2017 Sponsorship Invitation

Dear Friends of the NFBV:

The National Federation of the Blind of Virginia (NFBV) cordially extends an invitation for you to connect with your consumer base at our 59th State Convention. There are opportunities to be an exhibitor, be a general sponsor, or even a sponsor of a specific event. We invite and will recognize investments of $2,000, $1,000, $500, $250, and $125. Your support will be publicized in both our printed and Brailled materials and earn benefits outlined in this invitation.

Meet more than 250 students, parents, educators, rehabilitation professionals, and community partners the weekend of Friday through Sunday, November 3-November 5, 2017 in Falls Church at the Westin Tysons Corner. The hotel is located at:

7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

Phone: 703-893-1340.

We invite you to spend the weekend with us at a beautifully appointed hotel using our competitive group rate of $84 for both king and doubles. Please mention the NFBV to obtain the discounted rate. Reservations must be made by Thursday, October 12.

The Westin Tysons Corner features: 24-hour Fitness Studio, business Center, indoor Lap Pool and Whirlpool, new Balance Gear Lending, and pet Friendly (no fee).

Following are the options for exhibitors/sponsors. Leverage one of these opportunities to ensure your message gets into the hands and ears of consumers across the Mid-Atlantic region.

Please Note: The deadline for sponsorship registrations is September 30, 2017. Sponsorship registrations received after the cutoff cannot be guaranteed all listed benefits.

Platinum Sponsor

Investment: $2,000

  • Recognition as title sponsor at the NFBV Annual Banquet
  • 2 complementary banquet tickets
  • Opportunity to share a 2 minute remark at the Annual Banquet
  • Recognition through signage and display of company logo for the duration of the Convention
  • Dissemination of two approved targeted email messages to the NFB of Virginia Announcement list
  • Banner ad on State Convention landing page
  • Three social media promotions of product or service released on a predetermined schedule between 1 September and 31 October 2017 via NFBV Facebook and Twitter platforms
  • One 60 second ad on the NFBV Youtube channel
  • Print, Braille, and digital distribution of collateral with registration material
  • Sponsorship recognition in the Convention Program
  • 2 complementary convention registrations
  • Complementary exhibit Hall table positioned near entrance for maximum visibility

Gold Sponsor

Investment: $1,000

  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor at predetermined General Session
  • Opportunity to share a 2 minute remark at the Saturday morning session
  • Recognition of Gold Sponsorship through print and Braille signage and display of company logo at the Friday evening Hospitality Reception
  • Dissemination of 1 approved targeted email message to the NFB of Virginia Announcement list
  • Company name and logo on State Convention landing page
  • Two social media promotions of product or service released on a predetermined schedule between 1 September and 31 October 2017 via NFBV Facebook and Twitter platforms
  • One 30 second ad on the NFBV Youtube channel
  • Print, Braille, and digital distribution of collateral with registration material
  • Sponsorship recognition in the Convention Program
  • Two complementary Convention registrations
  • Complementary exhibit Hall Table as outlined in this document

Silver Sponsor

Investment: $500

  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor at predetermined General Session
  • Recognition of Silver Sponsorship at predetermined coffee break
  • Company name and logo on State Convention landing page
  • One social media promotion of product or service released on a predetermined schedule between 1 September and 31 October 2017 via NFBV Facebook and Twitter platforms
  • Sponsorship recognition in the Convention Program
  • Two complementary Convention registrations
  • Complementary exhibit Hall Table as outlined in this document

Bronze Sponsor

Investment: $250 For profit; $125 Nonprofit

  • Sponsorship recognition in the Convention Program
  • 2 complementary Convention registrations
  • Exhibit Hall Table as outlined in this document

Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorship opportunities are welcome from any company or organization. Companies and organizations interested only in a table in the exhibit area on November 3 and referenced in the Convention program can elect a bronze sponsorship of $250 for companies, and $125 for non-profit organizations. Sponsorship of specific events can be arranged by contacting the Convention Sponsor Coordinator. Donations of door prizes are welcome and can be arranged by contacting the Convention Exhibits Coordinator.

Exhibit tables will be available for set-up starting at 11:00am until 12:00pm on Friday, November 3, and the exhibits will be open to Convention attendees from 12:00pm through 5:00pm. The NFBV is pleased to provide you with a skirted and draped exhibit tabletop and two chairs. Exhibit tables will have access to power outlets upon request at no cost when noted at the time of Sponsor registration. Sponsor must provide their own power strip. A heavy-duty extension cord is encouraged to ensure easy access to electricity. If you have electrical needs beyond that of a few outlets, contact the Convention Exhibit Coordinator to discuss your requirements.

We appreciate your support of the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia’s 59th Convention. We look forward to partnering with you to ensure that people who are blind can “Live the Life They Want”!

For information about sponsorship levels and other opportunities, please contact:

Evelyn Valdez, Sponsorships Coordinator
Phone: (908) 803-4891 Email: evelyn.valdez212@gmail.com.

For information about exhibits, please contact:

Annette Carr, Exhibits Coordinator
Phone: (703) 915-2837 Email: nfbvsponsorships@gmail.com

Register today by visiting our online sponsorship registration page!

Remember, the deadline for sponsorship applications is September 30.