Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a Sponsor of The Forum

Engaging People. Advancing Ideas. Igniting Change.

Every day we are engaging people in valuable connections, advancing ideas for deeper understanding, and expanding knowledge and igniting change through critical insights. We provide our sponsors multiple platforms to increase their brand presence with an extensive audience of professionals. View our 2019 sponsorship rates below.

Become a Sponsor of The Forum

Engaging People.
Advancing Ideas.
Igniting Change.

Every day we are engaging people in valuable connections, advancing ideas for deeper understanding, and expanding knowledge and igniting change through critical insights. We provide our sponsors multiple platforms to increase their brand presence with an extensive audience of professionals.View our 2019 sponsorship rates below.

2018 Lead Sponsor

Sponsorship Levels

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

View the available sponsorship opportunities below. Questions? Contact Amy Perez Ortiz at aperezortiz@stthomas.edu

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 included on all key conference information, materials, and signage, in addition to public recognition, significant complimentary and additional discounted registrations, and tailored events.

Champion Sponsors

Champion Level: $50,000

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

  • Day Two Morning General Session
  • Day Two Lunch General Session
  • Day Three Morning General Session
  • Day Three Closing General Session
  • The Forum Marketplace of Ideas

In addition, Champion Level benefits include the following:

  • Content collaboration
  • Logo on select signage
  • Distribution of company’s promotional product
  • Executive Director podium introduction and gratitude
  • Sponsor recognition
  • Seven (7) conference comps
  • Four (4) invitations to the reception
  • Double exhibit booth
  • Full page ad in the Program Book
  • Additional discounted registrations
Visionary Sponsors

Visionary Level: $35,000

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

  • Diversity & Inclusion Coaching
  • Diversity Executive Forum (DEF)
  • The Forum Webinar Series

In addition, Visionary Level benefits include the following:

  • Logo on select signage
  • Executive Director podium introduction and gratitude
  • Sponsor recognition
  • Six (6) conference comps
  • Three (3) invitations to the sponsor’s reception
  • Double exhibit booth
  • Full page ad in the Program Book
  • Additional discounted registrations
Signature Sponsors

Signature Level: $25,000

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

  • Diversity Awards
  • Spotlight Series
  • Presenter travel & accommodations
  • Hospitality, concierge, & orientation
  • Technology
  • Program Book
  • Name badges
  • Note pad & pen
  • Welcome Reception

In addition, Signature Level benefits include the following:

  • Logo on select signage
  • Executive Director podium introduction and gratitude
  • Sponsor recognition
  • Five (5) conference compsTwo (2) invitations to the sponsor’s reception
  • Double exhibit boothFull page ad in the Program Book
  • Additional discounted registrations
Principal Sponsors

Principal Level: $20,000

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

  • Tote bag
  • Water bottle
  • Portable charger
  • Registration
  • Conference app & polling
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference website
  • Hotel keys (2)

In addition, Principal Level benefits include the following:

  • Logo on select signage
  • Four (4) conference comps
  • Single exhibit booth
  • Half page ad in the Program Book
  • Additional discounted registrations
Executive Sponsors

Executive Level: $15,000

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

  • Breakfast buffet (2 opportunities)
  • Scholarships
  • Day One seminars
  • Beverages
  • Day Two and Three breaks (Dessert) Learning Labs
  • Stretch Sessions

In addition, Executive Level benefits include the following:

  • Logo on select signage
  • Three (3) conference comps
  • Single exhibit booth
  • Half page ad in the Program Book
  • Additional discounted registrations
Premier Sponsors

Premier Level: $10,000

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

  • Session Tracks (nine opportunities)
  • Twin Cities Tours
  • Art & Wellness

In addition, Premier Level benefits include the following:

  • Logo on select signage
  • Two (2) conference comps
  • Quarter page ad in the Program Book
  • Additional discounted registrations
Benefactor Sponsors

Benefactor Level: $5,000

Benefactor Level benefits include the following:

  • Company name listed on select signage sponsor recognition
  • One (1) conference comp
  • Additional discounted registrations
Supporting Trade

Additional opportunities are available for supporting trades and brand recognition.

The following opportunities may be customized upon request:

  • Media/PR swaps (minimum trade value $5,000)
  • Purchase of program book ads
  • Purchase of distribution in program bag

2019 Sponsor Packet

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Who supports The Forum? You do! Join us to celebrate our 31st annual conference 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 future of The Forum is to become a year-round hub that increases engagement before, during and after the annual conference – with active sponsors as financial and advisory contributors to support our work.

9

Who supports The Forum? You do! Join us to celebrate our 31st annual conference and expand your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

9

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

Contact Amy Perez Ortiz

for more information on how to become a sponsor