Flag poles with flags from around the world against a blue sky


Global Community Day Festival
Auburn University, Saturday - April 2, 2022
Kick-Off Event, Downtown Opelika - Friday, April 1

Global Community Day Festival sponsored by Outreach Global (OG) Office

Description:

Global Community Day Festival is a day for bringing international and non-international communities together to learn and experience global culture, history, and related opportunities. The Covid-19 pandemic has taught the world that valuing and protecting diverse cultures is more crucial than ever. Outreach Global Office believes that uniting communities to experience diverse perceptives will enhance awareness and critical thinking about social issues such as cultural differences, customs, traditions, religion, politics and the world economy.

Objectives:

Outreach Global Office aims to:

  • Bring global experiences to domestic audiences
  • Help generate global cultural awareness and opportunities
  • Promote world cultures and historical perspectives
  • Enhance diversity, multicultural learning and understanding
  • Reinforce the importance of global engagement
  • Support Lee County, surrounding counties and Alabama as a whole in their respective economic growth
  • Engage businesses, community leaders, clubs, governmental agencies, groups, and trade organizations
  • Unite various international communities

Dates: Saturday - April 2, 2022 and Friday, April 1, 2022 (Pre-Event Downtown Opelika)

Times: Saturday - 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT and Friday, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Pre-Event Downtown Opelika)

Locations: Jule Collins Smith Museum, Gogue Performing Arts Center and OLLI, Sunny Slope and Downtown Opelika (Friday only)

Activities:

  • International fair: showcasing various products and services across the globe
  • Business and trade opportunities
  • Internationally focused family activities such as games, sports and musical shows
  • Taste of the world: food and drink tasting
  • Fashion exhibition
  • International vendors selling handmade art, crafts and other goods

Targeted Audiences:

  • Lee and surrounding counties; Auburn, Opelika, Tuskegee and surrounding communities
  • All international groups, clubs etc.
  • Local clubs, groups, and organizations interested in global affairs

Program Developed By: Elizabeth I. Quansah, Ph.D., MBA Director, AU Outreach Global

Printable Global Community Day Flyer

Booth Rental and Sponsorship Fees: Booth Size: 10' x 10'

Platinum $500 Gold $250 Silver $150
2 booths (10’x 20’) 2 booths (10’x 10’) 1 booth (10’x 10’)
Up to 5 attendees Up to 4 attendees Up to 3 attendees
Sign Recognition Onsite Sign Recognition Onsite Listing in the final program
Listed on webpage dedicated to sponsor listing (with logo and link to website) Listed on webpage dedicated to sponsor listing with logo Listed on webpage dedicated to sponsor listing
Listing in the final program with logo Listing in the final program  
Ticket pass for light refreshment    

Your exhibit fee includes an identifying sign and up to five vendor registrations per booth. A directory of vendors with booth locations will be listed on the Outreach website as well in the Global Community Day Festival program. To ensure the promotion of your organization in the Final Program, be sure to submit your vendor contract with payment on or before February 28, 2022.

Booth Assignments: A booth is assigned by the date of receiving the booth contract. To receive a prime location, we recommend that you return the exhibit contract with payment as soon as possible. Full payment of the exhibit fee must accompany the Exhibit Booth Contract; booth assignment will not be made until both the Exhibit Booth Contract and full payment have been received. Be sure to include your booth preference on the contract. Booth assignments will be sent to vendors by March 14, 2022.

Festival Hours: The festival will be open for one day only. Booths must be staffed at all times during exhibit hours. Saturday, April 2 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT

For an additional fee (of $150 for Platinum, $100 for Gold, and $50 for Silver), vendors have the option to exhibit at the pre-event in Opelika on April 1, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM CT. Note, this opportunity is optional.

Booth Set-Up And Dismantling: Vendors may begin booth set-up at Sunny Slope - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University, The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, or Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University (depending on your exhibition type) on April 2, 2022 from 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM CT.

Absolutely no teardown or dismantling activity will be allowed prior to 6:00 PM on Saturday, April 2nd. For safety purposes, children under 16 years of age will not be permitted in the set up during the hours of installation and dismantling.

Please note – no tents will be provided by Outreach Global. All vendors are responsible for their bringing, setting up and dismantling of their tents.

Cancellation: Vendors who cancel their exhibit reservation prior to February 28, 2022 will be refunded 50% of the total booth fee. No refunds are available after February 28, 2022.

Payment: Vendors may pay by online by credit card. Check payments may be mailed or delivered and are being accepted on behalf of Outreach Global at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Sunny Slope, 1031 S. College St., Auburn University, AL 36849 during the hours of 7:45 AM – 4:45 PM, Monday – Friday. Parking is available.

Vendor Agreement Form and Certificate of Insurance: If your company is a registered Auburn University Supplier (Vendor), you are not required to submit the Vendor Agreement Form and Certificate of Insurance for this event. However, all non-registered vendors will be required to complete the Vendor/Exhibitor/Third Party Entity Agreement Form and provide a Certificate of Insurance to Outreach Global on or before February 28, 2022.

Vendor Application/Registration

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Global Community Day Festival.

Please complete this signup form and we will be in touch with the next steps. We look forward to working with you.

If you have any questions while filling the form, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks, and War Eagle!

Volunteer Registration

Thank you for your interest in our upcoming Global Community Day Festival!

Your organization’s role in this will be to showcase an aspect of what your organization does. This can be in the form of dance, music, poem, participation in our cultural fashion show or parade of flags, showing cultural games, and other activities.

To help us make appropriate reservations for your activity at the festival, we ask that you take a minute to fill this form. More information about the Global community Day Festival will be provided after registration.

Group/Organization Registration

If you have questions or need more information about the Global Community Day Festival, please contact:

Dr. Elizabeth I. Quansah, Director, Auburn Outreach Global
Email: eid0001@auburn.edu
Phone: 334.844.5716

Mac-Jane Crayton, Graduate Assistant, Auburn Outreach Global
Email: mmc0046@auburn.edu
Phone: 334.844.5709