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.

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 32nd 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 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 32nd 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 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.

View below, or click to download the 2020 Sponsorship Packet.
Visionary Level: $35,000

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 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
  • Six (6) conference comps
  • Three (3) guests to the Welcome Reception
  • Double exhibit booth with (2) booth staff comps
  • Full page ad in the program book
  • Unlimited discounted registrations

Diversity Insights Breakfasts Series

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

View below, or click to download the 2020 Sponsorship Packet.
Signature Level: $25,000

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

  • October 2019 Workshop
  • February 2020 Workshop
  • June 2020 Workshop

In addition, DIB sponsor benefits include:

DIB Series Benefits

  • DIB event sponsor recognition
  • Logo on select DIB event signage
  • Reserved DIB event table with signage
  • One complimentary DIB event table: eight (8) registrations per DIB

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® Annual Conference Benefits

  • Logo on select signage
  • Sponsor recognition
  • Five (5) conference comps
  • Two (2) guests to the Welcome Reception
  • Single exhibit booth with one (1) booth staff comp
  • Full page ad in the program book
  • Unlimited discounted registrations

The Forum Podcast (Not Available)

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.

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion Podcast is sponsored by:

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

2020 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.

View below, or click to download the 2020 Sponsorship 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 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 company’s promotional product
  • Executive Director podium introduction and gratitude
  • Opportunity for stage presence
  • Sponsor recognition
  • One (1) Diversity Executive Forum (DEF) comp
  • Nine (9) conference comps
  • Eight (8) guests to the Welcome reception
  • Eight (8) guests to selected General Sessions
  • Custom company registration webpage
  • Opportunity for custom meet and greet
  • 10×20 ft. (double) exhibit booth with two (2) booth staff comps
  • Full page ad in the program book
  • Unlimited discounted registrations
Champion Level: $50,000

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

  • Day Two Opening General Session
  • Day Two Lunch General Session
  • Day Three Morning General Session
  • Day Three Closing General Session
  • The Forum Marketplace of Ideas
  • Registration (On Arrival, iPads, kiosks)

In addition, Champion Level benefits include the following:

  • Content collaboration
  • Logo on select signage
  • Distribution of company’s promotional product
  • Executive Director podium introduction & gratitude
  • Opportunity for stage presence
  • Sponsor recognition
  • One (1) Diversity Executive Forum (DEF) comp
  • Seven (7) conference comps
  • Four (4) guests to the Welcome Reception
  • 10×20 ft. (double) exhibit booth with (2) booth staff comps
  • Full page ad in the program book
  • 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)
  • Forum Website

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
  • Six (6) conference comps
  • Three (3) guests to the Welcome Reception
  • 10×20 ft. (double) exhibit booth with (2) booth staff comps
  • Full page ad in the program book
  • Additional discounted registrations
Signature Level: $25,000

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

  • Diversity Awards
  • Hospitality, Concierge & Orientation
  • Name badges
  • Note pad & pen
  • Presenter travel & accommodations
  • Program book
  • Spotlight Series
  • Welcome Reception

In addition, Signature Level benefits include the following:

  • Logo on select signage
  • Sponsor recognition
  • Five (5) conference comps
  • Two (2) guests to the Welcome Reception
  • 10×10 ft. exhibit booth with (1) booth staff comp
  • Full page ad in the program book
  • Unlimited discounted registrations
Principal Level: $20,000

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

  • Conference app
  • Conference Collateral
    • Portable charger
    • Tote bag
    • T-Shirt
    • Water bottle
    • Your choice
  • Hotel room keys (2)
  • Day Two Networking Reception

In addition, Principal Level benefits include the following:

  • Logo on select signage
  • Four (4) conference comps
  • 10×10 ft. exhibit booth with (1) booth staff comp
  • Half page ad in the program book
  • Unlimited discounted registrations
Executive Level: $15,000

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

  • Book signings
  • Breakfast buffet (2)
  • Conference scholarships
  • Day One seminars
  • Day Two breaks (dessert)
  • Day Three breaks & Farewell Reception (dessert)

In addition, Executive Level benefits include the following:

  • Logo on select signage
  • Three (3) conference comps
  • Half page ad in the program book
  • Unlimited discounted registrations
Premier Level: $10,000

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

  • Art & Wellness
  • Session Track (1 of 9 available)
    • Available session tracks include: Critical Employment Practices, D&I Strategy, Global Diversity, Government, Healthcare, Higher Education, Innovation & Transformation, Leadership Development, Social Responsibility
  • Twin Cities Tours

In addition, Premier Level benefits include the following:

  • Logo on select signage
  • Two (2) conference comps
  • Quarter page ad in the program book
  • Unlimited discounted registrations
Benefactor Level: $5,000

Benefactor Level benefits include the following:

  • Company 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 and to recognize donation of Presenter travel expenses.

Supporting Level benefits include the following:

  • Organizational 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 ($5,000 minimum value)
  • Purchase of distribution item in program bag
  • Purchase of program book ads
  • Purchase of Marketplace of Ideas exhibit booth
  • Trade opportunities and more

Contact Amy Perez Ortiz

For more information on how to become a sponsor

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Contact Amy Perez Ortiz at aperezortiz@stthomas.edu

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2211 Riverside Ave, CB 54
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