Where is this year's conference?
St. Paul College
325 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102
How do I register as a vendor?
What are the costs for vendors?
$80 per table (booth)
$30/outlet for electricity
$12 Boxed Lunch (Saturday)
What size are the booths/what is included?
• Each space you reserved is approximately 8 x 8 feet.
• Each space includes one 6-foot banquet table.
• Two folding chairs are provided for each vendor.
Returning vendors: note that booth and table sizes are smaller than past years.
• Tablecloths and skirting are not included.
• Pipe and drape dividers are not available.
Minnesota Catholic Home Educators and St. Paul College are not responsible for losses due to damage or theft.
Do I need to submit a MN Department of Revenue form ST 19 if I am not making sales?
We are required to have this form on file for each exhibitor at the Conference. We will email it to you when we receive your vendor application. If you are not making sales or are not required to collect sales tax for some other reason, check the appropriate box in the "exemption" section.
Where do I park?
Vendors and attendees can park in any lot or the ramp for no charge. Oversized vehicles and vehicles with trailers may park overnight near the loading dock (north side).
Where do I unload?
Directions for unloading will be sent with the vendor confirmation in May.
Is there internet access available?
Wireless internet access is available throughout campus.
Should I bring my own carts?
We encourage you to bring your own cart if you must have one. A limited number of carts and moving dollies available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Will there be Conference staff available to help me move materials to my booth?
No, unfortunately we do not have the resources for that service.
I paid for electricity. How can I access it?
If you requested electricity, your table will have access to one plug-in only. You must bring your own 50-foot extension cord.
I represent a K-12 Catholic school. Can I be a vendor?
While we appreciate the important contributions made by authentically Catholic schools, the focus of this conference is particularly on those who choose to home educate. Unless your school has some service to offer to this community, you would not qualify as a vendor.
Can my family members help at my booth?
Youth family members who assist at your booth must be supervised at all times and must also wear a vendor name tag at all times. It's helpful if they also wear a t-shirt or other garment identifying them as a representative of your business.
How can I find a Conference worker if I have a question?
All Conference workers will be wearing bright blue bowling shirts.
How am I identified as a vendor?
Name tags are provided when you arrive. All vendors are required to wear this name tag identifying them as a vendor for the entire Conference. Your vendor name tag admits you to the vendor area only. Anyone who wants to attend workshops or keynotes must register for the Conference.
What is the vendor cancellation policy?
•Full refunds can be issued any time before the vendor registration deadline (April 30).
•Partial refunds can be issued between April 30 and May 7.
•Refunds cannot be issued after May 7.
May I bring my own food into the conference?
Yes, you may bring your own food and drink into the conference.
Do I need to collect sales tax?
The best place to find an authoritative answer to that question is on the MN Department of Revenue's web site.
Frequently Asked Questions
MN State Sales Tax Instructional Booklet
What is the sales tax in this area?
Non-exempt vendors (Minnesota and out-of-state) must charge sales tax on taxable purchases made at the Conference.
The current local rate is 7.625%. (6.875% Minnesota sales tax plus a 0.5% St. Paul tax, and 0.25% Transit Improvement Tax)
7.625% Tax Rate Chart
However, if a homeschool has a tax-exempt number, you do not have to collect sales tax on purchases related to homeschooling (textbooks,
art supplies, etc.). Tax-exempt homeschools must provide vendors with a Certificate of Exemption (Form ST3). (You may want to make extra copies of Form ST3 for your customers.) These forms must be retained in your records.
Where can I find an ATM?
There is an ATM near the elevators in the middle of the building.
I know this is a Catholic conference. Can I bring materials produced by non-Catholic sources?
Yes, you may. We only ask that the material you offer not conflict with the teachings of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. You must remove any item that does not meet this requirement. If you have any questions, please contact us in advance.
What is the schedule?
Friday, June 2, 2023
4 - 8:30 p.m. Curriculum Fair & Used Book Sale
7 p.m. Special Presentation (Theater)
8:30 p.m. Vendor Area Closes
Saturday, June 3, 2023
8:30 a.m. Vendor Area Opens
9:30 a.m. Keynote (Theater)
11 a.m. Workshop Session I
12 p.m. Lunch (Pre-ordered boxed lunches delivered)
12:30 p.m. Special Needs Parents Gathering
1:30 p.m. Workshop Session II
3 p.m. Special Presentation (Theater)
5 p.m. Vendor Area Closes; Conference Ends