Letter to Vendors
We appreciate your interest in the Native American Critical Issues Conference. The conference is held on Zoom March 10-12, 2022 8:30-2pm ET. The vendor rooms are held on Zoom March 10 and 11, 12:45-1:45pm. Vendors are required to attend a Prep Test and sign in at least 15 minutes early.
The Virtual Platform
To protect the health and safety of our community members, this year the conference will be hosted on Zoom, which changes our capacity to accommodate interactive elements of each Vendor Booth. Early preparation and communication are critical pieces of the virtual conference puzzle.
Vendors are required to:
Pay the vendor fee by mail,
Schedule and attend a group 30-minute “Prep Test” with the Technology Support team prior to the conference, regardless of experience with Zoom, which is scheduled to take place February 21, 2022, time TBD,
Submit any material(s) prior to the conference to be uploaded to the website,
During the event, Vendors manage their own screen-sharing of content if they choose to share a slideshow, PowerPoint, or other material,
Log onto the conference at least 15 minutes prior to the Vendor Sessions.
The group Vendor Prep Test is scheduled for March 8, 2022. More details will become available.
Fee is $50 per vendor, per website reference included. Contact Dr. Martin Reinhardt if you have any questions.
You may pay the fee with an additional service fee through Eventbrite here. Otherwise please send completed forms and a check or money order made out to Michigan Indian Education Council to:
Michigan Indian Education Council
C/O Melinda Hernandez
101 Loree Dr.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Ways to Engage
Vendors are responsible for all merchant related details, including the showcase of their materials or information and collecting payment. Vendors will be able to interact with attendees during the conference in the following ways:
Share a brief 3 minute introduction at the beginning of each Vendor Session to explain your company,
Join and manage your company's unique breakout room "booth" within the Vendor Session,
Meet one-on-one with attendees who join your breakout room booth,
“Share Screen” a PowerPoint or PDF presentation if you choose,
Use the “chat” feature to talk directly with attendees within your breakout room booth, and
Have company website/information posted to this website where attendees can easily browse.
By submitting this form, you are agreeing to the above-listed requirements of each vendor.
All submissions will be reviewed by MIEC, who will be in touch with you.