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Sponsorship | 2019 Annual International Conference and Festival

Become a Sponsor


Would you like to reach hundreds of potential new customers while building the loyalty of existing customers? Want to be part of one of the most eagerly anticipated gatherings in dance? Join The International Association of Blacks in Dance in Dayton, OH from January 22 - 27, 2019!
IABD is partnering with one of the city’s premier dance companies, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, to host the ultimate dance experience — our 2019 Conference and Festival. Your sponsorship will enable us to provide an unforgettable experience for more than 600 attendees. 
2019 will mark IABD’s 31st Annual International Conference and Festival. Over four days, participants will enjoy workshops, master classes, lively discussions and performances with leaders and legends in Black Dance. With your support, it will be our most successful conference ever!

There are a number of opportunities available – Conference Bag branding to Performances, Master Classes, Opening Plenary Session, Gala Awards Dinner sponsorship, and more – and at varying price points. Your organization will enjoy visibility on our all conference and festival signage, websites (IABD and DCDC), and all print and advertising materials.


As a sponsor, you receive:

CONNECTIVITY: IABD’s Annual International Conference and Festival boasts more than 600 attendees across generations. Today, the conference and festival has participants from across the country, Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, and South America. The conference and festival has been held in California, Colorado, Ohio, New York City, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington D.C., and Canada.

Sponsor recognition (logo) on all Conference and Festival marketing and promotional collateral. Sponsor Listing in Conference and Festival Program Book and on sponsor board. Sponsor recognition and link on event page from IABD and DCDC websites.

SPONSOR LEVELS: Sponsorship begins at $1,500 along with venue, promotion, in-kind and higher-valued sponsor levels and may include vending, event sponsorship, educational opportunities, and more!

UNIQUE BENEFITS: Benefit packages are uniquely designed to meet your business needs.

SUPPORT: IABD is the only national and international dance service organization promoting and preserving dance of African origin and ancestry. Become a part of our legacy!

Contact Nathea Lee, Development Director, to confirm your sponsorship today.