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Reach Hundreds of Midwest Homeschooling Families

April 4-5, 2025 | KCI Expo Center | Kansas City, MO

Become a Vendor at the MPE Homeschool Conference

For over 30 years, the MPE Homeschool Conference has equipped and encouraged hundreds of home-educating families.

Join us at the KCI EXPO Center
11730 NW. Ambassador Dr. Kansas City, MO 64153
Friday – Saturday, April 4-5, 2025

“I want to thank all of you for being awesome to work with. As someone who considers 25 conventions a year or so, we see everything on the spectrum of customer service, courtesy to vendors and so on, and you’re at the top of the list.”

Jeff CoxAmerican School

“We are still in the elementary years of our homeschool journey and knowing that MPE is there for resources, homeschooling advice, and fun events is the best part. I have enjoyed attending events that MPE has organized and I look forward to more.”

Sarah D.October 2022 survey

Why should you be a vendor or sponsor at this premier event?

  • Thriving Community: With 700 families attending last year, our community is flourishing. Post-COVID, the numbers are on the rise, offering a prime opportunity to connect with potential customers or employees.
  • Key Influencers Present: Jim Mason from HSLDA brought a special message in 2024, creating a unique platform for you to engage with the influential homeschooling community.
  • Notable Keynote Speakers: Every year we bring nationally recognized speakers that align with our core values of excellence in education.
  • Targeted Audience: Local and Christian businesses attending recognize our valuable demographics – homeschooling moms with a range of children, from preschool and elementary to junior high and high schoolers. Tailored workshops cater to their specific needs.
  • Youthful Outreach: Our MPEK and YLT volunteers, in the same age range as potential employees, provide a proactive approach to marketing and connecting. Forge meaningful connections with future attendees and their parents.
  • Unique Involvement: Stand out by supporting an event where youth in MPEK and YLT take charge. From setup to takedown, they handle the heavy lifting, offering a distinctive experience for sponsors.

Don’t miss the chance to position your business at the forefront of Midwest homeschooling. Be a vendor to engage with potential customers and employees or sponsor us for unparalleled brand exposure.

Applying to be a vendor at the MPE Homeschool Conference is a simple 3-step process.

Step One

First, Review the detailed information for Vendors on this page, then complete the Online Vendor Application.

Step Two

You will be notified by email once the MPE Vendor Coordinator has reviewed your application.

Step Three

The final step is to complete the Vendor Contract and pay. Your registration is not complete until payment has been received.

First, scroll down to the details and review this entire page.

2025 Vendor Early-Bird Pricing

Register now to lock in savings for next year!

Standard Table Space

$ 325

10' x 10' space
  • Purple spaces on the map

One 8′ table
Two folding chairs
Two admission wristbands

Premium Table Space

$ 350

10' x 10' space
  • Orange spaces on the map

One 8′ table
Two folding chairs
Two admission wristbands

End Table SpaceMost Popular

$ 400

10' x 10' space
  • Blue spaces on the map

One 8′ table
Two folding chairs
Two admission wristbands

Entrance Table Space*Limited Quantity*

$ 450

10' x 10' space
  • Green spaces on the map

One 8′ table
Two folding chairs
Two admission wristbands

Important Information

Vendor Hall Location and Hours

Vendor Hall Location:
KCI EXPO Center
11730 NW. Ambassador Dr. Kansas City, MO 64153
Friday – Saturday, April 4-5, 2025

Setup Time:
Thursday April 3, the Vendor Hall will be open for vendors to set up from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
Friday April 4, the Vendor Hall will be open for vendors to set up at 7:00 am.

Vendor Hall Open Hours:
Friday April 4, open to registered conference attendees at 9:00 am and will close at 6:00 pm.
Saturday April 5, open to registered conference attendees at 9:00 am and will close at 5:00 pm.

Teardown Time:
Saturday April 5, vendors must be completely packed and out by 6:00 pm.

Taxes

All vendors are responsible for their own collection and payment of sales taxes. The sales tax  is 4.23% (State: Missouri) + 1.25% (County: Platte) + 3.25% (City: Kansas City) = 8.73%.

All vendors who are Sole Owners or Partners have to fill out Form 2643S at http://dor.mo.gov/forms/2643S.pdf

All vendors who are LLC or Corp. have to fill out Form 2643A at http://dor.mo.gov/forms/2643A.pdf

More information, if required, can be found at http://dor.mo.gov/faq/business/special.php

The forms need to be submitted 10 – 15 days after the special event. MPE does not have a sales tax ID for the convention that all vendors can utilize.

Use of the Loading Dock

Vendors using the Convention Center loading dock shall focus on unloading their material first, moving their material from the loading dock to the Vendor Hall, and arranging their displays within their booth(s).

On Saturday, vendors shall focus on packing up their displays and materials, moving their boxes and display cases to the loading dock area, and then loading their vehicles.  A vendor may NOT move its vehicle(s) into the loading dock area until ALL its display materials have been removed from the Vendor Hall. This approach will allow the most efficient use of the loading dock area by all vendors.

Booth Services and Shipping Information

Liberty Exposition Services (www.libertyexpo.com) will receive and deliver boxes of display materials and other materials for your booth. Freight shipments must be sent prepaid. COD shipments will be refused.

Your freight will be accepted at: LIBERTY EXPOSITION SERVICES, 1821 Bedford Avenue, North Kansas City, MO 64116.

This company will also provide additional tables, chairs, and floor coverings (the Vendor Hall floor is bare concrete). You can also contact them if you have other physical needs for your booth. Electricity and internet can be requested with their form: Electrical Needs Form For Event Planners | KCI Expo Center

Meals (No Outside Food)

NO OUTSIDE FOOD is allowed to be brought into the KCI Expo Center.

Thank you for respecting this policy of the KCI Expo Center.

Food purchased inside the KCI Expo Center (from the vending machines, Cafeteria, or Coffee Bar) is allowed. The cafeteria is located off the main lobby and is open 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. both days.

The Coffee Bar in the Lobby is open 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. They will have coffee, juices, bottled water, and muffins available. (Pricing does not include sales taxes)

In addition to the usual café fare, daily lunch specials in the cafeteria are available from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or until sold out on the Friday and Saturday of the conference.

Important Dates

Conference Program Advertising Deadline: February 10, 2025

Regular Vendor Registration: Ends February 10, 2025

Late Vendor Registration: After February 10, late registrations will be accepted as space allows, and all booth prices will increase by $100. Late Registrations are not guaranteed placement in the conference program or on the vendor hall map.

Welcome Bag Deadline: March 1, 2025

Rules and Regulations

MPE will NOT guarantee that you will be the exclusive vendor of your particular product(s) at the conference. It is the responsibility of each company and its vendors to coordinate the representation of a product line.

Shared Booth Space.  Vendors shall NOT share booth space with any other company or organization or display materials for another company or organization without the written permission of the Vendor Committee.

Lighting in the Vendor Hall should be adequate for most uses. However, if bright lighting is important to you, order electricity from the KCI Expo Center and bring lights.

Distribution of printed materials, souvenirs, or other articles must be restricted to the space within the vendor’s booth. Any part of a vendor’s display that is over 8 feet tall must have prior written approval from the MPE Conference Committee.

Smoking is not permitted except in designated areas.

An individual public address system is NOT permitted. Music or audiovisual sound must not be audible more than 8 feet from the vendor’s booth.

Use of highly flammable material shall NOT be permitted. Live flames are NOT permitted within a vendor’s booth.

An adult must accompany the vendor’s children under the age of 13 at all times.

Drawings for prizes are permissible; however, the drawings must occur before the end of the conference.

Vendors are liable for any damage caused to the building floors, walls, curtains, and drapes as well as to standard booth equipment or to other property of the facility or other vendors. Vendors must not apply any adhesive to the building floors, walls, or any standard booth equipment. No vendor may attach anything to anything outside his booth.

Helium-filled balloons may be attached to the vendor’s booth, but the vendor is responsible for any loose balloons not removed from the facility at the close of the conference. Helium-filled balloons shall NOT be given to attendees.

More details about the specific venue rules can be found here: Rules & Regulations – KCI Expo Center

Then complete the online Vendor Application

Access the 2025 Vendor Application

Want to make sure families are fully introduced to your products or services?

Consider sponsoring, advertising, or donating to make your presence even more valuable!

Click here for more information about advertising with or sponsoring MPE.

For your convenience, advertising and sponsorships can be added to your vendor fees. Please review the options before submitting your 2025 Vendor Contract.