Maine Wisdom Summit
Cultivating the Opportunities of our Age
September 20, 2017
8:00AM - 3:30PM
Augusta Civic Center - Augusta, Maine
Registration Fee: $50

Help Maine cultivate the opportunities of our age by sponsoring the 4th Annual Maine Summit on Aging - The Wisdom Summit!

The Wisdom Summit will focus on reframing the conversation about our aging demographic and older Mainers. It will challenge our ageist assumptions and help us understand how cultivating the intelligence, ingenuity and resiliency of older Mainers is moving us toward innovation, interconnectivity and economic prosperity. For the next two decades, older Mainers will be the thought leaders, workers, new small business owners, mentors and community development trailblazers that keep our economy working and our communities thriving. This Summit will help participants learn how to effectively change the conversation about aging in Maine and advance policies at every level to inspire a new vision of aging.  

Our Keynote presentation will be by Julie Sweetland of the FrameWorks Institute.  FrameWorks is an essential resource on framing social issues to promote effective policy change.  FrameWorks has completed a multi-year project researching how we view aging and our changing demographic.  They’ve released three reports that are helping to shift public discussion and advocacy on these issues.  At the Summit, participants will learn the most effective ways to talk about the opportunities and challenges of aging and our changing demographic, be inspired by organizations, initiatives and people who are putting these concepts into practice, and gain access to tools they can utilize to effect change in their lives, organizations and communities and in state and federal policy.  FrameWorks will be hosting hands-on training sessions throughout the day that will help folks understand how to use the tools FrameWorks has created and released this winter. Other work sessions will help us all understand the tremendous opportunities that come with our aging demographic.
 
Expected Participants:  500 health care, business, municipal, policy, advocacy, legislative, higher education and community leaders from Maine.

The Summit will have a low cost registration of $50 per participant, which doesn't cover the cost of the event. This allows older adults on fixed incomes to attend. It is critically important to keep fees low as so many people will have travel costs.  We also provide scholarships as needed. 

We are relying on sponsors and exhibitors to underwrite the cost of the Summit to make it accessible to all. Below is a list of opportunities.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Premier Sponsor: $5,000           
·  Recognition on Summit materials, media releases and MCOA website
·  Verbal recognition from podium
·  2 tickets to Summit
·  2 tickets pre-event dinner
·  Exhibitor Space at no charge
·  Insertion of 1 piece of info into registration materials
·  ½ page program ad

Platinum Sponsor: $2,500
·  Recognition on Summit materials, media releases and MCOA website
·  Verbal recognition from podium
·  2 tickets to Summit
·  2 tickets pre-event dinner
·  Exhibitor Space at no charge
·  Insertion of 1 piece of info into registration materials

Gold Sponsor: $1,500
·  Recognition on Summit materials, media releases and MCOA website
·  Verbal recognition from podium
·  2 tickets to Summit
·  1 ticket to pre-event dinner
·  Exhibitor Space at no charge OR Insertion of 1 piece of info into registration materials
 
Silver Sponsor: $750
·  Recognition on Summit materials and MCOA website
·  2 tickets to Summit
·  Exhibitor Space at discounted price ($150 off)
 
Bronze Sponsor: $500
·  Recognition in Summit Program and MCOA website
·  2 tickets to Summit
·  Exhibitor Space at discounted price ($50 off)
           
Work Session Sponsor & Exhibitor: $250
·  Recognition in Summit Program and signage in session room
·  Small exhibitor table in the back of the breakout session room

Exhibitor Opportunities - Sold Out!  Work Session Exhibitor tables available - see above.

Exhibitor booths include one 8-foot table with cloth, skirting and one chair. Exhibitors will receive one ticket to Summit. Additional representatives of your booth will need to register with the general public and pay the registration fee.Exhibitors will be recognized in registration materials and promoted on the MCOA website.

MCOA Organizational (Not Associate) Member Non-Profit Exhibitor: $300
MCOA Member For-Profit Exhibitor: $450
Non-Member Non-Profit Exhibitor: $450***
Non-Member For-Profit Exhibitor: $600***
Please consider becoming a member of MCOA today!
 
***For a limited special offer, organizations may join the MCOA now and become a member through September 2018. This would immediately entitle you to discounted member exhibitor fees.
 
If you're interested in sponsoring and/or exhibiting at this Summit, please click next to register!

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