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2008 Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you or your organization dedicated to solving group and societal problems through honest talk, quality thinking and collaborative action? Would you like to show your leadership in this area to the movers-and-shakers in the rapidly growing dialogue and deliberation community?

If so, please consider supporting the 2008 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation in one of the following ways. Your support is much-needed and much-appreciated! Plus all of these options provide your organization or program with marketing visibility during the conference, and before and after the conference via NCDD’s popular website.

Please direct any questions you have to Sandy Heierbacher, conference director, at 717-243-5144 or sandy@thataway.org. And check out who’s already sponsoring and supporting NCDD Austin.

Here are the many opportunities available to participants…

  • Co-Sponsor the 2008 NCDD Conference
  • Serve as a Partner of the 2008 NCDD Conference
  • Place Your Ad in the Printed Conference Program
  • Make a Donation to the Scholarship Fund
  • Place Your Materials in the Registration Packet
  • Set up an Exhibit Table
  • Make a General Donation

Co-Sponsor the 2008 NCDD Conference

You or your organization will become an official Co-Sponsor of the 2008 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation with your donation of $2,000 or more.

Benefits for Co-Sponsors include:

  • Acknowledgement of co-sponsorship during opening session at the conference.
  • Prominent acknowledgement of co-sponsorship on NCDD’s website and conference e-mailings and publications.
  • One complimentary conference registration.
  • A half-page ad in the printed conference program.
  • A full exhibit table.
  • One PR piece (brochure, postcard, etc.) placed in every conference registrant’s tote bag.

Partner with the 2008 NCDD Conference

You or your organization will become an official Partner of the 2008 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation with your donation of $1,000. Partners will receive these benefits:

  • Partners will be listed on NCDD’s website, in the conference guidebook, and in some conference e-mailings.
  • A half-page ad in the printed conference program.
  • A full exhibit table.
  • One PR piece (brochure, postcard, etc.) placed in every conference registrant’s tote bag.

Place Your Ad in the Printed Conference Program

Every conference participant will receive this printed guide to the conference, and we will also distribute this publication to prominent leaders in the field who could not make the event. The guide will include valuable resources that participants will reference long after the conference. This is a great place to announce an upcoming event, advertise a new resource, or just highlight your organization. The conference program will be 8.5″ x 11″ in size.

Full-page advertisements are $700, half-page ads are $400, and quarter-page ads are $250. We’ll add a flat $100 fee if graphic design work is required on your ad.

Make a Donation to the Scholarship Fund

Your contribution to our scholarship program will help cover the expenses of those who may not otherwise be able to attend. Young people, practitioners and scholars from outside of the U.S., and others with lower incomes could use your help. Contributors to our scholarship fund will be listed in the conference program and on the website.

The suggested donation is $100, but all amounts are happily accepted!

Place Your Materials in the Registration Packet

Organizations and schools can ensure that each conference participant receives their brochure, give-away or other small promotional piece. For a fee of $300, we will include your item in participants’ tote bags. You will need to ship 350 copies of your piece to Austin in late September 2008.

If you would like to share an instructional guidebook, toolkit, or full-sized book with all conference participants, the fee will be waived.

Set up an Exhibit Table

Exhibit tables at the 2008 NCDD conference are very reasonably priced. Exhibits will be located in a prominent location at the conference hotel. A full table is $300. A half table is $150.

A simple sign with your organization’s name will be posted on your table, but we strongly encourage you to bring additional signage for your exhibit table. If you do not already have a professional display that represents your organization or program in an eye-catching way, we advise that you create a display that you can use repeatedly at conferences.

Make a General Donation

If you would like to donate to the conference a different amount than the ones listed here, we would certainly welcome it! Checks (written to NCDD) can be mailed to:

  • NCDD 2008
  • c/o Joy Garman
  • 114 W. Springville Road
  • Boiling Springs, PA 17007

All contributors who donate $100 or more will be acknowledged in the printed conference program and on the NCDD website.

If you are interested in any of the above options, contact Sandy Heierbacher, 2008 NCDD Conference Director, at 717-243-5144 or sandy@thataway.org.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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