PAST PRESENTERS, TOPICS, COMMENDATIONS AND ATTENDEE ORGANIZATIONS
The Western Sponsorship Congress™ has been a valuable experience for attendees in the past.
Some comments from past evaluation forms:
• Awesome conference. My favourite year!
• Great speakers, nearly every session I attended was incredibly thought provoking
• The congress was excellent and I will attend again next year!
• First time attending. Well done Thanks!
• Time...it's so hard to choose which session to attend.
• Thank you for putting together such a useful and informative conference. The variety in workshops and in guests made it both interesting and educational.
• Congratulations on another successful event
• Over 90% of delegates who completed evaluations in 2008 indicated they would recommend this conference to their colleagues
• "Got something out of each session I attended. Very good caliber of speakers"
• "Best conference I have attended in years. Amazing! I will be back next year.."
• "Well organized, powerful line up of speakers that were available during the conference, not just when they presented!"
• "Easy to meet people at lunch - people very friendly and good plugs for speakers, sponsors throughout conference"
• "Valued the opportunity to learn from sponsors/donors in what they are looking for in a proposal"
• "Liked attention to detail - fabulous 5 minute pitch -was unique and highly effective way to learn"
• "Great variety of speakers and diversity of delegate representation"
• "Liked the keynote speaker - high quality presenters make your event"
• The two minute pitch"(now a Five Minute) "was the best session I have ever been to"
• "The Two Minute Pitch"(now a Five-Minute)" helped me to clearly see how others pitched, their strengths and weaknesses and how sponsors are evaluating. This session alone was worth the price of the conference"
• "This conference offers the best networking with sponsors and properties I have encountered anywhere"
• "I will be back for the openness of speakers and the networking opportunities"
• "Every session I attended was exemplary; the choice was great and the speakers awesome"
• "This is the best organized and run conference I have attended in years"
• "The speakers were right on. Every session allowed me to take home tools to put into practice right away"
• "Wonderful learning and networking...make it 3 days!"
• "I was able to learn from others experiences, both during sessions and at the social time"
• "It spurred many new ideas and concepts for me"
• "For the first time ever, and I have been to a lot of conferences over the years, this is the only one where I really felt I got my money's worth. I will definitely be back"
• "What was great was that corporate presenters and attendees were open to setting up meetings with properties after the conference"
Sampling of past Congress attendee organizations:
2013 World Police Fire Games
2 Planned Events
ATB Financial Services
Action Sports Ads
Alberta Alpine Ski Association
Alberta Amateur Baseball Council
Alberta Cancer Foundation
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
Alberta Dressage Association
Alberta Equestrian Federation
Alberta Luge Association
Alberta Motor Association (AMA)
Alberta Theatre Projects
Airdrie Festival of Lights
American Express Bank of Canada
BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities
Big Rock Breweries
BMO Financial Group
Bow Valley College
Boys and Girls Club of Edmonton
Calgary Airport Authority
Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Calgary Corporate Challenge
Calgary EMS Foundation
Calgary Health Trust
Calgary International Children's Festival
Calgary Marathon Society
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO)
Calgary Sport Tourism Authority
Calgary Stampede Foundation
Calgary Vipers Baseball Club
Calgary Jewish Community Centre
Canada Remembers Air Show
Canada West Foundation
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Home Builders Association - Alberta
Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows
Canadian Olympic Development Association
Canadian Red Cross
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists
Canadian Sport Centre
Capital Health Region
Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw
Child and Youth Friendly Calgary
Cisco Systems Blues Festival
City of Calgary
City of Calgary Parks and Recreation
City of Edmonton
City of Lethbridge - ENMAX Centre
City of Oshawa
City of St Albert
Concordia University College of Alberta
Columbia Bible College
Conexus Credit Union
Connect Strategy Group
Cornwall Centre - Oxford Properties
Credit Union Centre
Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre
Edmonton International Film Festival
Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club
ENERFLEX Supercities Walk for MS - Calgary
Enviros Wilderness School Association
Family Service Saskatoon
Federation of Calgary Communities
Folk Arts Council of Winnipeg Inc.
Gateway Mall - Red Cliff Reality
Grant MacEwan College
GMP Private Client
Gordon First Nation
Halton Place Heart and Stroke Foundation
Heritage Park Historical Village
Hockey Alberta Foundation Hockey Alberta
Houston Texans (National Football League)
Ketchum Canada Inc
Kids Help Phone
Kirpatrick and Associates
Kiwanis Clubs of Calgary
Lethbridge Bulls Baseball Club
MacKenzie Art Gallery
Macleod Dixon LLP
Manitoba Lotteries Corporation
McDonalds Restaurants of Canada Ltd
McLean & Partners Wealth Management Ltd
Metromedia Marketing Inc
Millwoods Golf Course
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Mustard Seed Street Ministry
New Union Ltd.
Northgate Mall - Redcliff Realty
Northern Alberta Children's Festival
Omega Development Solutions
Purolator Canada Ltd
Queen City Marathon
QR77 - Corus Entertainment
Race City Motorsports Park
Red Deer College
Regina and Region Home Builders Association
Regina Leader Post
Regina Palliative Care Inc
Regina Symphony Orchestra
Robin Hood Association
Ross W Marsh & Associates
Ronald McDonald House Calgary
Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation
SAIT Student's Association
Saskatchewan Assoc of Rural Municipalities
Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation
Saskatchewan Motion Picture Association
Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI)
Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Association
Saskatchewan Phys Ed Association
Saskatchewan Science Centre
Saskatchewan Soccer Association
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
SIMON Brand Ventures
Skate Canada - Alberta / NWT / Nunavut
Skate Canada - Saskatchewan
St Albert Children's Theatre
STARS Air Ambulance
Strateo Consulting Inc
The Phoenix Group
The Calgary SCOPE Society
Tourism Red Deer
True Gravity Sports + Entertainment
UFA Co-operative Limited
University of Lethbridge
University of Regina Athletics
University of Calgary
University of Saskatchewan
Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society
VANOC 2010 Winter Olympic Games
Victoria Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation
Watrous and Area Arts Council
West Canadian Digital + Orange Door Communications
Western Development Museum
Western Management Consultants
Woods Homes Foundation
World Vision Canada
Youth Emergency Shelter Society
YWCA of Calgary
Zapwell Communications Group