Join Us March 5-7, 2020

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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 BASS Convention.
Please save the date for the next Convention, scheduled for March 5-7, 2020

Be a Workshop Presenter

BASS is now accepting workshop proposals for the 2020 Convention. We would like to welcome back past presenters and encourage new leaders to get involved. Learn more about the application process and submit your workshop proposal online.

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor registration is available for the 2020 BASS Convention. March 5-7. Reserve your booth online.

Advertise with BASS

There are a number of advertising opportunites available to advertise with the BASS Convention. See what's available and purchase online.

Images from past BASS Conventions


March 5, 6, & 7, 2020

What to expect as a Workshop Presenter at BASS

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 31, 2019.

What You Can Expect as a Workshop Presenter

  • Workshops are 75 minutes long.
  • Workshop presenters are responsible for their own travel expenses, food, overnight lodging, car rental, or long term parking arrangements.
  • 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.
  • 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. If you would like information about exhibit space, please visit this page.
  • 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.
  • A Hospitality room with refreshments will be available for all workshop presenters.
  • 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., not for the
    selling of materials.
  • You will be prayed for as you plan your proposal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Please proceed to submit a workshop proposal