Thank you for your interest in being a sponsor or exhibitor for the 2014
Catholic Social Ministry Gathering. These are wonderful ways that your
organization can support this important annual effort to bring together
national leaders in Catholic social ministry to focus our attention,
coordinate strategies, renew our spirits, and lift our voices about the
important work we carry out throughout the year, and across the United
States and the world.
Becoming a sponsor or exhibitor for CSMG 2014
also provides your organization an opportunity to introduce your
programs, services, and products to influential leaders shaping the
future of Catholic social ministry, policy advocacy, parish life, campus
ministry and the Church's interaction with civil society for the
promotion of the common good. Sponsorship of CSMG, in particular,
provides your organization high visibility as a supporter of the
Catholic Church's mission to promote human life and dignity both in the
United States and internationally.
To be a part of this important effort download our CSMG 2014 Sponsor and Exhibitor Kit. Please keep in mind the following important deadlines.
- December 31, 2013: deadline for receipt of Sponsor Pledge Forms and contributions in order to be included in printed materials for the Gathering.
- January 10, 2014: final deadline for receipt of Exhibitor Applications and payment or Sponsor Pledge Forms and contributions.
Further Information for Exhibitors and Sponsors
1. What do exhibitors display at CSMG?
Successful CSMG exhibitors often provide useful information to attendees
about materials, programs and services that promote social justice, peace, diversity, human
life and dignity, and global and domestic concerns. Increasingly, CSMG
exhibitors also include organizations that provide formation and
professional education for ministry and social service, as well as
volunteer programs that foster emerging leaders and build capacity for
Catholic social ministry. Exhibitors may include a wide range of groups
interested in the social teaching and ministry of the Church including
advocacy organizations; religious orders and congregations; Catholic
publishers; catechetical programs; ecological and fair trade movements,
and Catholic artists and artisans. In recent years the Gathering has
attracted an average of 500 participants.
2. How will permission to exhibit or agreement of sponsorship be confirmed?
Once applications or pledge forms have been approved
you will receive a confirmation e-mail from CSMG staff, along with an
invoice for any outstanding fee/contribution and special instructions
for completing online registration. All fees/contributions must be
received no later than January 10,
2014. Exhibit space is assigned first to CSMG partner organizations,
and after that on a first received, first assigned basis. No space
assignment will be confirmed until payment is received in full. All
exhibits must be approved in advance, and must be compatible with the
mission of CSMG and the teaching of the Catholic Church.
3. What is the cost of exhibiting at CSMG?
The fee for a 6-foot exhibit table from Sunday, February 2 to Wednesday,
February 5, 2014 will be $291.50 (including a 6% bank credit card/check
processing fee). Payment by check or
credit card will be arranged through online registration.
4. How can exhibitors and sponsors attend events of the Gathering?
The exhibitor fee does
not include admittance to events of the Gathering, for which separate
registration is required. Approved exhibitors will be provided with
special registration instructions including the option for combined
registration to exhibit at and attend CSMG 2014. Click here to see a schedule of registration fees
. Most of the suggested sponsorship levels for CSMG 2014 include one or more complimentary registrations for the full Gathering.
5. When and where do I ship my materials to be exhibited?
Items and materials for exhibition can be shipped in advance to the Omni Shoreham Hotel following the guidelines of our model shipping label
. Please DO NOT ship your items to the hotel prior to Wednesday, January 29, 2014. The hotel will charge an additional $25.00 per day for all days beyond the three-day package reception window. Notify Nicole Germain (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday, January 31, 2014, with the total number of packages shipped and a description of the contents. Packages/boxes will be delivered to your pre-assigned exhibit table. Please note that you will be charged after the Gathering if you incur excess storage/handling fees from the hotel.
6. What are the exhibit hours?
Exhibit setup is on Sunday, February 2, 2014 from 8:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, February 3, 2014
8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
8:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
The exhibit breakdown period
begins on Wednesday, February 5,
2014 at 12:30 p.m. and all exhibits must be
removed from the Exhibit Hall no later than 3:00 p.m. It is the exhibitor's responsibility to remove all exhibit materials from
the Exhibit Hall before the hall closes. The exhibitor is also responsible for the packing and shipping of
any materials at the conclusion of the Gathering.
7. How will I keep my items secure if I am away from the exhibit area?
Security of all exhibited items is the exhibitor's responsibility. The USCCB, other CSMG partner organizations, and the Omni Shoreham Hotel
will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items, or for any items
are left at the hotel after the breakdown period.
8. What if I experience problems with my exhibit once I get to the hotel? Whom should I contact?
Leave a message (include your name, organization, cell phone number and hotel room number if applicable) for Nicole Germain at the CSMG Registration Desk. Please note, the hotel staff will not respond to requests.
The staff of USCCB-JPHD and the Gathering reserves the right to remove exhibits or displays that are not
compatible with the mission of CSMG and the teaching of the Catholic