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Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the 2023 National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). This section contains information you should consider when deciding whether showing at NCYC is right for you. Please read each section to ensure you know what is expected and what to expect.
Please pay particular attention to the Safe Environment section, as these requirements may be less familiar to many exhibitors.
NCYC includes an interactive exhibit hall (hereinafter “IEH”) that combines traditional exhibiting with active service, artistic, and recreational opportunities, as well as catechetical and educational experiences for the participants. The IEH also features Catholic musicians, entertainers, religious communities, and colleges and universities.
The IEH gathers an extensive array of providers of catechetical and youth ministry resource materials, advocacy groups, and national youth-serving organizations. These companies and organizations market various products, services, and resources for youth and adults serving the young church. NCYC is a unique opportunity to share your services, products, and resources with Catholic youth ministry leaders at the diocesan, parish, Catholic high school, movement, and family levels. These dedicated adults need innovative ways to engage young people in our shared faith.
NFCYM values participation in NCYC by exhibitors who view NCYC as an opportunity to resource, network, and be present to young people and adults whose pastoral work includes young people. Ideally,
In selecting and placing exhibitors, NFCYM prioritizes (1) sponsors, (2) members, (3) nonprofit, education, and informational organizations (4) retailers.
Configurations: Linear, Corner, Perimeter, End Cap, Peninsula, and Island.
Booth Cost per 10’x10′:
Each booth comes with the following:
NFCYM discounts booth rates for sponsors and eligible members. NFCYM reserves the right to adjust rates if we cannot verify your sponsorship or member status as well as limit the number of booths an applicant may purchase.
See the official rules and regulations for comprehensive details regarding booth arrangement.
To help you assess whether exhibiting at NCYC is a good fit for your organization, ask yourself if your organization’s products, services, or message is directed to Catholic:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then NCYC will likely be a good match for your organization. Before you proceed to apply for exhibit space, you also need to consider the following:
Finally, to make your NCYC exhibit experience enjoyable, read the official rules and regulations document.
Because most NCYC participants are minors, all exhibit booth personnel must abide by NFCYM’s exhibitor code of conduct and will limit their interactions with participants to that which is appropriate to their role at NCYC, including not being alone with an unrelated minor.
Exhibit booth personnel who are compliant with their home diocese’s safe environment policies may be credentialed as “safe environment compliant” upon submission of this form.
All exhibits and exhibitors are subject to the official rules and regulations of the NCYC interactive exhibit hall (IEH). Registered exhibitors assume responsibility for making sure that all booth personnel understand and abide by the terms, conditions, general information, and official rules and regulations. Exhibitors are also bound by the policies and general operating procedures found in the Facilities Guide of the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium (ICCLOS), which may change without notice. Failure to observe these rules, regulations, and policies may jeopardize the exhibitor’s space assignments and right to exhibit at future NFCYM conferences.
If you have any questions, please contact the Exhibits Manager.
All exhibits and exhibitors are subject to the official rules and regulations of the NCYC interactive exhibit hall (IEH). Registered exhibitors assume responsibility for making sure that all booth personnel understand and abide by the terms, conditions, general information, and official rules and regulations. Exhibitors are also bound by the policies and general operating procedures found in the LONG BEACH FACILITY GUIDE, which may change without notice. Failure to observe these rules, regulations, and policies may jeopardize the exhibitor’s space assignments and right to exhibit at future NFCYM conferences.
The floor plan has been approved by the Indianapolis Fire Marshal! It is being programmed as an interactive file in the exhibitor portal which is available to accepted applicants.
Our sponsors play a crucial role in the success of NCYC. We believe in partnering with organizations that aim to further the advancement of pastoral ministry to youth and to serve the young Church. To learn more visit the NCYC Sponsorship Page.
Your support ensures that generations of young Catholics have the opportunity to experience Christ in new and exciting ways.
Mari Pablo is a proud Hispanic and cradle Catholic whose life was wrecked in the best possible way when she finally decided to stop fighting and surrender it all to Him. Mari has joyfully worked in youth ministry for over fifteen years, both as a youth minister and theology teacher, and as a presenter for Ascension Press. Mari has a deep love for food but an even greater love for Christ and is dedicated to helping others encounter Him.
Sister Josephine is a native Texan, raised baptist in Houston Texas. Jesus called her to religious life in 2011 and in 2020 Sister made her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She ministers as a licensed mental health counselor, and also serves on the community vocations team and as a national speaker.
The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.