11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Sponsorship in a Small to Mid-Sized Market
We’re not Seattle, but there are still plenty of opportunities for sponsorship. Learn from these seasoned professionals and how to sell sponsorship at the highest level.
Bruce Skinner, Washington Festivals and Events Association
George Sharp, Thurston County Economic Development Council
Carol Riley, Harbor Days
Chuck Denney, Tumwater Parks and Recreation
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Why Sponsors Sponsor What They Do
Hear from the sponsors themselves, what type of events they’re involved in, and what benefits they are looking for.
Sandy DiBernardo, Director of Community Outreach, Olympia Federal Savings
Rodney Youckton, Chief Community Relations Officer, Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Funding Opportunities Available for Festival and Event Organizers
Learn about future grants that will be available for festival and event organizers in the State of Washington. We will cover funding opportunities from the Washington State Arts Commission, and other funding sources for events of all sizes.
Miguel Guillen, Washington State Arts Commission