Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Quaker Exhibits and Presentations

This information is about the 2017 Gathering. Check back in March 2018 for information specific to the 2018 Gathering at the University of Toledo.


National and regional Quaker organizations will make scheduled afternoon presentations.  Complete the Quaker Presentation Request Form by June 5, 2017 (the deadline was extended.) We are not able to provide digital projectors for these presentations.  Gathering staff will inform you by June 15 of the time and date of your presentation. Due to a limited number of time slots, we may not be able to accommodate all requests.


Exhibits by Quaker-related organizations, communities, schools or interest groups will be displayed by advance arrangement. Reservations are only complete when payment has been received. Exhibit space is limited and may sell out. We will process paid-in-full advance reservations on a first-come, first-served basis in the order that they are completed. All exhibit space will be for freestanding tabletop exhibits. There will not be floor or wall space available this year. There are no electrical outlets available for our use. No exhibit may exceed 8 linear feet. The deadline for requesting exhibit space is May 31. Nothing may be sold in the Exhibits area. Please do not solicit donations for items included in an exhibit. If you are interested in selling goods, please see information on consignment reservations. 

Exhibit prices :

  • Table space: $10/linear foot (2, 4, 6, or 8 feet only)

The earliest time that exhibits may be set up is mid-afternoon on Sunday.  While exhibitors are responsible for setting up and taking down their exhibits, an Exhibit Coordinator will be available to answer questions as you set up your table/space. Blue painters' tape only may be used for hanging signs from tables. Exhibits must be removed by 5:00 PM on Friday, July 7. Anything remaining on the tables after 5:00 p.m. Friday will incur additional rental fees for the exhibitor and FGC. Please do not leave any literature behind. In late May our exhibits coordinator will send you information in case you need to ship a display to Niagara University.

Please be aware that when the building is open, the exhibit area will not be supervised. Any and all items in the display are the exhibitor’s responsibility.

Click here to reserve exhibit space.

Free Table for Leaflets and Flyers

The exhibit hall usually includes a table for leaflets and flyers if there is space. We do not yet know whether there will be space. If you leave materials on this table, please follow the following guidelines:

  • No more than two documents per organization (or, if no organization, per person)
  • Documents only - no displays, and especially nothing three dimensional.  A petitition is considered a document.
  • For each document, provide the name and contact information for a Gathering registrant.

Items that do not meet these requirements will be removed from the leafletting table. See detailed policy regarding unacceptable materials.