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Innovators Week & Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us as we welcome the 2021 Class of Astronaut Scholars and honor the 2020 Neil Armstrong™ Award of Excellence Recipient.



Overview

The Innovators Week & Gala will celebrate and award the 2021 Class of Astronaut Scholars, the Innovators of Tomorrow. Additionally, the Neil Armstrong™ Award of Excellence will be presented to an Astronaut Scholar Alumni who exemplifies personal character, professional achievement and impact in their field. These criteria embody Neil Armstrong’s core values and those of his colleagues, including the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle and International Space Station astronauts.



Sponsorship Opportunities


Character Sponsor: $20,000 – SOLD OUT!

  Company would be exclusive Character sponsor for 2021 Innovators Week & Gala
  3 Reserved VIP tables for 8 each at the Innovators Gala (24 guests)
  Invitation to Pre-Gala Reception (24 guests)
  Company name displayed on reserved tables
  Opportunity to share company video highlighting partnership (2-min max) followed by
     company representative 3-minute speech at the Innovators Gala
  Verbally recognized at the Innovators Gala
  Full page sponsor advertisement in the event program (distribution 250+)
  Opportunity to attend Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference
  Company logo displayed on opening slide during Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference
  Opportunity to participate in Astronaut Scholar Graduate/Recruitment Fair
  Company logo displayed on opening slide during Professional Development sessions
  Exclusive Dessert Reception with 2021 Astronaut Scholar Class (10 guests)
  Receive digital + hard copies (15) of the Astronaut Scholar Resume Booklet (2021-2022)
  Opportunity to include company materials in scholars’ welcome bag
  Company logo prominently displayed and linked on the Innovators Week & Gala event webpage
  Opportunity to be included in event promotion (newsletter, eblasts, social media, media outreach)
     *time sensitive
  Company logo prominently placed on event signage, program, and event related materials (reach 250+)
     *time sensitive

Achievement Sponsor: $12,500

  2 Reserved VIP tables for 8 each at the Innovators Gala (16 guests)
  Invitation to Pre-Gala Reception (16 guests)
  Company name displayed on reserved tables
  Verbally recognized at the Innovators Gala
  Half page sponsor advertisement in the event program (distribution 250+)
  Opportunity to attend Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference
  Company logo displayed on opening slide during Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference
  Company Representative to kick-off Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference (one day)
  Company logo displayed on opening slide during Professional Development sessions
  Co-Sponsor Professional Development Headshot Area Branding
  Opportunity to participate in Astronaut Scholar Graduate/Recruitment Fair
  Receive digital + hard copies (10) of the Astronaut Scholar Resume Booklet (2021-2022)
  Opportunity to include company materials in scholars’ welcome bag
  Company logo displayed and linked on the Innovators Week & Gala event webpage
  Opportunity to be included in event promotion (newsletter, eblasts, social media, media outreach)
     *time sensitive
  Company logo placed on event signage, program, and event related materials (reach 250+)
     *time sensitive

Impact Sponsor: $5,000

  1 Reserved VIP table at the Innovators Gala (8 guests)
  Invitation to Pre-Gala Reception (8 guests)
  Company name displayed on reserved tables
  Verbally recognized at the Innovators Gala
  Opportunity to attend Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference
  Opportunity to participate in Astronaut Scholar Graduate/Recruitment Fair
  Receive digital copy of the Astronaut Scholar Resume Booklet (2021-2022)
  Opportunity to include company materials in scholars’ welcome bag
  Company logo displayed and linked on the Innovators Week & Gala event webpage
  Opportunity to be included in event promotion (newsletter, eblasts, social media, media outreach)
     *time sensitive
  Company logo placed on event signage, program, and event related materials (reach 250+)
     *time sensitive

Inspiration Sponsor: $2,500

  4 tickets to attend the Innovators Gala
  Invitation to Pre-Gala Reception (4 guests)
  Verbally recognized at the Innovators Gala
  Opportunity to attend Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference
  Company logo displayed and linked on the Innovators Week & Gala event webpage
  Opportunity to be included in event promotion (newsletter, eblasts, social media, media outreach)
     *time sensitive
  Company logo placed on event signage, program, and event related materials (reach 250+)
     *time sensitive

Virtual Sponsor: $500

  Access to live streaming of Innovators Week & Gala events
  Company name listed in event program
  Receive a digital copy of the event program
  Company logo displayed and linked on the Innovators Week & Gala event webpage
  Opportunity to be included in event promotion (newsletter, eblasts, social media, media outreach)
     *time sensitive
  Company logo placed on event signage, program, and event related materials (reach 250+)
     *time sensitive

Additional Sponsorship Enhancement: $7,500

  Exclusive VIP Reception Sponsor with 2021 Astronaut Scholars, Astronaut Scholar Alumni,
     Astronauts, VIPs, and ASF Board Members (2 hours, Friday evening, 6 guests)
  Opportunity for company representative to give 3-5-minute speech during Friday reception
  Company logo displayed on event signage and/or screen display
  2 tickets to the Innovators Gala
  Invitation to Pre-Gala Reception (2 guests)
  Verbally recognized at the event
  Company logo displayed and linked on the Innovators Week & Gala event webpage
  Opportunity to be included in event promotion (newsletter, eblasts, social media, media outreach)
     *time sensitive
  Company logo placed on event signage, program, and event related materials (reach 250+)
     *time sensitive



*For more information on supporting the 2021 Innovators Week & Gala, we invite you to contact a member of the development team at 407-362-7900 or by emailing development@astronautscholarship.org.



Health & Safety for Innovators Week & Gala

COVID Procedures for Innovators Week & Gala (as of July 21, 2021)

* We understand the guidelines are continually being updated, the current CDC guidelines will be enforced during Innovators Week & Gala.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation will be following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as local health and safety organizations, to ensure the utmost safety for all of our guests. ASF will be taking the following precautions for events during Innovators Week & Gala:

  • Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference: Seating will be set theatre style and socially distant. Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests. Masks are strongly recommended for guests who are not fully vaccinated.

  • Meals Indoors: Seating will be set socially distant, and guests will seat themselves. Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests. Masks are strongly recommended, while not seated, eating or drinking, for guests who are not fully vaccinated.

  • Innovators Pre-Gala Reception: High top tables will be set socially distant. Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests. Masks are strongly recommended, while not seated, eating or drinking, for guests who are not fully vaccinated.

  • Innovators Gala: Gala tables will hold a max of 6 guests, and tables will be socially distant. Guest count for table can be increased if requested, or if an Astronaut Scholar Family & Friends table is purchased. Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests. Masks are strongly recommended, while not seated, eating or drinking, for guests who are not fully vaccinated.

 

Health Acknowledgement (as of July 21, 2021)
Please make sure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to Florida. Visit: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/travelers/ for information. By entering the event you are confirming that you and all persons in your party: are not experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov, including:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine.

Are not under any self-quarantine orders.


Guests who cannot confirm all of the above criteria may not attend.


By attending Innovators Gala Weekend you acknowledge that you understand and will abide by the above health-and-safety requirements.


For More Information
Please contact the ASF Events Team with any questions regarding the health and safety procedures for Innovators Week & Gala by email at events@astronautscholarship.org.


Dates, Schedule & Location
  • Date
    Thursday, August 14, 2021

  • Schedule
    August 13-14, 2021 – Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference
    August 14, 2021 – Innovators Gala

  • Location
    Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819

For More Information

For more information about Innovators Gala, contact us at +1 407-362-7900 or events@astronautscholarship.org.



View Sponsorship Packet

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    Click to view the PDF sponsorship packet with full event benefits for the Innovators Week & Gala.

    For more information on supporting the 2021 Innovators Week & Gala, contact a member of the development team by emailing development@astronautscholarship.org.


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