Annual Health and Wellness Fair
Annual Health and Wellness Fair
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- Cost: Participation in the fair is free, but we do encourage a donation to the Wellness Center Emergency Fund to financially support students who cannot otherwise afford critical health or mental health care.
- Who: We are looking for engaging and educational tables that will promote the wellbeing, and success, of our students, faculty, and staff. This is excellent visibility for your organization, as participants include students of all ages and university staff and faculty. Last year we had over 400 attendees to the fair. The UCCS Wellness Promotion team will review each inquiry to exhibit to determine fit for the event, according to the following:
- The Health and Wellness Fair is educational; sales and recruitment for programs are not allowed (exception: recruitment for IRB approved university research directly related to improving health and wellness)
- Only exhibitors representing services not already offered on campus are allowed
- Exhibitors are only there to provide a service to Health Fair participants, such as a free screenings or specific education on their health topic
- Every table will offer some sort of learning or educational objective, give-aways are encouraged
- For health care providers, we would like for all venders to accept medical plans on the CU Health Plan (link: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness/current-employee/medical-plans); or offer some sort of discount program for UCCS employees and/or students
- Exhibitors located closely to campus will be prioritized
Register: Fill out this form Exhibitor Registration
Questions: Contact Katie Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the years, we have noticed successful exhibitors do things a certain way. The following are some of our observations. We encourage you to try a few!
- Host hands-on demonstrations to attract attention and make your exhibit stand out from the crowd. Let Health Fair attendees try new and exciting things – this will make their experience more memorable and will attract others to your booth.
- Use an interactive display, such as a quiz or game on a computer, a contest draw, or a scheduled demonstration. It doesn't need to be fancy to draw people's interest
- Give away promotional items related to the topic of your education. For example, for dental care, you can give away free floss with your contact information on it. Every time someone uses your giveaway item at home, they’ll remember your organization.
- Offer free prize drawings: an Apple watch, a book, movie tickets, etc. It really helps to generate attention if the item is currently desirable/fashionable. Be careful not to collect people’s personal information without explicit consent. Organizations that offer giveaways in return for engaging on social media do well with student populations.
- Utilize storytelling in your exhibit, printed materials, and giveaways to make your point and to make your education more memorable.
- Give people who approach your trade show display a friendly greeting and welcome their questions. Be sure that your body language is friendly. Don't stand there with your arms crossed over your chest, for instance. Make sure that you are not on your phone. Chat with booth visitors, and find out what aspect of your organization they're most interested in. Be prepared to offer specific solutions to their questions. The trick is to draw them in without intimidating or overwhelming them.
- Someone should be there to greet browsers, engage them in conversation, and take their questions. If you can't be there every minute the fair is open, you'll need to have at least one other person to help man your booth.
- Follow up with contacts and leads you made during fair as soon as possible!