Conference Sponsorships

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For corporate sponsors, recognition is available without tangible goods.

 Supporting Sponsorship • $15,000

Base benefits: logo and acknowledgment in all event online and on-site materials; opportunity to distribute marketing materials in the conference tote bags; Facebook & Twitter acknowledgment; gift acknowledgment article in Get Your Word On, reaching 4500+ inboxes; and hyperlink on jamesriverwriters.org.  In addition, sponsors will receive these specific benefits:

  • Back cover ad for the full-color conference program and name or logo inside program cover
  • Fifteen conference admissions
  • Verbal acknowledgment at the conference
  • Introduction to marquee author and signed book from marquee author
  • Four invitations to the conference kickoff party

School Visit Sponsorship • $10,000

Help JRW bring one of our conference speakers to a local school for a keynote and/or classroom talk. JRW will work with you to identify a school you would like to support.

Base benefits: logo and acknowledgment in all event online and on-site materials; opportunity to distribute marketing materials in the conference tote bags; Facebook & Twitter acknowledgment; gift acknowledgment article in Get Your Word On, reaching 4500+ inboxes; and hyperlink on jamesriverwriters.org.  In addition, sponsors will receive these specific benefits:

  • Half-page ad in the full-color conference program and name or logo inside program cover
  • Eight student conference admissions and two adult admissions
  • Verbal acknowledgment at the conference and the school visit
  • Two invitations to the conference kickoff party

Marquee Author Sponsorship • $5,000

Base benefits: logo and acknowledgment in all event online and on-site materials; opportunity to distribute marketing materials in the conference tote bags; verbal acknowledgment at the conference; Facebook & Twitter acknowledgment; gift acknowledgment article in Get Your Word On, reaching 4500+ inboxes; and hyperlink on jamesriverwriters.org.  In addition, sponsors will receive these specific benefits:

  • Half-page ad in the full-color conference program and name or logo inside program cover
  • Five conference admissions
  • Introduction to marquee author and signed book from marquee author
  • Verbal acknowledgment at the start of any panels the marquee author participates in
  • Invitation to conference kickoff party

Plenary Session Sponsorship • $1,000

Last year, plenary sessions included an interview with author Melissa Febos, our popular First Pages Panel, and The Agent Dating Game. This year’s plenary sessions will be posted online as they are confirmed. Base benefits: logo and acknowledgment in all event online and on-site materials; Facebook & Twitter acknowledgment; gift acknowledgment article in Get Your Word On, reaching 4500+ inboxes; and hyperlink on jamesriverwriters.org. In addition, sponsors will receive these specific benefits:

  • Quarter-page ad in the full-color conference program and name or logo inside program cover
  • One conference admission
  • Verbal acknowledgment before the plenary session
  • Room signage indicating sponsorship

Conference Speaker Sponsorship • $1,000 Level

Base benefits: logo and acknowledgment in all event online and on-site materials; Facebook & Twitter acknowledgment; gift acknowledgment article in Get Your Word On, reaching 4500+ inboxes; and hyperlink on jamesriverwriters.org. In addition, sponsors will receive these specific benefits:

  • Quarter-page ad in the full-color conference program
  • One conference admission
  • Verbal acknowledgment at the start of any panels or events the author or agent participates in
  • The chance to meet the author or agent
  • A signed book of the author’s (if applicable)

Master Class Sponsorship • $500 Level

The day before the conference, we offer six two-hour classes, with plenty of opportunity for attendees to gain mastery through exercises and instructor interaction. Base benefits: logo and acknowledgment in all event online and on-site materials; Facebook & Twitter acknowledgment; gift acknowledgment article in Get Your Word On, reaching 4500+ inboxes; and hyperlink on jamesriverwriters.org. In addition, sponsors will receive these specific benefits:

  • Two class admissions
  • Verbal acknowledgment at the start of the class
  • The chance to meet the instructor

Intensives Sponsorship • $500 – $1,300

These popular 60 minute conference workshops offer hands-on experience and actionable takeaways on topics such as writing book reviews, giving public readings, and capturing tone and voice. Base benefits: logo and acknowledgment online; Facebook & Twitter acknowledgment; gift acknowledgment article in Get Your Word On, reaching 4500+ inboxes; and hyperlink on jamesriverwriters.org. In addition, sponsors will receive these specific benefits:

Individual Intensive – $500 each

  • Acknowledgment in the conference program
  • Verbal acknowledgement at the start of the Intensive.
  • Tent cards in breakout room indicating sponsorship

All Intensive Sessions for one day (three rooms) • $1,300

  • Quarter-page ad in the full-color conference program
  • Acknowledgement on Intensive page in program
  • One conference admission
  • Verbal acknowledgment in the opening session
  • Signage indicating sponsorship
  • Invitation to conference kickoff party

Conference Breakout Session Sponsorship • $500 Level

Sponsor your choice of one of our many popular panels on the craft or business of writing. Base benefits: logo and acknowledgment in all event online and on-site materials; Facebook & Twitter acknowledgment; gift acknowledgment article in Get Your Word On, reaching 4500+ inboxes; and hyperlink on jamesriverwriters.org.  In addition, sponsors will receive these specific benefits:

  • Acknowledgment in the conference guide, including logo if space allows
  • Verbal acknowledgement at the start of the breakout session. 

Teacher/Student Scholarship • $250 Level

Provide the conference experience to an educator or deserving student on a tight budget. Benefits include acknowledgment in all event online materials; Facebook & Twitter acknowledgment; and gift acknowledgment article in Get Your Word On, reaching 4500+ inboxes. In addition, sponsors will receive acknowledgment in the conference guide.

Tote Bag Stuffing

Do you have a stash of bookmarks, postcards, or flyers trumpeting a literary achievement or a service related to writing or reading? Send us 400 of your items, and we’ll put one in each conference tote bag. Check the box on your conference registration form to pay a $100 stuffing fee, and a volunteer will contact you to make delivery arrangements. Please, no business cards. Items must be received by no later than Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Customized sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Please contact Katharine Herndon at execdirector (@) jamesriverwriters.org

or (804) 433-3790 for more information.

 

Thank you for supporting James River Writers, Federal Tax ID # 30-0161929.