Where and when will the next Vent Haven ConVENTion be held?
Vent Haven ConVENTion 2020 will be held on July 15-18 at the Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport Hotel. The airport is only about 15 minutes south of Cincinnati, Ohio. (For more information click the link to the Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport)
NOTE: You can not book a room at the conVENTion rate without registering for the conVENTion first.
How much is registration and how do I go about registering?
The registration this year is $150 for the first family member and $100 for each additional family member. After April 1, 2020 the price goes to $175 for the first family member and $130 for additional family members.
Around February the official ConVENTion brochure will be sent out by mail and if you’d
like to be put on the mailing list you may do so by writing to the Executive Director, Mark Wade
Vent Haven ConVENTion
341 Papaya Circle
Barefoot Bay, FL 32976 USA
or email Mark Wade at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(If emailing – send your physical mailing address & ask to be put on the convention brochure mailing list.)
You may also phone in your address but return calls cannot be made due to budgetary reasons. The ConVENTion’s phone number is 772-925-5359. There will also be an online registration form on the web site after October 1. Just download it and send it in.
Do I pay a day rate or is the pre-registration enough?
How much is a dealer's table and how do I arrange it?
Vent Haven ConVENTion is pleased to offer two dealers’ rooms at this year’s gathering.
Dealers who have merchandise related to ventiloquism in some way are eligible to exhibit at the ConVENTion. Space may be arranged for a dealer’s table ($100.00 for the first table and $85.00 for one additional table) at registration but exhibit space is limited to only 24-26 dealers, so it is on a “first come” basis.
Many dealers take credit cards, especially those that sell figures. Cash and checks are acceptable as well. A list of the dealers attending will be released close to convention time when all the tables are reserved.
Are any meals included in your registration?
Where do I fly to in order to come to the ConVENTion?
I'm a new comer to vent ... is this ConVENTion for me?
What about the Vent Haven Museum? Do we get to see it?
Do you accept credit cards to pay for the registration?
If you wish to use a credit card you must register online. We only accept major credit cards via our website through PayPal.
The conVENTion does not accept credit cards by phone or in person.
We also accept checks and cash!
Are there contests for me to participate in?
What is an "Open Mic" session?
Will I fit in since I'm new to vent?
I'm an international conventioneer. How can I pay for registration?
You can mail an International Money Order with your registration, or you can wait to register once you arrive at the hotel*.
The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has a Fifth Third Bank branch in the airport that will exchange international currency. It is located in Delta Concourse B near gate B11 and across from Borders books. For more information about currency exchange, contact Fifth Third’s airport branch at 859-647-5473.
CINCINNATI/NORTHERN KENTUCKY AIRPORT (TERMINAL 3, Delta Terminal)
P.O. BOX 75011
CINCINNATI, OH 45275
PHONE: (859) 647-5473
Monday-Sunday 7:30am-8:00pm EST
If you plan to wait and register when you arrive, please note you will not be able to make a hotel reservation at the conVENTion rate. We highly recommend you register in advance AND reserve a room to be certain you have a place to stay.
Can I audio/videotape during the convention?
What will the weather be like and how should I dress?
Casual, comfortable clothes are most appropriate. The hotel is air-conditioned so if that tends to make you chilly, you might want to bring a sweater/sweatshirt to the sessions. Shorts, jeans, khakis are all appropriate. Comfort is most important.
The tours of Vent Haven are typically quite warm. Kentucky in July tends to be hot with daytime temperatures typically ranging in the 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Although the museum buildings are air-conditioned, they are small and heat up fast with the large convention crowds. Dress to be hot for the tours.
Are there any events or shows open to the public?
Will the group photo be available?
The group photo will be available online through the Vent Haven ConVENTion website within a few weeks of the conVENTion. Anyone who would like a copy can download it and get it printed in your hometown. If you use www.walmart.com, you can get an 8×10 printed for less than $3. Instructions for this process will be posted on the ConVENTion website along with the downloadable picture.