SEEK Sponsorship Information

This page has most of the logistical information you will need as you prepare to join us at conference. Once registered, please visit your personal portal for more specific information and necessary tasks to complete for your organization. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

Get a feel for what it's like to be a sponsor! Watch our video.

Booth Details

Each 10’ x 10’ booth will be furnished with (1) 6'x30" skirted table, (2) folding chairs, (1) 7"x44" booth ID sign, (1) waste basket with liner.

Please ensure your exhibit does not exceed the 10' x 10' booth space due to fire safety and traffic flow.

The exhibiting company offers additional rental options to make your space more unique (furniture, etc.). Those options will have an applicable charge. For more information, contact us at [email protected].

No outside food or beverage will be allowed in the convention center. However, if you would like to serve food or beverage at your booth, please contact our events team ([email protected]) and we can help you with your catering order.

Registration Deadline & Refund Policy

  • Registration is now open, and will be until November 1
  • Cancellations on or before September 1, 100% payment will be refunded
  • Cancellations on or before October 31, 50% of payment will be refunded
  • Registration will CLOSE and FULL PAYMENT is due on or before November 1
  • All cancellations after November 1 will not be refunded (Loss of full payment)

Reception, Check-in & Move Out

Sponsor/Booth Check-In & Move-In:
Coming soon!

Required Items to Submit

All required items will be listed on your "task list" on the FOCUS sponsorship portal. Please be mindful of deadlines as we can only ensure delivery of your benefits if they are received on time.

Hotel Information

Hotel booking is not yet open, but please see the task as indicated below closer to the event.

To book your hotel, refer to your Sponsor Portal Task list for the link, as is shown in the picture below:

You are welcome to book any accommodations of your choice. You are not required to stay in FOCUS selected hotels.

Shipping / Electricity / Wi-Fi Options for Your Booth

Depending on what you bring to conference and how you desire to set up your sponsorship space, there may be additional items which you may require. 

More information coming soon.

Scavenger Hunt

There will be a photo scavenger hunt through the mobile app. FOCUS will promote the scavenger hunt to attendees to help drive traffic to your booth. You’re encouraged to utilize the scavenger hunt by engaging attendees who come to your booth for the scavenger hunt, take pictures with them, etc!

Schedule & Venue

Full conference schedule coming! For current information, check out the SEEK21 website.

SEEK21 will be hosted at the America’s Center Convention Complex located on the 800 block of Washington Avenue in St. Louis, MO.

For a travel information, check out this transportation guide.

For parking information, check out the parking map.

First Time Sponsors

We're excited to have you join us! As first time sponsors of our conference, here are a few helpful tips:

  • Hotels are not included with your sponsorship. View hotel information here.
  • Wi-fi is not included with your sponsorship. Additional information about Wi-fi coming soon.
  • If you are shipping to the convention center, additional charges apply. Additional cost information coming soon.
  • To have a great experience, ensure you engage with the attendees. View best practices here. And, remember to have fun! 

  • Parking

    Sponsors will most likely choose to park in their hotel's parking lot or in the 6th & Convention Lot garage. Parking in this garage costs $17 per day. For additional parking options and information, take a look at this parking map

    Meals & Food

    Your SEEK21 sponsorship includes lunch , but your breakfast and dinner are not provided. 

    Other food options:

    No outside food or beverage will be allowed in the convention center. However, if you would like to serve food or beverage at your booth, please contact our events team ([email protected]) and we can help you with your catering order.  

    Best Practices

    Over the past few years, we have learned that the most successful sponsors are those who proactively engage attendees. Taking this information, we have put together a guide of best practices to help you make the most of your  sponsorship!

    What do you want to accomplish as a sponsor?

    • Once you’ve established your goals, you can begin to come up with some creative ideas
    • Most of our sponsors have one of the following goals:
      • Gather contact information
      • Sell products
      • Have conversations and make connections with attendees

    If you want to gather contact information:

  • Lead Generation Scanning Device (extra cost): Use a handheld device to scan attendees' wristbands to collect contact information and other demographic data for your organization to keep. You'll receive post-event reporting with the collected information. (No need for pen and paper!)  Applicable charges apply. Contact [email protected] for more information.  
    • Here is an example of what you'll receive:


    • Have an award or incentive for getting information
    • Have some fun props that attendees can take a picture of/with and then email that picture to the attendee after the conference Display your products on and behind your booth

    If you want to sell products:

    • Display your products on and behind your booth
    • Tell students as they walk by that they would look great in your apparel
    • Ask them if they’ve ever heard of anything you are selling

    If you want to have a presence at SEEK21, have conversations with attendees and make connections:

    • If you’re a religious sponsor, consider bringing a “How would you look in a habit/vestment” photo booth cut-out so students can take photos of themselves in it!
    • Fun props
    • Interactive games

    Other ways to generate traffic flow:

    • Stand in front of your table – don’t just sit behind it
    • Actively engage anyone who walks by
    • Make eye contact
    • Talk to them – do something fun!
      • "Do you want to sign up for a raffle?"
      • "Have you ever heard of the _________?"
      • Hand them an iPad with an interactive app or something that they can’t walk away with
    • Have students stop by your booth during a certain time to get a free giveaway
    • If there is enough buzz and excitement surrounding your booth, people will come and find you

    Remember, most of the attendees are college students, so you should engage them like college students!

    • College students have late hours
    • They don’t want to be marketed to
    • They want an experience
    • They love free stuff and food
    • They will rarely initiate a conversation with sponsors
    • Make yourself interesting and relevant to them!
    • Be casual. Anything too formal could make you seem unapproachable to students
    • Things to catch the eye:
      • Matching outfits
      • Interesting booth set up
      • Logos
      • Something fun!

    What to bring for your booths:

    • Laptop for video
    • Monitor, etc.
    • Posters
    • Brochures
    • Business cards
    • Signup sheets
    • Raffle prizes
    • Flair to help your booth look cool

    Booth Ideas

    To help match your organization with your ideal audience at conference, we ask you questions during the registration process. Attendees can then filter by category to view which sponsors align with their interests.


    St. Louis America's Center: As we are in the early phases of planning, we don't have the location of where our sponsors will be yet. 

    For more information, refer to the interactive map.

    FOCUS' Expectations

    FOCUS faithfully adheres to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. We strive to create a faith-filled, orthodox environment for conference attendees.

    For this reason, FOCUS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse applications, pull or close any exhibits or events that frustrate its mission or contradict the teachings of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church as outlined in the following profession of faith:

    With firm faith I believe and profess each and everything that is contained in the Symbol of faith, namely:

    I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

    With firm faith, I also believe everything contained in the word of God, whether written or handed down in Tradition, which the Church, either by a solemn judgment or by the ordinary and universal Magisterium, sets forth to be believed as divinely revealed.

    I also firmly accept and hold each and everything definitively proposed by the Church regarding teaching on faith and morals.

     Moreover, I adhere with religious submission of will and intellect to the teachings which either the Roman Pontiff or the College of Bishops enunciate when they exercise their authentic Magisterium, even if they do not intend to proclaim these teachings by a definitive act.

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