Be Exhibitor

The Connections Hall
Exhibit Hall

Thousands of people come to Urbana, seeking direction and guidance. As they engage with what they are hearing and learning, they’ll be asking, “What’s next?”

THAT’S WHERE YOU COME IN!

You’ll have the opportunity to activate participants: praying with them and helping them discern where they fit into God’s global mission!

Who Can Exhibit?

The Urbana Connections Hall is specifically for

  • Mission–Sending agencies
  • Mission–Equipping agencies
  • Graduate School & Seminaries

All organizations must affirm InterVarsity’s Doctrinal Statement and be registered with the appropriate governmental agency for tax purposes.

While we recognize that political engagement is a legitimate Christian vocation which can advance God’s global mission, Urbana does not accept exhibitors whose primary focus involves legislative reform.

Urbana reserves the right to decline any application. Urbana will decline the applications of potential exhibitors when it deems, at its sole discretion, that the exhibitors’ presence, messages, or practices might disrupt the conference or might conflict with the goals of the conference’s sponsoring organizations even if the potential exhibitors otherwise meet the above criteria.

Specific Criteria

Mission-Sending Agencies

Organizations that are geared toward mobilizing students through sending internships, short-term, mid-term, and long-term mission opportunities.

  • Affirm InterVarsity’s Doctrinal Statement.
  • Have advancing God’s global mission as the vision and purpose of your organization.
  • Demonstrate affiliation, accountability, or partnership with an umbrella organization, network, or other reputable agencies.
  • Offer short-term, mid-term, and/or long-term opportunities or access to opportunities for kingdom service. These programs will be evaluated based on:
    • The training, mentoring, and pastoral care offered to participants through an established program, with attention paid to spiritual, relational, and cross-cultural matters.
    • The partnership with local churches and indigenous ministries in the area where the ministry serves.
  • Be registered with the appropriate governmental agency for tax purposes.

While we recognize that political engagement is a legitimate Christian vocation which can advance God’s global mission, Urbana does not accept exhibitors whose primary focus involves legislative reform.

Urbana reserves the right to decline any application. Urbana will decline the applications of potential exhibitors when it deems, at its sole discretion, that the exhibitors’ presence, messages, or practices might disrupt the conference or might conflict with the goals of the conference’s sponsoring organizations even if the potential exhibitors otherwise meet the above criteria.

Mission-Equipping Agencies

Organizations that are geared toward equipping students to go overseas through training, coaching, debt relief, and fundraising.

  • Affirm InterVarsity’s Doctrinal Statement.
  • Demonstrate affiliation, accountability, or partnership with an umbrella organization, network, or other reputable agencies.
  • Provide services, training programs that help directly equip students for a lifetime of global service; and/or provide fair trade business opportunities, business-as-mission opportunities, or internships that mobilize students.
  • Be registered with the appropriate governmental agency for tax purposes.

While we recognize that political engagement is a legitimate Christian vocation which can advance God’s global mission, Urbana does not accept exhibitors whose primary focus involves legislative reform.

Urbana reserves the right to decline any application. Urbana will decline the applications of potential exhibitors when it deems, at its sole discretion, that the exhibitors’ presence, messages, or practices might disrupt the conference or might conflict with the goals of the conference’s sponsoring organizations even if the potential exhibitors otherwise meet the above criteria.

Graduate Schools & Seminaries

Graduate schools and seminaries need to provide accredited and established degree programs in missiology, cross-cultural ministry, urban studies, or urban ministry and agree to InterVarsity’s Doctrinal Statement.

Be registered with the appropriate governmental agency for tax purposes.

Urbana reserves the right to decline any application. Urbana will decline the applications of potential exhibitors when it deems, at its sole discretion, that the exhibitors’ presence, messages, or practices might disrupt the conference or might conflict with the goals of the conference’s sponsoring organizations even if the potential exhibitors otherwise meet the above criteria.

Our Exhibitor Application Is Open
  1. Set up a new InterVarsity account or log in with your existing InterVarsity account.
  2. Fill out the application form and submit.
  3. Once your application has been received, it will take a few weeks for our team to review it, due the high volume of applications we receive.
  4. If accepted, you’ll receive a confirmation email from our team with instructions to register your organization and pay for your exhibit booth staff registrations.
  5. If your application is not accepted, you’ll receive an email from our team explaining why your application wasn’t accepted.
Exhibitor FAQs

How does the Exhibitor Application and Registration process work?

  1. Click here to apply.
  2. Set up a new InterVarsity account or log in with your existing InterVarsity account.
  3. Fill out the application form and submit.
  4. Once your application has been received, it will take a few weeks for our team to review it, due the high volume of applications we receive.
  5. If accepted, you’ll receive a confirmation email from our team with instructions to register your organization and pay for your exhibit booth staff registrations.
  6. If your application isn’t accepted, you’ll receive an email from our team explaining why your application wasn’t accepted.

If my organization has attended Urbana previously, do I still have to fill out another exhibitor application?

Yes. We ask all our exhibitors to go through our application process, even if you have attended a previous Urbana conference as an exhibitor.

What are the key dates and deadlines?

All Exhibit Booth Packages must be paid in full at the time of purchase.

  • September 2, 2022
    • Print advertising purchases close
    • Advertising artwork is due to the online advertising submission system
    • Last day to purchase Exhibit Booth Packages A-C
    • Exhibit Booth Package D rate increases
    • Last day to change the Exhibit Booth Package you selected
  • October 7, 2022
    • Last day to purchase Exhibit Booth Package D
  • October 14, 2022
    • Exhibitor Application closes
  • November 4, 2022
    • Exhibitor Booth Packages are no longer refunded.
    • Exhibitor purchases close within the system except for exhibit booth staff registrations and substitutions.
  • December 25, 2022 
    • Last day to purchase additional or substitute exhibit booth staff registrations.

Can I pick out my own booth space?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate special requests due to the volume of organizations that attend Urbana.

We do our best to strategically place your organization according to the Exhibit Booth Package you have selected in “neighborhoods” with similarly-minded organizations to help participants engage in a meaningful way.

I purchased a gift card at the last Urbana, can I use it for an exhibitor registration?

Unfortunately, gift cards may not be used to purchase exhibitor registrations, Exhibit Booth Packages, or exhibitor advertising, or other exhibitor purchases; they may only be used toward the purchase of student registrations.

Partnering with 250+ organizations

We recognize how crucial it is to have unity, collaboration, and partnership with organizations outside of our own – including yours. Come join these organizations and more to activate and encourage participants into God’s global mission.

Inside the Connections Hall at Urbana 22

Onsite at Urbana, you will be able to connect with hundreds of exhibiting organizations, schools, and seminaries that will help you take the next step in your journey. Inside the Connections Hall, we host organizations from all over the world, so that you can explore the many options available to you. Take a look at the growing list of who’s coming to Urbana 22!

Outreach

unreached people groups, Bible translation, evangelism, church planting, teaching abroad, educational ministries, engineering, civic development, media, technology, & the arts

Campus Engagement

campus ministries, campus outreach, international student work

Justice/Freedom

social justice, urban ministries, people at risk, refugee work, environment

Health/Medical

medical aid, clean water initiatives, counseling, psychology, mental health

College/Seminary

undergraduate/graduate programs, missionary training

Mission-Equipping

organizations that help other mission organizations thrive and grow and/or organizations that are geared toward equipping students to go overseas through training, coaching, debt relief, and fundraising

Contact Exhibits

Fill out the form below or email urbana.exhibits@intervarsity.org.

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