If you’re registered as an exhibitor or sponsor, please check out the Quick Facts below as you prepare for Jubilee 2019!
A History of the CCO & Jubilee
Hotel Information/Making Your Reservation
Location of Exhibits
Onsite Registration Details for Exhibitors/Sponsors
Inbound Shipping Information
Helpful Hints for Exhibiting and Wireless Info
Dates to Remember
In the late 1960s, several pastors and youth workers saw a need in western Pennsylvania. Hundreds of teenagers were coming to Christ through Young Life and other local youth ministries, but when they went off to college, there were few opportunities for them to continue to grow in their faith. These leaders organized a coalition of churches to address the need for campus ministry. And so the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach) was formed in 1971 as an interdenominational Christian ministry. What began as a group of four staff people working with students at three schools has grown to 261 staff people currently working on 116 campuses across the mid-Atlantic region and midwest. We estimate that over a million students have been touched by the CCO’s ministry.
When the first Jubilee conference took place in downtown Pittsburgh in 1977, hundreds of college students crowded into the standing-room-only ballroom of the William Penn Hotel to hear the freeing message of the Gospel–and to be inspired to do away with the idea that the Christian faith is a Sunday-only proposition.
Every February since then, generations of college students have gathered in Pittsburgh to be equipped to serve Jesus Christ with their entire lives. For over 40 years, we’ve invited college students to Pittsburgh to talk, think, and dream about the public implications of their personal transformation.
Jubilee is a weekend-long snapshot of what CCO Ministry is all about, as our staff people invest int he lives of students on college and university campuses. The focus of the conference has always been about putting legs on the Gospel–helping students recognize that the God they worship is intimately involved in every aspect of their lives, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Jubilee is about equipping students to serve Jesus Christ passionately in their vocational lives, in their communities, families, and churches. We’re glad you’ll be joining us!
We have secured a discounted rate of $189/night (including taxes) at the Westin for our Jubilee exhibitors. Please register here for housing by Thursday, February 14. Your hotel keys will be available at Jubilee Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration on Friday, February 22.
*Sponsors with housing included in sponsorship package will be contacted to collect information. Your hotel keys will also be available at Jubilee Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration.
The Westin hotel is located at:
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
**ATTENTION: HOUSING SCAM ALERT Should an outside organization contact you to assist with hotel reservations, please do NOT book any hotel rooms with them. We have not contracted with any outside group to assist in this process. Please register via the link above. Thank you!**
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 3rd Floor, just outside the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballrooms
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Parking is available at the convention center for event fee of $13/day.
Parking will also be available at the Grant Street Transportation Center (http://www.pittsburghparking.com/gstc) for $5/day beginning at 4 PM on Friday. This is just a short walk to the Westin & Convention Center.
Friday, February 22, 12:00 PM—4:00 PM
Please fully install your exhibit by Friday, February 22 at 4:00 PM, then enjoy the rest of your afternoon as you get settled into your room or explore downtown Pittsburgh. The main conference session begins at 7:00 PM on Friday. We recommend that you arrive at your table no later than 6:00 PM as students begin to browse.
Sunday, February 24, 10:15 AM—2:00 PM
The exhibit hall is open all weekend, and your exhibitor pass gives you access to join any of the workshops or main sessions. Most traffic to your exhibit will come before & after the main sessions.
*DEDICATED EXHIBIT HALL TIME!*
Back by popular demand! From 3:30-4:00 PM on Saturday, students will be encouraged to visit with exhibitors. (Nothing else on the schedule will conflict with this time). We’ll be offering giveaways—feel free to give away items at your table, too! We seek for this time to be a value-add for you, and want you to take full advantage of engaging students. Please actively invite students to your table, and if it’s too crowded, invite them to come back or gather their contact information in order to follow up.
Click here for the conference schedule. We’ve found that traffic in the exhibit hall tends to be the highest before & after main sessions.
ONSITE REGISTRATION DETAILS FOR EXHIBITORS/SPONSORS
Exhibitor registration will be located on the 3rd floor of the convention center next to the exhibits area. If you can carry your items, please enter through the Westin Hotel; go to the 2nd floor and across the sky bridge connected to the convention center. Take the elevator up to the 3rd floor of the convention center and you’ll see the Jubilee HQ desk (3rd floor).
At exhibitor registration, you will receive your conference pass and hotel keys (if applicable). Please note that most guest rooms will not be available until 3 PM; we will hand-deliver the hotel keys to you as soon as they become available.
INBOUND SHIPPING INFORMATION
If you are driving or flying to Jubilee and can carry in your exhibit table, please do so. However, if you need to ship your exhibitor display to us or are sponsoring a registration bag insert, please clearly mark the package and ship to:
Attn: Sarah Winkler
Your Organization & [Exhibitor Display, Registration Bag Insert, etc—please list what you’re sending]
5912 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
All packages must be received no later than Monday, February 19.
If you need to ship small items following the conference, the bell desk at the Westin can assist you with shipments. Please either bring a credit card or your shipping account number for billing purposes.
You may also schedule a UPS pickup. Please affix prepaid labels to your boxes, leave the boxes at your exhibit table in the convention center, and schedule a UPS pickup.
Come Prepared to Engage: We encourage you to think through the interactions you’ll want to have with students in order to benefit your organization, and come prepared with sign-up sheets, fun promotional materials, and anything else that may be of interest or help your dialogue.
Candy/Giveaways: What college student doesn’t love free candy or giveaways? Or, host a drawing at the end of the conference for a free t-shirt or iTunes gift card for students who have signed up to receive more information from your organization.
Seeking Your Own Sponsors: You have already signed up to exhibit at Jubilee, but it’s not too late for your organization to seek out a sponsor for your organization in order to cover the cost of your exhibit booth or a giveaway.
Wireless Information: Free low-speed wireless access is available in the exhibit hall. Please note that the internet access is best for checking email, but not streaming videos or music at your exhibit table. If you’re interested in purchasing a high-speed connection from the convention center, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
January 2, 2019: Final balance due via credit card or check
January 2, 2019: Final artwork due via .jpg for Mobile App or social media posts
January 2, 2019: Video presentations & power points due to email@example.com
February 14, 2019: Last day to register for housing
February 18, 2019: Receiving deadline for registration bag insert and exhibitor shipments
Until February 20: Sarah Winkler at 412-363-3303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Onsite: Sarah Winkler at 412-294-9990 or email@example.com