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Sponsorship

Opportunities

The 44th annual Natural Areas Conference will be held at the Hilton Fort Collins, at the edge of the Colorado State University Campus, hosted by the Natural Areas Association (NAA). Since its founding in 1974, the Conference has been one of the nation’s premier gatherings of conservation and resource management professionals, educators and scientists, and the largest annual gathering of Natural Area Association members.

Who Attends

With a regular attendance of more than 300, the Natural Areas Conference attracts a broad range of people who work in conservation and resource management, as well as private citizens interested in the area. Those who attend represent land managers, researchers, faculty and students, land trusts, non-profit organizations, business leaders, consultants, federal and state government agencies, and conservation volunteers.

Why Become a Sponsor

  • Increase your visibility to a national audience
  • Reach key decision makers in the conservation and resource management community
  • Showcase your activities, services and products
  • Share promotional and educational materials
  • Make new contacts and strengthen your existing relationships
  • Promote your organization/business in the high-traffic exhibit area; during the Plenary, Poster Session, coffee breaks and numerous other networking opportunities (levels $2500 and above)
  • Help the NAA in its mission to support the community of natural areas professionals as they work to protect those areas, and prepare the next generation of professionals to deal with the challenges of climate change

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Levels & Benefits

Longs Peak (Premium) Sponsor $25,000+

Named after the “home peak” that overlooks Fort Collins, the Longs Peak premium sponsor will be recognized throughout the week with special acknowledgements, including the Awards Dinner, the culminating event of the Conference, during which two lifetime achievement awards are presented.

In addition, premium sponsors receive the following benefits and recognition:

  • Recognition as a premium sponsor on all conference materials, including signage at the conference venue, targeted mailings, email blasts and the conference website

  • Full-page color ad in the conference program distributed to all attendees, provided by the sponsor

  • One complimentary full conference registration, or a 50% discount off full registration for up to 2 employees, for every $5,000 donated. You may choose to have some or all of your registrations donated as student scholarships

  • Direct link to your website from the dedicated conference website and a complimentary exhibit booth with a premium location in the high-traffic exhibit area

  • One-year Agency/Organization/Business-level NAA membership, including a subscription to the Natural Areas Journal and other individual member benefits for up to five members of your staff

Mount Elbert Sponsor ($10,000 – $24,999)

Mount Elbert sponsors are leading sponsors for the conference, and have the option to be the exclusive sponsor of one of the following core conference activities:

  • Program Tracks Sponsor

    Sponsor an educational track in which experts present the latest findings in conservation science and practices. Topic examples: Invasive Species Management, Land Conservation/Restoration, Natural Areas Management.

  • Plenary Speakers Sponsor

    These speakers set the context for the entire conference and the educational tracks and field trips which follow.

  • Field Trips Sponsor

    These on-the-ground learning experiences offer participants the opportunity to witness local examples of conservation and ecosystem restoration.

  • Audio Video/Technology Sponsor

    A critical and highly visible aspect of the conference experience for attendees, the AVT sponsor helps underwrite the costs of audio/video requirements

  • Student Participation Sponsor

    Students are the next generation of conservation professionals. Student sponsor will help offset the expenses incurred by students attending the conference.

Mount Elbert Sponsors also receive the following benefits and recognition:

  • Half-page color ad in the conference program

  • One complimentary full-conference registration, or a 50% discount off full registration for up to 2 employees for every $5,000 donated. You may choose to have some or all of your registrations donated as student scholarships

  • A complimentary booth in the high-traffic exhibit area

  • One year individual-level membership to NAA, including a subscription to the Natural Areas Journal

  • Recognition on high-visibility signage

Maroon Peak Sponsor ($5,000 – $9,999)

Maroon Peak Sponsors receive the following benefits and recognition:

  • One complimentary full-conference registration or a 50% discount off full registration for up to 2 employees. You may choose to have some or all of your registrations donated as student scholarships

  • A complimentary booth in the high-traffic exhibit area

  • One year individual-level membership to NAA, including a subscription to the Natural Areas Journal

  • Recognition in the full-color printed and online conference program, and on high-visibility signage

Pikes Peak Sponsor ($2,500 — $4,999)

Pikes Peak Sponsors receive the following benefits and recognition:

  • A complimentary booth in the high-traffic exhibit area

  • One year individual-level membership to NAA, including a subscription to the Natural Areas Journal

  • Recognition in the full-color printed and online conference program, and on high-visibility signage

Blanca Peak Sponsor ($1,000 — $2,499)

Blanca Peak Sponsors receive the following benefits and recognition:

  • One year individual-level membership to NAA, including a subscription to the Natural Areas Journal

  • Recognition in the full-color printed and online conference program, and on high-visibility signage

Mount Sneffels Sponsor ($500 – $999)

Mount Sneffels Sponsors receive recognition in the full-color printed and online conference program, as well as on high-visibility signage.

Other customized sponsorship opportunities and levels may also be available based on your organization's needs.