Sponsorship Opportunities

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 Opportunities

We offer sponsorship opportunities for our 2019 Annual Conference, Diversity Insights Breakfasts Series, The Forum Webinar Series, as well as other trade opportunities.

Questions? Contact Amy Perez Ortiz at aperezortiz@stthomas.edu

Diversity Insights Breakfasts Series Sponsor Opportunities

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® Diversity Insights Breakfasts series bring scholars, thought-leaders, and attendees together in downtown Minneapolis, MN to engage in conversation about the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) landscape.

View below, or click to download the informational brochure.

Principal Sponsors

Principal Level: $20,000

Sponsoring the Diversity Insights Breakfasts series includes these opportunities (dates subject to change):

In addition, Diversity Insights Breakfasts (DIB) sponsor benefits include:

  • DIB Event Benefits
    • DIB event sponsor recognition
    • Logo on select event signage
    • Reserved DIB event table signage
    • One complimentary DIB event table: eight (8) registrations per DIB
  • The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® Annual Conference Benefits
    • Logo on select conference signage
    • Four (4) conference comps
    • Single exhibit booth
    • Half-page ad in conference program book
    • Additional discounted registration

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.

View below, or click to download the informational brochure.

Visionary Sponsors

Visionary Level: $35,000

Sponsoring the The Forum Webinar Series includes these opportunities:

  • Ten (10) monthly webinars

In addition, The Forum Webinar Series sponsor benefits include:

  • The Forum Webinar Series Benefits
    • Logo on website and promotional communications
    • Promotional slide or video preceding webinar presentation
  • The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® Annual Conference Benefits
    • Logo on select conference 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 conference program book
    • Additional discounted registration

2019 Annual Conference Sponsor Opportunities

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

View below, or click to download the 2019 Annual Conference Sponsor Opportunities packet.

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.

Presenting Sponsors

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 company’s promotional product
  • Executive Director podium introduction and gratitude
  • Sponsor recognition
  • Ten (10) conference comps
  • Seven (7) invitations to the reception
  • Five (5) backstage meet and greet passes
  • Five (5) guest passes to General Session Keynote Presentation
  • Double exhibit booth
  • Full page ad in the Program Book
  • Additional discounted registrations

Champion Sponsors

Champion Level: $50,000

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

  • Day Two Lunch General Session
  • Day Three Morning 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)

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 comps
  • Two (2) invitations to the sponsor’s reception
  • Double exhibit booth
  • Full 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 Sponsors

Supporting Level: $1,000

Eligible to small businesses and non-profits with under a $5 million operating budget.
Recognized donation of travel expenses.

Supporting Level benefits include the following:

  • Organizational name in print

Other Sponsor Opportunities

The following opportunities are also available:

  • Media/PR sponsor ($5,000 minimum value )
  • Purchase of program book ads
  • Purchase of distribution in program bag
  • Purchase of Marketplace of Ideas exhibit booth

Questions? Contact Amy Perez Ortiz at aperezortiz@stthomas.edu

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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.

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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.

Contact Amy Perez Ortiz

For more information on how to become a sponsor

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion
University of St. Thomas
1000 LaSalle Ave, TMH 444
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2005
workplaceforum@stthomas.edu
(651) 962-4377

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