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SPONSOR INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES

BECOME A CONFERENCE GEM!

The 2019 conference and convention of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) will be held in Rochester, New York July 5 to July 12, 2019.

Approximately 1,000 people from across the United States and from many foreign countries are expected to attend this conference. Thousands of people from around the world will listen to live broadcasts from the conference on ACB's Internet radio service or via telephone. Countless others will read the conference program and conference newspaper on the ACB website and on ACB email lists.

Who are these people? They are blind and visually impaired entrepreneurs, students, teachers, rehabilitation professionals, attorneys, musicians, parents and grandparents. They are people looking for work and people who use all kinds of adaptive technology; people who are interested in large print, digital and braille products; elderly people who are just learning to live with vision loss; and young people attending college and just starting new careers. They are spouses, family members and friends, and professionals who work in the field of vision loss.

Our 2019 sponsor packages are overflowing with opportunities for you to share your message with conference attendees AND with people all around the world. They are packed with premiums that let everyone know of your generosity and support.

    ALL sponsors receive:
  • Thank-you recognition spots on ACB Radio
  • Thank-you's on the ACB website
  • Verbal acknowledgment in all general sessions
  • Listing on giant sponsor board(s) at the conference (if confirmed by May 1)
  • Special thanks in the official conference and convention program (if confirmed by May 1)
  • Company name printed on conference T-shirt (if confirmed by May 1)
  • Acknowledgment in the first edition of the daily conference and convention newspaper
  • Special signage on exhibit booths reserved by conference sponsors

But that's not all! Look over the sponsorship packages below; each one is brimming with premiums. Select those that best fit your needs. Sponsor two or more events or services and receive the premiums for the package represented by your total dollar amount.

 

Sponsorship Packages

Crown Jewel Package
$50,000.00
  • Logo and link to your website on the ACB home page AND the official conference sponsor page through May 31, 2020
  • Color ad on outside back cover of the official conference program (or equivalent prominent advertising if not available)
  • Official conference T-shirt (your logo prominently placed on shirt; if confirmed by May 1st)
  • 75-word conference newspaper ad (6 issues)
  • 30-minute interview program on ACB Radio (your program will be archived on the ACB radio channel that best showcases your company)
  • Complimentary meeting room for your workshop, seminar or reception (up to 3 days if the meeting room is reserved by May 1st)
  • Prominent display of your name and/or logo in ALL general sessions
  • 20-minute presentation by your representative at opening evening keynote general session (if confirmed by May 1st)
  • Complimentary exhibit booth
  • 8 conference registrations
  • Complimentary table for 8 at the conference banquet (if requested by May 1st)
  • Special acknowledgments (see above)

 

Crown Jewel Options (your choice)

  • Your name is everywhere! Includes but not limited to complimentary registration bag insert for all attendees, your name and logo on conference registration bags, and special thanks at ALL conference events and prominent display of special banner in general session
  • ACB Videography – with signage in general session; your name is mentioned and your logo appears in all ACB post-convention video productions
  • Reduced hotel rates for convention attendees
  • Any combination of other sponsorships to equal $50,000
Diamond Package
$25,000.00
  • Logo and link to your website on the ACB home page AND the official conference sponsor page through March 31, 2020
  • Color ad on inside front cover of the official conference program (or equivalent prominent advertising if not available)
  • Official conference T-shirt (your logo prominently placed on shirt; deadline May 1st)
  • 75-word conference newspaper ad (5 issues)
  • 10-minute pre-recorded presentation to be aired on ACB Radio Mainstream (during ALL general sessions)
  • Complimentary meeting room for your workshop, seminar or reception (up to 2 days if the meeting room is reserved by May 1st)
  • Prominent display of your name and/or logo in ALL general sessions
  • 15-minute presentation by your representative with prominent placement at a daily general session (if confirmed by May 1st)
  • Complimentary exhibit booth (if requested by May 1st)
  • 6 conference registrations
  • Complimentary banquet registration for 6 at the conference banquet (if requested by May 1st)
  • Special acknowledgments (see above)

 

Diamond Options (your choice)

  • ACB conference banquet (your logo on all banquet tickets if confirmed by May 1st; 2 seats at head table for your representatives; special thanks at banquet; collectible favors including your logo for all banquet attendees); reduced ticket pricing for banquet attendees (if confirmed by May 1st)
  • Off-site ACB educational and recreational events. Your logo on all event tickets; your name on all event descriptions in pre-registration materials and in the official program; reduced ticket pricing for all events (if confirmed by May 1st)
  • ACB Radio Streaming, with signage in streaming locations and special thanks on all ACB Radio streaming sessions (ALL general sessions, ACB banquet, AND selected afternoon programs, PLUS selected round-the-clock replays AND post-conference archives)
  • Audio/visual services in general sessions and all event meeting rooms (special thanks in all sessions utilizing the service)
  • Conference Exhibit Hall (your sign at hall entrance)
  • Conference participation and development training for future leaders and young professionals (your logo on name tags worn by participants throughout the week, if confirmed by May 1st; special thanks at all related events).
  • Choose any combination of options from any of the other sponsorship levels to equal $25,000
Emerald Package
$15,000.00
  • Logo and link to your website from the ACB home page through September 30, 2019 AND from the official conference sponsor page through December 31, 2019
  • Color ad on inside back cover in the official conference program (or equivalent prominent advertising if not available)
  • 75-word conference newspaper ad (4 issues)
  • Prominent display of your name and/or logo in ALL general sessions
  • 10-minute presentation to be aired at one morning general session (live if confirmed by May 1st or pre-recorded if confirmed later)
  • Complimentary exhibit booth (if requested by May 1st)
  • 4 conference registrations
  • 2 complimentary tickets to conference banquet (if requested by May 1st)
  • Special acknowledgments (see above)

 

Emerald Options (your choice)

  • Conference Volunteer Services (your logo on training materials if confirmed by May 1, recognition certificates, and sign or banner displayed at desk; telephone answered with your name)
  • Official Conference Program (deadline May 1st). Subsidize the cost of Braille, large print, and electronic formats, receive special recognition at beginning of program
  • ACB Radio Afternoon Broadcasts (selected afternoon programs, PLUS replays AND post convention archives)
  • Information Desk (your sign displayed at desk throughout conference; telephone answered with your name)
  • Guide Dog Services (your sponsorship would ensure that approximately 200 guide dogs will have safe and well-maintained relief areas)
  • Conference Communication Center and newspaper (6 days in braille, large print and electronic formats; your name and logo on the front page of every issue, your name on sign at center entrance, PLUS your 75-word ad each issue)
  • Conference registration (your logo on the on-line registration page; your sign at the on-site registration area)
  • Your day at the conference (recognitions and announcements at all events throughout your special day).
  • Choose any combination of options from any of the other sponsorship levels to equal $15,000.
Ruby Package
$10,000.00
  • Logo and link to your website from ACB sponsor page through December 31, 2019
  • Color ad on inside front page in the official conference program (or equivalent prominent advertising if not available)
  • 75-word conference newspaper ad (3 issues)
  • 10-minute pre-recorded presentation to be aired (3 mornings) on ACB Radio Mainstream (based on availability)
  • Prominent display of your name and/or logo in ALL general sessions

 

Ruby Options (your choice)

  • Official sponsor of ALL general sessions
  • ACB Workshops and seminar programming (such as Advocacy, Health & Wellness, International Relations, Information Access, Multi-Cultural, and Women's Concerns, to name a few)
  • ACB Café (grab-and-go food service near meetings; your sign displayed at the Café)
  • ACB Auction (your name and/or logo on all bidder number cards, item lists (braille, large print, and electronic), and auction webpage
  • Interpreter services for deaf-blind attendees
  • ACB Scholarship mentoring program (workshops and activities for student scholarship attendees)
  • Continuing Education Credits (your name on CEC webpages)
  • Audio Description Project (ADP) Training Institute (making the visual verbal)
  • Choose any combination of options from any of the other sponsorships to equal $10,000
Onyx Package
$5,000.00
  • Your name and/or logo on ACB website sponsor page through December 31, 2019
  • Half-page black-and-white ad in the official conference program
  • 50-word conference newspaper ad (4 issues)
  • 10-minute pre-recorded presentation to be aired one morning on ACB Radio Mainstream
  • Special acknowledgments (see above)

 

Onyx Options (your choice)

  • Kids Explorers Club (a week of educational field trips, movies, games and crafts; ages 6 to 12)
  • ACB Life Member Reception
  • Performing Arts Showcase (outstanding live event presented by blind musicians)
  • ACB Market Place (your name on sign and in program and newspaper references to Marketplace)
  • Choose any combination of options from any of the other sponsorship levels to equal $5,000
Topaz Package
$3,000.00
  • Your name and/or logo on ACB website convention sponsor page through September 30, 2019
  • Quarter-page black-and-white ad in the official conference program
  • 50-word conference newspaper ad (3 issues)
  • Special acknowledgments (see above)

 

Topaz Options (your choice)

  • Guide dog play area (approximately 200 guide dogs)
  • Audio-described movie (special mention in program and at movie showing)
  • Exhibit Hall Guide (braille, large print and electronic formats; your name and/or logo on front page; if confirmed by May 1)
  • ACB Link (enables listeners to get podcasts on demand, sends push notification with convention updates and is linked to the convention calendar)
  • Choose any combination of options from any of the other sponsorship levels to equal $3,000

 

Coral Package
$2,000.00
  • Your name and/or logo on ACB website convention sponsor page through August 31, 2019
  • Quarter-page black-and-white ad in the official conference program
  • 50-word conference newspaper ad (2 issues)
  • Special acknowledgments (see above)

 

Coral Options (your choice)

  • Official sponsor of ACB's elections
  • Reception for outstanding blind students
  • Sponsor a student, future ACB leader or young professional
  • Durward K. McDaniel First-timers Reception
  • Recreation Zone (activities exploring sports and healthy leisure options for all ages).
  • Sponsor a young professionals' reception
  • Choose any two options from the Pearl sponsorships to equal $2,000
Pearl Package
$1,000.00
  • Your name and/or logo on ACB website convention sponsor page through July 31, 2019
  • 50-word conference newspaper ad (1 issue)
  • Special acknowledgments (see above)

 

Pearl Options (your choice)

  • Orientation dinner for outstanding blind students
  • Luncheon to recognize outstanding blind students
  • Affiliate Presidents' Seminar
  • Affiliate and chapter development seminar
  • ACB Café Day (your name and logo on discount coupons placed in all registration bags for your special day)
ACB Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk

Become a sponsor of the ACB Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk - to order this sponsorship and/or learn about levels of participation, contact Nancy Marks Becker at 612-332-3242 or nbecker@acb.org.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES:

Don't see exactly what you want to sponsor? We can develop a custom package to fit your needs.