Booth Prices and Set Up
Vendor Hall setup will start Thursday morning at 8 am, with over three hours of shopping that evening from 4:30 pm to 8 pm. On Friday the exhibit hall will be open from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm, and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Each booth space includes two (2) vendor badges that cover admission to the entire conference. If you have children 12 or under, they will receive a child’s Exhibit Hall Only badge at no cost. If you would like your children to have access to the entire conference, you must pay a one time fee of $30, which covers all children in your family. Also, we sell additional non-child (13 and above) Exhibit Hall only badges for $39 each. Additional non-child full conference badges are $89.
Vendor Demonstrations ($65)
A limited number of vendor demonstrations are available, therefore each vendor will be limited to two (2). Demonstrations may be recorded for quality control purposes, but will no longer be included in the whole conference recordings. For an additional $100, you may have your demonstration professionally recorded and edited by Resounding Voice. You may then reproduce it yourself, or you may contract directly with Resounding Voice for onsite reproduction with no CHEC involvement. Requests for demonstrations that have all paperwork and payment submitted will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Demonstrations will not be processed until all paperwork and payment are submitted. Vendor Demonstrations requests will not be accepted after February 28th due to assignment and publication deadlines. More about vendor demonstrations
The Quality Inn has limited room space, so please make your reservations early: (303) 296-4000. There is a special conference rate, please mention Christian Home Educators of Colorado (“CHEC vendors and attendees” block). If you have any difficulty getting the group rate, please contact us. If you are unable to book a room at the Quality Inn, we recommend the Holiday Inn Denver Central (1-800-448-2296). In the past, they have bent over backwards to run timely shuttles and take good care of our vendors.
Electricity: The Mart does not provide extension cords. Please bring your own 15 – 25 foot extension cord(s) to plug into the outlet. Electrical Service Order Form Extra tables: Extra 4 ft., 6 ft., and 8 ft. tables without skirt and table covering are provided at no cost by the Mart. Extra tables must be ordered with the Mart’s form and the extra tables must be covered as the table tops are in poor condition. You may order table top and skirt for extra tables from the decorator or bring your own. Additional Equipment Order Form For ordering additional tables from the Mart. Additional top and skirting For ordering the top and skirt from the decorator. Phone lines:You may want to process credit cards at your office due to the price of a phone line. Telephone Order Form Wireless Internet Access Guide Wireless Internet access: $9.99 per day. Purchased at the conference. Please keep a copy of any form you mail in, and bring the copy and proof of payment to the conference in the event that your order is not filled.
Denver Mart will accept freight at no charge to the vendor. Freight will be accepted 10 business days prior to the conference. It will be stored and locked on Denver Mart dock. Freight delivered more than 10 business days before the event may be refused. More advance shipments information
All vans, campers, motor homes and other large vehicles will be required to park in the lots behind the pavilion building for security purposes, as well as to utilize all available parking. Exhibitors are encouraged to park in the lot across Washington Street.
Set up on Thursday
The Exhibit Hall will be available for setup on Thursday from 8am until 4:15pm. Denver Mart has three street level and three truck height loading docks for easy hand-truck or rolling-cart access. If you would prefer to set up on Wednesday, please contact us. All booths must be completely set up by 4:15pm, Thursday afternoon. Vendors who have not checked into the Exhibit Hall by 3:15pm on Thursday afternoon will forfeit their space with no refund, unless prior arrangements have been made. Please Note: Denver Mart does not allow children under the age of 10 in the complex during set-up and dismantling.
The Denver Mart requires that all food and beverage be provided by the Mart’s catering department. The Mart has a cash and carry cafe located in the exhibit hall area. Denver Mart does not allow outside food to be brought into the complex.
Vendors failing to submit final payment and all paperwork for their reserved booths by February 15 will have their space released to others on the waiting list. An additional 10% booth charge will also apply. Vendors from the previous conference who left deposits for booth space do not need to submit a catalog unless a new one has been developed. Returning vendors may not add new products to their exhibit booth beyond that which was represented to the Vendor Committee at the time of the original application without permission. In the event that your product line has changed or increased please submit a complete list and description of the new items you will be carrying.