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Sponsorship Information

Diamond

$50,000

Presenting Sponsor

The Presenting Sponsor receives the highest level of visibility throughout the conference and this package is easily tailored to fit your company’s sponsorship goals. One diamond sponsorship is available. 

As a Diamond Sponsor, you’ll receive the following sponsor deliverables: 

  • Your company name acknowledged as Presenting Sponsor in radio, printed and other conference advertising. (Sponsorship must be secured by January 15, 2025);
  • Your logo featured on a custom graphic at the conference photo booth;
  • Company or organization representative featured on the Water for Food Podcast;
  • Logo on cover of all branded conference materials;
  • Opportunity to address the attendees during a lunch or reception;
  • Rotating in-app video message;
  • Company representative or speaker of choice featured in a relevant concurrent conference session;
  • Half-page sponsor message in conference agenda;
  • Customized social media message on Water for Food social platforms;
  • In-app push notification sponsor message;
  • One reserved table at lunches;
  • Rotating in-app video message;
  • 30-second sponsor-provided video message (non-audio) looped throughout conference
  • Opportunity to provide relevant blog post for Water for Food website;
  • Logo displayed on large screens each day of the conference, in event app and on promotional materials;
  • Display promotional/educational materials throughout the conference;
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor for the conference in conference announcements;
  • Dedicated exhibitor space for the duration of the conference ($750 value)
  • 6 complimentary registrations to the conference ($3,300 value)

Platinum

$25,000

Platinum Sponsor

Platinum sponsors are valued partners of the institute and receive high visibility throughout the conference. This package can be tailored to fit your company’s sponsorship goals. Two platinum sponsorships are available. 

As a Platinum Sponsor, you’ll receive the following sponsor deliverables: 

  • Company representative or speaker of choice featured in a relevant concurrent conference session
  • Quarter-page sponsor message in conference agenda;
  • Customized social media message on Water for Food social platforms;
  • In-app push notification sponsor message;
  • One reserved table at lunches;
  • Rotating in-app video message;
  • 30-second sponsor-provided video message (non-audio) looped throughout conference;
  • Opportunity to provide relevant blog post for Water for Food website;
  • Logo displayed throughout each day of the conference, in event app and on promotional materials;
  • Display promotional/educational materials throughout the conference;
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor for the conference in conference announcements;
  • Dedicated exhibitor space for the duration of the conference ($750 value)
  • 4 complimentary registrations to the conference ($2,200 value)

Gold

$10,000

Lunch Sponsor

The Water for Food Global Conference is known for its ample networking opportunities and lunch is a prime example. Attendees enjoy a unique and diverse one-and-a-half-hour lunch to feed their appetites while catching up with old colleagues and new. Three lunch sponsorships are available.

As a Lunch Sponsor, you’ll receive:

  • One reserved table at sponsored lunch;
  • Rotating in-app video message;
  • 30-second sponsor-provided video message (without audio) looped throughout conference;
  • Opportunity to provide relevant blog post for Water for Food website before or after conference;
  • Logo displayed throughout one lunch, in event app and on promotional materials;
  • Display promotional/educational materials during lunch for single day of the conference;
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor for the conference in conference announcements;
  • Dedicated exhibitor space for the duration of the conference ($750 value)
  • 3 complimentary registrations to the conference ($1,650 value)

Silver
$5,000

Breakfast Sponsor

Conference attendees enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet to start off each day of the main conference. Three breakfast sponsorships are available.

As a Breakfast Sponsor, you’ll receive:

  • Opportunity to provide relevant blog post for Water for Food website before or after conference;
  • Logo displayed throughout one breakfast, in event app and on promotional materials;
  • Display promotional/educational materials throughout one breakfast;
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor for the conference in conference announcements;
  • Dedicated exhibitor space for the duration of the conference ($750 value)
  • 2 complimentary registrations to the conference ($1,100 value)

Silver
$5,000

Reception Sponsor

Conference receptions offer the opportunity to network and establish contacts in a relaxed setting and are well-attended by conference guests. Two reception sponsorships are available.

As a Reception Sponsor, you’ll receive:

  • Opportunity to provide relevant blog post for Water for Food website before or after conference;
  • Logo displayed throughout one reception, in event app and on promotional materials;
  • Display promotional/educational materials during reception for single day of the conference;
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor for the conference in conference announcements;
  • Dedicated exhibitor space for the duration of the conference ($750 value)
  • 2 complimentary registrations to the conference ($1,100 value)

Silver
$5,000

Side Event Sponsor

On the first and last days of the conference, field visits and research site tours are arranged so attendees can meet local growers and researchers to experience the knowledge firsthand. Two side event sponsorships are available.

As a Side Event Sponsor, you’ll receive:

  • Opportunity to provide relevant blog post for Water for Food website before or after conference;
  • Logo displayed throughout one side event, in event app and on promotional materials;
  • Display promotional/educational materials during single side event;
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor for the conference in conference announcements;
  • Dedicated exhibitor space for the duration of the conference ($750 value)
  • 2 complimentary registration to the conference ($1,100 value)

Bronze

$2,500

Research /Agtech Showcase Sponsor

The Research/Agtech Showcase will be held immediately prior to one of our evening receptions. Attendees can learn about new research and agtech companies and start-ups in a relaxed setting. It is the perfect opportunity for a casual meet & greet for your company or organization. One research/agtech showcase sponsorship is available.

As the Research/Agtech Showcase Sponsor, you’ll receive:

  • Logo displayed throughout Research/Agtech Showcase, in event app and on promotional materials;
  • Display promotional/educational materials during Research/Agtech Showcase;
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor for the conference in conference announcements;
  • Dedicated exhibitor space for the duration of the conference ($750 value)
  • 1 complimentary registration to the conference ($550 value)

Bronze

$2,500

Entertainment Sponsor

During each of our conference evening receptions, we feature great local entertainment to provide a fun atmosphere for our guests. Two entertainment sponsorships are available.

As an Entertainment Sponsor, you’ll receive:

  • Logo displayed near the stage during entertainment at one evening reception, in event app and on promotional materials;
  • Display promotional/educational materials during evening reception;
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor for the conference in conference announcements;
  • Dedicated exhibitor space for the duration of the conference ($750 value)
  • 1 complimentary registration to the conference ($550 value)

Bronze

$2,500

Beverage and Snack Sponsor

The snack spot is a popular place during breaks between sessions. Coffee, tea and other beverages, as well as fresh fruit and snacks, are available throughout the day. Two beverage and snack sponsorships are available.

As a Beverage and Snack Sponsor, you’ll receive:

  • Logo displayed at beverage and snack area for single day of the conference, in event app and on promotional materials;
  • Display promotional/educational materials at beverage and snack area for single day of the conference;
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor for the conference in conference announcements;
  • Dedicated exhibitor space for the duration of the conference ($750 value)
  • 1 complimentary registration to the conference ($550 value)

Bronze

$2,500

Micro Tour Sponsor

After main conference sessions have concluded on Thursday afternoon, we have several 3-hour micro tours planned to give attendees a taste of Lincoln. Three micro tour  sponsorships are available.

As a Micro Tour Sponsor, you’ll receive:

  • Logo displayed throughout one micro tour event, in event app and on promotional materials;
  • Display promotional/educational materials at a micro tour site for single day of the conference;
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor for the conference in conference announcements;
  • Dedicated exhibitor space for the duration of the conference ($750 value)
  • 1 complimentary registration to the conference ($550 value)

Bronze

$2,500

Pre-conference Reception Sponsor

Our pre-conference reception will be held at The Scarlet Hotel on Nebraska Innovation Campus on Monday evening prior to the start of the conference and will allow attendees a place to network and establish contacts while enjoying drinks and appetizers. One pre-conference reception sponsorship is available.

As a Pre-Conference Reception Sponsor, you’ll receive:

  • Logo displayed throughout the pre-conference reception, in event app and on promotional materials;
  • Display promotional/educational materials at the pre-conference reception;
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor for the conference in conference announcements;
  • Dedicated exhibitor space for the duration of the conference ($750 value)
  • 1 complimentary registration to the conference ($550 value)

Bronze

$2,500

Virtual Sponsor

In order to encourage diverse participation in the Water for Food Global Conference, we offer an option for attendees to join us virtually. Our virtual sponsors keep this registration cost low to ensure a wider range of involvement, ideas and engagement. Two virtual sponsorships are available.

As a Virtual Sponsor, you’ll receive:

  • Rotating in-app video message;
  • Logo displayed in event app and on promotional materials;
  • Display promotional/educational materials virtually within the event app;
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor for the conference in conference announcements;
  • Dedicated exhibitor space for the duration of the conference ($750 value)
  • 1 complimentary registration to the conference ($550 value)

Exhibitor

$750

Exhibitor Booth

As an Exhibitor Booth Sponsor, you’ll receive:

  • Dedicated exhibitor space for the duration of the conference
  • Priority for exhibitor booth space is given to sponsors at the $2,500 level and above and exhibitor booth sponsorships are limited.
  • (Booth staff must purchase individual conference registration in order to attend conference sessions, receptions or meals.)

Supporter

$250

Sponsor a Student

As a Student Sponsor, you’ll provide free registration for a student of your choice to attend the Water For Food Global Conference including registration for one side event. DWFI can also suggest a student to sponsor.

This sponsorship includes:

  • Complimentary registration to the conference for a student of your choice ($150 value)
  • Complimentary registration to one side event and one micro tour of their choice for the sponsored student ($100 value)

Customized Sponsorships (Any level)

We can work with you to create a session, networking opportunity or side event to meet your company’s goals and work within your budgets. Options are fully customizable. Complete this sponsorship inquiry form and we will reach out to discuss your options and goals through sponsorship.

Contact Frances Hayes, DWFI Director of Communications and Public Relations at fhayes@nebraska.edu with any additional questions.

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