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Elevate your brand at the 2021 World Diversity in Leadership Conference. July 6-10, 2021

Edmonton Convention Centre, Alberta

Create brand awareness for your organization by becoming a sponsorship partner with CFIE. Align your business with one of the world’s most respected diversity organization. Demonstrate a shared value system for improving global diversity and inclusion values at the workplace. We can increase your visibility and create valuable connections with thousands of diversity and inclusion professionals.

 

Connect to influential D & I Professionals around the World

The World Conference is the premier diversity event of the year, and we invite you to become part of it. To make this the best experience possible for your organization, with lasting results, we’ve shaped packages that will give you sustained visibility and create close connections to our influential audience of diversity and inclusion professionals.

For more information, contact:

Patrick Arthur, Exec. Director
T | +1 780.860.0759
E | patrick@cfieinc.ca

Click on the tabs below to view the details for each sponsorship opportunity.

Package Details

Premium Sponsor US$50,000

The Premium Sponsor receives an unrivaled benefits package, delivering a 12-month integrated marketing program that reaches thousands of diverse members worldwide.

This package is limited to two sponsors and offers:

WODIL Conference visibility with the display of your brand at the 2021 World Diversity in Leadership Conference:

  • Front cover of the on-site conference brochure
  • Visibility in WODIL’s digital publications
  • WODIL Conference home page with link to your company’s website
  • Your content will be featured on the WODIL Conference website
  • Your speaker will have a presentation slot on the conference program
  • Sponsor mention with link.
  • Two pre-conference e-mail newsletters sent to all members
  • Company recognition in promotional materials
  • On-site signage with logo in high-traffic areas
  • Complimentary 10 x 10 exhibit space (Tuesday, July 6 from 8am-5pm MST and Wednesday, July 7 from 8am – 4pm MST. Includes 4 passes for exhibit staff.)

Unique positioning as exclusive sponsor of the Tuesday opening General Session or Tuesday Welcoming Reception:

  • Verbal recognition at the Tuesday opening General Session
  • Reserved front row seating for four
  • Option to deliver brief remarks at the opening General Session
  • Invitation to place a gift or company literature on chairs for attendees at the opening General Session
  • Slide showcasing logo and support to attendees at the opening General Session
  • Two WODIL Conference Certification & Awards Night Tickets
  • Two passes to the WODIL Leaders Dinner (invitation-only; Wednesday, July 8)
  • Opportunity for a 20-minute Solution Provider presentation in the exhibit hall
  • First option to retain the same sponsorship at the 2022 WODIL Conference

Marketing investment that lasts year-round

  • 3 months of digital ads with link in Diversity magazine, pre-conference
  • 3 months of digital ads with link in the WODIL Weekly Digest, pre-conference
  • 3 months of digital ads on WODIL with ad and link

For more information, contact:

Patrick Arthur, Exec. Dir
T | +1 780.860.0759
E | patrick@cfieinc.ca

Marquee Sponsor US$20,000

As a sponsor of the WODIL Welcome Reception, Registration Area, or one of the WODIL Conference general sessions, attended by ALL conference registrants, your company can enjoy enhanced visibility and brand recognition.

Marquee Sponsors receive

Exclusive privilege to sponsor your choice of one of these events:

  • Tuesday morning General Session, July 6
  • Tuesday afternoon General Session, July 6
  • Wednesday morning General Session, July 7
  • Wednesday Closing Session, July 7

Prime pre-conference and on-site exposure with display of company logo on:

  • Inside front cover and back cover of the on-site conference brochure
  • Large screen display of logo before and after sponsored session
  • WODIL Conference website with link to sponsor’s website
  • On-site signage in high-traffic areas
  • Complimentary 10 x 10 exhibit space (Tuesday, July 6 from 8am-5pm MST and Wednesday, July 8 from 8am – 4pm MST.  Includes 4 passes for exhibit staff.)

Recognition as a Marquee Sponsor during General Session:

  • Verbal recognition at sponsored General Session
  • Front-row seating for four at sponsored General Session
  • Opportunity to place company literature or gift on seats at your sponsored session

Opportunity to increase brand awareness with direct access to our audience

  • Company description listed in conference website
  • Two WODIL Conference, Luncheon and Awards Night tickets
  • Two passes to the WODIL Leaders Reception (invitation-only; Wednesday, July 8)
  • One-time opportunity to send e-mail to attendees post conference through WODIL
  • Opportunity for a 20-minute Solution Provider presentation in the exhibit hall
  • First option to retain the same sponsorship at the 2022 WODIL Conference

For more information, contact:

Patrick Arthur, Exec. Dir.
T | +1 780.860.0759
E | patrick@cfieinc.ca

Track Sponsor US$15,000

As a Track Sponsor, your company can reach a unique segment of the diversity market by sponsoring one of the five days conference tracks. In addition to powerful pre-event promotions and on-site exposure, this multi-media package also provides opportunities for post-conference visibility.

Track Sponsors receive

A targeted marketing platform with exclusive sponsorship of one of the five conference days

  • Women in Diversity
  • Finance in Diversity
  • Technology in Diversity
  • Sports in Diversity
  • Government in Diversity
  • Pre-Conference Workshops
  • Complimentary 10 x 10 exhibit space (Tuesday, July 6 from 8am-5pm MST and Wednesday, July 7 from 8am – 4pm MST. Includes 4 passes for exhibit staff.)
  • Opportunity for a 20-minute Solution Provider presentation in the exhibit hall
  • Your brand associated with your sponsored segment on the digital monitors at the conference placed in high-traffic areas
  • Your branding on the inside front cover and the back cover of the on-site brochure
  • Your branding on the introductory slide of each session of your sponsored session
  • Recognition and link to your company on the conference materials
  • Opportunity to place company literature in the meeting rooms of the sponsored session
  • Verbal recognition at the sponsored sessions
  • Logo displayed on conference website with link to sponsor’s site
  • On-site signage with logo in high-traffic areas

All Track Sponsors receive full access to WODIL attendees and members

  • Two WODIL Conference, Certification & Awards Night Tickets
  • Two passes to the WODIL Leaders’ Reception (invitation-only; Wednesday, July 7)
  • One-time opportunity to send e-mail to attendees post conference through CFIE
  • First option to retain sponsorship at the 2022 WODIL Conference

For more information, contact:

Patrick Arthur, Exec. Dir.
T | +1 780.860.0759
E | patrick@cfieinc.ca

Preferred Sponsor US$5,000-$15,000

Preferred Sponsors may select one or more of the following options:

1. WODIL Leaders’ Reception: US$15,000

This sponsorship offers your organization unparalleled exposure and access to CFIE’s most influential members. Numerous leaders and decision makers from around the world, including chapter, regional and international leaders will gather on Wednesday, July 7 to mark the 2021 WODIL Conference.

In addition to the benefits provided (below) to all Preferred Sponsors, your company may have a display table with materials at the Leaders’ Reception to greet attendees and you will receive four tickets to the Leaders’ Reception (invitation only)

2. WODIL Conference Materials and App: US$10,000

Be the exclusive sponsor of the World Conference mobile event app. Your company branding on the splash screen of the official conference mobile app will be viewed by all attendees. The app is used by 90% of attendees and is viewed multiple times a day. It serves as the primary communication vehicle for all on-site conference communications. You’ll receive recognition at the conference sessions and get ongoing exposure as the app is used for:

  • Attendees connecting with each other
  • All session evaluations
  • Announcements and news
  • Tours and surveys
  • Hotel layout and room maps
  • Notifications on special events
  • Lists of sponsors and exhibitors

3. Conference Lanyard: US$7,000

Your logo will be strategically placed for optimal visibility for all attendees to see on the conference lanyard. Photo opportunities with attendees throughout the conference will offer a striking visual of your brand, as it is viewed onsite and through thousands of social media postings.

4. Conference Badge: US$7,000

Imagine your organization’s name and logo on the conference badge worn by every delegate at the WODIL Conference. Popular photo opportunities throughout the event will capture and prominently feature your brand for tens of thousands of viewings through social media. Your brand will have ongoing visibility throughout the conference.

5. Internet Café: US$5,000

Located in a prominent area; multiple computer stations offer attendees a place to check e-mail and browse the Web.  A popular destination, the Internet Café is provided as a complimentary service to all conference attendees.

In addition to the benefits provided (below) to all Preferred Sponsors, your company will have its web page as the landing page on all computer workstations in the Internet Café

6. Twitter Feed: US$5,000 (Limit 4)

The Twitter stream and your logo or message will be displayed on monitors in high-traffic areas throughout the conference. As attendees move between sessions, they will pause to view and comment on the feed.

  • Logo displayed on a monitor
  • Logo in the on-site brochure and on the app
  • Opportunity to place company literature near the monitors
  • Logo displayed on conference website with link to sponsor’s site
  • On-site signage with logo in high-traffic areas

7.  Hospitality Activities: US$5,000

Your branding, social media exposure and recognition in communications associated with all hospitality activities related to the conference. Hospitality activities include Dine Around offsite dinners with hundreds of members participating, excursions such as walking tours and special Edmonton gatherings.

At the conference, members will welcome conference attendees and provide maps, tour information, recommendations for restaurants and more at the Hospitality Table strategically placed in a high-traffic area. Your message and materials can be displayed for continuous viewing throughout the duration of the conference. Onsite signage will showcase your support for this popular part of the WODIL Conference.

8. Recharging Kiosks: US$5,000 (2 available)

A self-standing, attention-grabbing kiosk with fast-charging facilities for cell phones, tablets, and laptops. Your sponsored station is fully wrapped with your brand, with ongoing video display of your message, placed in high-traffic areas throughout the course of the conference. This kiosk is one of the most popular features of the conference. Attendees are attracted to recharge their devices and linger to see your message. Sponsor provides graphics and content for the monitor.

9. Sponsor Photo Booth: US$5,000

Every conference needs some fun. Attendees line up to get their instant photo made in the photo booth, wrapped in your brand and logo.  Sponsor pays fee for photo booth service company.

Benefits provided to all Preferred Sponsors up to $8,500:

  • Logo displayed on WODIL Conference website with link to sponsor’s website
  • On-site signage with logo at the event
  • Branding displayed on the conference on-site program and on the mobile app

Benefits provided to all Preferred Sponsors $10,000 and above:

  • Benefits provided to sponsors up to $8,500 (listed above), plus;
  • Opportunity for a 20-minute Solution Provider presentation in the exhibit hall
  • Two entry tickets to the Certification & Awards Nights
  • First option to retain the same sponsorship at the 2022 WODIL Conference

For more information, contact:

Patrick Arthur, Exec. Dir.
T | +1 780.860.0759
E | patrick@cfieinc.ca

Branding opportunities

1. Hotel Room Drop: US$3,000-$5,000

Enhance your organization’s visibility by distributing your branded item, along with a newspaper, hospitality basket or treat directly to WODIL Conference attendees’ rooms. Drop to 500 rooms will be delivered on Tuesday, July 6

2. Custom GOBO lighting effect: US$2,000

Your message or logo in a custom lighting effect projected on the floor or wall of your choice at the Edmonton Convention Centre. Location is first-come, first-served.  Sponsor pays production fees.

3. Other hotel opportunities: Starting at US$2,000 per day

Your branding on banners, window clings, column wraps, elevator clings and hanging flags — placed in public areas inside the venue to call special attention to your company, product and service.  Sponsor pays productions fees.

4. Digital Advertising: US$2,000 per day

Your banner ad on 55 inch monitors throughout the venue provides a powerful opportunity for visibility of your brand during the event. Select one day or pick all three days for maximum exposure in front of all attendees in high-traffic areas.

For more information, contact:

Patrick Arthur, Exec. Dir
T | +1 780.860.0759
E | patrick@cfieinc.ca

1. WODIL Certification & Awards Night: US$15,000

Expected attendance for the annual WODIL Training Certification on Friday, July 9, 2021 is over 300 diversity professionals with a demonstrated interest in advancing the diversity & inclusion at the workplace. Build your organization’s credibility among this influential audience by supporting the prestigious Award Ceremony.

In addition to the benefits noted below, your company may provide company literature or a gift to all participants at the event.

 

2. WODIL Leaders’ Reception: US$15,000

This sponsorship offers your organization unparalleled exposure and access to CFIE’s most influential members. Leaders and decision makers from around the world, including chapter, regional and international leaders will gather on Wednesday, July 7 to mark the 2021 WODIL Conference.

In addition to the benefits noted below, your company may have a display table with materials at the Leaders’ Reception to greet attendees and you may invite four attendees to this invitation only event.

Benefits included with the above sponsorships:

  • Logo displayed on WODIL Conference website with link to sponsor’s website
  • On-site signage with logo at the event
  • Branding displayed on the conference on-site program and on the mobile app
  • Opportunity for a 20-minute Solution Provider presentation in the exhibit hall
  • Two entry tickets to the training Certification & Awards Night
  • First option to retain the same sponsorship at the 2022 WODIL Conference

For more information, contact:

Patrick Arthur, Exec. Dir.
T | +1 780.860.0759
E | patrick@cfieinc.ca

Solution Provider Track Speaking Slot

Speaking slot US$5,000

Here’s your opportunity to present your message within the official conference program, as part of the Solution Provider Track. You’ll present a regular conference session in a dedicated room. Show how your product or service has solved a critical diversity problem. Shine light on the solutions that demonstrate your thought leadership. Showcase your client’s success stories, offer innovative ideas, share key learnings and make important connections. Here’s what you get:

  • A 25-minute speaking slot on the program schedule
  • Your branding in the meeting room and on presentation slides
  • Signage outside the meeting room
  • Opportunity to put your materials on chairs
  • A post-session debrief with participants in the exhibit hall (if you host an exhibit table or booth)
  • Book signing in exhibit hall (if you host an exhibit table or booth)
  • Your speaker and company name on the mobile app
  • Branding on the onsite conference program

For more information, contact:

Patrick Arthur, Exec. Dir.
T | +1 780.860.0759
E | patrick@cfieinc.ca

Solution Provider Track Speaking Slot

Speaking slot US$5,000

Here’s your opportunity to present your message within the official conference program, as part of the Solution Provider Track. You’ll present a regular conference session in a dedicated room. Show how your product or service has solved a critical diversity problem. Shine light on the solutions that demonstrate your thought leadership. Showcase your client’s success stories, offer innovative ideas, share key learnings and make important connections. Here’s what you get:

  • A 25-minute speaking slot on the program schedule
  • Your branding in the meeting room and on presentation slides
  • Signage outside the meeting room
  • Opportunity to put your materials on chairs
  • A post-session debrief with participants in the exhibit hall (if you host an exhibit table or booth)
  • Book signing in exhibit hall (if you host an exhibit table or booth)
  • Your speaker and company name on the mobile app
  • Branding on the onsite conference program

For more information, contact:

Patrick Arthur, Exec. Dir.
T | +1 780.860.0759
E | patrick@cfieinc.ca

Awards Category Sponsorship Opportunities

Affiliate your brand with the “best of the best” in diversity and celebrate the profession by sponsoring the exceptional Awards Category program.

The Awards Category program is the world’s premier awards program for diversity and inclusion experts that recognizes professionals for their talent and creative brilliance. The winners are selected by a panel during the presentations and each individual or group is presented with their plaque during the Certification and Awards Night on July 9th, 2021 from 7:00-11:00pm.

The WODIL Certification & Awards Gala is a prestigious black tie-optional dinner. It’s a perfect opportunity to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of a team or individuals. Companies can also celebrate their employees during the program.

NEW! Table Sponsorship Package (8 seats)

Celebrate your winning team with a reserved table at the Excellence Awards Gala with logo recognition on WODIL Conference and CFIE website and at the event.

  • Reserved table for 8 guests.
  • Logo on WODIL Conference website.
  • Logo on Centre For Intellectual Excellence (CFIE) website.
  • Logo recognition on screen at WODIL Excellence Awards Gala.
  • Logo in WODIL Conference program.
  • Logo in in Mobile App.

The $25,000 Gold Sponsorship package includes:

  • Logo on CFIE website branding to the WODIL Excellence Awards Gala sponsorship.
  • Cross-branding of your organization with a link to your website in all print and online promotional material for the CFIE Awards and WODIL Excellence Awards Gala.
  • One free entry to the WODIL Awards program.
  • Opportunity to participate on stage to make welcoming remarks or to present an award.
  • One table at the WODIL Excellence Awards Gala (seating for eight).
  • Branding on WODIL Excellence Awards Gala menu.
  • Onsite branded signage at the WODIL Excellence Awards Gala.
  • Two digital advertisements in the Diversity Mazagine.
  • Full-page ad in the WODIL Conference online program.
  • First right of sponsorship for 2022 CFIE and WODIL Excellence Awards Gala

For more information, contact:

Patrick Arthur, Exec. Dir.
T | +1 780.860.0759
E | patrick@cfieinc.ca

Learn more about the options for becoming a year-round sponsor of the WODIL Excellence Awards.