Exhibitor Invitation

Learn about being an exhibitor at General Synod 34.

Join us June 30 – July 4, 2023, for the United Church of Christ’s Thirty-fourth General Synod in the beautiful Indiana Convention Center located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana (approximately 17 minutes from Indianapolis International Airport).  It is our pleasure to invite you to reserve your space in the General Synod Exhibit Hall in the Indianapolis Convention Center where you will connect with over 2,000 event participants!

All exhibitors and anyone assisting exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall must register for General Synod. Registration is now open, please visit https://generalsynod.org/ to register.

The General Synod registration fee for exhibitors who are providing information and other resources is $275, the United Church of Christ Board once again approved a special discounted registration fee of $125 for those exhibitors that are primarily sales.

Exhibit space is reserved in 10 ft. x 10 ft. blocks. The charge for the first block is $525.00 and the charge for each additional adjoining block is $375. Each block includes 1 covered table, 2 chairs, and 1 wastebasket. Any request for change in your original online exhibit space reservation must be made via Sherri Smith at smiths@ucc.org

Please take the following steps to officially register for General Synod, reserve your exhibit


  • Visit https://generalsynod.org/ Click on the “Registration” link and follow the instructi Select “Exhibitor” as your registration type only if you are the person who will pay for the exhibit space with a credit card during your registration process. Otherwise, select “Visitor” as the registration type. If you have selected “Exhibitor” because you will pay for the exhibit space, you will be required to provide a brief description of your exhibit as you would like it to appear on the Synod App.
  • Once you have provided your exhibit description, you will be able to reserve and pay for exhibit space. As mentioned above, this space is reserved in 10 ft. x 10 ft. blocks. Simply select the number of blocks that best meets your exhibit needs. Exhibit space reservations are made in the order in which they are received. Early reservations are encouraged since the Exhibit Hall usually sells out. Exhibit fees will only be refunded in full if it is determined that we are unable to accommodate your exhibit.
  • After you have completed your online Synod registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with a link to make and pay for your hotel reservation. Please note that the discounted hotel rates listed above are ONLY available through this link to the Indianapolis online housing bureau. Hotels will not accept reservations through direct phone calls.

The Indianapolis Convention Center is connected by skywalks to all four of the hotels that were contracted at the special discounted rates listed below (before tax).

  • The Westin Indianapolis ($155)
  • Marriott Indianapolis Downtown ($159)
  • Hyatt Regency Indianapolis ($155)
  • Omni Severin Indianapolis ($155)

Exhibitor Move-in:     Thursday, June 29, 2023: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-in:     Friday, June 30, 2023: 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Opens:    Friday, June 30, 2023: at noon.
Exhibitor Move-out:   Tuesday, July 4, 2023: 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.

All exhibits are expected to remain intact and be staffed during all Exhibit Hall hours until noon on July 4th. The General Synod Agenda is still being developed. Daily Exhibit Hall hours will be communicated as soon as the Synod agenda is finalized.  Please visit the UCC General Synod website at https://generalsynod.org/ regularly for the latest information.

If you cancel your General Synod registration and exhibit space reservation by May 31, 2023, you will be refunded your registration and exhibit fees minus $100. We are unable to provide refunds after May 31, 2023.



If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at smiths@ucc.org or by phone at 216-736-3234.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 34th General Synod of the United Church of Christ.

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