional model that builds school services around school size as well as geographic location; and expanding staffing, reach, and influence in its Legal Legislative Department at its Colorado Springs headquarters and in Washington D.C., to provide increased advocacy for Christian schools, religious liberty, and school choice.

Dr. David Balik, ACSI Vice President, USA believes the new direction will enhance benefits for member schools, as well as improve response time to meet changing school needs.

“We’re increasing member value by prioritizing relationship building,” said Balik. “We’re also expanding our ability to connect with and convene schools and school leaders by providing better programs to existing members, while at the same time anticipating and delivering new opportunities and resources. This grassroots approach is designed to give membership back to our schools and their leaders. Our members spoke, and we listened.”

ACSI will also increase investment in research and development to meet emerging needs in Christian education and in digital transformation and delivery of content to better equip schools and teachers, in the U.S. and abroad.

Mike Epp, ACSI Senior Vice President, Global, is excited about the Association’s push to create more strategic global partnerships and connections throughout the world with an intent to share and uphold best practices.

“There are thousands of schools around the globe that feel a connection with ACSI because they believe they are in a relationship with us, have been served by us, and want to belong to the worldwide Christian school movement. The exciting thing is they have much to offer and we can learn a lot from them,” Epp explained. “I’m particularly thrilled about the opportunity to deliver services through new and different methods to reach and connect educators and schools wherever they are.”

ACSI has more than 5,500 member schools worldwide and its services have impacted more than 25,000 other Christian schools in other parts of the world.

“We have a lot to share, and we’re inviting anyone involved with Christian education to discover our new offerings, including our all-new website that features an improved user experience and easier navigation for locating ACSI services and programs,” Taylor said. “While we are all facing challenges, the steadfast mission of ACSI and the cause of Kingdom education around the globe has never been more relevant and necessary. We believe the future is bright.”

To learn more about ACSI and the strategic plan, please visit the updated website at ACSI.org or Connect with the ACSI Care Team by calling 800-367-5391 or at careteam@acsi.org.

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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