Invitation to Exhibit
You are invited to exhibit at the biennial conference of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, being held July 10-13 in Minneapolis. This national conference attracts over 400 musicians from Lutheran congregations across the United States. Vendors are invited to exhibit during the first part of the conference, when there will be a special focus on the industry and exhibits.
Due to the fact that part of this conference will be held in offsite locations, an effort has been made to condense all of the exhibit time and many of the reading sessions into the beginning of the conference. This will allow vendors to reduce their time at the conference should they choose to do so.
Sunday, July 9
Vendor set-up 4-8 p.m.
Vendors Open – 8:30 p.m. (cash bar)
Monday, July 10
8:30 – 12:30 Vendors Open
Reading Sessions and unopposed exhibit time
Afternoon/Early Evening – Exhibits closed (conferees are at St. Olaf College)
9:00 – 11:00 p.m. – Desert reception/Cash Bar in Vendor area
Tuesday, July 11
Morning – Conferees away
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Exhibits Open
9:15-11:00 p.m. – Wine and Cheese reception – Exhibits Open
Wednesday, July 12
10:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Vendors Open
Vendors close for good at 2:15
Vendor breakdown until 5:00 p.m.
The conference continues in offsite locations until Thursday noon.
$300 for first table; $25.00 for each additional table (limit 5 tables).
Electrical and AV needs (including Wifi) are the responsibility of each individual exhibitor and can be ordered directly from the hotel. Basic Wifi is available for $17/day per device.
Electrical Order Form
AV Order Form
Several multi-publisher choral reading sessions, as well as organ and handbell repertoire sessions are planned. All exhibiting companies will be invited to participate. To be eligible for inclusion in the reading sessions, a commitment to exhibit must be received by March 15, 2017. Approximately 400 copies of each title
Each registered vendor will receive two complimentary conference registrations. Registrations include a ticket to the Tuesday evening National Lutheran Choir concert as well as some meals. Vendors are expected to have their booths open during the stated exhibit hours each day. At other times, vendors are welcome to attend conference activities.
When you complete the vendor registration form, you will be asked to let us know which meals you plan to eat with the group. This will help us to get an accurate count and avoid paying for meals that are not used. Available meals are: Monday dinner (hotel dinner during the ALCM business meeting); Tuesday lunch at Westminster Presbyterian (to be eaten during regional meetings); and Wednesday dinner at St. John's, Collegeville.
The bus pass is not included in anyone's registration. It includes transportation to St. Olaf College on Monday afternoon (and includes a box lunch) and St. John's, Collegeville on Wednesday afternoon/evening. Because the Wednesday off-site activity occurs during vendor breakdown, vendors may purchase bus passes for both Monday and Wednesday individually. This option is not available to conference registrants.
If you have any questions or need more information, contact Cheryl Dieter at email@example.com or by phone at 800-624-2526.