Its fall, and there is something about "back to school" which inspires me to think about educational development and networking. At the end of October, the Western Sponsorship Congress takes place in Calgary, it is a chance for us West Coasters and pretty much everyone west of Winnipeg to come together and share ideas and inspiration within the realm of Sponsorship.
The Western Sponsorship Congress™ provides professional development and networking opportunities that have focus on a range of sponsorship related topics from inventory development, prospecting, branding, designing proposals, technology, communications, case studies and insights from properties and corporate sponsors.
This year, over 200 delegates and speakers will be in attendance. Attendees represent a cross section of corporations and small businesses that invest in sponsorship, non-profits and charities, sports organizations (professional and amateur), all levels of government and advertising, communications, public relations and sponsorship agencies.
A couple of the sessions I am most looking forward to include:
- Connecting People and Celebration : WestJet's Fun 'n Festival Series - Sara Foster/Alyson Cameron, WestJet
- Sponsorship Contracts - What You Need to Know to Survive - Steven Indig, Centre for Sport and Law
- Philanthropy and Sponsorship - Complementary or Contradictory? - Ross Marsh, Ross W. Marsh & Associates
For more info on the #WSCongress visit: www.sponsorshipcongress.ca