Hosting a Booth/Exhibit
The 2013 Festival of Nations application deadline has passed. Please plan ahead for the 2014 Festival of Nations.
Booths Approved for Participation in the 2013 Festival of Nations
All approved booth are required to send at least one group member who will oversee the booth at the Festival of Nations to a mandatory booth meeting. Booths preparing and/or serving food are also be required to send at least one group member who will prepare or serve food to a required food handling training following the booth meeting. Each booth group can send up to two members to the food handling training.
Approved booths must also submit Release form for every individual that will oversee the booth at the event.
Plan to Participate in Next Year's Festival of Nations
Interested in sharing your cultural knowledge and experiences through displays, interactive demonstrations, traditional dress, food, and/or cultural items?
Host a booth/exhibit at the 31st annual DU Festival of Nations!
|Who Can Apply to Host a Booth?||
Booths can showcase individual countries. regions of the world, ethnicities, cultures (e.g., Greek Life), cultural experiences (e.g., study/ volunteering abroad), skills (e.g., latin dance) and more. Be creative and share a part of your world with others!
Culture is expansive—existing on a global scale—outside of and within in the US. We would like to include as many facets of global culture as possible and this includes US culture, students, and organizations.
Booth/exhibit approval preference will be given to booths that reflect the Festival of Nations mission. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include interactive displays, demonstrations, or workshops.
For example, a booth may choose to lead a "how-to" demonstration of specific cultural skills or customs or lead a specific interactive activity. Depending on the time required for each demonstration, you may want to develop a demonstration schedule—e.g., the demonstration will occur at the top of every hour or half-hour.
e.g.: paper art/origami, teaching traditional dance steps, face painting, mask making, teaching basic phrases in non-English language, writing names in non-English languages/characters, leading a folk arts/crafts demonstration, reading/telling of cultural/traditional story; playing traditional game with visitors.
Please be sure to review the Booth/Exhibit Policies, Rules, & Requirements carefully before submitting a Booth Application.
The University of Denver is a private University that strives for excellence, innovation, engagement, integrity, and inclusiveness and is dedicated to creating a campus climate with an ethos of respect, understanding, and appreciation of individual and group differences.
The Festival of Nations is an annual University of Denver event that supports the sharing, celebration, and appreciation of diverse cultural backgrounds, customs, and experiences among members of the University of Denver and surrounding Denver community. The event seeks to support the internationalization of the University and to foster inclusivity along with a climate of respect and appreciation of differences.
Respect of cultural diversity is required by all Festival of Nations participants and attendees. Individuals who do not support the Festival of Nations and/or the University of Denver's values and mission or fail to exhibit respect of cultural diversity will be restricted, prohibited, or removed from the event.