Sponsoring TEDxSantaCruz

If you own or represent a company that wants to explore opportunities for partnering with TEDxSantaCruz in 2015, read on!

We are reaching out to businesses, organizations, and individuals to help underwrite our TEDx event. Sponsors provide various levels of financial support and create a unique partnership with an organization devoted to the power of ideas to change the world.

We think this is an excellent way to promote your business to our educated, engaged audience, reinforcing your position as a leader in the community. Partners who provide in-kind donations have the opportunity to share their products and services with the TEDxSantaCruz community during events throughout the year. Year long sponsors and partners of TEDxSantaCruz are recognized at conferences, viewing parties, and events year round.

To contact us about sponsorships, complete the form below or send us an email. You can make a tax-deductible donation online through the Santa Cruz Film Festival. Please put “TEDx” in the comments field to ensure that we receive your donation.

2015 Sponsors and Partners

Diamond

Gold

Silver

Bronze

2014 Sponsors and Partners

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Speaker Gifts

Donate Online

You can make a donation to TEDxSantaCruz online on the Santa Cruz Film Festival donations page. Please enter “TEDx” in the “In Support Of” field at the bottom of the page to make certain that we receive your donation. Thank you for your interest in sponsoring TEDxSantaCruz! Please complete the form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How are donations used?

Your donation helps support ongoing events throughout the year by providing the funds for venue and equipment rental, video recording, and more. Our annual budget is approximately $40,000, which comes from ticket sales, sponsors, and private donations at events. Our expenses include the facilities, equipment, and labor needed to put on our annual events, webcasts, and salons. Ticket sales cover only a portion of that cost so we need donations to pay for the rest.

Our team members are volunteers and donate almost 2,000 hours a year to TEDxSantaCruz at no charge. Our volunteers are inspired to give back to our Santa Cruz community by creating inspiring, thought-provoking, unique events to share the most interesting people and ideas in Santa Cruz with the entire county. But, they can’t do it without the support of our sponsors and partners to help pay for the expenses of putting on professional-caliber events and producing TED-quality videos.

         
Diamond: $10,000+

Sponsors and partners at the Diamond level will be thanked by the presenter at all TEDxSantaCruz events. Diamond sponsors and partners also receive:

  • Top position logo listing in all promotion, including print ads, event programs, on screen at event, and in videos
  • Your logo in top position on TEDxSantaCruz website with a link to your website
  • A demo booth with handout materials and/or signage staffed by your organization at TEDxSantaCruz events
  • Permission to advertise affiliation with TEDxSantaCruz
  • Eight Guest Tickets to TEDxSantaCruz events in the reserved section
  • Introductions to speakers and invitations to speaker receptions
Platinum: $5,000 - $9,999

Sponsors and partners at the Platinum level will be thanked by the presenter at all TEDxSantaCruz events. Platinum sponsors and partners also receive:

  • Top position logo listing in all promotion, including print ads, event programs, on screen at event, and in videos
  • Your logo in top position on TEDxSantaCruz website with a link to your website
  • A demo booth with handout materials and/or signage staffed by your organization at TEDxSantaCruz events
  • Permission to advertise affiliation with TEDxSantaCruz
  • Eight Guest Tickets to TEDxSantaCruz events in the reserved section
  • Introductions to speakers and invitations to speaker receptions
Gold: $2,500 - $4,999

Gold sponsors and partners receive:

  • Recognition in all promotion, including print ads, event programs, on screen at event, and in videos
  • Your logo on TEDxSantaCruz website with a link to your website
  • A demo booth with handout materials and/or signage staffed by your organization at TEDxSantaCruz events
  • Permission to advertise affiliation with TEDxSantaCruz
  • Four Guest Tickets to TEDxSantaCruz events in the reserved section
  • Introductions to speakers and invitations to speaker receptions
Silver: $1,000 - $2499

Silver sponsors and partners receive:

  • Recognition in all promotion, including print ads, event programs, on screen at event, and in videos
  • Your logo on TEDxSantaCruz website with a link to your website
  • Table with your materials in the lobby at events
  • Permission to advertise affiliation with TEDxSantaCruz
  • Two Guest Tickets to TEDxSantaCruz events in the reserved section
Bronze: Up to $999

Bronze sponsors and partners also receive:

  • Recognition in all promotion, including print ads, event programs, on screen at event, and in videos
  • Your logo on TEDxSantaCruz website with a link to your website
  • Permission to advertise affiliation with TEDxSantaCruz
Other Opportunities

Other sponsorship levels are available. During our all-day conferences and webcasts we serve coffee, lunch, and at full-day events we feature a reception for our guests and speakers. We welcome sponsors for these events. Sponsors receive the same benefits accorded to cash donations of equivalent value.

  • Lunch Sponsor: $2,500
  • Reception Sponsor: $2,500
  • Video Sponsor: $3,000
  • T-shirt Sponsor (logo on shirt): $3,500 exclusive, $1,000 non-exclusive
  • Travel Sponsor: $2,500
  • Program Sponsor (inside front page ad): $2,000
  • TED Training Sponsor: $2,000
  • Student Ticket Sponsor (20 students): $1,000
  • Program Ads (Full $750, half $500, quarter $250)