Why virtual for 2020?
If you’ve been to Sponsorship Week, you’ll understand. We treat you like old friends and family. We’re inviting you into our home. So regardless of what may or may not be permitted by public health authorities in Toronto at the end of October, we asked ourselves if we would be comfortable inviting friends into our home if it could put their health at risk. In good faith, could we ask you to agree to the liability waiver recommended by our lawyers?
The answer was a hard no.
As an alternative, we looked at the best of what was being offered in the digital world, and borrowed shamelessly. We believe Sponsorship Week 2020 combines the best of the live and the virtual experience into one package.
Workshops will run three hours, and will be broken up into 20- to 25-minute pre-recorded modules. While a module is being presented on your screen, the presenter will be live on chat with you and your colleagues, answering your questions in real time. At the end of each module, the presenter will return live to your screen to help summarize the discussion and tie off any loose ends with attendees before the next module begins.
It’s the best of both worlds. The pre-recorded modules will be tight, focussed and clear. There will be no wandering off-course. The online chat will allow you to drill more deeply into the subjects that matter the most to you. You can challenge what you find questionable, get clarification of what you found ambiguous. At the end of each module, you can ensure that you’ve got everything you need before we move on to the next.
Explain Sponsorship Week’s per-day pricing
Sponsorship Week spans several days, offering a mix of workshops on most days. This means we may be running two or more workshops at the same time. Your job is to decide which ones you’d like to attend.
Once you’ve settled on that, register for the appropriate number of days. If you’re registering for the Sponsorship Valuation, for instance, select one day. If you’re registering for any combination of workshops, select the corresponding number of days. The bigger your package, the more you’ll save.
Once you’re into the registration system, after you’ve entered your contact information, you’ll be given an opportunity to identify your selected workshops by name.
Am I a VIP?
Maybe. Sponsorship Week is hosted by The Sponsorship Report, Canada’s only periodical that reports on corporate sponsorship. If you’re a paid subscriber to The Sponsorship Report, you’re definitely a VIP and you’ll find your VIP code at the bottom of your semi-monthly issue. The VIP code is also available to our program partners and all Sponsorship Week presenters. If you have a relationship with our program partners or any of our presenters, now would be a good time to give them a call and say hello!
Can I share my registration with one or more colleagues?
Yes. If one or more of your colleagues wants to join you at Sponsorship Week, and there’s a mix of sessions that each of you would like to attend, give us a call (705-653-1112) or send us an email (email@example.com). We’ll put together a pricing proposal for you that maximizes your benefit from our per-day registration and discounts for multiple registrants.
What if I have to cancel?
We wish you wouldn’t, but we’ll treat you well because we’d like to see you at Sponsorship Week next year. If you must cancel your registration, do it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will acknowledge receipt of your cancellation and outline what you should expect. Your email will stand as proof of your cancellation. If you cancel by phone (and we recommend that you don’t), please insist on an email confirmation.
If you cancel up to one week before your scheduled session, you will receive a full refund, and it will be processed almost immediately. Your refund will come to you through the same method as your payment: credit card or cheque.
If you cancel seven or fewer days before your session, but before the day of your session, we’ll refund all but $50 of your registration fee, but we won’t spend your $50 right away. We’ll keep it as a credit in your account, and you can use it to register for next year’s Sponsorship Week.
We will not refund registration fees for no-shows or cancellations received on the day of the scheduled session.
Can I substitute a colleague instead of cancelling?
Yes. And you may do that anytime, without penalty. Even on the day of the session.