Las Vegas means business.
On average, attendance increases nine percent when conventions rotate into Las Vegas.*
Attendees spend more time in meetings and on the trade show floor at programs in Las Vegas.*
Presenter attendance is rising at WAA increasing by 16% since 2009.
In 2018, we expect Las Vegas to be a significant draw for presenters from outside our region.
*Top 10 Reasons to Meet in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
This is your year!
Stand out from the crowd.
Raise the profile of your organization.
Generate buzz for a sensational new artist.
Be recognized as a leader.
Western Arts Alliance’s sponsorship program supplies powerful branding and promotional leverage as it underwrites our annual conference and helps keep the program accessible and affordable. Sponsorship opportunities range from tried-and-true properties such as the conference tote bags and branded guest room keys, to custom packages based on your budget, goals and brand.
Annual LuncheonThank you KMP Artists
Our largest sit-down event at the conference, the Annual Luncheon will be WAA’s best-attended sponsored performance opportunity. The luncheon highlights your artist for a 15 or 20-minute presentation to a select audience of the region’s leading arts presenters.
Spotlight Performance at the Juried ShowcaseThank you Mosby Music Group
One 15-minute slot preceding the Juried Showcase program is available as a sponsored performance opportunity. Your artist will take flight at the superb Reynolds Hall mainstage at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Opening Reception Thank you Leading Sponsor IMG Artists and supporting sponsor, the Rocky Mountain Arts Consortia
The Opening Reception is the first social event of the conference as well as the best-attended hospitality event of the week—an integral part of every delegate’s experience.
Super Showcase Hospitality: $7,000
This year, Juried and Independent Showcasing will be combined at the beautiful Smith Center for the Performing Arts. This sponsorship will keep attendees fortified for showcasing, socializing and networking well into the night! Hospitality includes a dinner, desserts and hosted beverages.
Closing Night Reception Thank you Paciolan
Get the last word by sponsoring WAA’s Closing Reception! This one is all about mixing and mingling in a relaxed post-conference atmosphere.
Hospitality BreaksThank you Ed Keane Associates and the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board
Hospitality is deeply appreciated by all attendees, and there are two opportunities this year that will recharge energy and replenish spirits. Choose from between the "Pre-Workshop Power Up" which includes light breakfast items on Wednesday morning before the workshops begin and the "Make-It-Your-Own Late Break" on Wednesday late afternoon offering build your own trail mix boxes.
Membership Meeting Continental Breakfast Thank you Seattle Theatre Group
WAA's Annual Membership Meeting is an essentail and lively event that includes board elections, reports from WAA's leadership, and the popular Town Hall forum. Providing carbs and and caffeine makes it all the more merry.
Coda Reception and Fundraiser: $2,500
This investment allows the sponsor to address an influential audience of past and present WAA Board Members at an intimate reception and then join in on the mingling.
Conference Tote BagsThank you Kosson Talent
Carry your dollar the farthest by the sponsoring the WAA Conference tote bag. Versatile and reusable, this practical tote will be carted all throughout the conference and then brought back home for an extended life well beyond.
Room KeysThank you Opus 3 Artists
Keycards provide a colorful marker that will be used over and over throughout the day. Display artist photos, your logo, advertise your exhibit location, or. . .
LanyardsThank you CAMI Music
Be omnipresent while you let everyone do your advertising for you. No one can go anywhere without their credential. Here’s the sponsorship that delegates literally live in!
Column Wraps (four available) Thank you, KMP Artists
This is perhaps our best opportunity for impactful graphics. Column wraps right outside the exhibit hall will garner a lot of face time.
Charging Station: $2,500
12% power and it’s only lunch time?! You’ve got ‘em covered with the branded mobile device charging station. No one needs to leave the exhibit hall for an outlet when batteries needs a boost.
Presenters' Notebook Thank you AMAZ Entertainment
Useful and practical, this 7" x 5.5" notebook filled with 70 pages of ruled paper makes for an indispensible conferenece tool. Just the thing to give your profile a boost!
Presenters' PenThank you CAMI Music
Picture this: a presenter, fishing in their pocket for a pen, and they pull out. . . yours! Your name at every presenter’s fingertips – what more could you want?
Butter mints Thank you City of Las Vegas Department of Cultural Affairs
Melt-in-your-mouth butter mints enveloped in your lovely logo adorn registration counters.
Bag Insert Thank you Association of Performing Arts Professionals, BiCoastal Productions, Holden & Arts Associates, New World Classics, the Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles, Vital Theatre Company
WAA will inserts just about any promotional item or single piece of printed material into the presenters’ tote bags handed.
Opening Plenary Thank you Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Edmonds Center for the Arts, and Portland'5
This high-profile sponsor opportunity supports the most important speaker at the conference while honoring the hard work and achievement of your peers. Convey your organization’s values by helping to bring brilliance to our conference.
General Conference Support Thank you ICM Partners, David Belenzon Management, Edmonds Center for the Arts, Baylin Arists Management, ASU Gammage
If simply supporting the ecology of the community is important to you, consider applying your sponsorship dollars to the conference’s general support fund, and give us the flexibility to use your contribution wherever it’s needed most.
Professional Development: $1,000 (per session) Thank you Brad Simon Organization, Concert Artists Guild, and NAPAMA
Take a two-minute speaking opportunity at the top of a Speed Leads session, the New Colleagues Orientation, or the Commons Walk-Through to acquaint participants with your service, roster, brand or venue.
Mobile App: $5,000
The schedule, sessions, showcases, speakers and attendee info all at your fingertips—the app is central to navigating the conference. The sponsor’s logo to be present on the home screen.