Sponsor the 2018 Willamette Writers Conference

Over 700 attendees every August

On August 3rd – 5th 2018, over 700 attendees will gather for the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon. Willamette Writers Conference offers excellent opportunities to share your brand and connect with these serious members of the writing community.

For details, comments or questions on any of the opportunities below, please contact Jenny Schrader, our Conference Partnerships Coordinator at conf.partners@willamettewriters.org.

WIllamette Writers Conference Program Advertising

Prices for Print Program

We put your art in the print program for our conference, in front of the eyes of up to 700 writers and readers. The print program is horizontal, letter-sized (8.5” x 11”), and allows for full color. The General Program is read by hundreds of writers every day of the Conference. The Premier Program Ads appear opposite schedule pages, and are the most valuable advertising in our Conference Program. Ads for the 2018 Conference due by June 30th, 2018 Formats Accepted: JPEG, TIFF, PNG, High resolution (at least 300 dpi). No linked files, all fonts converted to outlines and transparencies flattened.

This option is not available at this time. Please contact us to learn about including your flyer in our registration packet.

 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Trade Table Sponsor — $300

Includes:

  • Table in the trade show for all three days of the conference
  • Listing on our website
  • Thank you announcement on our social media channels

Silver Sponsor — $500

Includes:

  • All Trade Table Sponsor benefits
  • Your logo on our website
  • Listing in our conference program
  • Interview on our website

Gold Sponsor — $1,000

Includes:

  • All Silver Sponsor benefits
  • One complementary conference registration for your company representative or guest
  • Your logo in our conference program
  • Mention of your business at one of our meal announcements
  • Promotional announcement in our email newsletter going to 5,000+ subscribers

Platinum Sponsor — $2,000

Includes:

  • All Gold Sponsor benefits
  • Additional complementary conference registration for your company representative or guest (total of two)
  • Signage at the conference highlighting your organization
  • Dedicated email newsletter promotion to our 5,000+ subscribers

Education Track Sponsor — $4,000 — Only Two Available

Our conference offers 8 tracks of education topics over the course of three days, each hosted in different rooms. An Education Track Sponsorship turns one of those tracks from (for example) “Advanced Genre Topics” to “Advanced Genre Topics brought to you by Amazing Company.” This puts your name and message front and center for all attendees to see.

Includes:

  • All Platinum Sponsor benefits
  • Your name and logo prominently associated with one of our conference educational tracks
  • Your business promoted at the beginning of all classes within that track
  • Two-minute presentation at one of our meals
  • Half page ad in our conference program

Youth Scholarship Program

This is a new option we are making available this year. In the interest of involving more young writers in the industry of our craft, we are inviting local businesses to scholarship a college or high school student to attend.

For $500, you send one student to the conference for all three days. You get mentioned in the program, on our blog, in our social media, and verbally at a conference meal. You also get your logo and name on the back of a t-shirt the student wears each day.

And you get to contribute to the education of an up-and-coming writer. Who knows? He or she might mention you in a Pulitzer acceptance speech some day.

Get in Touch

For details, comments or questions on any of the opportunities above, please contact Jenny Schrader, our Conference Partnerships Coordinator at conf.partners@willamettewriters.org. You can download a PDF of our Sponsorship Package here.

Donations

If you’d rather contribute to Willamette Writers in another way, consider donating goods and services to our popular Silent Auction!

Previous donations have included artwork, photography sessions, spa days, meals, gift baskets, and a variety of consulting services. Please contact our amazing Silent Auction Coordinators at conf.auction@willamettewriters.org for more information about Silent Auction possibilities and questions.

Thank you!