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Call for Exhibitors and Vendors

Deadline: June 29, 2018 Due to the high response rate, the submission period for exhibitor and vendor applications is closed.

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

General Exhibitor and Vendor Information 

Exhibitors and vendors will be provided with one table and two chairs. Set-up will begin on Monday, July 30. Tear-down will begin on Thursday, August 2.

Please direct any questions to Samuel Brewster.

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 of Information Technology (OIT) and Office or Resource Access and Partnerships (ORAP) retain the right to assign and/or change exhibit locations. OIT/ORAP reserve 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 meeting facility.

Disclaimer: Selection by the IHS to participate as an exhibitor or a vendor at the IHS Partnership Conference does not constitute an endorsement or government sanction of those non-government entities, services, or products.

  1. Exhibitors and vendors are responsible for any damages to the meeting facility. Neither OIT/ORAP, the meeting facility nor any prime contractor shall be responsible for damages or losses incurred by exhibitors/vendors, including but not limited to theft or accidents.
  2. 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 OIT/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.