Sponsors

This year, VIU’s Center for Democracy and International Affairs (CDIA) will host the 3rd annual Political Science Conference on Rethinking Regions: Asia, Africa, Middle East, & Central Asia, and it will surely be a conference to remember. CDIA has provided a diverse body of students with the ability to succeed within the world of public administration and international relations, and through their faculty, are committed to helping students to respect, value, and appreciate the wealth of knowledge common to the global community.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, VIU relies upon support from our continually expanding network of sponsors and corporate partners who help us to achieve our mission. The success of VIU’s Center for Democracy and International Affairs and its Conference directly translates into support for its students and the overall mission of the organization, with proceeds from the conference donated to student scholarships. Below is information on suggested yearly partnership and conference sponsorship packages.

If you are interested in becoming a VIUCDIA Partner or Conference Sponsor, please contact Courtney Hill at chill@viu.edu

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Academic Journal Sponsor

Publishing Houses are welcome to provide us with recently published, content relevant books. Donations of this type

Link Exchange

Each participant at the CDIA event receives a comprehensive Conference pack (tote bag style) that typically includes:

  • Conference proceedings on flash drive along with a conference agenda booklet listing all the Authors & Abstract titles.
  • A hard copy of the proceedings (extra charge) Depending on the conference and the number of participants this book runs between 200 and 500 pages.
  • Topical information from VIU. An example of this would be a package about our graduate level programs.
  • Relevant information about the Venue city. This may take the form of a tourist guide and could also include a map of the host city.
  • Promotional material for next year’s conference along with the Call for Papers and any relevant information with respect to the Venue.
  • We could then include in this pack:
  • Promotional material for your Publishing House.
  • Samples or any other type of ‘branded’ appropriate promotional item. Examples of these are pens, notepads, calculators, discount coupons etc.

Special Issue

Your Publishing House would be offered the opportunity of publishing selected papers from the conference in a related publication issue. This would be highlighted on the conference website and once the conference proceedings had been published, you would be provided with a copy of the abstracts booklet to help you select papers you may be interested in. You would then be provided with contact details of the relevant authors. VIU will provide a guest editor if required.

Related Books

VIU will offer a door prize draw at the conference closing session. Publishing Houses are welcome to provide us with recently published, content relevant books to include in our prize drawing.

For pricing and more information related to our Academic Journal Sponsor packages, please email Courtney Hill at chill@viu.edu.

VIUCDIA Partner & Gold Sponsor

School Partner - $1,500

  • Recognition as a VIUCDIA Partner; including year-round presence on the VIUCDIA website
  • Recognition as a partner at the 3rd annual Political Science Conference on Rethinking Regions: Asia, Africa, Middle East, & Central Asia, on all promotional event related materials including the CDIA website, invitations, event programs and signage
  • Co-host two branded, customizable events with VIUCDIA during each Fall/Spring semester
  • Upcoming corporate events and job postings prominently featured in VIU’s quarterly magazine

Conference Sponsor - $2,000

  • Gold Sponsor designation at the inaugural VIUCDIA International Conference, including the conference website, event program and all promotional materials surrounding the event
  • One full-page advertisement in the Conference Program
  • One guaranteed participant on a discussion panel (must be expert in panel topic) or sponsorship of a theme relevant workshop at the conference
  • Free admission for three company representatives to the conference
  • Opportunity to include promotional materials in conference gift bag
  • Promotional Table in prominent location at the conference
  • Recognition from podium during Welcome & Closing remarks


VIUCDIA Partner & Silver Sponsor

School Partner - $1,000

  • Recognition as a VIUCDIA Partner; including year-round presence on the VIUCDIA website
  • Recognition as a partner at the International Conference, on all promotional event related materials including the conference website, invitations, event programs and signage
  • Co-host one customizable events with VIUCDIA during Fall or Spring semester (priority for Fall over Bronze)
  • Upcoming corporate events and job postings prominently featured in VIUCDIA monthly newsletter

Conference Sponsor - $900

  • Silver Sponsor designation at the inaugural VIUCDIA International Conference, including the conference website, event program and all promotional materials surrounding the event
  • One half-page advertisement in the Conference Program
  • Considered for panelist position or workshop sponsor at the conference (participation not guaranteed, but considered prior to non-sponsors)
  • Free admission for two company representatives to the conference
  • Opportunity to include promotional materials in conference gift bag
  • Promotional Table in prominent location at the conference
  • Special recognition at closing networking reception

 

VIUCDIA Partner & Bronze Sponsor

School Partner - $750

  • Recognition as a VIUCDIA Partner; including year-round presence on the VIUCDIA website
  • Recognition as a partner at the International Conference, on all promotional event related materials including the conference website, invitations, event programs and signage
  • Co-host one customizable events with VIUCDIA during Fall or Spring semester (Priority for Fall event given to higher sponsors, but guaranteed a Spring event)
  • Upcoming corporate events and job postings prominently featured in VIUCDIA monthly newsletter

Conference Sponsor - $500

  • Bronze Sponsor designation at the inaugural VIUCDIA Conference, including the conference website, event program and all promotional materials surrounding the event
  • One quarter-page advertisement in the Conference Program
  • Free admission for one company representatives to the conference
  • Opportunity to include promotional materials in conference gift bag
  • Special recognition at closing network reception

CDIA Lunch & Learn Sponsor

Food for Thought Sponsor - $250

VIU CDIA will host a Lunch & Learn titled “Food for Thought” as part of the 2016 Center for Democracy and International Affairs Conference, the Lunch & Learn is a valuable opportunity for companies looking to expand their presence with international students and businesses. This is a fantastic add-on for conference sponsors, or stand-alone opportunity for local businesses. Sponsors are required to be organizations focused on the industries and thematic topics presented at the conference, and can provide their own presentation/speaker for the Lunch & Learn, which must be approved 30 days prior by the Conference Committee. If the sponsor does not provide a presentation/speaker for the Lunch & Learn, the Committee will arrange for one.

  • 15 to 30 minute pre-approved presentation to attendees
  • Catered lunch arranged by VIUCDIA
  • Recognition as Lunch Sponsor on conference website & printed materials
  • Recognition as Sponsor at the Lunch and given 5 minute introduction to attendees
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at each attendee’s seat prior to lunch

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