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Helen Keller Achievement Awards Sponsorship Opportunities

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Did you know that for the first time ever, the Helen Keller Achievement Awards (HKAA) will take place the night before the AFB Leadership Conference? This special event brings together leaders from the business, government, health care, and entertainment sectors to celebrate organizations and individuals committed to accessibility and inclusion. The 2018 celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 4, at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, CA. Our 2018 recipients are Haben Girma, a disability rights lawyer and the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and the tech giants Facebook and Microsoft.

LEVELS OF SUPPORT

Diamond | $75,000

HKAA Benefits
• Three (3) tables providing seating for up to 30 guests at the Helen Keller Achievement Awards with prime placement
• Acknowledgement as a Diamond Sponsor during the evening remarks, in event signage, on the event website, on screen during the event, and in the dinner journal
• Full-page color ad in the dinner journal (subject to deadlines and availability)
• Banner ad in two (2) pre-event email blasts
• Opportunity to include an item in the gala favor bags (subject to approval)

AFBLC Benefits
• One exhibit booth with prime placement
• Prime speaking opportunity (at a general session or host breakfast or lunch in the demo room)
• Opportunity to be listed as a session track sponsor (e.g., the Technology Track or Education Track)
• Opportunity to be listed as a coffee break sponsor
• Acknowledgement as a Diamond Sponsor during the general session and in email blasts to the conference list
• An onsite poster acknowledging your organization as a Diamond Sponsor
• Your logo on the conference website and in the conference program
• Five invitations to the VIP opening night reception
• Five complimentary conference registrations
• A full-page color ad in the program, with prime placement (subject to deadlines and availability)
• Your banner ad (a $1,500 value) sent to two of the following e-mail subscription lists: AFBLC Updates, JVIB, AccessWorld Magazine, and VisionAware
• Two half-page print JVIB ads (a $570 value) OR two online AccessWorld ads (a $450 value)
• Media visibility (press release and social media outreach)
• Your insert in registrant tote bags (subject to approval)

Platinum | $50,000

HKAA Benefits
• Two (2) tables providing seating for up to 20 guests at the Helen Keller Achievement Awards with prime placement
• Acknowledgement as a Platinum Sponsor during the evening remarks, in event signage, on the event website, on screen during the event, and in the dinner journal
• Full-page color ad in the dinner journal (subject to deadlines and availability)
• Banner ad in one (1) pre-event email blast
• Opportunity to include an item in the gala favor bags (subject to approval)

AFBLC Benefits
• One exhibit booth with prime placement
• Prime speaking opportunity in the demo room (breakfast or lunch spot)
• Opportunity to be listed as a coffee break sponsor
• Acknowledgement as a Platinum Sponsor during the general session and in email blasts to the conference list
• An onsite poster acknowledging your organization as a Platinum Sponsor
• Your logo on the conference website and in the conference program
• Four invitations to the VIP opening night reception
• Four complimentary conference registrations
• A full-page color ad in the program, with prime placement (subject to deadlines and availability)
• Your banner ad (a $750 value) sent to one of the following e-mail subscription lists: AFBLC Updates, JVIB, AccessWorld Magazine, and VisionAware
• One half-page print JVIB ad (a $285 value) OR one online AccessWorld ad (a $225 value)
• Media visibility (press release and social media outreach)
• Your insert in registrant tote bags (subject to approval)

Gold | $25,000

HKAA Benefits
• One (1) table providing seating for up to 10 guests at the Helen Keller Achievement Awards with prime placement
• Acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor during the evening remarks, in event signage, on the event website, on screen during the event, and in the dinner journal
• Full-page color ad in the dinner journal (subject to deadlines and availability)
• Opportunity to include an item in the gala favor bags (subject to approval)

AFBLC Benefits
• One exhibit booth with prime placement
• Speaking opportunity in the demo room
• Acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor during the general session and in email blasts to the conference list
• An onsite poster acknowledging your organization as a Gold Sponsor
• Your logo on the conference website and in the conference program
• Three invitations to the VIP opening night reception
• Three complimentary conference registrations
• A full-page color ad in the program, with prime placement (subject to deadlines and availability)
• One half-page print JVIB ad (a $285 value) OR one online AccessWorld ad (a $225 value)
• Media visibility (press release and social media outreach)
• Your insert in registrant tote bags (subject to approval)

Silver | $20,000

HKAA Benefits
• Seating for five guests at the Helen Keller Achievement Awards
• Acknowledgement as a Silver Sponsor on the event website, on the sponsor poster, and in the dinner journal
• Full-page color ad in the dinner journal (subject to deadlines and availability)
• Opportunity to include an item in the gala favor bags (subject to approval)

AFBLC Benefits
• One exhibit booth with prime placement
• Speaking opportunity in the demo room (subject to availability)
• Acknowledgement as a Silver Sponsor during the general session and in email blasts to the conference list
• An onsite poster acknowledging your organization as a Silver Sponsor
• Your logo on the conference website and in the conference program
• Two invitations to the VIP opening night reception
• Two complimentary conference registrations
• A full-page color ad in the program, with prime placement
• Media visibility (press release and social media outreach)
• Your insert in registrant tote bags (subject to approval)

PATRON | $10,000
Includes cocktails and dinner for ten guests, full page in Dinner Journal, and event signage.

FIVE VIP GUEST PACKAGE| $5,000
Includes cocktails and dinner for five guests, acknowledgment on AFB’s website and in the Dinner Journal.

SINGLE GUEST TICKET | $500
Includes cocktails and dinner for one.


DINNER JOURNAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

RATES
BACK COVER | $10,000
INSIDE COVER | $7,500
GOLD SPONSOR PAGE | $5,000
SILVER SPONSOR PAGE | $3,500
FULL PAGE | $3,000
HALF PAGE | $2,500
LISTING | $2,000

Specifications:
Acknowledgments can be full-color CMYK or black and white. Journal page size: 6" x 10", no bleed. Full page: 5.75" width by 9.75". Half page: 5.75" width by 4.625" height. Journal will print in four color on uncoated white paper. Artwork should be submitted as a high-res PDF with crop marks to Suzette Williams by February 1, 2018 to swilliams@afb.net (tel: 212-502-7621).

AFB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. The fair market value of each dinner ticket is $370.

CONTACT
For dinner journal information contact Suzette Williams at swilliams@afb.net, tel: (212) 502-7621.

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