The City of Saints Teen Conference is the only Catholic Youth Conference held in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. More than 1,500 young people and their chaperones attend this 3 day conference hosted by Archbishop Jose Gomez and the Office of Religious Education.
Exhibiting at the City if Saints Teen Conference means that your brand will be in-front of Catholic teenagers, parish youth ministers, campus ministers, priests, religious, and other catechetical leaders. Young people and their chaperones are looking for products, goods, and resources to help them live out their call to sainthood and share the Gospel message in their parish and school communities.
The Plaza is our version of an exhibit hall. Along with vendors, the Plaza will feature booths from Catholic colleges, and religious communities, games, exhibits, speaker meet-and-greets, and more! As a requirement, each exhibitor must include something that is interactive and engaging at their booth. This could be an activity, demonstration, or something that the participants partake in doing.
Types of Booths
There are two types of booths available in the Plaza:
Informational Booths – Informational Booths are available for exhibitors looking to provide information only. Informational exhibitors may not sell or take orders for any product during the conference.
Retail Booths – Retail booths are available for exhibitors wanting to market or sell goods and services. Retail exhibitors may sell or take orders for products while at the conference.
All booths feature tables that are 2 ½ ‘ x 6’ . Wifi, access to electricity, and central trash. Table cloths, individual trash cans, and extension cords are not provided.
|Number of Tables||Informational||Retail|
Booths can be configured in an arrangement of your choosing. Booths that deviated from our suggested configurations must receive approval from our Plaza Coordinator.
Housing and Meals
As an exhibitor, you will receive complimentary access to our conference programming. However, meals and housing are not included in this package. Exhibitors can purchase meal and housing packages at the following rates:
|Type of Package||What’s Included||Price|
|Lodging and Meals||On Campus Housing and Meals for the duration of the City of Saints Teen Conference. Meals begin with lunch Friday and conclude with lunch Sunday.||$250 per person|
|Meals Only||Meal tickets can be purchased for a single meal, or for all meals throughout the conference. All meals are served buffet style in one of the many dining halls on campus.||$15 per meal|
Friday, August 3rd – 8:00am – 1:00pm
All exhibits must be installed and open by 1:00pm. Should an exhibitor not claim their space by 1:00pm, The City of Saints Teen Conference reserves the right to reallocate those spaces.
Hours of Operation
Exhibitors may enter the Plaza no more than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Exhibitors must vacate the Plaza within 30 minutes of our scheduled end time. All booths must be adequately staffed for the duration of the conference. If you are not able to staff your booth for the entire conference, please connect with our Plaza Coordinator to discuss the possibility of alternative arrangements.
Pre-Conference Time: 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Late Night – 10:00pm – 11:00pm
Morning: 7:00am – 9:00am
Afternoon: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Evening: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Late Night: 10:00pm – 11:00pm
Morning: 7:00am – 9:00am
Afternoon 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
Sunday, August 5th – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Exhibits must close by 2:00pm on Sunday. Exhibitors may not dismantle their exhibitors prior to the end of our conference.
Certificates and Requirements
ALL Exhibitors are required to complete and submit a Special Event’s Certificate, found here.
Companies in California
Any exhibitor with a Retail booth who is doing business within the State of California must have a seller’s permit. Copies of your seller’s permit must be submitted to our team prior to exhibiting at the City of Saints Teen Conference.
Companies Outside of California
A company selling products and doing business outside of the State of California will need to apply for a Temporary Seller’s Permit. Instructions can be found here.
The City of Saints Teen Conference requests that all exhibitors include an interactive component in their exhibit. This could be a game, give-away, activity, etc. The purpose of this is to encourage interaction between the participants and the exhibitors.
Space is Limited. Please submit a completed application today.