2017 Community Food Systems Conference Sponsor Opportunities

Conference Overview

This conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture including obstacles in urban and rural environments and fostering community empowerment to create and sustain resilient local food systems. We will provide space for conversations around promoting, facilitating, and supporting self-reliance; breaking down barriers to racial justice; connecting communities to their food sources; and impacting communities at the local and regional level through sustainable food production. The conference will bring together leaders in, and advocates of, food security, sustainable agriculture and social justice movements to discuss their range of perspectives, how these areas overlap, and how to support one another’s work.

  Attendees & Outreach              

We expect 500 attendees from the fields of community food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture. Publicity materials will be distributed to our national network of community food systems organizations and by our national partners and leaders in the field.  

 

Conference Highlights

•       Workshops and networking sessions focused on food justice, policy, best practices, experiential education, sustainability, economic development, building community, and promoting access to healthy food in underserved communities. Exhibit hall for leading non-profit, academic, business and government organizations in the community food field.

•       Meals featuring locally-grown foods including a reception at Boston Public Market.

•       Field trips for an experiential component to see community food systems work in action.

•       Keynote and plenary sessions on food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture. 

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities 

Our aim is to provide the maximum recognition and visibility possible commensurate with your gift.  Sponsorship pledge timeline: 10/01/17 for inclusion in printed conference materials.

Please click here to view and complete our online sponsor form.

Benefits for all sponsors:

New Entry will place your business name and logo in all of our conference-related promotion, including email blasts to our e-lists of over 4,000 subscribers, posts that reach our social media following of over 2,500, and placement on our main conference webpage, plus our sponsors will be named in outreach to thousands of individuals nationally through our partner networks.

Benefits by Sponsor Level:

Partner   $15,000 (limited offer –1 only)

v  Featured as Lead Sponsor of the Event

v  Press release announcing sponsorship

v  Prominent logo on all conference brochures and conference webpage

v  Link to sponsor’s homepage on conference webpage

v  Back cover full page advertisement in program booklet 

v  Verbal acknowledgement at main plenary of the conference

v  Two complimentary Tables in Exhibit Hall (Prime Location)

v  Four Conference passes and admission to reception at the Boston Public Market

v  Further benefits and obligations are negotiable including category exclusivity

Harvester   $10,000 (limited offer –2 only) 

v  Prominent logo on all conference brochures and conference webpage

v  Link to sponsor’s homepage on conference webpage

v  Half page advertisement in program booklet

v  Verbal acknowledgement at main plenary of the conference

v  One complimentary Table in Exhibit Hall (Prime Location)

v  Three Conference passes and admission to reception at the Boston Public Market

v  Further benefits and obligations are negotiable  

Cultivator $5,000

v  Logo on all conference brochures and conference webpage 

v  Link to sponsor’s homepage on conference webpage 

v  Quarter page advertisement in program booklet

v  Verbal acknowledgement at main plenary of the conference

v  One complimentary Table in Exhibit Hall 

v  Two Conference passes and admission to reception at the Boston Public Market

Sower   $2,500

v  Logo on all conference brochures and conference webpage

v  Link to sponsor’s homepage on conference webpage

v  Eighth page advertisement in program booklet

v  Verbal acknowledgement at main plenary of the conference

v  One complimentary Table in Exhibit Hall 

v  One Conference pass and admission to reception at the Boston Public Market

Seed   $1,500

v  Logo on all conference brochures, conference webpage, and in conference booklet

v  Link to sponsor’s homepage on conference webpage

v  One complimentary Table in Exhibit Hall 

v  Verbal acknowledgement at main plenary of the conference

v  One Conference pass and admission to reception at the Boston Public Market

Friends ($1,000 and under)

$1,000

 Logo on all conference brochures, conference webpage, and in conference booklet
 Link to sponsor’s homepage on conference webpage
 One complimentary Table in Exhibit Hall 
 One Conference pass and admission to conference reception at the Boston Public Market

$750

 Listing on all conference brochures, conference webpage, and in conference booklet
 One complimentary Table in Exhibit Hall 
 One Conference pass and admission to conference reception at the Boston Public Market

$500

 Listing on all conference brochures, conference webpage, and in conference booklet
 One complimentary Table in Exhibit Hall 
 50% discounted Conference pass plus admission to conference reception at the Boston Public Market

$250 (Special Non-Profit-only Price)

 Listing on all conference brochures, conference webpage, and in conference booklet
 One complimentary Table in Exhibit Hall
 50% discounted Conference pass plus admission to conference reception at the Boston Public Market

Contribute to our Scholarship Fund to help make the conference affordable and accessible:

Please consider a gift to the Community Food Systems Conference Scholarship Fund to increase the total funds available for scholarship distributions. A donation of $750 will cover conference registration fees, meals, full lodging, and entrance to the conference reception for one individual. Contact Kristen Irvin at kristen.irvin@tufts.edu for more information.

Terms & Conditions

v  Sponsors are required to complete the sponsorship form and return via mail or email, or submit the form online here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4617282

▪    Please refer to the form for payment instructions.

v  Partner and Harvester sponsors: first-come first-served.

v  DEADLINE EXTENDED: All sponsorship pledges are due October 1, 2017 in order to be printed in the conference brochure. Final deadline for all sponsorship payments is November 1, 2017.

v  Acceptance of sponsorship funding is at the sole & final discretion of New Entry Staff.

v  Sponsors are responsible for providing color logo in electronic format by October 1, 2017. Please email to kristen.irvin@tufts.edu.

v  Other gifts are welcome and will help to ensure affordability, accessibility and inclusivity for all interested conference goers.  

 

Ad specs (given in W x H; full color): Please submit PDFs

Full page: 8.5” x 11” (0.125” bleeds)

Half: 8.5” x 5.5” (0.125” bleeds) 

Quarter: 8.5” x 2.75” or 4.25” x 5.5” (0.125” bleeds) 

Eighth: 4.25” x 2.75” (0.125” bleeds) 

 

We are open to alternative sponsorship including field trip, workshop track, reception, etc. Please contact Kristen Irvin for more information.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We thank you for your support!

 

For additional information, please contact:

Kristen Irvin

National Technical Assistance Coordinator

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

kristen.irvin@tufts.edu / 978-349-2086