2023 PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS
EXHIBITOR ENROLLMENT TERMS
The primary purpose of the exhibits at the 2023 Parliament of the World's Religions is to develop and encourage interfaith knowledge and to be of value to the attendees. It is expected that all exhibits will be conducted in such a way as to conform to that purpose. The Parliament reserves the right to deny any vendor booth space or sponsorship if the Parliament feels the exhibit material is not in keeping with the objectives of the Parliament.
The Guiding Principles of the 2023 Parliament are: (1) respectful dialogue: we listen and speak with respect (2) non-proselytizing: we do not attempt to convert others or speak derogatorily about any tradition (3) willingness to explore a wide variety of topics: we embody compassion as we engage in difficult conversations
Each standard booth shall be provided with an 8' high back wall drapery, 3' high side rails with drapery, and an ID sign. The standard furniture package for furnished booths includes (1) 6' table skirted and (2) plastic contour chairs. Additional furnishings and accessories are the sole responsibility of the exhibitor and must be ordered from the official General Services Contractor. Show Strategy will follow up with exhibitors for additional orders and logistical information.
Ownership and Use of Logos and Trademark
Sponsor/Exhibitor agrees it is not authorized or permitted to use the trademarks or logos for the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions or corresponding logo designs. In any and all actions surrounding the Event, Sponsor/Exhibitor agrees that any lawful use of Parliament’s trademarks shall be made solely in plain text and solely in purely factual and accurate statements regarding the cooperation and relationship of Sponsor/Exhibitor’s products with the Parliament. Under no circumstances will Sponsor/Exhibitor falsely state or imply any affiliation or partnership with the Parliament where no such relationship exists. Parliament will refuse access to the Event (and related materials and promotional activity) to any Sponsor/Exhibitor violating the above requirements. We encourage Sponsor/Exhibitor to use #2023PoWR to promote the event.
Audio and Visual
Audio and Video services can be ordered through the General Services Contractor. Exhibits which include the operation of audio and/or video equipment must keep volume levels at a minimum so as not to disturb fellow exhibitors.
Sponsors and/or their representatives agree that any charge incurred that is not covered in your sponsorship/exhibitor package will be the sole responsibility of the exhibitor/sponsor and all bills must be paid prior to departure from the McCormick Place Lakeside Center.
Sponsors/Exhibitors shall not injure or deface the walls of the building, the booths or the equipment in the booths. Any exhibitor breaking this policy will incur all costs to repair or replace items which have been injured or destroyed.
All materials used in displays must be flameproof and meet local fire regulations. All electrical wiring must conform to local codes. All exhibit materials must remain in the exhibit hall; solicitation in public areas outside the exhibit hall or distributed to guest rooms is strictly prohibited. Any persons or group violating this policy will be asked to leave the exhibit. Refunds will not be granted. Banners, signs or graphics cannot be placed on walls or public areas without explicit consent and approval from the Parliament. All product and signs must be kept within the booth space.
Food and Beverage
No food or other perishable items may be kept or sold on the exhibit premises. Smoking or consumption of alcoholic beverages in the exhibit hall is strictly prohibited.
Giveaway Promotional Item Distribution
Please make sure any documents or media distributed at your booth during the conference adhere to the branding and trademark guidelines provided above.
Terms of Cancellation
There will be no refunds, and balance for all space contracted must be paid in full. Unpaid balance is due at the time of cancellation. If because of war, fire, strike, Sponsor/Exhibitor facility construction or renovation project, government regulation, public catastrophe, Act of God, or the public enemy or other cause beyond the control of the Parliament, the event or any part thereof is prevented from being held or is canceled by the Parliament, the Parliament shall have no liability to the Sponsor/Exhibitor.
Sponsors/Exhibitors will not issue any press release regarding any of the terms and conditions without the express prior written consent of the Parliament of World’s Religions.
Applicable Laws and Approvals
Sponsor/Exhibitor shall abide by and observe all laws, rules regulations and ordinances of any applicable government authority. The Parliament reserves the right to approve all prospective exhibitors and sponsorships. The Parliament does not guarantee specific volumes or levels of attendance. Sponsors/exhibitors shall not be entitled to any refund, in full or in part based on attendance level(s). Sponsor/Exhibitors agree to receive Parliament's newsletters and emails containing updates and promotional material regarding the 2023 Parliament of the World's Religions. To withdraw consent, please select unsubscribe in the email or contact the Parliament directly.
Sponsors/Exhibitors and the Parliament will each warrant and represent that (i) their execution and performance of these terms or any resulting agreement does not violate, conflict with, or result in a material default under any other contract or agreement to which it is a party, or by which it is bound; (ii) it has the right and authority to enter into this agreement; and (iii) it will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Disclaimer of Liability; Insurance
A. THE PARLIAMENT AND ITS OFFICERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR, AND THEY ARE HEREBY RELEASED FROM LIABILITY FOR, ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, HARM OR INJURY TO THE PERSON OR PROPERTY OF THE SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR OR ANY OF ITS VISITORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, RESULTING FROM THEFT, FIRE, WATER OR ACCIDENT OR ANY OTHER CAUSE.
B. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR TO MAINTAIN APPROPRIATE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ITS PROPERTY AND LIABILITY.
Any matters and questions not covered by the Terms and Conditions are subject to the decision of The Parliament. The Parliament may amend these Terms and Conditions at any time. All amendments made shall be equally binding on all parties affected by them, as are the original regulations.