Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

About Sponsorship

Sponsorship revenue allows the creation of a highly valuable conference that can be delivered at a price point that maximises participation.

This year’s Disability Inclusive Pathways conference will consist of a symposium, pre-conference event, dinner, social and networking opportunities.

Sponsoring this event is a unique and valuable way to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to initiatives that support inclusion of disabled and neurodiverse people.

Even better than last year

Thank you for putting together an amazing event. Last year I said that it was the best conference I had ever been to, but I think it was even better this year.

- 2022 attendee
The room of delegates applaud a presenter using NZSL
The room of delegates at the 2022 DIPC conference applaud a speaker using NZ Sign Language.

The audience

The conference forecasts a participation of 150-180 delegates, comprising a dynamic network of influential figures including business leaders, professionals in diversity and human resources, industry experts and influential voices from various sectors, spanning public, private, and for-purpose domains.

Benefits to you

The NZDEN Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference presents an exceptional opportunity for organisations to establish invaluable connections within a community dedicated to advancing disability and neurodiversity career paths while demonstrating their support and committment to fostering a truly inclusive Aotearoa. Through their involvement, sponsors can actively contribute to shaping a more inclusive society.

Featuring workshops and presentations led by esteemed national and international experts, practitioners, and people with lived experience, the conference offers sponsors the chance to demonstrate their commitment as leaders in advocating for the inclusion of disabled and neurodivergent people.

Beyond the reputational benefits, the conference also provides substantial opportunities to network with and influence decision-makers from leading New Zealand businesses.

A number of delegates milling about around round tables at the 2023 conference
Delegates at 2023 conference
Sign language interpreters in the room of delegates of the 2023 Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference
WordsWorth NZ Sign Language interpreters at work during the 2023 Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference.

Going from strength to strength

Another highly successful conference - which is going from strength to strength each year. Its success is the amazing korero between disabled people and employers.

- 2023 attendee
Young people seated on stage. They are the Young Neurodiversity Champions Panel at the Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference. One person with long dark hair (Jas McIntosh) speaking into a hand-held microphone.
Empowering Voices: The Young Neurodiversity Champions Panel takes centre stage at the 2023 Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference, sharing their raw and honest perspectives on transitioning into the workforce as neurodiverse university graduates.

Sponsorship and advertising offerings

We offer various sponsorship levels tailored to meet your organisations specific objectives. Customised sponsorship solutions are also available upon discussion.

Securing your sponsorship early guarantees significant benefits, including additional recognition of your support.

Download our Sponsorship Prospectus for more information or complete the online Expression of Interest form to register your interest.

Major Sponsor

$8,500 + GST (Limited to 2)

Major Sponsors will benefit from significant opportunities to demonstrate their position as a leader in disability and neurodiversity inclusion.

Benefits include:

  • Organisation logo displayed as a Major Sponsor on promotional materials, including:
    • Conference website
    • Event signage
    • Conference programme
    • e-Newsletters
    • Holding slides
  • One half page full-colour advertisement in the conference programme
  • 20-minute speaking slot, or listing as a Major Sponsor of a keynote speaker
  • Exhibition space at the conference
  • Display up to six self-supplied branded banners throughout the venue and on or near the stage
  • Your promotional material inserted into conference packs (approx 180 - 200)
  • Acknowledgment as Major Sponsors by the MC throughout the event
  • Two tickets for the main conference, including the conference dinner
  • Additional tickets available at discounted NZDEN member rates.

Technology Sponsors

$5,000 + GST

Technology Sponsors support disability and neurodiversity inclusion, and accessibility, helping to ensure that event material can be accessed via technology and the experience at the conference is fully inclusive.

Benefits include:

  • Organisation logo displayed as the Technology Sponsor promotional materials, including:
    • Conference website
    • Conference programme
    • e-Newsletters
    • Holding slides
  • One half-page full-colour advertisement in the conference programme, printed and also made available digitally to attendees
  • Exhibition space at the conference
  • Display up to two self-supplied branded banners throughout the venue
  • Your promotional material inserted into conference packs (approx 180 - 200)
  • One ticket for the main conference, including conference dinner
  • Additional tickets available at discounted NZDEN member rates.

General Sponsor

$2,500 + GST

General Sponsors will benefit from the opportunity to demonstrate their support and leadership in disability and neurodiversity inclusion.

Benefits include

  • Organisation logo displayed on promotional materials, including:
    • Conference website
    • Conference programme
    • e-Newsletters
    • Holding slides
  • Your promotional material inserted into conference packs (approx 180 - 200)
  • One ticket for the main conference, including conference dinner
  • Additional tickets available at discounted NZDEN member rates.

Conference Dinner Sponsor

$4,000 + GST

Dinner Sponsors will gain from the opportunity to support this networking event and collaborate with organisers to create a unique dining experience.

Benefits include

  • Brand and co-host the conference dinner
  • Organisation logo displayed on promotional materials, including:
    • Conference website
    • Conference programme
    • e-Newsletters
    • Holding slides
  • Your promotional material inserted into conference packs (approx 180 - 200)
  • One ticket for the main conference, including conference dinner
  • Additional tickets available at discounted NZDEN member rates.

Exhibitor

$2,500 + GST

Aimed at our partners and other providers in the disability and neurodiversity space. With a limited amount of exhibition space available, this is a great opportunity connect with delegates from a great range of NZ organisations on one-to-one basis. Perfect for supported employment providers and others who deliver services in the space.

Benefits include

  • Exhibition space at the conference (one trestle table and outlet)
  • Organisation logo to be displayed as an Exhibitor on the conference website
  • Your promotional material inserted into conference packs (approx 180 - 200)
  • One ticket for the main conference, including conference dinner. Additional tickets available at discounted NZDEN member rates.

Custom sponsorship packages

Custom sponsorship packages available by negotiation (eg: providing NZSL interpreters, video captioning services, etc.)

Programme Advertising

We have 4 options for advertising in the conference programme.

  1. Full page colour ad (210mm x 297mm) - $600 + GST
  2. Half page colour ad (200mm x 145mm) - $375 + GST
  3. Quarter page colour ad (100mm x 145mm) - $210 + GST
  4. Business card sized colour ad (100mm x 70mm) - $150 + GST

Sponsorship - Expression of Interest

Please complete the below form if you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2024 NZDEN Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference.

Should you experience any accessibility challenges using this form, please email us on info@nzden.org.nz or call 09 242 051.

Sponsorship Expression of Interest
I am interested in the following tier/s of sponsorship