SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Communications Network — which connects leaders working in communications for good to the top professionals and best ideas in the field — is seeking partners to serve as sponsors at our annual conference, ComNet. ComNet19 will convene more than 900 senior executives from across the social sector to share strategies, insights, innovations, and inspiration.  

In addition to providing learning and networking opportunities, ComNet19 will mark the 40th anniversary of The Communications Network.  There is no better way to support the field of social sector communications and reach decision-makers in some of the most influential communications shops across the U.S. than to be part of ComNet.

ComNet19 will take place October 2-4, 2019 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.  The time to get involved is now. We invite you to join us as a ComNet19 sponsor and make these opportunities possible:

Diamond Level: ($75,000)

Title Sponsor for Opening Night Reception — $75,000 (1 available)

Includes:

  • Opportunity to deliver brief welcome remarks to conference attendees at the Opening Night Reception.

  • Primary acknowledgment of support at reception and in reception invitations.

  • Six conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Name listed prominently on materials and displays as primary conference sponsor at ComNet19.

  • Opportunity to place up to two items in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Logo and links featured on conference website Sponsors page, conference app, and on-screen before plenary sessions.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.


Platinum Level: ($35,000)

Lead Conference Sponsor — $35,000 (5 available)

Includes:

  • Four conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Name listed prominently on materials and displays as primary conference sponsor at ComNet19.

  • Opportunity to place up to two items in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Logo and links featured on conference website Sponsors page, conference app, and on-screen before plenary sessions.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Gold Level: $15,000-$25,000

Conference App Presenting Sponsor — $25,000 (1 available)

Includes:

  • Official sponsor of the ComNet app used by more than 90% of attendees.

  • Three conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Name listed prominently on materials and displays as conference sponsor at ComNet19.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Logo and links featured on conference website Sponsors page, conference app, and on-screen before plenary sessions.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Day of Service Presenting Sponsor — $25,000 (1 available)

Includes:

  • Your logo on T-shirts provided to Day of Service participants.

  • Acknowledgment of your support on all Day of Service materials.

  • Three conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Logo and links featured on conference website Sponsors page, conference app, and shown on-screen before plenary sessions.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Keynote Speaker Presenting Sponsor — $25,000 (3 available)

Includes:

  • Opportunity to introduce a keynote speaker from the stage at ComNet19.

  • Acknowledgment of speaker sponsorship on resulting video/audio recording.

  • Three conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by sponsor).

  • Logo and links featured on conference website Sponsors page, conference app, and shown on-screen before plenary sessions.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Conference Bag Presenting Sponsor — $20,000 (SOLD OUT)

Includes:

  • Your logo on one side of the eco-friendly, reusable bags given to all attendees.  (The Communications Network logo will also be displayed on the bag).

  • Two conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Logo listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Multimedia Presenting Sponsor — $17,500 (1 available)

Includes:

  • As the sponsor of all audio and video associated with ComNet19, all streaming video and recordings will include acknowledgment of support.  (Video recordings available on ComNetwork.org and YouTube after the conference, audio available on ComNetwork.org and iTunes).

  • Three conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Logo listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Thursday Lunch Sponsor — $15,000 (1 available)

Includes:

  • Official sponsor of Thursday, October 3rd lunch at conference hotel.  Lunch will be provided to all conference attendees; sponsor signage will be displayed throughout the meal.

  • Opportunity to place materials on dining tables.

  • Three conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Logo listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Breakfast Sponsor — $15,000 (2 available)

Includes:

  • Official sponsor of breakfast on Thursday, October 3rd or Friday, October 4th at the conference hotel; breakfast will be provided to all registered conference attendees; sponsor signage will be displayed throughout the meal.

  • Opportunity to leave materials at a table at the entrance to dining area.

  • Three conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Logo listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Health and Wellness Sponsor — $15,000 (1 available)

Includes:

  • Official sponsor of healthy snacks and beverages during breaks.

  • Three conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Logo listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Silver Level ($10,000-$12,500)

Custom Eco-friendly Water Bottles Sponsor — $12,500 (1 available)

Includes:

  • Provide custom eco-friendly water bottles to all conference attendees with logo and/or name on bottle (The Communications Network logo will also be displayed on water bottle).

  • Two conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Logo listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Attendee Badge Lanyards Sponsor — $12,500 (1 available)

Includes:

  • Sponsor logo prominently displayed on lanyard worn by all conference attendees throughout ComNet19 (The Communications Network logo will also be displayed on the lanyard).

  • Two conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Logo listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Opening Night Reception Contributing Sponsor — $10,000 (1 available)

Includes:

  • Acknowledgment of support on display signs at entrance to reception area.

  • Opportunity to distribute branded giveaway items at event table.

  • Two conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Logo listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Coffee Break Sponsor — $10,000 (1 available)

Includes:

  • Provide coffee service for conference attendees with logo and name displayed at high-traffic coffee areas.

  • Two conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Name listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Conference Wi-Fi Sponsor — $10,000 (SOLD OUT)

Includes:

  • Opportunity to set the official wi-fi password for all conference attendees (10 character limit).

  • Two conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Name listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Community Sponsor — $10,000 (1 available)

Includes:

  • Allows for donations to local community food bank and contracts with local businesses/vendors; acknowledgement of support.

  • Two conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Name listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

ComNet19 Sustainability Sponsor — $10,000 (SOLD OUT)

Includes:

  • Enables the conference to increase sustainability by using water cisterns in place of disposable plastic water bottles, recycling all paper materials from conference, and partnering with TerraCycle to prevent hard-to-recycle items from going in landfills.

  • Listed as sustainability sponsor on all conference materials.

  • Logo/signage at water stations.

  • Two conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Name listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Photography Sponsor — $10,000 (1 available)

Includes:

  • Host a special headshots session for conference attendees with logo and name displayed in front of headshot studio.

  • Two conference registrations.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference.

  • Opportunity to place one promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor).

  • Name listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

  • Additional conference passes at the early bird member price, pending availability.

Pre-Conference Field Trip Sponsor — $10,000 (2 available)

Includes:

  • Allows conference attendees to make local pre-conference communications-related site visits.

  • Two complimentary registrations to the conference.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Name listed on conference website Sponsors page and conference app.

Bronze Level ($5,000)

Conference Notebook Sponsor — $5,000 (SOLD OUT)

Includes:

  • Logo featured on notebook made from recycled content and distributed to all conference attendees. (The Communications Network logo will also be displayed on the journal).

  • One complimentary registration to the conference.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Name listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.

Breakout Room Sponsor — $5,000 (6 available)

Includes:

  • Signage at a room where breakout sessions will occur (example: "This room made possible with the generous support of __________.")

  • One complimentary registration to the conference.

  • Invitation to a VIP reception hosted by The Communications Network Board during the conference.

  • Name listed on conference website, Sponsors page, and conference app.


Please consider supporting ComNet19, its attendees, and the field of social sector communications.

Previous ComNet sponsorship partners include:

  • Ford Foundation

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • The Pew Charitable Trusts

  • The San Francisco Foundation

  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

  • Democracy Fund

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

  • The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

  • The Walton Family Foundation

  • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

  • The James Irvine Foundation

  • The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation

  • The Annenberg Foundation

  • California Wellness Foundation

  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Previous ComNet conference speakers include:

  • Cecile Richards, former President of Planned Parenthood

  • Dr. Clarence B. Jones, speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Terry Gross of NPR's Fresh Air

  • Ira Glass from This American Life

  • Lena Waithe, Emmy-winning writer, producer, and actress

  • Michele Norris, former anchor of NPR’s All Things Considered

  • Charles Blow, The New York Times

  • Soledad O'Brien, journalist and documentary filmmaker

  • David Simon, creator of The Wire

  • Farhad Manjoo, The New York Times

  • Ezra Klein, Vox

  • David Frum, The Atlantic

  • Katherine Boo, Author, Behind the Beautiful Forevers

  • Maria Hinojosa of PBS

  • Ben Smith of BuzzFeed

  • Elliott Kalan, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

  • America Ferrera, Actress and activist

  • Dan Heath, Author, Made to Stick

Your support could be tax-deductible. The Communications Network is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Please check with a tax expert and/or a licensed accountant to determine if your contribution is eligible.

Please contact Sean Gibbons at sgibbons@comnetwork.org.