TCS21 Sponsor Benefits
The Coastal Society’s biennial conference is one of the longest-running series of coastal conferences in the U.S., providing a forum for interdisciplinary education and discussion on coastal issues. Speakers debate different sides of the issues in plenary sessions creating an awareness of needs among coastal resource users, and offering opportunities for innovative solutions to coastal problems. In concurrent sessions, coastal and ocean professionals share cutting edge research and strategies, sparking new ideas. The TCS conference is the place to listen, discuss, ask questions and think about the application of this knowledge to the future of the coasts. As a sponsor, you can attend and participate in the discovery.
Connect with Coastal Professionals
Approximately 400 participants are expected to attend the 2008 conference including policy and decision-makers, state and federal coastal and ocean resource managers, local planners, academics from a variety of disciplines, business and industry personnel, teachers, graduate students, coastal engineers and consultants. Coastal connections, transcending geographic boundaries and professional disciplines, are made at conferences and kept long after, enriching the information on which decisions about coastal resources are made. Make your own connections by attending as a conference sponsor.
Promote Your Organization's Role in Coastal Issues
The Coastal Society works with sponsors interested in coastal issues whether it results from work or play, and are committed to addressing those issues by fostering dialogue, forging partnerships and promoting communication and education. Bring your organization to the center of the dialogue, and communicate your expertise to conference participants as a sponsor.
Sponsors have ample opportunity to meet and mingle informally with conference attendees at educational sessions, lunches and receptions. TCS Board of Directors can help you make connections to those individuals most relevant to your field of work. Formal recognition is given to sponsors in all conference materials including the registration packet, final program and the conference proceedings. Lists of sponsors will be displayed on site during the conference. Sponsors of $2,500 or above will receive an exhibit space in proximity to the conference foyer where all session breaks are held.
The caliber of these stimulating conferences cannot be produced without conference sponsorships. Unrestricted funds as charitable donations to this 501 (c) (3) charitable organization have the greatest benefit to both The Coastal Society and the sponsor. However, if corporate or government agency giving restrictions apply, sponsorships will be acknowledged as support for the conference within the range of permissible activities. To get an indication of the types of conference activities and their associated costs, please consider our Sponsorship Opportunities.
Interested in being a sponsor?
Please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page to learn how your organization can be a part of TCS 21.
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