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April 15-17, 2005 / Eisenhower Community Center, Hopkins, MN

Sponsor Opportunities

Your sponsorship is essential in bringing this idea of the International Water Conference Bridging The Water Gap into form. Idea exchange is the quicksilver of transforming up and coming technologies into readily accessible tools.

We are experiencing the results, of the once-denied existence, of global climate change. We, Americans, have always believed that our technology would absolve us from the misuse of our resources. Your simple act of sponsorship will assist in the fulfillment of this belief.

What Are The Benefits Of Sponsorship?
How Will Your Sponsorship Be Of Benefit?
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How Does One Become A Sponsor?
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Sponsorship Opportunities:


Benefits of sponsorship will reveal your organization as a compassionate, corporate citizen allowing others to view you in the illumination of environmental awareness.

Benefits of your sponsorship will allow the conference to be viewed in the light of this illumination.

Affiliation with this environmentally oriented, healthy living, clean water conference will improve the public's perception as to the heart of your business. Public opinion is moldable by actions of stewardship and generosity. Expanded benefits to your business could include the following:

  • Attract motivated new customers.
  • Positively reinforce your public image.
  • Exposure to new markets and gain regional, national and international publicity.
  • Ride a 10-year wave of opportunities by promoting a mission-relevant program.
  • Establish personal relationships with world-renowned scientists, film producers, researchers, speakers, artists and authors.
  • Reinforce corporate values to stockholders, employees and customers

How Will Your Sponsorship Be Of Benefit?

Your sponsorship will be directly utilized to fulfill the mission of the conference. This will, in turn, benefit the broader community's awareness of water.

Proceeds from the conference will be used to fund a water research facility, to advance our educational initiative and to shape future projects. The conference outcomes will directly benefit from your sponsorship in the following manner:

Educational Initiative

This initiative entitled Do Your Words Matter? involves experiential activities that allow students to participate and observe how thought, words and sound affect the outcome of experiments in physical and social sciences. Please see Section 3 for further details.

Water Research Facility

Experimentation on the physical and non-physical properties of water will be accomplished by the opening of a water research facility. This facility will include a lab that will incorporate water crystal photography and cutting edge scientific research methods to reveal the true nature of water.

Future Projects

Lay the foundation for other initiatives that advance solutions to declining fresh water resources.


How Does One Become A Sponsor?

Your Sponsorship Donation is Tax Deductible.

AquaEssence ReSource is an IRS registered 501(c)(3), 509 (a)(1) non-profit charitable organization under the charter of the National Heritage Foundation (NHF). A written receipt, from AquaEssence ReSource, will acknowledge the donation from Sponsoring Organizations. Payment, in the form of a check, is payable to AERS @ NHF.


CO-HOST: $25,000+

AquaEssence Resource and A Single Drop will share the lime-light for presenting this ground-breaking conference by inviting a few select companies to become Conference Co-Hosts. There will be only one Conference Co-Host from each major business sector. The Conference Co-Host will have input to our Audience Response Technology which will electronically gather survey information from an expected 5,000+ attendees, and the Co-Host will be offered an exclusive workshop presentation using this technology.

  • Host listed with AERS and A Single Drop in all promotional materials, flyers & program guide
  • Complimentary all inclusive conference tickets
  • Web link from our web sites and ticket sales site
  • Prime booth space
  • Two (Sponsor Provided) banners hung at entry and in main exhibitor space
  • Private reception with main speakers/ presenters (8 passes)
  • Access to on-site hospitality suite for featured speakers & presenters during Event (10 passes)
  • Direct participation in panel discussions at conference (2) panelists
  • Input to the use of Audience Response Technology with prime presentations
  • Receive written results of Audience Response Technology following the event
  • Exclusive workshop presentation with use of Audience Response Technology

Media Sponsor:
Provide Media Assistance

Media Sponsors are print publishing companies and electronic and digital media publishers who can disseminate information to their readers and viewers regarding the conference. Colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations with large contact and distribution lists that can be utilized to promote the conference are also identified as Media Sponsors.

  • Top billing sponsor: Logo in all promotional materials, flyers & program guide
  • Web link from our web sites and ticket sales site
  • Complimentary all inclusive conference tickets
  • Prime booth space
  • Two (Sponsor Provided) banners hung at entry and in main exhibitor space
  • Private reception with main speakers/ presenters (8 passes)
  • Access to on-site hospitality suite for featured speakers & presenters during event (10 passes)
  • Direct participation in panel discussions at conference (2) panelists
  • Input to the use of Audience Response Technology with prime presentations
  • Receive written results of Audience Response Technology following the event

Premier Sponsor: $10,000+

Premier Sponsors are companies and organizations who heavily depend on the availability of fresh water supplies to fulfill their mission. Premier Sponsors have a unique opportunity to participate in the development of public survey data questions to be answered by conference attendees using Audience Response Technology. They will also be invited to served on two Panel Discussions at the Conference.

  • Top billing sponsor: Logo in all promotional materials, flyers & program guide
  • 25 Complimentary all inclusive conference tickets (minimum value of $6,875)
  • Web link from our web sites and ticket sales site
  • Prime booth space
  • Two (Sponsor Provided) banners hung at entry and in main exhibitor space
  • Private reception with main speakers/presenters (4 passes)
  • Access to on-site hospitality suite for featured speakers & presenters during event (8 passes)
  • Direct participation in panel discussions at conference (2 panelists)
  • Input to the use of Audience Response Technology with prime presentations
  • Receive written results of Audience Response Technology following the event

Track Sponsor: $5,000

The Conference will be organized into a number of different tracks that have appeal to the specific interests of attendees. The tracks will be determined once all the workshops and major presentations have been determined.  A Track Sponsor can select a specific Track they wish to be the sole sponsor of, and will be given special recognition at each workshop presented in that Track as well as in the Program Guide below the heading of each Track. Track Sponsors may also participate in one Panel Discussion.

  • Recognition in all promotional materials, flyers & program guide
  • Prime booth space
  • 10 Complimentary all inclusive conference tickets (minimum value of $2,750)
  • Banner (Sponsor Provided) hung in main exhibitor space
  • Web link from our web sites
  • Private reception with main speakers/presenters (2 passes)
  • Access to on-site hospitality suite for featured speakers & presenters during event (5 passes)
  • Direct participation in panel discussions at conference (1) panelist
  • Receive written results of Audience Response Technology, regarding your track, following the event

Session Sponsor: $2,500

Session Sponsors are offered the opportunity to be the sole sponsor of a selected Session presented during the Conference. The Session Sponsor can be in the room and introduced at the beginning of the Session they sponsor. They will also be recognized in the Program Guide and Conference Flyer as the sponsor of the Session listed.

  • Recognition in flyers & program guide
  • 50 Complimentary one-day entrance tickets
  • Web link from our web sites
  • Banner (Sponsor Provided) hung at conference and advertising space on sponsor media table
  • Access to on-site hospitality suite for featured speakers & presenters during event (2 passes)

Entertainment Sponsor: $1,000

The Conference will feature a number of entertainers performing in the Theater and other venues during the Conference. Entertainment Sponsors can select a specific entertainer to exclusively sponsor, and will be given recognition before and after each performance. The Entertainment Sponsor will also have an opportunity for quality time with the entertainer they sponsor.

  • Recognition in flyers & program guide
  • 25 Complimentary one-day entrance tickets
  • Web link from our web sites
  • Banner (Sponsor Provided) hung at conference and advertising space on sponsor media table
  • Access to on-site hospitality suite for featured speakers & presenters during event (1 pass)

Bridging The Water Gap - Come Experience the Wave
Co-sponsored by AquaEssence ReSource and A SINGLE DROP

Contact us: AquaEssence ReSource, 12002 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337.
952-890-3141 or info@aquaessenceresource.org