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1-3, 2018
Castro Valley
San Francisco Bay Area

Welcome to the 2018 BASS Convention

March 1, 2, and 3, 2018

BASS Exhibitors

Exhibitor Map

Exhibitor space is available for the 2018 Convention.

Register online for the 2018 convention



BASS Workshops

BASS is seeking workshop leaders for the 2018 Convention. If you have not presented at BASS, you can learn more about what to expect as a Workshop presenter. You may submit your workshops here.

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Workshop Presenter Information and Guidelines

Bass Presenters Thank you for prayerfully considering being a workshop presenter at Bay Area Sunday School Convention (aka BASS). Our goal is to provide top-quality workshop presenters who can help achieve our mission to "equip, train, encourage, and inspire professional and volunteer workers in the body of Christ for Christian Ministry". Please keep this in mind as you determine the content of your proposed workshop. We want to help our attendees DO ministry.
Below are the guidelines that should answer most of your questions as well as provide all pertinent information on deadlines, schedules, and expectations. We ask that you follow all deadlines on submission.
All workshop proposals must be submitted at the BASS website by August 28, 2017.

Presenter Information

  1. Workshop presenters are responsible for their own travel expenses, food, overnight lodging, car rental, or long term parking arrangements.
  2. Workshop presenters are provided an honorarium - $50 for the first workshop and $40 for all others. Those who are sponsored by a publishing company or have a for profit exhibit booth are not eligible for an honorarium.
  3. Workshop presenters are expected to check-in upon arrival as it is vital to confirm your presence at the Convention. Upon check-in you will receive a BASS printed program with schedules and maps, as well as a Workshop Presenter name badge which will allow you access to all areas of the Convention.
  4. A Hospitality room with refreshments will be available for all workshop presenters.

Workshop Information

  1. Prayerfully plan your proposal. Since our attendees come from a broad spectrum of evangelical churches, theologically distinctive words or concepts should not be emphasized. Use of phrases unique to denominations can actually decrease your effectiveness. Emphasis should be placed on "how to" accomplish ministry. Avoid making your workshop a group therapy session but focus on how the attendee can return to their churches and DO ministry in their environments.
  2. Products may NOT be sold during your workshop(s) or in the workshop classrooms. The subject you address in your workshop should stand alone and not depend on a purchase. The Workshop is to be used for presenting methods, ideas, principles, etc.
  3. Workshops are 75 minutes long.

Workshop Materials

  1. All workshop leaders are asked to provide a 2 to 3 page handout for their workshop. Copies of a power point presentation are not very useful to the attendee and we encourage you to provide outlines instead.
  2. BASS will reimburse costs for copies up to $15 per workshop. Copies made at home will be reimbursed at .08 per page. Allow 50 copies for a workshop those appeals to a general audience, and 25 copies for workshops that appeal to a more specialized audience. No fee is to be charged for handouts that are distributed as part of the workshop. BASS cannot mail copies to attendees. Handouts may also be uploaded to the BASS website.

Other Information

For further information or questions, please contact the Program Chair - Mary Larson -; 925-829-2423

If you would like information about exhibit space, please visit our exhibitor registration page
All future communications will be via email. Please respond to BASS email in a timely manner. It is recommended that you create a file for saving all email communications.

Click here to submit a workshop proposal for BASS 2018.