Hawai'i conservation alliance

Sponsorship

A SPONSORSHIP INVITATION

The 22nd Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference (HCC) will present exceptional keynote speakers, thought-provoking sessions, forums, workshops, and panels, as well as conservation awards, poster presentations, innovative networking and training opportunities, and related social activities.

The Conference brings together more than 1,000 conservation professionals, natural resource managers, scientists, and students at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

Conference sponsorship showcases your company’s support for Hawaii’s native ecosystems, innovative research, conservation excellence, and collaborative programs that preserve and protect our island environment.

In honor of the United Nations International Year of Small Island Developing States, the 2014 conference theme is intended to bridge the challenge of ridge-to-reef conservation, maintaining pristine natural resources and the broad connection of islands and oceans.

We welcome your contribution and partnership as a sponsor and/or exhibitor. Sponsorship opportunities, benefits, and commitment forms are now available.

Sponsorship Benefits

Sponsors at $10,000 or more receive these benefits:
All the benefits of $5,000 Sponsors plus:
• HCC media release acknowledging your sponsorship,
• Up to two complimentary Full Conference Registrations ($700 value), and
• One complimentary Standard Exhibit Package with preferred placement ($350 value),
• Additional benefits tailored specifically to your sponsored activity including opportunities to provide remarks to the audience, distribute company collateral items and to be featured on special event signage.

Sponsors at $5,000 or more receive additional benefits:
All the benefits of $2,000 Sponsors plus:
• Company logo prominently displayed on event signage and in printed materials,
• Company logo and recognition in social and print media,
• Company recognition at VIP Reception and Opening Reception,
• One complimentary Full Conference Registration ($350 value), and
• One complimentary Standard Exhibit Package ($350 value).

Sponsors at $2,000 or more receive these benefits:
• Company logo on acknowledgements page in program book and on event website,
• One complimentary Full Conference Registration ($350 value) or one Standard Exhibit Package ($350 value),
• Invitation to the exclusive VIP Pre-conference Reception, and
• Invitations to all conference receptions and events.

$10,000+ Opportunities

Conference Tracks
Tuesday, July 15 – Thursday, July 17, 2014
Under the broad theme of “Navigating Change in the Pacific Islands,” cutting-edge presentations along four tracks offer opportunities for more than 1,000 conference attendees, students, and conservation professionals to focus on achievements, innovations, and challenges through interactive sessions, forums, workshops, and trainings. Participants are primarily from O‘ahu and Neighbor Islands.

The conference tracks are a unique platform for your product or service to be recognized by environmentally minded consumers and natural resource professionals including educators and students. The 2014 tracks are:
• Biocultural Integration
• Effective Conservation and Restoration
• Biosecurity Management – Balancing a viable economic future while protecting the native ecosystem
• Building Community and Conservation Capacity.

Track Sponsor $10,000 (up to 4 two-hour sessions)
Session Sponsor $2,500 (one two-hour session)

Special Benefits: Your company logo will be prominently featured in the program book and on signage during all of your sponsored track sessions. A representative from your company will have the opportunity to welcome attendees and provide remarks along with signage and/or printed materials.

Exclusive VIP Pre-conference Private Reception
Monday, July 14, 2014, 6:00-9:00 PM
The VIP pre-conference reception will honor sponsors, keynote speakers, international attendees, Legislators, key community leaders, and HCA partners. The downtown YWCA’s Café Julia is the venue for this exclusive invitation-only wine and pupu reception. The Governor will be invited and has attended in years past.

Event Sponsor $10,000 or
In-kind Food and Beverage Co-Sponsors (2 Opportunities @ $5,000)

Special Benefits: Your company logo will be prominently featured on the signage at the event, your company will be recognized as special guests during the remarks, and representatives from your company will have the unique opportunity to meet and greet attendees, provide a collateral gift for 100 guests, and provide remarks from the podium.

$5,000 Opportunities

Green the Streets Open-Air Lunch
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM
Featuring locally sourced food and drink by O‘ahu’s favorite food truck chefs, a variety of delicious lunch choices will be available to attendees. The open-air street location is a short walk from the Convention Center conference site.

Event Co-Sponsors (2 Opportunities @ $5,000 or 4 Opportunities @ $2,500)

Special Benefits: Your company logo will be prominently featured on the signage in the event area and your company’s name will be printed on the meal voucher. Your company will be recognized at the Wednesday plenary session.

Interactive Exhibits and Poster Session
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 5:30-7:30 PM
Community organizations, natural resource managers, scientists, students, and vendors will engage the participants in interactive hands-on demonstrations of conservation, science, and research. Select green products, field equipment, programs, and books will be on hand for purchase at the popular Exhibits and Poster Session. This is a great opportunity to increase your company’s visibility at an event that all delegates usually attend, with a no-host bar, light refreshments and acoustic music.

Event Co-Sponsors (2 Opportunities @ $5,000 or 4 Opportunities @ $2,500)

Special Benefits: Your company logo will be prominently featured on the signage in the exhibit area. Your company will have the opportunity to distribute your company’s collateral item (1,000 pieces to be provided by sponsor).

Closing Pau Hana Local Tasting 
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 5:15-6:30 PM

The closing special event is a local food and drink tasting, featuring signature dishes from exceptional local chefs and using ingredients from sustainable local food sources. A grand prize drawing and Native Hawaiian closing protocol are highlights of this event, which offers conference attendees a festive atmosphere in which to celebrate conservation successes.

 

Event Co-Sponsors (2 Opportunities @ $5,000)

Special Benefits: Your company logo will be prominently featured on the signage in the event area. Your company will have the opportunity to distribute your company’s collateral item (1,000 pieces to be provided by sponsor).

 

$2,000+ Opportunities

Breakout Session Sponsors
Tuesday, July 15 – Thursday, July 17, 2014
A variety of educational presentations along four tracks offer a total of 36 opportunities for conference attendees and conservation professionals to focus on achievements, innovations, and challenges through interactive symposia, forums, workshops, and trainings. 
Special Benefits: Your company logo will be featured in the program book and on signage during the sponsored session. A representative from your company will have the opportunity to welcome attendees and provide remarks. 

Co-Sponsors (Up to 36 Opportunities @ $2,500/per two-hour session, dependant on Track Sponsors detailed above)

Conservation Connections: A Web and Mobile Networking Tool
Support the marketing and rollout of “Conservation Connections,” an innovative new mobile and web-tool that promotes environmental stewardship and community involvement in conservation activities for professionals and volunteers across the Hawaiian Islands. www.conservationconnections.org

Co-Sponsors (5 Opportunities @ $2,000)

Special Benefits: Your company logo will be prominently featured on the tool’s marketing materials.
Your company’s sponsorship will be recognized on all printed conference materials.

Networking Break Sponsors (6 Opportunities @ $2,000)
Your company’s sponsorship will be announced and your logo will be recognized on all printed conference materials.

Travel Sponsorships for Presenters (Unlimited Opportunities @ $2,000 or In-kind Sponsors)
Support travel for experts and resource managers from the Pacific Islands and U.S. Mainland.
Your company’s sponsorship will be recognized on all printed conference materials.

Conference Scholarships for Educators and Non-profit staff (Unlimited Opportunities @$500 includes stipend for travel and registration)
Support conference registration fees for staff members from small non-profit organizations and Hawai‘i Department of Education teachers to attend the Conference. Your company’s sponsorship will be recognized on all printed conference materials.

Product and Gift Opportunities

22nd  HCC T-shirt $4,000*
Your company logo will be printed on t-shirts that will be available for purchase by all conference participants and guests.

22nd HCC Reusable Bags $4,000*
Your company logo will be printed on reusable conference bags distributed to all registered conference participants to hold conference materials, to encourage the reduction of plastics, and as a memento.

* Exclusive Sponsor Benefit: Only your Company’s Logo will be imprinted on the item.

Download the Sponsorship Invitation

Complete the Sponsorship
Commitment Form

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The Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance (HCA) is a cooperative collaboration of conservation leaders representing over twenty government and non-profit organizations in the conservation, cultural and education sector. Collectively, we are responsible for safeguarding the biodiversity of Hawaii’s ocean, lands, and stream, dedicated to providing unified leadership and advocacy for Hawaii’s most critical conservation issues. As a collaborative network, we work together to perpetuate native ecosystems and ensure that the unique biodiversity of our islands endures.

The Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance Foundation (HCAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, established in 2006. The HCAF mission is to secure private support to promote effective, long-term management of Hawaii’s native ecosystems through collaborative research, training and outreach among land managers, scientists, educators, and the general public.