Looking to generate buzz for a sensational new artist? Raise the profile of your organization? How about stand out in the crowd and be recognized as a leader?
Whatever your goal, there’s a way to realize it with a WAA conference sponsorship. Not only does our sponsorship program supply powerful marketing and promotional leverage, but it underwrites the annual conference helping to keep it accessible, affordable and operating. Our conference isn't government subsidized, which means no sponsors, no WAA. So sponsors at all levels can take pride in knowing that they are not only fulfilling part of their mission, they are also supporting the common good.
Located outside the hotel’s main entrance
Greet every Westin Bayshore guest with this sponsorship that makes a huge statement—literally. There are four highly visible pillars right at the front entrance of the hotel, and we’ll wrap them all with your 10’ custom messaging. (Sample images available upon request. Restriction applies, contact us for details.)
Located in the Commons, just outside the Exhibit Hall entrance
Be a constant presence in The Commons with one of the most visible sponsorships: your 12’ logo or ad wrapped around the circumference four interior pillars of the Grand Ballroom Foyer. (Sample images available upon request. Restriction applies, contact us for details.)
All registrant rooms on a single night
Have the final word of the day by saying your version of “good night” to every WAA delegate. When hotel house-keeping enters the room of each WAA delegate for the customary turn-down service, your folded card, brochure, or small amenity can be left behind, elegantly waiting to be discovered.
Accompany every delegate as they ride up and down the escalators between the Exhibit Hall and the meeting and showcase rooms with 31’ of custom messaging that will be in place from the first day through the last. (Sample images available upon request. Restriction applies, contact us for details.)
Who will be the first to welcome the delegation upon check-in to the hotel? You will, if you choose this sponsorship. Be there, without being there! Customized room keys for WAA registrants make for a “handy” sponsorship that will be used several times throughout the day, each day of the conference. Display your logo, send a message, advertise a showcase listing or artist details—the sky’s the limit.
A hotsy-totsy tchotchke! With this sponsorship, WAA will insert just about any promotional item into each delegate conference bag handed out at registration. You choose if you’d like your item to go to Presenters, Artists Managers, or everyone. Deadline for inclusion is July 31.
Hospitality breaks give our delegates a moment to take a breather, and breaks that take place in the exhibit hall deliver that respite right to the heart of where it’s needed. You’ll be doubly-appreciated for providing this treat and the easy-breezy networking opportunity it provides. From sweet treats to sustenance snacks to bits of brain food, there are some terrific options for snacks at the Bayshore. Signage recognizing and thanking sponsor remains for the duration of service.
You’ll be a champ among your colleagues for making coffee and tea service available to everyone. We’ll take one of the salon areas right off the exhibit hall, and furnish it with comfortable lounge seating. The salon is open and available for any attendee to come and kick back with a cuppa’ during hall hours, have a casual meeting, or just to socialize. Please call for available times. Signage recognizing sponsor remains for duration of their service.
- The 2015 President’s Reception ($1,500) will be an elegant affair at the U.S. Consul General’s residence about a 14 minute drive from the Westin Bayshore and attendees—which will include Board Members, Conference Sponsors, and VIPs—will arrive in executive-style mini coaches. Take the credit for this in-style arrival; signage thanks and recognizes sponsor on the hotel-side of the journey.
- This 2015 Juried Showcase ($2,000) takes place at SFU’s Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, about one mile from the Westin Bayshore. Executive-style mini coaches will loop the path between the hotel and the theatre seamlessly depositing delegates curbside. Signage thanks and recognizes sponsor on both sides of the journey.
A huge thank you to our 2015 Conference Sponsors to Date!
BC Arts Consortium
Closing Night Party
Opus 3 Artists
Conference Tote Bags
The Feldman Agency
Paradigm Talent Agency
New Colleagues Orientation
North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) and Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)
Credential Name Badge Sheet
Robin Klinger Entertainment