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Please note that online ordering of sponsorships, advertising and exhibit booths is now closed. Depending on the date and your needs, we may still be able to accommodate you. Please contact Janet Dickelman at 651-428-5059 or janet.dickelman@gmail.com. You may still read about opportunities below.

SPONSOR INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES

BECOME A CONFERENCE GEM!

The 2017 conference and convention of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) will be held June 30 to July 7. 2017, at the Nugget Casino Resort.

Approximately 1,000 people are expected to attend this conference from across the United States and from several foreign countries. Hundreds 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 sighted spouses, family members and friends, and sighted professionals who work in the field of vision loss.

Our 2017 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's 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 June 1)
  • Special thanks in the official conference and convention program (if confirmed by June 1)
  • Company name printed on conference T-shirt (if confirmed by June 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, 2018
  • 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; deadline June 1)
  • 75-word conference newspaper ad (6 issues)
  • 30-minute 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 (audio/visual not included)
  • Prominent display of your name and/or logo in ALL general sessions
  • 20-minute presentation by your representative at opening evening keynote general session
  • Complimentary exhibit booth and 8 conference registrations
  • Complimentary table for 8 at the conference banquet
  • 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, prominent display of special banner is general session.
  • ACB Videography – with signage in general session; your name is mentioned and your logo appears in all ACB post-convention video productions.
  • Any combination of other sponsorships to equal $50,000.
Double 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, 2018.
  • 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 June 1)
  • 75-word conference newspaper ad (6 issues).
  • 10-minute feature on ACB Radio Mainstream (ALL general sessions).
  • Complimentary meeting room for your workshop, seminar or reception (audio/visual not included).
  • Prominent display of your name and/or logo in ALL general sessions.
  • 15-minute presentation by your representative at opening evening keynote general session.
  • Complimentary exhibit booth and 8 conference registrations.
  • Complimentary table for 8 at the conference banquet.
  • Special acknowledgments (see above).

 

Double Diamond Options (your choice)

  • ACB conference banquet (your logo on all banquet tickets if confirmed by May 1, 2017; 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 15, 2017).
  • Off-site ACB educational and recreational events (if confirmed by May 1, 2017). 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 offsite events (if confirmed by May 15, 2017).
  • ACB Radio Streaming, with signage in streaming locations and special thanks on all ACB Radio streaming sessions (need to develop language for this option)
  • ACB Radio worldwide broadcast (all general sessions AND selected afternoon programs, PLUS selected round-the-clock replays AND post-conference archives)
  • Any combination of other sponsorships to equal $25,000
Diamond Package
$20,000.00
  • Logo and link to your website from the ACB home page AND the official conference sponsor page through December 31, 2017
  • Color ad on inside front cover of the official conference program (or equivalent prominent advertising if not available)
  • 75-word conference newspaper ad (6 issues)
  • 10-minute feature on ACB Radio Mainstream (ALL general sessions)
  • Complimentary meeting room for your workshop, seminar or reception (audio/visual not included)
  • Prominent display of your name in ALL general sessions
  • 15-minute presentation by your representative at opening evening keynote general session
  • Complimentary exhibit booth and 6 conference registrations
  • 6 complimentary tickets to conference banquet
  • Special acknowledgments (see above)

 

Diamond Options (your choice)

  • Audio/visual services in general sessions and all event meeting rooms (special thanks in all sessions utilizing the service).
  • ACB Radio general session broadcasts PLUS round-the-clock replays AND post-conference archives.
  • Conference participation and development training for future leaders and young professionals (your logo on special ribbons worn by participants throughout the week; special thanks at all related events)
  • Any combination of other sponsorships to equal $20,000.
Emerald Package
$15,000.00
  • Logo and link to your website from the ACB home page through September 30, 2017 AND from the official conference sponsor page through December 31, 2017
  • Color ad on inside back cover in the official conference program (or equivalent prominent advertising if not available)
  • 75-word conference newspaper ad (3 issues)
  • 10-minute feature on ACB Radio stream (Monday through Thursday, based on availability)
  • Complimentary meeting room for your workshop, seminar or reception (audio/visual not included)
  • Prominent display of your name and/or logo in ALL general sessions
  • 10-minute presentation by your representative in one morning general session
  • Complimentary exhibit booth and 4 conference registrations
  • 4 complimentary tickets to conference banquet
  • Special acknowledgments (see above)

 

Emerald Options (your choice)

  • Conference Exhibit Hall (your sign at hall entrance)
  • Conference Volunteer Services (your logo on training materials, if confirmed by May 1, recognition certificates, and sign or banner displayed above desk; telephone answered with your name)
  • Information Desk (your sign displayed at desk throughout conference; telephone answered with your name)
  • 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 on-line registration page; your sign over on-site registration area)
  • Your day at the conference (recognitions and announcements at all events throughout your special day)
  • ACB Radio Afternoon Broadcasts (selected afternoon programs, PLUS replays AND post-conference archives)
  • Any combination of other sponsorships to equal $15,000
Ruby Package
$10,000.00
  • Logo and link to your website from ACB sponsor page through December 31, 2017
  • 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 feature (3 mornings) on ACB Radio Mainstream (based on availability)
  • Prominent display of your name and/or logo in ALL general sessions
  • 10-minute presentation by your representative in one morning general session
  • 2 complimentary conference registrations
  • 2 complimentary tickets to conference banquet
  • Special acknowledgments (see above)

 

Ruby Options (your choice)

  • Official sponsor of ALL general sessions
  • Official conference program (deadline June 1). Subsidize the cost of Braille, large print and electronic formats, receive special recognition at beginning of program
  • Audio Description Project (ADP) Conference and Training Institute (making the visual verbal)
  • Guide Dog Services (approximately 200 guide dogs will be in Minneapolis, your sponsorship would ensure that all guide dogs have safe and well maintained relief areas
  • ACB Café (grab-and-go food service near meetings; your sign displayed and your name on menus)
  • Interpreter services for deaf-blind attendees
  • Kids Explorers Club (a week of educational field trips, movies, games, crafts; ages 6 to 12)
  • Any combination of other sponsorships to equal $10,000
Onyx Package
$5,000.00
  • Your name and/or logo on ACB website sponsor page through December 31, 2017
  • Half-page black-and-white ad in the official conference program
  • 50-word conference newspaper ad (3 issues)
  • 10-minute feature (one morning on ACB Radio Mainstream)
  • Special acknowledgments (see above)

 

Onyx Options (your choice)

  • International Cultural Exchange Day (special mention in all international relations programming, including international reception, international speaker at general session)
  • ACB Walk (your logo on walk giveaways and displayed prominently at walk registration site)
  • ACB Auction (your name and/or logo on all bidder number cards, item lists (braille, large print and electronic), and auction webpage)
  • ACB Marketplace (your name on sign and in program and newspaper references to Marketplace)
  • ACB Life Member Reception
  • Performing Arts Showcase (outstanding live event presented by blind musicians)
  • Any combination of other sponsorships to equal $5,000
Topaz Package
$3,000.00
  • Your name and/or logo on ACB website convention sponsor page through September 30, 2017
  • 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)
  • Recreation Zone (activities exploring sports and healthy leisure options for all ages)
  • Exhibit Hall Guide (braille, large print and electronic formats; your name and/or logo on front page; deadline June 15)
  • Women's programming (workshops, exercise and wellness programs, Women's Circle peer support session)
  • Any combination of other sponsorships to equal $3,000

 

Coral Package
$2,000.00
  • Your name and/or logo on ACB website convention sponsor page through August 31, 2017
  • 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 one general session
  • Reception for outstanding blind students
  • Sponsor a student, future ACB leader or young professional
  • Durward K. McDaniel First-timers Reception
  • Any two 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, 2017
  • 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
  • Advocacy training workshop
  • Information access workshop
  • Environmental access seminar
  • Health and wellness workshop
  • Public Relations seminar
  • Resource Development workshop
  • Affiliate and chapter development seminar
  • ACB Café Day (your name and logo on discount coupons placed in all registration bags for your special day)

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

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