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CWLA 2018 NATIONAL CONFERENCE:

ADVANCING EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AND POLICY:
BUILDING RESILIENCE IN CHANGING TIMES

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
April 26 – 29, 2018

NAVIGATION

Overview

Hotel & Travel

Sponsorship

Exhibiting & Advertising

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Overview

The 2018 National Conference, Advancing Excellence in Practice & Policy: Building Resilience in Changing Times, will highlight how organizations are advancing excellence in child and family services in changing times. Conference presentations will feature evidence-informed/evidence-based programs and practices and their related policies and tools that lead to the successful implementation of the CWLA National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare.

The conference will build on learning and examine how organizations in the United States and globally are responding to changes in funding, policies, and client needs through advocacy, community organizing, and service change; demonstrate the resiliency in organizations, families, and communities in response to changing times; and lay the groundwork for transitioning to CWLA’s second century of service in 2020.

We look forward to seeing you April 26 – 29 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

Contact us Resilience2018@cwla.org for assistance.

Hotel & Travel

Conference Location and Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-1234
Conference Room Rate:  $249

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel. You can reserve by phone at 1-888-421-1442 or online at Hyatt Reservations. Room availability and special rates are guaranteed only until April 5, 2018, or until the space is filled.

Travel

The closest airport to the conference is Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). A map of the area, driving directions, and ground transportation options are available at Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.

Sponsorship

Make a lasting impression on child and family experts and advocates. Become a conference sponsor or sponsor a special event, food function, or conference item. For more information, please contact Resilience2018@cwla.org.

ALL CONFERENCE SPONSORS RECEIVE:

  • Company logo and name billing on conference signage
  • Inserts for conference tote bags
  • Company logo on sponsor page in conference final program

BRONZE SPONSORS – $10,000

  • Exhibit booth discount (50%)
  • Quarter-page ad space in the conference final program

SILVER SPONSORS – $15,000 (All the above AND)

  • One-time use of the pre- and post-conference attendee mailing lists
  • Half-page ad space in the conference final program
  • Exhibit booth
  • Acknowledgement from the podium during a General Session
  • Recognition in five conference e-blasts

GOLD SPONSORS – $25,000 (All the above AND)

  • Add-On Eligibility (see options below)
  • Company logo on CWLA conference material and on the CWLA website, www.cwla.org
  • Full-page ad space in the conference final program
  • Special recognition in five conference e-blasts

PLATINUM SPONSORS – $50,000 (All the above AND)

  • Webinar opportunity
  • Two “specialty advertisements” in CWLA’s The Networker, our twice-monthly e-news brief
  • Upgraded exhibit booth (Premium)
  • Company logo on conference tote bag
  • Full-page ad space in the conference registration program (mailed to 13,000+ mailing list)
  • Special recognition in ALL conference e-blasts
  • Discounted Add-Ons (25%)

SPONSOR ADD-ONS (For Gold and Platinum Levels Only)

  • PATH TO EXCELLENCE – $5,000 (per day)
    • Company name, logo, and booth number on floor arrows from front door of hotel directly to your exhibit booth, featured outside of the exhibit hall entrance (first come, first served)
  • KEYS TO EXCELLENCE (two options):
    • Key Cards – $3,000 – Company name/ logo (your design and message) on all attendee hotel key cards
    • Adhesive Cell Phone Wallet – $5,000 – Company name/ logo (your design and message) on all attendee souvenir adhesive cell phone wallet for key cards/credit cards

COFFEE/SNACK BREAK SPONSORS – $10,000 (four available)

  • Exhibit booth discount (50%)
  • Quarter-page ad space in the conference final program
  • Company logo and name billing on meal function signage

BOX LUNCH SPONSOR – $15,000

  • One-time use of the pre- and post-conference attendee mailing lists
  • Half-page ad space in the conference final program
  • Exhibit booth
  • Acknowledgement from the podium during a General Session
  • Recognition in five conference e-blasts
  • Company logo and name billing on meal function signage
  • Exclusive sponsor for conference box lunch (ONE available)

CONFERENCE BREAKFAST/LUNCH SPONSORS – $25,000 (All the above AND)

  • Company logo on CWLA conference material and on the CWLA website, www.cwla.org
  • Full-page ad space in the conference final program
  • Special recognition in five conference e-blasts
  • Four breakfast or lunch sponsorships available

OPENING RECEPTION SPONSOR – $50,000 (All the above AND)

  • Webinar opportunity
  • Two “specialty advertisements” in CWLA’s The Networker, our twice-monthly e-news brief
  • Upgraded exhibit booth (Premium)
  • Company logo on conference tote bag
  • Full-page ad space in the conference registration program (mailed to 13,000+ mailing list)
  • Special recognition in ALL conference e-blasts
  • Acknowledgement during reception champagne toast
  • Exclusive sponsor for opening reception (ONE available)

POWER-UP CHARGING STATION – $7,500

  • Exclusive sponsor of conference charging station
  • Company logo and name billing on charging station signage
  • Quarter-page ad space in the conference final program

CONFERENCE WI-FI – $5,000 (two available)

  • Company logo on Wi-Fi cards distributed to attendees with password

BUSINESS CARD FLASH DRIVE/USB – $5,000

  • Company name and logo on business card flash drive/USB

CONFERENCE LANYARDS – $3,000

  • Company name/logo on conference name badge lanyards

HEALTH AND FITNESS SPONSOR – $2,000

  • Exclusive sponsor of conference Zumba class
  • Company logo on water bottles for all class participants

Exhibiting & Advertising

Exhibiting

Meet face-to-face with CEOs, administrators, workers, researchers, advocates, and other child and family experts and advocates who are eager to explore new thinking and new products. As a bonus, CWLA vendors will receive the pre- and post-conference attendee mailing lists for marketing.

Exhibiting is an easy and economical approach to share your company brand and products. The exhibit hall is the hub of the conference being the location of the opening reception, breakfast, lunch, and a snack/coffee break. This year, we will have a scavenger hunt and exciting raffle prizes sure to drive excitement and traffic to and through the exhibit hall!

Past exhibitors who have expressed success at our conference include software companies, publishers, insurance brokers, banks, trainers, accreditors, member and non-member agencies, and other organizations with a message for child and family professionals and leaders. Exhibiting at CWLA is easy, effective, and rewarding.

Interested in sponsoring the overall conference or the room key cards, flash drives, adhesive cell phone wallets, lanyards, conference Wi-Fi, or a coffee break?  Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities. We have options for nearly every organization and budget.

Special Events in the Exhibit Hall:

  • Snack/Coffee Break
  • Opening Reception
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Raffles and Prizes

Exhibit Fees (per 8′ x 10′ space):

  • $1550 for Premium Vendors (high traffic space)
  • $1295 for General Vendors
  • $1095 for CWLA Member Organizations

Includes:

    • 8′ x 10′ space with standard booth drapery
    • 6′ x 2′ draped table
    • 2 side chairs
    • A complimentary registration for one exhibit staffer with access to all conference sessions, workshops, and meal functions.
      Additional exhibit staffers must register at a special rate of $425.
    • A 7″ x 44″ booth identification sign
    • Optional add-ons: tote bag insert, raffle tickets, etc. (see below)
    • List of registrants for pre-conference marketing
    • Post-conference attendee mailing list for one-time use
    • Dedicated exhibit hall times and functions
    • A 30% discount on all conference advertising

Scavenger Hunt – Promote Your Specialty

Attendees will be given a list of items to find around the exhibit hall. They won’t know which exhibitor has which item on the list, so they will have to visit each one until they have collected all the coveted scavenger items. As an exhibitor, you can promote your service or product by “sponsoring” an item for the hunt. This means that a desired “item” on the list will be found only at your exhibit booth!

  • Cost: $250
  • Provide an item from your booth as a required object for the Scavenger Hunt
  • Promote your company services/specialty (i.e. Find the booth that provides first class training for social workers; Find the booth that helps improve quality services with accreditation)

Meet & Greet Raffle

All exhibitors will receive 25 raffle tickets to give to anyone who visits your booth. If you want to be super popular, you can sponsor a roll of raffle tickets (200) and give visitors to your booth EXTRA tickets if they stay and listen to your presentation or sign up for more information. The more tickets they receive, the more chances they have to win fabulous prizes!

  • Cost: $250
  • Attendees can win prizes with raffle tickets provided by Exhibitor (i.e. Give one raffle ticket if they stop by; give five tickets if they sign-up to receive more information, etc.)

Tote Bag Inserts – An Exhibitor/Sponsor Exclusive!

  • Cost: $400
  • Limit: One item per bag, per Exhibitor

Exhibit Hall Dates & Times (subject to change without notice)

  • Set up: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:30 pm
  • Dismantle: Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:00 pm
  • Exhibiting Dates & Times: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:00pm – Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:00pm

Registration and Payment:

  • To Exhibit, REGISTER ONLINE. Registering means you agree with the TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
  • Payment in full is due with ONLINE REGISTRATION. Pay by credit card or select “Bill Me” option to receive an invoice.
  • Space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis beginning November 1, 2017.

Other:

Questions?  E-mail Resilience2018@cwla.org

Advertising

Maximize your exposure! Advertise in the conference final program.

Benefits

  • Full-color advertising!
  • Exhibitors receive a 30% discount on all conference advertising.

 Deadlines

  • Reserve final program ad space by March 2, 2018.
  • Submit art by March 12, 2018.

Ad Rates and Options:

Ad Type Size (Inches) Exhibitor Cost Non-Exhibitor Cost
Sixth Page 2.5 x 4.75 $210 $350
Quarter Page Vertical 3.37 x 4.75 $420 $675
Half Page Vertical 3.75 x 9.25 $840 $1,300
Half Page Horizontal 7.50 x 4.75 $840 $1,300
Full page (no bleed) 7.50 x 10.00 $1,680 $2,500
Full page (bleed) 8.75 x 11.25 $1,680 $2,500
Back Cover (no bleed) 7.50 x 7.000 to 8.000 $2,100 $3,450
Back Cover (bleed) 8.75 x 7.25 to 8.25 $2,100 $3,450


Registration and Payment:

Other:

Questions?  E-mail Resilience2018@cwla.org.

Take-One Exhibiting

Can’t be with us in person, but have a message for conference attendees? Send fliers, brochures and other material for our Take-One tables in the Exhibit Hall and/or near Conference Registration.

Cost: $300.00 per item

General Shipping Instructions:

  • Clearly label all boxes.
  • Ship by traceable means.
  • Leftover items will not be returned.
  • Materials should not arrive earlier than Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Registration and Payment:

  • Payment in full is due with ONLINE REGISTRATION. Pay by credit card or select “Bill Me” option to receive an invoice.

Other:

Questions?  E-mail Resilience2018@cwla.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington!

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