Sponsorship Opportunities

 


Letter from Co-Chairs

The Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) is truly a leader in the field of infant mental health.  This year’s conference will pay close attention to nurturing all of our connections. This last year has been a difficult one for many reasons; we hope this conference provides a space to pause, reflect and reconnect. While we were all hoping to be together in person this year; we are hopeful that providing a virtual space allows for more participation, in the safest way possible. The conference will feature nationally and internationally known keynote speakers and a variety of workshops, drawing more than 600 practitioners, social workers, researchers and early childhood professionals from all over the country. 

This is the only conference in Michigan that gives you the unique opportunity to put babies first, in a truly reflective manner.  By supporting the power of infant mental health, you’ll help ensure that babies thrive in loving, nurturing, and secure relationships which provide for better outcomes for all.  Thank you for sharing in this effort.

Warm regards,

Staci Belanger, LMSW, IMH-E® – Conference Co-Chair

Kelly Sipotz, MS, LMSW, IMH-E® – Conference Co-Chair


Sponsorship FAQ

The Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) Biennial Conference is the premiere  professional development and networking opportunity for MI-AIMH members as well as infant and early childhood mental health professionals from around the nation. This high-caliber conference is soley dedicated to infant and early childhood mental health best practices, attracting world renowned clinicians, policy makers, and research faculty who present cutting edge information about attachment, early relationship development, and reflective supervision for work with infants, young children and their families. The conference challenges our hearts and minds, deepens understanding of our work, and re-energizes our dedication to promoting and supporting secure, nurturing relationships early in life – when they matter most.

For the 2022 conference, in addition to our goal of providing stellar professional development, MI-AIMH is also raising funds to help us continue offering conference scholarships and offset conference costs as well as support MI-AIMH’s work and growth.

Demographics (Information gathered from 2019 conference evaluations, not registration)

Potential sponsors can expect at least 650 infant and early childhood mental health professionals to attend this national conference. You can put your products, logo, company message into their hands with minimal effort in multiple ways. Participants average 10-15 years working in this field.

Data from 2019 Conference attendees

Is a sponsorship tax-deductible?

Mostly. A sponsorship qualifies as tax-deductible only to the extent that it exceeds the value of any benefits the sponsor receives in return (e.g. tickets, conference registration, etc.). For example, a Strong Relationships Sponsor ($2,500) receives 1 complimentary conference registration with their sponsorship. The tax-deductible amount of the sponsorship is then $2,120 ($2,500 – 1 registration @ $385). The exception is if the sponsor declines to use the registration or offers the conference registrations back to MI-AIMH to use as scholarships, then the full amount would be tax-deductible. MI-AIMH will receipt all sponsorships accordingly. Please note: This information is not to take the place of professional legal or accounting advice. Sponsors should always consult their tax or legal professionals with questions about tax considerations.

Can we get an invoice?

Yes! when you complete your sponsor form, you will have the option to pay by credit card or request an invoice.

For information on a customized sponsorship package/opportunity, contact Kelly Woo at mi-aimh@specialdevents.com 


Sponsorship Levels

Benefits of Sponsorship Happy Baby
$5,000
Strong Relationships Sponsor
$2,500
Curious Minds Sponsor $1,000Healthy Lives $500
Company description on virtual platform with link to a URL of your choice (sponsor section) XXXX
Listing on conference event websiteXXXX
Your company logo listed on Welcome and Thank You screen at the end of the General SessionXXXX
You company logo on included on a workshop session page in virtual platformXXXNA
Access to the registration emails for a ONE-time use email blast (Attendees can choose to opt out during registration). Your company send out the email. XXXNA
Logo Promo - company logo included in conference marketing emails and on social mediaXXXNA
Complimentary Full Conference Registration21NANA
Partnership logo designation on MI-AIMH's website for one yearXNANANA
Contribute an article for the Infant Crier's quarterly newsletter (distributed to over 4,000 infant and early childhood professionals)XNANANA

Additional Opportunities (all opportunities receive mention in conference platform)

Email Sponsor - Included in post-conference email to attendees: Your company logo and name near top of email, up to 100 word description of your company products/services with approval from MI-AIMH and hyperlink to website.$300
Social Media Sponsor - Includes a post to Facebook (over 3,000 followers). Organization would write copy, include any links and send image to be used in post with approval from MI-AIMH$500
Workshop Sponsor - Includes logo placement in platform within a workshop session$500
Pre-Conference Highlight - An email for conference marketing (list includes over 4,000 emails) to include your company logo. Also, your logo prominently featured with links to your content during event registration.$750
Spotlight videos - Video "elevator pitch", up to 2-3 minutes. Video to be produced and edited by sponsor with MI-AIMH approval. Several options for video placement.$1,000

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities

(all opportunities receive mention in conference platform)

Mindfulness Break Sponsor - 30 minutes
*Up to three available
Includes:
● Logo placement on platform
● Logo included in email marketing
● Verbal acknowledgment during the scheduled Mindfulness Break
$1,500
Keynote Session Sponsor
*only three available
Includes:
● Verbal acknowledgement during conference welcome
● Premiere logo placement on platform during Keynote session
● Logo included in emails and social media posts.
$2,500
Student Poster Sponsor Includes:
● Logo displayed in the Student Poster Hall in the platform.
● Logo included in social media posts and emails specific to student posters.
$2,500
Networking Sponsor
Includes:
● Logo displayed in the platform for the Networking event.
● Logo included in social media posts and emails specific to networking event.
● Gift card (i.e.Uber Eats) valued at $10 for each virtual networking event attendee to put towards food or beverage of their choice.
*Gift cards provided for the first 500 virtual attendees signed-up
$7,000
General session pre-roll video (3 available, 1 per day)

Includes:
● 2 minute video (to be approved by MI-AIMH) that will run at the beginning of the opening the general session
● Logo on the general session page of the event platform
*All videos to be produced and edited by sponsor
$5,000
General session post-roll video (3 available, 1 per day)

Includes:
● 2 minute video (to be approved by MI-AIMH) that will run at the end of the opening general session
● Logo on the general session page of the event platform
*All videos to be produced and edited by sponsor
$5,000
Nosh Sponsor
Includes:
● Gift card (i.e. Uber Eats) valued at $10 for each virtual attendee to put towards lunch or coffee.
*Gift cards provided for the first 1,000 virtual attendees signed-up
$15,000
Virtual Platform (1 available) Includes:
● Co-branding (with MI-AIMH) of the virtual platform
● Co-branded (with MI-AIMH) virtual registration site and virtual registration emails (confirmation & reminders)
● On-Camera recognition and 2 minute welcome from your CEO or person of your choosing
● Company logo added to MI-AIMH main website home page as a partner for one year.
$50,000

For information on a customized sponsorship package/opportunity, contact Kelly Woo at mi-aimh@specialdevents.com 

Scholarship Opportunities 

MI-AIMH offers a Conference Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to prospective attendees. There is an application process and committee that approves awarded scholarships and amounts. Scholarships are in the amount of the full non-member registration cost for the conference ($385). If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Special D Events, Inc. at mi-aimh@specialdevents.com


Important sponsorship deadlines

  • 2/25/2022 – Sponsoring Scholarship Opportunity
  • 4/15/2022 – Payment submitted in order to be included on virtual platform
  • 4/15/2022 – Provide company logo, details related to sponsorship to be loaded on virtual platform

Sponsorship Application

Are you ready to commit to be a sponsor at MI-AIMH’s 2022 Biennial Conference?  Click here to access the Sponsor Application: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/48bebb5fef184d069e4f8139421cd6eb

If you have any questions related to sponsorship, please reach out to Kelly at Special D Events: mi-aimh@specialdevents.com

Within 30 days of completing your application, you will receive confirmation of your sponsorship.

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