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​Sponsor the 17th Annual West Region Self Advocacy Conference!

Sponsor the 17th Annual West Region Self Advocacy Conference!

Self advocacy is an international civil rights movement started by and for people with disabilities.

In 1978,groups of adults with disabilities began to come together in the West Region of Massachusetts to build a movement towards deinstitutionalization and full realization of equal rights.

18 years ago, self advocates in Western Massachusetts decided to spread their message further by hosting the first West Region Self Advocacy Conference. This event brought self advocates from across New England together to share knowledge and stories, collaborate to create change, and recognize one another’s efforts and accomplishments. This event has become an annual tradition that is attended by up to 150 people each year!

We cannot put on this event without your support, and we offer great perks for your organization to show our gratitude towards all our sponsors.

$200- Sponsor our keynote speaker!
Each year, we invite a keynote speaker who is a leader in the self advocacy movement with valuable knowledge to share. A sponsorship of $200 will allow us to compensate an advocate for making this huge contribution to our event!

$150- Sponsor our awards ceremony!
Each year, we present several self advocates with awards recognizing their achievements in leadership, personal growth, and community building! A sponsorship of $150 will help create memories our community members will be proud of for years to come!

$100- Sponsor a presenter!
We provide stipends to self advocates who wish to share their skills and experiences with their community. A sponsorship of $100 will pay a stipend for one presenter!

$80- Sponsor our live captioning service!
Live captioning will allow our program to be much more accessible to our community members who are hard of hearing! With a sponsorship of just $80, you can help make our event enjoyable for all!

$50- Sponsor a mailing!
Each year, we advertise our event by mailing flyers to hundreds of self advocates. A sponsorship of just $50 will help us get the word out to many who will benefit from this outstanding community-building event.

$30- Sponsor our web hosting!
With this year’s virtual event, sponsorship of just $30 will allow us to create a comprehensive website showcasing our event schedule, presenters, and sponsors!

Perks for Your Organization!

Sponsors who give $200+ will receive:

  • Advertisement on our conference website
  • Advertisement during our event
  • Your organization featured in a personalized thank-you video on Facebook
  • 4 free conference registrations

Sponsors who give $100-199 will receive:

  • Advertisement on our conference website
  • Advertisement during our event
  • Your organization featured in a Facebook thank-you post
  • 2 free conference registrations

Sponsors who give under $100 will receive:

  • Advertisement on our conference website
  • Advertisement during the actual event (e.g. ad included in slideshow to be shown prior to speakers)
  • Your organization featured in a Facebook thank-you post