Conference Sponsorships

Conference Sponsorships

An Investment in Your Writing Community

A sponsorship of the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference shows what you prioritize and value. Demonstrate your support by championing writers and creating spaces where people can uncover and share their stories.

Sponsors receive generous benefits including complimentary registration, advertising and promotion, invitations to our VIP reception and more. 

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Sponsorship Pledge Form

Gold Star - $5,500 (Total value: $7,212)

  • 15 free conference registrations ($4,125)
  • Gold Star logo and listing in the conference planner ($1,000)
  • Table in Book Exhibit ($50)
  • Gold Star sponsor credit and logo on Keynote, signage, tote, conference website, and marketing communications ($1,000)
  • Gold Star social media sponsor mentions ($500)
  • 3 invites to conference VIP welcome reception ($537) 

Silver Star - $3,500 (Total value: $4,608)

  • 8 free conference registrations ($2,200)
  • Silver Star logo and listing in the conference planner ($800)
  • Table in Book Exhibit ($50)
  • Silver Star sponsor credit on Keynote, signage, tote, and conference website ($800)
  • Silver Star social media sponsor mentions ($400)
  • 2 invites to conference VIP welcome reception ($358)

Bronze Star - $2,500 (Total value: $3,283)

  • 6 free conference registrations ($1,800)
  • Bronze Star listing in the conference planner ($400)
  • Table in Book Exhibit ($50)
  • Bronze Star sponsor credit on signage and conference website ($400)
  • Bronze Star social media sponsor mentions ($275)
  • 2 invites to conference VIP welcome reception ($358)

Maroon Star - $1,200 (Total value: $1,579)

  • 3 free conference registrations ($825)
  • Maroon Star listing in the conference planner ($225)
  • Table in Book Exhibit ($50)
  • Maroon Star sponsor credit on signage and conference website ($225)
  • Maroon Star social media sponsor mentions ($75)
  • 1 invite to conference VIP welcome reception ($179)

Green Star - $500 (Total value: $675)

  • 2 free conference registrations ($550) 
  • Green Star listing in the conference planner ($75)
  • Table in Book Exhibit ($25)
  • Green Star social media sponsor mentions ($25)

Other sponsorship opportunities:

Keynote Sponsor - $3,500 (Total value $4,154) | 1 opportunity

  • 1 free conference registration ($275) 
  • Keynote sponsor credit & logo in the conference planner “presented by” credit on the keynote event ($2,500)
  • Keynote Sponsor mention & logo in program and on conference website ($600)
  •  Keynote Sponsor social & logo social media sponsor mentions ($600)
  • 1 invite to conference VIP welcome reception ($179)

We aim to bring the best and most diverse voices in contemporary literature to the DNRS conference.  By sponsoring a featured writer, you help diversify our conference in terms of representation and genre and to build DNRS into a nationally recognized home for craft, culture, and community.

Accessibility Sponsor - $1,200 (Total value: $1,579) | 5 opportunities

  • 1 free conference registration ($275) 
  • Accessibility Sponsor credit in the conference planner ($450)
  • Accessibility Sponsor mention in program and on conference website ($450)
  • Accessibility Sponsor social media sponsor mentions ($225)
  • 1 invite to conference VIP welcome reception ($179)

Help us make our conference accessible for all. This sponsorship supports providing ASL at the keynote, helping secure mobility devices, and planning for other access as needed, including CART/captioning and other accessibility needs.

Conference Scholars Sponsor - $1,400 (Total value: $1,854) | 10 opportunities

  • 2 free conference registration ($550) 
  • Conference Scholars Sponsor credit in the conference planner ($450)
  • Conference Scholars Sponsor mention in program and on conference website ($450)
  • Conference Scholars Sponsor social media sponsor mentions ($225)
  • 1 invite to conference VIP welcome reception ($179)

Sponsor five (5) scholarships for underserved populations, Scholarships help us make our conference accessible for diverse members of our community and helps Arizona educators, students, low-income seniors and many other diverse community members have an opportunity to join us. 

Featured Writer Sponsor - $1,500 (Total value $1,954) | 5 opportunities

  • 2 free conference registration ($550) 
  • Featured Writer Sponsor credit in the conference planner “presented by” credit on all supported featured writer events ($500)
  • Featured Writer Sponsor mention in program and on conference website ($500)
  • Featured Writer Sponsor social media sponsor mentions ($225)
  • 1 invite to conference VIP welcome reception ($179)

We aim to bring the best and most diverse voices in contemporary literature to the DNRS conference. By sponsoring a featured writer, you help diversify our conference in terms of representation and genre and to build DNRS into a nationally recognized home for craft, culture, and community.

Certain benefits (such as logos on tote bags) may be subject to limited availability based on timeframe and amount.

All sponsorships are tax-deductible upon request, with fair market values to be calculated based on the benefits received.

To secure your sponsorship, please fill out our sponsor pledge form today.  Custom opportunities are also available.

If you have a question about sponsorship, please reach out to assistant director Sheila Black at Sheila.black@asu.edu.