Marketplace Vendor Information


The APCE Marketplace includes 50 vendors and exhibitors, as well as the PC(USA) Store (the Event bookstore), stocked with their newest resources, and titles and materials from other publishers. The Marketplace is the community center for our Annual Event, and we are excited for your organization to join this community of Partners in Christian Education. Come alongside our conference leadership as they fill conference participants’ thirst and we together learn about God’s gift of living water, seeking justice and joy.

The 2024 APCE Annual Event Marketplace
This year, the Marketplace is in the main corridor of the Union Station Hotel, making it an Open Air Marketplace. The unique feature of this venue is that participants walk through the Marketplace daily as they commute to worship, plenary, workshops, etc. Lodging and the whole conference is in one center, and ours is the only conference scheduled. Twenty-four-hour security is provided, as well as drapes to cover tables when the Marketplace is closed. The Marketplace is closed during Worship so all may attend.

We are also unveiling a new concept: the Artisan Market, an interactive experience where local artists and tradespeople can share their crafts. Annual Event attendees can purchase experiences as well as homemade goods in the Artisan Market.

Marketplace booths include: 10’ x 10’ pipe and drape booth, 6’ table with 2 chairs with black linen tablecloth, waste basket, and small identification sign. Additional signage, carpets, and booth items may be purchased for a fee through the Pipe and Drape company. All shipping and handling is done directly through the Pipe and Drape company ahead of time. A booth rental includes four (4) Vendor nametags with Organization name ONLY. These nametags do not grant the exhibitor access to any part of the conference except the Marketplace and Worship. Individual meal tickets may also be purchased separately for exhibitors.

Set up is Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Marketplace hours include: 

Wednesday, January 24,                10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Opening Day

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for Opening Celebration

Thursday, January 25,                     11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (lunch provided)

Friday, January 26,                          8:00 a.m.— 9:15 a.m.  Special Event

A Continental Breakfast in the Marketplace

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Take down is Friday, January 26, 2024, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

High-top tables and chairs are available for displays and conversations, with no sales (including online purchases) permitted.  These are designed for seminaries and foundations to meet and greet prospects, alumni, etc., and include only a high-top table and chairs and a small sign.   Exhibitors at high-top tables selling items will be fined a booth fee and asked to leave the Marketplace for the remainder of the Annual Event.

Partnership opportunities are available for exhibitors to show their support of APCE’s mission to connect, enrich, empower, and sustain partners in Christian education by sponsoring a special event or an entire day of the APCE Annual Event. If your organization is interested in helping sponsor a special event or day at the 2024 Annual Event, we want to hear from you! Please contact

Exhibitor event registrations may be purchased for a fee through the APCE website.  A discount of $100 off each of two (2) Registrations per vendor will be provided for Marketplace vendors and exhibitors.  Event registration includes all aspects of the conference including meals with the conference nametag.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
APCE recognizes that plans and needs change professionally and personally for our vendors. We also value the contracts and partners that make the Marketplace possible. Holding these two values together, we offer a 90% refund for vendor cancellations 3 months prior to the event start date (10% of each payment is used for administrative and processing fees).

Cancellation refund requests made after October 24, 2023, will not be refunded.

If, for any reason, the 2024 APCE Annual Event does not take place in-person, vendors will be refunded 50% of the registration fee and added to the Virtual Marketplace.

If neither an in-person conference nor a virtual conference takes place, vendors will receive 100% of the registration fee back.

Vendor Registration

All invited vendors are approved by designated members of the APCE Annual Event Ministry Team with the expectation that vendors’ resources and mission statements are compatible with the Christian and Reformed traditions of the five APCE denominations. Vendors must agree and adhere to the Marketplace Covenant and Guidelines.

Please complete the form below to register as a vendor and submit your payment. Once approved, you will receive further information. If your request for a vendor booth or high-top table is not approved, you will receive a full refund.

If you have questions not covered here, please email

Sponsorship opportunities are available through the APCE Endowment Committee.  Please notify us at   if you would like more information about expanded levels of support.