The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Sponsorships

Valuing literature in our larger community

A sponsorship with the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference is more than a pledge of financial support. It's a way of showing what you care about, prioritize, and value. It's an investment in the community.

Sponsorships are available at varying levels of support and can be designated for a variety of different purposes, including scholarships, fellowships, faculty, naming opportunities for rooms and events, and more. 

In honor of their contribution, sponsors are recognized and celebrated throughout the conference, including the program, website, signage, merchandise, and more. 

To learn more about sponsorships, you can view the information below.

To become a sponsor, you can submit a sponsorship inquiry.

For more information about sponsorships, contact Education Programs Coordinator Felicia Zamora at 480.727.1787 or felicia.zamora@asu.edu

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Sponsorship Levels

Organizations and individuals can sponsor the conference at seven levels of support:

SponsorshipLevel of Support
      Red Star$50
      Orange Star$100
      Bronze Star$250
      Silver Star$500
      Gold Star$1,000
      Platinum Star$2,500
      Premier Platinum Star$5,000

Sponsorships over $5,000 can also be arranged. For sponsorships over $5,000, please contact Education Programs Coordinator Felicia Zamora at 480.727.1787 or felicia.zamora@asu.edu to discuss benefits and intent. 

 

 

Sponsorship Benefits

Desert Nights, Rising Stars is a nationally-recognized literary conference gathering hundreds of individuals to ASU's Historic Quarter for two days of craft-talks, panels, and community. 

In recognition of their support, sponsors are entitled to claim the following benefits. Please note that, as benefits are cumulative, each sponsorship level is entitled to claim all of the benefits previousy listed. 

  • Red Star ($50)
    • Acknowledgment and link on the conference website
  • Orange Star ($100)
    • Acknowledgment in the conference program
  • Bronze Star ($250)
    • Logo and description on the conference website
    • Logo in the conference program
    • Discounted advertising in the conference program (25% off standard rates)
    • Scholarships for students, teachers, or other members of the community to attend the conference
  • Silver Star ($500)
  • Gold Star ($1,000)
    • Complimentary exhibitor space (including complimentary registration)
    • Logo featured on conference tote bag
    • Named conference rooms or smaller events (advanced workshops, community readings, and more)
    • Faculty honoraria, travel, and other expenses
  • Platinum Star ($2,500)
    • Named signature events (keynote speakers, receptions, and the exhibitor fair)
    • Custom signage
  • Premier Platinum Star ($5,000)

Certain benefits (such as logos on tote bags or named rooms and events) may be subject to limited availability based on time frame and amount.  

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

For sponsorships over $5,000, please contact Education Programs Coordinator Felicia Zamora at 480.727.1787 or felicia.zamora@asu.edu to discuss benefits and intent. 

Sponsorship Impact

Your sponsorship extends education beyond the classroom, provides writers with the artistic, cultural, and social experiences they need to connect, flourish, and grow, and creates memorable, life-long meanings for individual human beings. 

To learn more about the impact of scholarships and the conference experience, you can read students stories or conference testimonials.

Become a Sponsor

To sponsor the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, simply complete the following interest form and a Piper Center staff member will respond to you shortly. If you have any questions, please contact Education Programs Coordinator Felicia Zamora at 480.727.1787 or felicia.zamora@asu.edu. Thank you so much for your interest, we look forward to connecting with you soon.

Contact Information

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Sponsorship Inquiry

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