2018 Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference: Governance and Innovation in STEM

Sponsorship Opportunities

The conference is designed to expand opportunities for women and girls and color to enter, persist, and succeed in STEM both academically and professionally. Might we count on you and your organization to show your support for this national initiative as it impacts individuals, families, and industries?

Your generous contribution will enable your organization to:

  • Demonstrate your support for increased participation of women of color in STEM entrepreneurship.
  • Advance efforts in closing race-gender-ethnic disparities in STEM.
  • Redefine entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial student engagement.
  • Transform the ways that entrepreneurship is viewed, taught and experienced in higher education.
  • Be highlighted and promoted on a national level.

The second annual conference this past March 2017 was attended by just under 200 participants from across the country including students from high school to graduate level, faculty, administrators, corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and community members. One participant remarked:

“This conference was so helpful in presenting useful ways to think through some tech challenges as well as to conceptualize entrepreneurial approaches to those challenges! Great hands-on activities to deepen the learning!” Another attendee “found it really empowering to hear stories of women of color in STEM fields, and to personally talk to them as well.”

We invite you to be a part of this unique opportunity to support underserved and underrepresented communities and to help balance and advance the STEM workforce and STEM disciplines by selecting a sponsorship package that best suits your organization. We are happy to discuss the packages in further detail at your convenience.

Questions? Contact Kalani Rice at (480) 727-0749 or email Kalani.M.Rice@asu.edu

Download the 2018 Sponsorship Packet

 

How to Purchase a Sponsorship Package

  1. Click the button "Generate Email" to generate an email to Kalani Rice, Program Manager (Kalani.M.Rice@asu.edu).
  2. Fill out the information requested.
  3. Program Manager will respond with further instructions to complete the purchase of the sponsorship package.

Or, send an email to Kalani Rice, Program Manager (Kalani.M.Rice@asu.edu) with the following information:

  • Subject Line: 2018 Conference Sponsorship Package
  • Body:
    • Contact first and last name
    • Contact email address
    • Organization name
    • Sponsorship package name
    • Additional comments / questions

Generate Email

 

How to Make a Donation

If you would like to make a donation for an amount different than the sponsorship packages, please follow these steps:

  1. Click on "Make a Donation" below. A page should open in a new tab.
  2. Under "Donation Type," select the radio button that indicates the type of donation you would like to make. Donations can be made one-time or on a monthly basis.
  3. Under "I wish to give...," specify the amount, in dollars, that you would like to donate to the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology National STEM Collaborative.
  4. Under "Preferences," you can specify whether your company will match your donation or if you would like to dedicate your donation in honor or in memory of someone.
  5. Click on "Donate," a new page will load.
  6. Under "Checkout as Guest," fill in your first and last name and email address.
  7. Click on "Continue," the page will reload with additional questions.
  8. Under "Contact Information," fill in all required (indicated with an asterisk "*") fields and any additional fields.
    1. For example, if you are making the donation on behalf of a corporation, please indicate the company name in the "Corporate Gift? Add Company Name" field.
  9. Check the "Privacy Policy Acceptance" box after reviewing ASU Foundation donor privacy policy.
  10. Check the "Would you like to create an account?" box and enter a password if you would like to create an ASU Foundation donor account.
  11. Click on "Checkout," a new page will load.
  12. Fill in your credit card and billing address information.
  13. Click on "Submit."

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PREMIUM SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

Presenting Level Sponsorship (one available): $20,000

  • May provide banner for registration area.

  • May provide an organization collateral piece for each tote bag.

  • May submit a full-page cover advertisement for complimentary inclusion in conference program.

  • Access to (1) table on both days (Friday AND Saturday) of the Organization Fair (see Organization Fair Table below for more information).
  • Opportunity to address conference attendees at the welcome reception.

  • Opportunity to be featured in a CGEST blog article about your organization’s efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM.

  • Recognition as a presenting sponsor in all official conference publications and promotions, scripted remarks at plenary sessions, and official conference signage.

  • Ten (10) complimentary conference registrations with reserved seating at plenaries.

  • Fair market value = $5,000

 

Platinum Level Sponsorship: $15,000

  • May submit a full-page advertisement for complimentary inclusion in conference program.

  • May provide an organization collateral piece for each tote bag.

  • Access to (1) table on one day (Friday OR Saturday) of the Organization Fair (see Organization Fair Table below for more information).
  • Opportunity to be featured in a CGEST blog article about your organization’s efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM.

  • Recognition as a platinum sponsor in all official conference publications and promotions, scripted remarks at plenary sessions, and official conference signage.

  • Eight (8) complimentary conference registrations with reserved seating at plenaries.

  • Fair market value = $3,750

 

Gold Level Sponsorship: $10,000

  • May submit a half page ad for complimentary inclusion in conference program.

  • Opportunity to be featured in a CGEST blog article about your organization’s efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM.

  • Recognition as a gold sponsor in all official conference publications and promotions, scripted remarks at plenary sessions, and official conference signage.

  • Six (6) complimentary conference registrations with reserved seating at plenaries.

  • Fair market value = $2,500

 

Silver Level Sponsorship: $5,000

  • May submit a quarter page advertisement for complimentary inclusion in conference program.

  • Opportunity to be featured in a CGEST blog article about your organization’s efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM.

  • Recognition as a silver sponsor in all official conference publications and promotions, scripted remarks at plenary sessions, and official conference signage.

  • Four (4) complimentary conference registrations with reserved seating at plenaries.

  • Fair market value = $1,250

 

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Hors d’oeuvres and Cocktails Package (one available): $7,000

  • Includes sponsor signage on tables and in break areas.

  • Opportunity to be featured in a CGEST blog article about your organization’s efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM.

  • Recognition as a supporting sponsor on official conference program and website.

  • Fair market value = $0

 

Lunch Package (two available): $6,000

  • Includes sponsor signage on tables and in break areas.

  • Opportunity to be featured in a CGEST blog article about your organization’s efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM.

  • Recognition as a supporting sponsor on official conference program and website.

  • Fair market value = $0

 

Hors d’oeuvres and Refreshments Package (one available): $5,000

  • Includes sponsor signage on tables and in break areas.

  • Opportunity to be featured in a CGEST blog article about your organization’s efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM.

  • Recognition as a supporting sponsor on official conference program and website.

  • Fair market value = $0

 

All-Day Snacks and Refreshments Package (two available): $4,500

  • Includes sponsor signage on tables and in break areas.

  • Opportunity to be featured in a CGEST blog article about your organization’s efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM.

  • Recognition as a supporting sponsor on official conference program and website.

  • Fair market value = $0

 

Tote Bags (SOLD OUT): $2,000

  • Sponsor’s logo will be imprinted on registration tote bags and include (1) one bag insert, such as a flyer, keychain or other item that you would like all conference attendees to have.

  • Sponsor will need to provide 300 inserts for registration bags.

  • Recognition as a supporting sponsor on official conference program and website.

  • Fair market value = $0

 

Aspiring Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurs: $1,500

  • Sponsor registrations for (10) aspiring students to attend the conference.

  • Recognition as a supporting sponsor on official conference program and website.

  • Fair market value = $0

 

Lanyards (one available): $1,000

  • Your organization’s logo will be imprinted on the lanyard string of the registration badge.

  • Recognition as a supporting sponsor on official conference program and website.

  • Fair market value = $0

 

Organization Fair Table (8 available on Friday, October 5 | 9 available on Saturday, October 6): $500 per day

  • The Organization Fair will take place on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 and last the duration of the day (8:30am–5:30pm).

  • Your organization will have access to (1) table during the conference’s Organization Fair.

  • Your organization will receive (2) guest passes for those who will be attending to the table.

  • Guests will receive free parking and lunch.
  • Your organization must provide promotional materials. A plain, black tablecloth will be provided, but other tablecloths are allowed.

  • Recognition as a supporting sponsor on official conference program and website.

  • Fair market value = $200 per day

 

Tote Bag Insert: $500

  • Insert a piece of your organization’s collateral in each conference registration tote bags.

  • Sponsor will need to provide 300 inserts for registration bags.

  • Recognition as a supporting sponsor on official conference program and website.

  • Fair market value = $150

 

All funds will be deposited with the ASU Foundation for A New American University, a nonprofit organization that exists to support ASU. Gifts in support of ASU are subject to foundation policies and fees. Due to the fair market value of benefits received, only payments in excess of fair market value may be considered a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of charitable contributions.