DWN 2020 Partner Info


PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES

Wild Ones Chapters in Minnesota invites non-profit organizations with mission statements that align with the Wild Ones’ mission to join us as Partners for the Design With Nature Conference (DWN). This is a win-win situation as Partners help with promotion and/or production of DWN, and DWN provides good visibility and networking opportunities for Partner organizations.

DWN Partner organizations are eligible for a complimentary space in our Exhibitor Showroom or other discounts. For example, Partners can receive an exhibit space with small table in the DWN Exhibitor Showroom for the cost of an attendee ticket. In addition, DWN provides good visibility for Partners by including Partner names and/or logos on conference signage, promotional and conference materials.

PARTNER QUALIFICATIONS

Non-profit organizations can be considered for Conference Partnership if they meet the following two conditions
  1. Have a mission statement that aligns with the Wild Ones mission statementto promote environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
  2. Commit to help with production or promotion of the conference. There are a number of different ways for an organization to help. Some examples: promoting DWN via your organization’s email list, Facebook page, etc.; providing expertise or assistance with the production of the conference; providing materials such as pocket folders for conference handouts. 
Note that it is possible to be a Conference Partner without exhibiting, or even without attending the conference.

PARTNER REGISTRATION 

Registration for Conference Partners is by invitation only. Partner organizations will receive an email invitation that will allow access to the online registration form.

If you have not received an email invitation to register, or would like more information, please contact our Exhibitor Chair
Exhibitor Chair:
Elaine Larson
612-597-3685 


Early Bird Registration: 
Register by Wednesday, January 29, 2020 and save $15!

Partner registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, February 11, 2020
 (or when full).


EXHIBITING OPTIONS FOR PARTNERS

Option 1 | SMALL TABLETOP EXHIBIT & ADMISSION FOR ONE
Includes:  30 inch round table and one chair along with admission for one person to all presentations, refreshment breaks and lunch. A tablecloth is provided. This option is limited to tabletop display only, no freestanding banners or displays are allowed.
Early Bird prices: $60 Wild Ones Member* | $70 Non-Member
After January 29: $75 Wild Ones Member* | $85 Non-Member
(Note that the prices are the same as an attendee ticket – the exhibit space is complimentary! This option is $40 or more less than the price for non-Partner exhibitors)

Option 2 | REGULAR TABLE EXHIBIT SPACE & ADMISSION FOR ONE
Includes: 8 foot wide by 6 foot deep exhibit space with one chair, with a choice of either a 6 foot long by 30 inch deep rectangular table or a 30 inch round (small) table. A freestanding banner or display is allowed in this space.
Includes admission for one person to all presentations, refreshment breaks and lunch. A tablecloth is provided.
Early Bird prices: $100 Wild Ones Member* | $110 Non-Member
After January 29: $115 Wild Ones Member* | $125 Non-Member

Option 3 | CONFERENCE SPONSOR
Partners are also eligible to become a conference sponsor! A sponsorship offers you the highest visibility to over 25,000 individuals through our mailing and connections with like-minded organizations of native plants and natural landscaping. Your organization name will be featured in publicity announcements, letters, web listings and event program. Sponsorships include Partner registration and other benefits which depend on the level of sponsorship as specified below. 

ALL SPONSOR LEVELS WILL RECEIVE: 

• Organization name and/or logo featured on signage and promotional and conference materials including the conference website
• One exhibitor table in premium location
• Visual recognition at registration table 
• Verbal recognition from the podium 
• Sponsors who are Partners receive one extra admission ticket at each sponsorship level in comparison to Sponsors who are not Partners.

Coneflower Sponsor - $300+ 
• Quarter page printed ad in Exhibitor Guide 
• Two admissions to conference for organization representatives or guests, which includes all presentations, exhibitor showroom, lunch, and refreshment breaks.

Dogwood Sponsor - $600+ 
• Half page printed ad in Exhibitor Guide
• Four admissions to conference for organization representatives or guests, which includes all presentations, exhibitor showroom, lunch, and refreshment breaks

Oak Sponsor - $900+
• Full page printed ad in Exhibitor Guide
• Seven admissions to conference for organization representatives or guests, which includes all presentations, exhibitor showroom, lunch, and refreshment breaks

For Additional Representative(s) 
Option 1 or Option 2 Partner registration includes conference admission for only one person. If additional people from your organization will be attending, they need to be registered individually as attendees by Saturday February 15, 2020 (or before Sold Out).

Use the Tickets page to register your additional representatives.

Please note
• Exhibit space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. 
• Premium locations will be offered first to Conference Sponsors and Wild Ones Business, Affiliate and Professional members. 
• A service fee determined by Eventbrite will be added to online registrations.
• Information on set-up and parking logistics will be available at a later date.
• All Partner organizations will be listed in our Exhibitor Guide and will be featured in a slide displayed during the slide show shown between presentations.

About Wild Ones Membership

Member rate applies only to employees of business members or to attendees who have individual memberships. 
Please consider joining Wild Ones - Business, Professional and Affiliate membership in Wild Ones has many benefits, including being listed on Wild Ones’ national website and in the National Directory published in The Wild Ones Journal. For convenience, Wild Ones memberships can be purchased on the Exhibitor Registration form.

Early Bird Registration: 
Register by Wednesday, January 29, 2020 and save $15!

Partner registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (or when full).

CONTACT INFORMATION
For questions or more information, contact the Conference Exhibitor Chair: 
Elaine Larson
612-597-3685