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Call for Exhibitors and Vendors

Deadline: August 4, 2017

The Indian Health Service welcomes and encourages interested individuals and programs to showcase their programs or art as an exhibitor or vendor. We will review all requests and will respond within a week of the closing date.

General Exhibitor and Vendor Information

Exhibitors and vendors will be provided with one 6-foot table and two chairs from August 21-24, 2017. Set-up will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 21. Exhibits must be ready by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22. Tear-down can begin at 1 PM on Thursday, August 24. Request for power/power strips, additional chairs, A/V, etc., must be coordinated through the hotel directly and all fees and charges will be the responsibility of the Exhibitor/Vendor. The conference planners, contractors, hotel, and sponsors are not responsible for the security of any Exhibitor/Vendor materials.

To Apply

The application submission period closed on Friday, August 4, 2017.

Please direct any questions to Sharon Folgar.

Exhibitor and Vendor Terms and Conditions

  1. Exhibit and vending space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. There are a limited number of spaces available, and submitting an application does not guarantee a space. The Indian Health Service (IHS), Office or Resource Access and Partnerships (ORAP) retains the right to assign and/or change exhibit locations. The IHS ORAP reserves the right to refuse exhibit space to any applicant whose exhibit is not consistent with the mission of the conference or the rules and regulations of the hotel.

    Disclaimer: Selection by the IHS to participate as an exhibitor or a vendor at the 2017 IHS Partnership Conference does not constitute an endorsement or government sanction of those non-government entities, services, or products.
  2. Exhibitors and vendors are responsible for any damages to the hotel property. The IHS ORAP nor the hotel or any prime contractor shall be responsible for any damages or losses incurred by exhibitors/vendors, including but not limited to theft or accidents.
  3. Exhibitors and vendors are responsible for arranging all of their logistical and other needs including but not limited to audiovisual equipment and shipping.

In submitting an exhibitor/vendor application, the exhibitor/vendor or authorized representative:

  1. Confirms and accepts the Terms and Conditions, which have been incorporated herein and are made a part hereof; and
  2. Agrees to abide by these Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to all matters pertaining to liability and risk, in the event this application is accepted by the IHS ORAP.

United States Indian Arts and Crafts Act

Anyone applying as an Indian artisan must comply with the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (P.I. 101-644), which prohibits misrepresentation in marketing of Indian arts and crafts products within the United States. The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 is a truth-in advertising law. It is illegal to offer or display for sale or to sell any art or craft product in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian-produced, an Indian product, or the product of a particular Indian tribe. Under the Act:

  1. Indian is defined as a member of a state or federally recognized tribe or certified Indian artisan;
  2. Certified Indian artisan means an individual who is certified by the governing body of an Indian tribe as a nonmember Indian artisan;
  3. Indian product means any art of craft product made by an Indian; and
  4. Indian labor makes the Indian art or craft object an Indian product.

Please note the following two definitions of Indian tribe: 1. Any federally recognized Indian tribe, band, nation, Alaska Native village, or organized group or community. 2. Any Indian group that has been formally recognized as an Indian tribe by a state legislature or by a state commission or similar organization legislatively vested with state tribal recognition authority.