Hawai'i conservation alliance

Sponsorship

A SPONSORSHIP INVITATION

The 23rd Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference (HCC) highlights exceptional keynote speakers, thought-provoking sessions, forums, workshops, cultural presentations, field visits, and panels, as well as conservation awards, poster presentations, innovative networking and training opportunities, and related networking activities.

Bringing the conference back to Hilo, where it began, provides us the opportunity to highlight and share the numerous efforts of Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance (HCA) members and partners who are protecting the rich natural resources across the state, but especially those of Hawai‘i Island. Past conferences have brought together more than 1,000 conservation professionals, natural managers, scientists, and students. The conference theme, “Hanohano Hawai‘i Kuauli: Celebrating Collaboration and Wisdom across the Ecosystems of Hawai‘i,” celebrates partnerships across communities and disciplines and the collaborative approaches that make them successful.

Hanohano Hawai‘i kuauli means “glorious is Hawai‘i with its verdant land and sea.” This concept explores how bringing together knowledge, resources and many hands and hearts advances conservation across Hawai‘i and the Pacific.

Conference sponsorship showcases your company’s support for Hawaii’s native ecosystems, innovative research, educational, and collaborative programs that preserve and protect our island environment. The conference theme of collaboration, provides a special opportunity to highlight how your company is a part of this community of stewardship.

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

PARTNER WITH US

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. 

 

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

Sponsors at $10,000 or more receive these benefits:

All the recognition 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, ad placement in program book, flyers included in program book, and to be featured on special event signage.

Sponsors at $5,000 or more receive these benefits:

All the recognition 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 all Receptions,
  • 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, plenary screen, and on event website,
  • One complimentary Full Conference Registration ($350 value) or one Standard Exhibit Package ($350 value),
  • Invitations to all conference receptions and events.

 

 

$10,000+ Opportunities

Conference Tracks

Tuesday, August 4 – Thursday, August 6, 2015

Under the broad theme of “Hanohano Hawai‘i Kuauli: Celebrating Collaboration and Wisdom Across Hawai‘i's Ecosystems” cutting-edge presentations along four tracks offer opportunities for conference attendees, students, and conservation professionals to focus on achievements, innovations, and challenges through interactive sessions, forums, workshops, and trainings. Participants are primarily from Hawai‘i Island and O‘ahu, as well other neighboring Hawaiian 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 2015 tracks are:

  • Integrating Cultural Knowledge into contemporary Natural Resource Management Practice
  • Effective Conservation and Restoration
  • Biosecurity and Invasive Species Management
  • 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 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 guests, and provide welcoming remarks.

 

$5,000+ Opportunities

Community Connection Day

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 8:00AM-8:00PM

Community organizations, natural resource managers, scientists, students, and vendors will engage the participants in interactive hands-on demonstration booths of conservation, science, and research. Select green products, artwork, and books will be on hand for purchase.

Poster Reception: Exhibits and Poster Session features light refreshments, cultural performances and acoustic music. Colleagues share their work through poster presentations and  while discussing their collaborative efforts across the Pacific..

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 Luncheon                      

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 12:30-2:30 PM

This event features locally grown food and ingredients from sustainable local food sources across Hawai‘i Island.  Student Awards, grand prize drawings, cultural performance and 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

Session Sponsors

Tuesday, August 4 – Thursday, August 6, 2015

A variety of educational presentations along four tracks offer over two dozen opportunities for conference attendees and conservation professionals to focus on achievements, innovations, and challenges through interactive symposia, forums, workshops, and trainings.  Presentation and session schedule will be available by May 2015.

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

Field Trips

Tuesday, August 4 –Friday August 7, 2015

This year’s conference features numerous opportunities for conference attendees to visit conservation areas and programs that demonstrate the theme of collaboration and highlight trans-disciplinary conservation success stories across island ecosystems.

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 (10 opportunities @ $2,000 per field visit. Supports transportation, materials and refreshments)

Networking Break Sponsors (6 Opportunities @ $2,000)

Your company’s sponsorship will be announced and your logo will be printed on all conference materials.

Travel Sponsorships for Keynotes and Presenters (Multiple Opportunities @ $2,000 or In-kind Sponsors of airline tickets, hotel rooms and car rentals)

Support travel for keynote speakers, experts and resource managers from the Pacific Islands, U.S. Mainland, and the Hawaiian Islands. Your company’s sponsorship will be recognized on all printed conference materials.

Conference Scholarships for Educators and Non-profit staff (Multiple 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

23rd HCC T-shirt $4,000*

Your company logo will be printed on organic cotton t-shirts that will be available for purchase by all conference participants and guests.

23rd 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 discourage the use of plastic that has now been banned on all islands, and as a memento.

* Exclusive Sponsor Benefit: Only your company’s logo will be imprinted on the item and your company representatives have the opportunity to distribute the items during registration.

Download the Sponsorship Invitation

Complete the Sponsorship Commitment Form

Partner with us

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.