Be Part of the Future of TEDx Spokane

Welcome to TEDxSpokane. We invite you to collaborate with us in creating a community of idea sharing and inspiration. This is how we change the world— one idea at a time. This high-energy daylong event will feature shared ideas and entertaining presentations citizens of the Inland Empire and beyond.

This October marks our ninth live event and has been originating from the historic Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane. Our 2020 event was streamed virtually, and videos have been viewed by over a quarter of a million people online.

We believe that sharing ideas can change attitudes, lives and ultimately our world. TEDxSpokane is part of a growing phenomenon known as TED. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to sharing ideas. It started in 1984 as a conference of people seeking to share their knowledge in the worlds of technology, entertainment and design. TED now conducts live conferences featuring some of the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers. Videos from those conferences are available online and more than a billion people have viewed and grown intellectually as a result.

Those of us in the Pacific Northwest and Spokane have great ideas as well. That’s why we created TEDxSpokane and all of the activities involved with the nonprofit organization. Each year our volunteer organizers seek to find and give a stage to people in our community and others with great ideas. And each year, we connect with the international TED community and host viewing events to give national and international ideas a chance to be seen and heard on our local stage. We invite you to be part of TEDxSpokane.

JAMIE TENDER
TEDxSpokane, Founder and Licensee

jamie.tender@sgs.org

Be Our Partner

Be Part of Something Meaningful

We’re reaching out to a select group of organizations that are committed to the power of ideas and asking them to partner to help make TEDxSpokane activities possible.

We aren’t interested in selling ad space, our goal is to create lasting partnerships with organizations that want to be part of and add depth to the TEDxSpokane experience. Our presenters address some of humanity’s toughest challenges offering answers through innovation, enterprise and optimism. We seek to highlight local and regional ideas that inspire people to change their lives, their communities, and their world. Your partnership will help make this great event possible.

Join our community of thinkers, and benefit from an individually tailored partnership.

Patrick Ream
TEDxSpokane, Business Development

Partnership Offerings

TEDx partner offerings come in many forms and various levels. We offer three levels of offerings which will include premier recognition leading up to and during to TEDxSpokane 2017. These partnerships assist us with the speaker related travel, housing, and food expenses. The speakers are not paid to speak, but sometimes they incur travel and miscellaneous expenses for which we reimburse them. Additionally, partnerships assist with marketing, advertising, venue signage, and any additional electronic rentals associated with the production of TEDxSpokane. Our Visionary level is reserved for a collaborating partner with dedicated focus on the attendees, speakers and committed to develop the best TEDx conference for the Spokane community.

Visionary Partner (1 offered = $8,000 FILLED)

  • Exclusive partner logo included before ALL TEDxSpokane online videos.
  • Premier logo placement in event program.
  • Exclusive tickets and access to Speakers Reception.
  • Premier logo on TEDxSpokane website, linked to company site.
  • Partner booth or space at event.
  • Product in gift bag (certain restrictions apply).
  • Eight complimentary tickets to TEDxSpokane.
  • Acknowledgement from stage during event.
  • Full-page ad in event program.
  • Right of first refusal for future partnership opportunities.
  • Personalized social media created for partner’s use.
  • Use of event photos from TEDxSpokane.
  • Individualized benefits to be discussed.

Growth Partner (5 offered = $4,000 each)

  • Logo placement in event program.
  • Exclusive tickets and access to Speakers Reception.
  • Logo on TEDxSpokane website, linked to company site.
  • Partner booth or space at event.
  • Product in gift bag (certain restrictions apply).
  • Six complimentary tickets to TEDxSpokane.
  • Acknowledgement from stage during event.
  • Half-page ad in event program.
  • Social media assets for partner’s use.
  • Use of event photos from TEDxSpokane.

Knowledge Partner (15 offered = $2,000 each)

  • Logo placement in event program.
  • Exclusive tickets to Speakers Reception.
  • Logo on TEDxSpokane website, linked to company site.
  • Partner booth or space at event.
  • Product in gift bag (certain restrictions apply).
  • Two complimentary tickets to TEDxSpokane.
  • Acknowledgement from stage during event.
  • Quarter-page ad in event program.
  • Social media assets for partner’s use.
  • Knowledge Partnership will be utilized for the express need of speakers

Named Partner

Our Named Partners play a critical part of the excellence and operations of the TEDxSpokane event. Named Partners will enjoy similar benefits of the leveled partnerships with customized benefit packages based on the relative value of the contribution, recommended min $1,000. You will be recognized with premium branding tied to the particular area you choose to sponsor:

Airline | Lodging | Transportation | Attendee Lunch | Speaker Reception | Production

In-kind Donations

In addition to the above partnerships, there are numerous ways you can participate through in-kind donations. Below are some areas we have identified but the range of possibilities is wide-open. We will customize benefits packages based on the relative value of the in-kind gift:

Catering (lunch and/or cocktail) | Beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks) | Printing | Photography & Videography | Media Partners | Goody Bag Items | Staff Shirts

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