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Sponsorship & Marketing Opportunities are Available Now!

For Sponsorship & Marketing Opportunity Information, Contact Terry Izzaguirre at:
aapc2017@gmail.com or +1.678.636.6210

Who is American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)

The American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) is a membership and certification organization whose mission is to provide spiritually informed and integrated counseling, collaborative community based services, training and education in order to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities. AAPC, founded in 1963, represents and sets professional practice standards for over 1500 Pastoral Counselors.

Pastoral counseling is a unique form of counseling which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. Certified pastoral counselors are licensed mental health professionals who have also had in-depth religious and/or theological education or training. Clinical Services are non-sectarian and respect the spiritual commitments, theological perspectives and religious traditions of those who seek assistance without imposing counselor beliefs onto the client.

AAPC’s Annual Conference

AAPC hosts an Annual Conference each spring to enhance our mission and vision through multicultural and multidimensional programs rich in education and hands-on experiences for our members and other attendees. This event averages 250 attendees annually.

Investing in AAPC

The AAPC seeks your help in providing these dynamic educational programs for our target audience(s).   Your support helps the organization to fulfill its mission to bring healing, hope and wholeness to individuals, families and communities by expanding and equipping spiritually grounded and psychologically informed care, counseling and psychotherapy.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Why Be a Sponsor of AAPC’s Annual Conference Program

While the cost of providing on-going education for professionals continue to rise, so does the demand for highly skilled individuals to serve our communities and people in crisis.  We need your partnership in order to continue providing the highest quality of educational events to those serving you and those you love in the field of pastoral care, counseling and psychotherapy.

Please consider sponsoring a plenary or workshop session at AAPC’s Annual Conference, or make a general donation in the amount of your choice. Every gift is put to good work within our program, and your generosity is greatly appreciated. In return for your support, AAPC will let our attendees know about your support of their service and dedication.  More information about sponsorship levels and conference sessions can be found on the organizational website.


Marketing Opportunities

Why Market Your Program or Product with ACPE
AAPC welcomes vendors offering a variety of goods, services and information which are supportive of the mission of the organization.  Previously, we have hosted vendors promoting programs and seeking pastoral care employees, fellow/related organizations gaining exposure in our field of expertise, books, merchandise and gifts related to our professional focus, career consultants with a specialty in pastoral care and health care, and more.

Advertising Opportunities
AAPC will print and stuff your marketing inserts in all registration packets to help you make your products and information known to our attendees.  Your product must be in agreement with the mission of the AAPC, and a camera-ready file must be provided to us by electronic file (pdf, jpeg), sized at 8.5 x 11, full color, one sided.  What an easy way to promote your company, center, product.  

Reserve Your Space Today
If hosting a table top exhibit or promoting your related business sounds of interest to you, please complete the enclosed applicable form. This form, along with all applicable fees, needs to be received by the coordinator no later than March 6th, 2017. Please be aware that space is limited and tables will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Sponsorship Levels

Conference Sessions Cost Sheet

Plenary Presentations
Anticipated Cost - up to $5,000 per session
May include Speaker(s) Honorarium and Expenses; Staging & AV Equipment, Recording, Signage, Printing

Pre-Conference Sessions
Anticipated Cost - up to $2,500 per session
May include Speaker(s) Honorarium and Expenses; AV Equipment, Recording, Signage

Conference Workshops
Anticipated Cost - up to $800 per session
May include AV Equipment, Recording, Signage (Workshops are presented as a gift of time by the Presenter(s), AAPC does not provide compensation.)

Celebrations and Receptions
Anticipated Cost - up to $15,000 per event
May include Catering, Entertainment, AV Equipment, Signage

Coffee Breaks
Anticipated Cost - up to $7,500 per even
May include Catering, Signage

Conference Luncheon
Anticipated Cost - up to $25,000 per event
May include Awards, Catering, Staging & AV Equipment, Recording, Signage, Printing

Special Interest Gatherings (SIG’s, Regional Caucus, etc.)
Anticipated Cost - Up to $500 per session
May include AV Equipment, Recording

Exhibitors Procedure Information


  1. Exhibitor applications will be reviewed and assigned a table(s) on a first come, first served basis.
  2. Once the application has been received, the exhibitor will be sent a confirmation by email.
  3. The exhibitor is responsible for all shipping processes as well as shipping costs, including any that may be assessed by the hotel

Cost: The cost for exhibiting includes one 6-foot skirted table, name badge and two chairs. Additional tables may be purchased at an additional cost. Cost does not include conference registration.

Cancellations/Waiting List: If accepted as an exhibitor and for unforeseen circumstances, are unable to attend, please notify the coordinator in writing as soon as possible (see cancellation policy in the application). If not initially accepted as an exhibitor, a waiting list will be kept and we will offer cancelled space to the next wait listed applicant.

Audio Visual: Audio Visual options and services, including electrical outlets or internet, will not be available at this event. Please plan your exhibit / vendor display accordingly.

Exhibitor Tables: Exhibitor tables will be set-up prior to arrival based on how many tables were requested and paid for. Due to limited space, exhibitors will only be able to use those tables provided by the hotel.

Hotel Property: In respect to the hotel and its property, exhibitor information, displays, products or any other exhibitor material may not be hung, taped, nailed, stapled or in any other way posted onto the hotel walls, pillars, or other hotel property.

Security: Security will not be provided. Exhibitors are responsible for covering and/or securing their goods and valuables at close of business each day.

Signage: Table identification and display signs are the responsibility of the individual exhibitor.

Deadline: Postmark deadline for submission of applications is March 1, 2017.

Form and Payment: Send completed form with payment via email to terry@acpe.edu or hard copy to AAPC Conference, c/o RMK Productions, 200 Little Falls Street, Suite 205, Falls Church, VA 22046.

Exhibitors Hours, Set-Up & Breakdown

Shipping Information

All shipping efforts and costs are the responsibility of the exhibitor. Boxes must not arrive prior to March 22, 2017, addressed to:

Marriott Courtyard Decatur

Attn: Sales and Catering for Terry Izaguirre, AAPC Conference
Hold for Arrival March 23, 2017
130 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

Please note: American Association of Pastoral Counselors reserves the right to decline an offer of sponsorship/marketing
based on content not suitable to the mission/vision of the AAPC, Inc.


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