What is Esprit?
Last Year Recap
FAQs and Rules
How To Register
Port Angeles Area
Why Port Angeles?
The Resource Area
This page provides information for businesses and service
providers who wish to reach Esprit attendees and resources for
people promoting Esprit.
To reach Esprit Attendees
We have approximately 180 attendees, instructors, and
resource providers during the week of Esprit. Nearly all are looking
for clothing, makeup, and accessories, but many are also looking for souvenirs
and simple sightseeing/tourist activities. Restaurants and various services
are also sought by attendees as well.
We encourage you to be creative with your message. Things
like "come in for free sample" or "show Esprit badge and get 10% off entire
meal" are usually effective at attracting interest.
Specific programs that we currently offer include:
- Banner ads and a descriptive
paragraph on this website are still available for free. Submit your descriptive paragraph,
contact information (business name, your name, address, phone number,
web site URL, etc.) and a 468 x 60 pixel image to the webmistress.
If you don't have your own banner image, the webmistress will prepare
one at no charge. Just provide a description of what you would like,
your website where some graphics can be borrowed, or a high resolution
scan of a business card. You will be contacted each year to confirm
that you want the banner to run again.
- Registration packets are given to every attendee.
Contact the Handout Coordinator for limitations, details, quantities, and deadlines.
- The Esprit Registration Desk at the hotel (in the 2nd foyer)
has a literature table where businesses may place flyers, coupons, business
cards, samples, etc. This area can become quite crowded and we can't
guarantee optimal placement or maintenance of your materials.
We are also seeking people and services for our educational
program, resource provider program, and entertainment:
- If you are knowledgeable on a topic that would be
of interest to our attendees and would like to speak as a presenter,
contact the presentation Schedule Coordinator
with a proposal. Topics of interest include but aren't limited to presentation
skills (feminine movement/dance coaching, clothing, makeup, voice, hair),
scientific/religious/cultural perspectives, legal and discrimination topics,
defining and improving your self image/confidence/personal relationships,
caring for your health/skin/hair, medical topics, etc.
- Many businesses ask about providing services on-site
at the Red Lion during the conference. Unfortunately, space is very
limited and we need to ensure that prominent service providers known
to the transgender community (some of whom travel from across the country)
are adequately compensated for their time and effort. However, there
are local services such as nail services which we have started bringing
on site to fill specific needs. We continue to experiment with and continuously
re-evaluate on-site services and businesses are encouraged to contact
the Resource Coordinator with questions or
proposals. In the past, on-site resources have included makeup/clothing/accessories/body
shaping vendors, educational book/video sellers, voice/presentation
coaching, photographers, artificial nails, etc.
- If you have an entertainment or shopping event you
would like to propose, contact the Outreach/Shopping
Coordinator. We feature major events where most attendees would
want to attend together as well as smaller events on some days to give
attendees a variety of choices.
- For other inquiries, please review the Contact Us page to direct your inquiry. If you are unsure who to contact or just have the beginnings of an idea, you may use this form to submit your ideas, proposals, or recommendations.
To promote Esprit:
- The following banner may be distributed without restriction.
The following HTML reproduces the above and links to this website:
<img style="border: solid 1px black" src="http://www.espritconf.com/images/Espritbanner2012.jpg">