Sponsorship

Sponsorship

Every day we are engaging people in valuable connections, advancing ideas for deeper understanding, expanded knowledge, and igniting change through critical insights. We provide our sponsors multiple platforms to increase their brand presence with an extensive audience of professionals.

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Become a Sponsor of The Forum

Engaging People. Advancing Ideas. Igniting Change.

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Who supports The Forum? You do! Join us to celebrate our 2021 program year and expand your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Our collective impact model engages people and organizations both globally and locally, and is operationalized through connectivity, conversation, continuous learning, and community.

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The Forum is a year-round hub that increases engagement before, during, and after the annual conference – with active sponsors as financial and advisory contributors who support our work.

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Who supports The Forum? You do! Join us to celebrate our 2021 program year and expand your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Our collective impact model engages people and organizations both globally and locally, and is operationalized through connectivity, conversation, continuous learning, and community.

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The Forum is a year-round hub that increases engagement before, during, and after the annual conference – with active sponsors as financial and advisory contributors who support our work.

Year-Round Sponsorship Opportunities

The Forum Webinar Series

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion®  Webinar Series (The Forum Webinar Series) is a free monthly webinar series offering skill-building opportunities in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) topics. Each month attendees and presenters from a variety of industries around the globe participate and share their ideas.

Champion Level: $50,000 (click to expand)

Sponsoring the The Forum Webinar Series includes these opportunities:

  • Ten (10) monthly webinars from January through December – not held in February or March

In addition, The Forum Webinar Series sponsor benefits include:

The Forum Webinar Series Benefits

  • Logo on website and promotional communications
  • Promotional slide show or video preceding webinar presentation

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® Annual Conference Benefits

  • Logo on select signage
  • Executive Director podium introduction and gratitude
  • Sponsor recognition
  • One (1) Diversity Executive Forum (DEF) comp
  • Ten (10) conference comps
  • Ten (10) guests to event receptions
  • Premium exhibit booth with (2) booth staff comps
  • Tier 1 advertising opportunity
  • Unlimited discounted registrations

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion 2020 Webinar Series is sponsored by:

Half-Day Feature Events

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® Half-Day Feature Events bring scholars, thought-leaders, and attendees together to engage in conversation about the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) landscape around a specific industry or topic.

Visionary Level: $35,000 (click to expand)

Sponsoring the Half-Day Feature Event includes one (1) event.

In addition, Half-Day Feature Event sponsor benefits include:

Half-Day Feature Event Benefits

  • Event sponsor recognition
  • Logo on select event signage
  • Executive Director podium introduction and gratitude
  • Content collaboration
  • Eight (8) Comps to the event

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® Annual Conference Benefits

  • Logo on select signage
  • Executive Director podium introduction and gratitude
  • Sponsor recognition
  • One (1) Diversity Executive Forum (DEF) comp
  • Eight (8) conference comps
  • Eight (8) guests to receptions
  • Premium exhibit booth with two (2) booth staff comps
  • Tier 1 advertising opportunity
  • Unlimited discounted registrations

The Forum Podcast

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion®  Podcast (The Forum Podcast) is a free monthly streaming audio series offering skill-building opportunities in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) topics featuring presenters from a variety of industries around the globe.

Visionary Level: $35,000 (click to expand)

Sponsoring the The Forum Podcast Series includes these opportunities:

  • Twenty-four (24) bi-monthly Podcasts from January – December

In addition, The Forum Podcast Series sponsor benefits include:

The Forum Podcast Series Benefits

  • Logo on website and promotional communications
  • Promotional sponsor mention on each episode

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® Annual Conference Benefits

  • Logo on select signage
  • Executive Director podium introduction and gratitude
  • Sponsor recognition
  • One (1) Diversity Executive Forum (DEF) comp
  • Eight (8) conference comps
  • Eight (8) guests to receptions
  • Premium exhibit booth with (2) booth staff comps
  • Tier 1 advertising opportunity
  • Unlimited discounted registrations

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion 2020 Podcast series is sponsored by:

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

2021 Annual Conference

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® Annual Conference is the nation’s largest workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) conference designed for a global audience.

Lead Sponsor
The Forum’s Lead Sponsor is the highest sponsorship level.

The Lead Sponsorship is custom-tailored for one company each year. Benefits include the company’s logo on all key conference information, materials, and signage, public recognition and stage presentation, significant complimentary and unlimited discounted registrations, and tailored events.

Presenting Level: $75,000

At the Presenting Level, companies may sponsor combined opportunities.

In addition, Presenting Level benefits include the following:

  • Content collaboration
  • Logo on select signage
  • Distribution of a digital promotion
  • Executive Director podium introduction and gratitude
  • Opportunity for stage presence
  • Sponsor recognition
  • Two (2) Diversity Executive Forum (DEF) comp
  • Twelve (12) conference comps
  • Twelve (12) guests to receptions
  • Twelve (12) guests to selected General Sessions
  • Custom company registration webpage
  • Opportunity for custom meet and greet
  • Premium booth, 2 booth staff comps
  • Tier 1 advertising opportunity
  • Unlimited discounted registrations
Champion Level: $50,000

At the Champion Level, companies may sponsor one of these opportunities:

  • Opening General Session
  • Day Two General Session
  • Day Three General Session
  • Day Four General Session
  • Closing General Session
  • The Forum Marketplace of Ideas
  • Registration

In addition, Champion Level benefits include the following:

  • Content collaboration
  • Logo on select signage
  • Distribution of a digital promotion
  • Executive Director podium introduction & gratitude
  • Opportunity for stage presence
  • Sponsor recognition
  • One (1) Diversity Executive Forum (DEF) comp
  • Ten (10) conference comps
  • Ten (10) guests to receptions
  • Premium exhibit booth with (2) booth staff comps
  • Tier 1 advertising opportunity
  • Unlimited discounted registrations
Visionary Level: $35,000

At the Visionary Level, companies may sponsor one of these opportunities:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coaching
  • Diversity Executive Forum (DEF)
  • Innovation Sprint
  • Half-Day Industry Tracks: Healthcare, Higher Education, and Tech
  • Trend Talks (formally Spotlight Series)
  • Conference SWAG

In addition, Visionary Level benefits include the following:

  • Logo on select signage
  • Executive Director podium introduction and gratitude
  • Sponsor recognition
  • One (1) Diversity Executive Forum (DEF) comp
  • Eight (8) conference comps
  • Eight (8) guests to receptions
  • Premium exhibit booth with (2) booth staff comps
  • Tier 1 advertising opportunity
  • Unlimited discounted registrations
Signature Level: $25,000

At the Signature Level, companies may sponsor one of these opportunities:

  • Diversity Awards
  • Receptions
  • Student conference scholarships
  • Community conference scholarships
  • Professional conference scholarships

In addition, Signature Level benefits include the following:

  • Logo on select signage
  • Sponsor recognition
  • Six (6) conference comps
  • Six (6) guests to receptions
  • Standard booth, 1 booth staff comp
  • Tier 1 advertising opportunity
  • Unlimited discounted registrations
Executive Level: $15,000

At the Executive Level, companies may sponsor one of these opportunities:

  • Conference App
  • Breakfasts & Breaks
  • Hospitality, Concierge, & Orientation
  • Art Series
  • Wellness Series
  • Documentary Film Festival
  • Deep-Dive Learning Sessions

In addition, Executive Level benefits include the following:

  • Logo on select signage
  • Three (3) conference comps
  • Tier 2 advertising opportunity
  • Unlimited discounted registrations
Premier Level: $10,000

At the Premier Level, companies may sponsor one of these opportunities:

  • Session Track (1 of 8 available)
    • Available session tracks include: Critical Employment Practices, D&I Strategy, Global Diversity, Government, Innovation & Transformation, Leadership Development, Non Profit, Social Responsibility

In addition, Premier Level benefits include the following:

  • Logo on select signage
  • Two (2) conference comps
  • Tier 2 advertising opportunity
  • Unlimited discounted registrations
Benefactor Level: $5,000

Benefactor Level benefits include the following:

  • Organization name listed (no logo) on select signage
  • One (1) conference comp
  • Unlimited discounted registrations
Supporting Level: $1,000

Eligible to small businesses and non-profits with under a $5 million operating budget.

Supporting Level benefits include the following:

  • Organization name in print
Other Opportunities

We welcome discussion of new ideas which support The Forum, our sponsor companies, and our participating organizations!

The following opportunities are also available:

  • Media/PR sponsor ($10,000 minimum value)
  • Purchase of conference advertising
  • Purchase of Marketplace of Ideas exhibit booth
  • Trade opportunities and more

Contact Amy Perez Ortiz

For more information on how to become a sponsor

Phone

Office: (612) 373-5992
Mobile: (612) 719-0796

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Contact Amy Perez Ortiz at perezor@augsburg.edu

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Supporting

  • Race Across America
  • Oregon State Police
  • Religious Freedom & Business Foundation
  • Kathleen Charles Design
  • Center for Mentoring Excellence
  • Aleria PBC
  • Cigna
  • Diversity MBA (DMBA Inc.)
  • Mind the Gender Gap, Inc.
  • Amazon
  • Inclusion NextWork
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • Taproot Ventures
  • Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D., Author and Speaker

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion®
2211 Riverside Ave, CB 54
Minneapolis, MN 55454
workplaceforum@augsburg.edu
(612) 373-5994

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