Become a Sponsor

Your sponsorship of the 55th IMCL Conference on Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods in Ottawa, Canada will emphasize your organization’s dedication to the goals of making neighborhoods and cities more healthy, equitable, democratic, and sustainable. All sponsorship levels are welcomed.

The IMCL Board will be honored to have you become a Sponsor.

Organizer: International Making Cities Livable LLC (IMCL)

Where: Shaw Center, and other locations, Ottawa, Canada

When: May 14-18, 2018

What: 55th International Making Cities Livable Conference on Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods

Who: This conference will bring together 400-450 delegates - elected officials, practitioners and scholars in planning, urban design, public health, architecture, landscape architecture, land use development, transportation planning, human development, and social sciences from around the world - to share experience, ideas and expertise.

Why: At this conference, we will examine creative strategies, tools and design solutions for creating urban places that bring people together, foster social life and civic engagement, facilitate an active lifestyle, strengthen the social immune system, and further social and economic equity.

These goals cannot be achieved by professionals in one field alone. They require collaborative efforts and insights from many disciplines. We will hear from world-renowned experts working at the interface between city government, planning, urban design, public health, landscape architecture, transportation planning, architecture, economics, and social sciences, and review outstanding projects from North America, Europe, the UK, and around the world. 

Sponsorship: Your sponsorship will emphasize your organization’s dedication to the goals of making cities more healthy, sociable, green, and equitable. It will help ensure the highest quality speakers on these topics, and carry this message to a broad international audience.

By bringing together a diverse group of delegates from the gity government, planning, urban design, public health and other fields, we will increase the understanding of why it is so important to improve urban public places, and highlight exemplary organizations, firms, and projects worldwide that are achieving these goals.

The IMCL Board and City of Ottawa will be honored if you will become a Sponsor.

Your sponsorship would qualify for one of our five sponsor classifications depending on the level of contribution. For example, with a donation of $10,000 you will receive acknowledgement on the Conference program, your logo and link on the Conference website, as well as a sign display at the event, and an exhibit table in the conference venue for all participants to view throughout the week. Four free participant registrations are included as well as an invitation to the VIP table at the Conference Luncheon, Discussion Dinner and Awards Ceremony, and VIP Cocktail Party. Lastly, as a sponsor, your mission will be strongly reinforced by this conference.

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor ($10,000)

  • Acknowledgement on the 2018 IMCL Conference Program
  • Acknowledgement and placement of your organization’s logo and direct link on the IMCL Conference website
  • Announcement and/or sign acknowledging sponsors during appropriate events
  • Reserved exhibit table for your organization’s literature or display (or included in the conference packet)
  • Four (4) free conference participant registrations
  • Reserved VIP Sponsors table (up to four participants) at the Conference Luncheon
  • Reserved VIP Sponsors table (up to four participants) at the Discussion Dinner - Awards Ceremony
  • Recognition of sponsorship at the Awards Ceremony
  • Top Sponsors VIP Cocktail Party (date and location TBD)

Gold Sponsor ($5,000 - $10,000)

  • Acknowledgement on the 2018 IMCL Conference Program
  • Acknowledgement and placement of your organization’s logo and direct link on the IMCL Conference website
  • Announcement and/or sign acknowledging sponsors during appropriate events
  • Reserved exhibit table for your organization’s literature or display (or included in the conference packet)
  • Three (3) free conference participant registrations
  • Reserved VIP Sponsors table (for three participants) at the Conference Luncheon
  • Reserved VIP Sponsors table (up to three participants) at the Discussion Dinner - Awards Ceremony

Silver Sponsor ($2,500 - $5,000)

  • Acknowledgement on the 2018 IMCL Conference Program
  • Acknowledgement and placement of your organization’s logo and direct link on the IMCL Conference website
  • Two (2) free conference participant registrations
  • Reserved VIP Sponsors table (for two participants) at the Conference Luncheon
  • Reserved VIP Sponsors table (for two participants) at the Discussion Dinner - Awards Ceremony

Bronze Sponsor ($1,000 - 2,500)

  • Acknowledgement on the 2018 IMCL Conference Program
  • Acknowledgement on the IMCL Official Conference website
  • One (1) free conference participant registration
  • Reserved VIP Sponsors table (for one participant) at the Discussion Dinner - Awards Ceremony

Friend ($500 - $1,000)

  • Acknowledgement on the 2018 IMCL Conference Program
  • Acknowledgement on the IMCL Official Conference website
  • 50% discount on conference participant registration (up to two registrations)

Supporter (Up to $500)

Acknowledgement on the 2018 IMCL Conference Program
Acknowledgement on the IMCL Official Conference website

Note: In-kind contributions (hospitality, receptions, printing, etc) will be recognized as Sponsorship at their equivalent value.

Please contact Dr. Suzanne Lennard at Suzanne.Lennard@LivableCities.org, or 831-747-4887 for more information.

Special Sponsorship Opportunities

  1. Welcome Reception, Monday, May 14:
    Your sponsorship will support the Welcome Reception on Monday evening, October 2 for IMCL delegates, elected officials, leading professionals and scholars in architecture, urban design, planning, public health etc. from around the world. (Gold Sponsorship)
  2. Conference Luncheon, Tuesday, May 15:
    Your sponsorship will support the 54th IMCL Conference Luncheon, open to all registered conference participants, on Tuesday, October 3 in La Terraza Room at La Fonda Hotel. (Silver Sponsorship)
  3. Discussion Dinner/Awards Ceremony, May 16:
    Your sponsorship will support the 54th IMCL Discussion Dinner/Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 4, at which the City of Vision Award will be presented to Deputy Mayor Janet Sanz and City Council of Barcelona, and the Design Awards Competition winners will be awarded. (Gold Sponsorship)
  4. Reception, May 17
    Sponsorship is sought for a Special Reception on May 17.  Location to be announced. (Silver Sponsorship)
  5. Coffee Breaks, May 15-18:
    Your sponsorship will support one catering break during the conference. (Silver Sponsorship)
  6. Travel and accommodation expenses for Keynote speakers:
    Mayor George Ferguson, PPRIBA, CBE, Bristol, UK; Governor Dr. Sven von Ungern-Sternberg, Freiburg, GERMANY;   Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, Los Angeles, CA; Mayor Manuele Carmena, Madrid, SPAIN; Mayor Ada Colau, Barcelona, SPAIN; and others. (All Sponsorship levels)
  7. Travel Grants:
    Your support will contribute to costs related to registration, travel expenses and/or accommodations for a professional from a developing country whose abstract has been accepted for presentation, but who would be unable to participate without funding. (Bronze Sponsorship)
  8. Scholarships:
    Your support will contribute to costs related to registration, travel expenses and/or accommodations for an outstanding Ph.D. student who wins the competitive Scholarship application process. (Bronze Scholarship)

Special Sponsors will receive benefits as outlined for the appropriate sponsorship levels, Gold, Silver, Bronze (see above).

Become a Sponsor

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please click here to download the sponsorship brochure to send a check by mail for the amount of your choice.

Or, click the button below to send your sponsorship in online by credit card. Please note, online sponsorship is set to specific amounts only. If you would like to sponsor by credit card, and wish to specify a different amount of your donation, please contact Dr. Suzanne Lennard.

For all questions, please contact Dr. Suzanne Lennard at Suzanne.Lennard@LivableCities.org.

become a sponsor