Why Sponsor the Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference?

MCCA’S Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference promotes the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through programs focused on global diversity, inclusive leadership and talent optimization. This conference offers practical development tools and resources for individual lawyers and organizations, and hosts legal professionals and experts. Prior attendees have included thought leaders from companies such as Bank of America, Chevron, Dow Corning, DuPont, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, Nationwide, Procter & Gamble, Prudential, Target and Wells Fargo. Conference attendees come to LEARN, CONNECT, and BE INSPIRED by MCCA’s extensive network of leading lawyers from F1000 company law departments and top law firms.

Sponsors of the Pathways Conference have the opportunity to contribute to unique, and substantive discussions on diversity and inclusion issues within the legal profession. The conference offers supporters customized spaces for interacting with attendees and distribution of materials, opportunities to interact closely with the legal departments of top companies, and public recognition to sponsors for their commitment to MCCA’s vision and mission. The Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference coincides and culminates with our annual Diversity Gala (October 4 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York). Bundled sponsorship opportunities for both events are available. (For Diversity Gala sponsorship opportunities, visit www.mcca.com/gala.)

Premier Sponsorship Opportunities

$25,000 / Trailblazer Sponsorship

Demonstrate company’s or firm’s pioneering spirit by becoming a Trailblazer sponsor at this premier diversity and inclusion forum. Trailblazers receive optimal visibility and attendee engagement opportunities, including:

Benefits Include:

  • An exclusive speaking opportunity for one leader of the organization*
  • High visibility concept space, where company or firm can distribute materials
  • Prominent logo placement on all conference marketing materials, on the Pathways Conference webpage and email communications
  • Pathways Mobile App visibility, which includes a banner ad, an exclusive push notification before the plenary or reception, and
    logo in sponsor section of app;
  • Recognition in Diversity & the Bar® magazine post-conference ad and opportunities to be named as a sponsor for plenaries and/or cocktail receptions
  • Ad in the conference program book
  • 20 full conference registrations, which includes 2 premium tables for 20 at breakfast and luncheon plenaries where the Ettelbrick, Rising Stars and Vashon honorees will be recognized on stage respectively
  • Pre-conference list of attendees
  • One-time use of post conference address mailing list
  • Promotional items placement (items must be provided by sponsor)

* MCCA will use its discretion to determine if the speaker recommended by the sponsor is appropriate for the program.

$15,000 / Innovator Sponsorship

Innovator sponsors are for those companies and firms that are seeking key visibility and engagement opportunities during the Pathways to Diversity Conference. Benefits include:

Opportunity to Sponsor ONE of the following:

  • Conference Registration (Company/Firm logo will appear on the table)
  • Conference Signature Item
  • CLE and course materials webpage (Company/Firm logo will appear on webpage)
  • Conference Wi-Fi (Sponsor’s name will be part of log-in and/or password)
  • Conference Badges (Company/Firm logo will appear on badges)
  • ONE of the following program tracks: Talent Optimization, Global Diversity and Inclusion, or Inclusive Leadership and Management

Benefits Include:

  • Prominent concept space, where materials can be distributed to attendees
  • Logo placement on some conference marketing materials, on the Pathways Conference webpage and email communications
  • Pathways Mobile App visibility, which includes a banner ad and logo in sponsor section of app
  • Recognition in Diversity & the Bar® magazine post-conference ad
  • 10 full conference registrations, which includes 1 table for 10 at the breakfast and luncheon plenaries where the Ettelbrick, Rising Stars and Vashon honorees will be recognized on stage respectively
  • Promotional items placement (items must be provided by sponsor)

 

$10,000 / Pioneer Sponsorship

Demonstrate a pioneering spirit towards strengthening diversity and inclusion practices in the legal profession! Benefits include:

Opportunity to Sponsor ONE of the following:

  • Session Break Sponsorship
  • Conference Pocket Guide
  • Recharge Station
  • Conference Pen
  • Conference Thumb Drive
  • Faculty Lounge
  • Hotel Key Cards

Benefits Include:

  • Concept space to engage conference participants and distribute giveaways
  • Logo on promotional and conference materials, on the Pathways Conference webpage, and on the sponsor section of the mobile app
  • Recognition in Diversity & the Bar® magazine post-conference ad
  • 5 full conference registrations, including half table for 5 at the breakfast and luncheon plenaries where the Ettelbrick, Rising Stars and Vashon honorees will be recognized on stage respectively
  • Promotional items placement (items must be provided by sponsor)

 

$5,000 / Catalyst Sponsorship

Catalyst sponsors have the opportunity to showcase their commitment to diversity and inclusion at this important conference. Benefits of sponsorship include:

Benefits Include:

  • Concept space to engage conference participants and distribute giveaways
  • Logo on some promotional and conference materials, on the Pathways Conference webpage, and on the sponsor section of the mobile app
  • Recognition in Diversity & the Bar® magazine post-conference ad
  • 2 full conference registrations, which includes 2 seats at the breakfast and luncheon plenaries where the Ettelbrick, Rising Stars and Vashon honorees will be recognized on stage respectively

 

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

$5,000 / The Exchange

The Exchange is an intimate networking breakfast, hosted on the morning of October 4th that is open exclusively to MCCA corporate and firm members, with attendance averaging from 75-90 members. As the exclusive Exchange sponsor, a representative of the firm or company will gain access to this private event and the firm or company logo will be placed at the registration table, where there will be an opportunity to place promotional materials.

$2,500 / Reserved Breakfast Table*

The Paula L. Ettelbrick Award celebrates unparalleled achievement by an individual or an organization in advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender attorneys. The award is named for the late Paula L. Ettelbrick whose quarter-century of work for organizations like Lambda Legal Defense, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission assisted thousands of individuals.

MCCA’s Rising Stars also will be honored during breakfast. Each Rising Star will be recognized on stage for his/her professional achievements and commitment to improving his/her community.

This breakfast is an excellent time to celebrate the Ettelbrick honoree and 2017 Rising Stars. Demonstrate commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion and celebrate excellence.

Benefits include: half a table for 5 at the breakfast with company/firm name displayed at your reserved table and listed as a supporter in program book.

$2,500 / Reserved Luncheon Table*

The Vashon Innovator Award is named for scholar, abolitionist and lawyer George B. Vashon, who was the first licensed African American attorney in New York State and one of the first admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. As part of the annual Creating Pathways Conference, the award is given to corporations , and law firms that have led the way with innovative best practices to assist diverse attorneys. For more details please see www.mcca.com. This luncheon is an excellent time to honor these recipients and demonstrate commitment to promoting innovation and diversity.

Benefits include: half a table for 5 at the breakfast with company/firm name displayed at your reserved table and listed as a supporter in program book.

 

*Open to small firms and legal departments, which is defined as having less than 10 full time lawyers in the law firm and less than 3 in a law department.

For Additional Information:

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. For more information please contact Elizabeth Allard at 202-739-5911 or sponsorship@mcca.com.

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