World Languages Day Sept 2016

World Languages Day Exhibitors/Sponsors


Your participation matters to students and to the future. While employers seek to strengthen existing relationships and move into emerging markets, the U.S. workforce continues to experience the “global skills gap” with its worldwide competitors. This disparity stems from the United States lacking skillsets such as language proficiency or cultural competency emphasized across competing workforces in other countries. By encouraging students to pursue these high demand skills, participating organizations can help lower the unemployment rate, reduce unfilled jobs, and provide future employees with the training they need.

Moreover, World Languages Day offers an opportunity to directly interact with the community. Assembling hundreds of students, teachers, and businesses from across the region, participating organizations can highlight their commitment to developing key relationships, supporting diversity, nurturing youth, and embracing different cultures. More than ever, it is vital for students to hear the voices of business, non-profit organizations, and government agencies who value potential employees with language skills, study abroad experience, and empathy for cultural competence. By becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, your organization has the opportunity to join the Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR), a U.S. Department of Education Title VI LRC, in the effort to close the global skills gap by impacting the education of hundreds of students. Come share with students information about how globalization and language proficiency interact in your organization to further business goals, reach international markets and make a difference in an increasingly interconnected world.

 

• Emphasize the need for language ability and cultural competence
in your field to college and high school students.
 
• Shape your future workforce now with the global skills needed for
success.
 
• Help students map their future professional career goals.
 
• Showcase the career opportunities that open with language ability
and cultural competence.
 
• BECOMING AN EXHIBITOR IS FREE!
 
• BECOMING A SPONSOR IMPACTS ALL PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS!


Becoming an exhibitor is free! Calling on representatives from forward-thinking organizations, CULTR seeks exhibitors that can provide real-world experiences, open an honest dialogue about industry needs, and push for globally-minded skillsets for their potential employees. Additionally, becoming an exhibitor underscores your organization’s commitment to developing key relationships, supporting diversity, nurturing youth, and embracing different cultures.

Exhibition space on the day of the event will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis as determined by the date of the completed application.

Registration includes:
 
1) Two exhibitor badges
 
2) Two exhibitor lunches and access to refreshment breaks planned by the organizer
 
3) Promotion of organization's name in the conference program
 
4) A parking pass for one vehicle.

For additional information, please visit the World Languages Day Exhibitor Registration Form or contact CULTR at at cultr@gsu.edu.
 

Previous World Languages Day Exhibitors

While higher education aims to produce graduates with the abilities companies need most, World Languages Day provides a head start and direct dialogue between young students and potential employers. Across the World Languages Day events, students have had the opportunity to meet and build relationships with the following organizations.



Want to make a larger impact? Speaking to a large audience, your commitment with CULTR drives language education forward for everyone. Our generous sponsors allow CULTR to include programming and materials to attendees, resources for participating teachers, and offset the expenses incurred by participating schools. Furthermore, sponsorship is more than just an investment to support our mission and cultivate our events. It is an opportunity to connect with our community’s teachers, students, and businesses about the importance of language learning in an increasingly interconnected world. Moreover, it underscores your organization’s commitment to developing key relationships, nurturing youth, and embracing different cultures.

Sponsorship Tiers

A. Friend of CULTR ($500)
This level provides sponsorship for ONE school bus, and receives (1) a quarter-page ad in the program booklet, (2) a small logo and link on the event website, (3) an 8" X 10' premium booth in the exhibit hall, (4) your company name on the t-shirts, and (5) recognition in opening ceremonies.
 
B. Partner of CULTR ($1500)
This level provides sponsorship for TWO school buses, and receives (1) a full-page ad in the program booklet, (2) large logo and link on the event website, (3) an 8" X 10' premium booth in the exhibit hall, (4) your company name on the t-shirts, and (5) recognition in opening ceremonies, (6) signage at the registration desk and behind the podium.
 
C. Patron of CULTR ($2500)
This level provides sponsorship for TWO school buses, and receives (1) a half-page ad in the program booklet, (2) a medium logo and link on the event website, (3) an 8" X 10' premium booth in the exhibit hall, (4) your company name on the t-shirts, and (5) recognition in opening ceremonies, and (6) signage at the registration desk and behind the podium, and (7) the opportunity to address the participants at the annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting (held in the Spring).

For additional information, please visit the World Languages Day Sponsor Registration Form or contact CULTR at at cultr@gsu.edu.
 

Previous World Languages Day Sponsors

For their generous support, CULTR warmly thanks the following companies and organizations. In addition to participating as exhibitors at World Languages Day, these sponsors have sent a powerful message to teachers and students regarding the importance of language learning in their industries. This support of World Languages Day underscores their organization’s commitment to understanding and empowering opportunities in the global marketplace for everyone.

Mercedes-Benz

 
 

World Languages Day: FAQs for Participating Organizations

Please click on a question to read the answer.

WLD is an event for more than 1,200 area high school students to explore how language skills and global competency can expand their future career horizons in Atlanta and abroad. WLD will be organized like a kind of resource fair in which the high school students will be able to go from table to table to talk with representatives from different companies, non-profits, and government organizations about the career opportunities in their fields that come with language study and cultural competency.
The goal of this event is to demonstrate to students that international skills, global competency, and language ability are valued across many different fields and careers including hospitality, business, government, national security, and technology.
Please share with them how globalization is influencing business and market decisions, how the ability to speak a second language and communicate with other cultures would help them in careers in your field, and what global competency means to your organization.
These students might not be looking for jobs now, but they are your future interns, job candidates, and volunteers. Now is a great time to impress upon them the importance of adding languages and global competency to their skillset.
Send one or more representatives to talk to students. Bring some information (and perhaps promotional items) for your table or booth. We’ll have some planned activities for students, such as a scavenger hunt, that we will give you details about in advance.
At this point, we are asking exhibitors to please register at least two weeks prior to the event. Of course, if you can get this information to us earlier, it will help our planning. Please contact CULTR at cultr@gsu.edu for more information on this question and to reserve a table (no charge) or an 8 X 10 booth ($100).
In previous World Language Day events, set-up began at 8:15am and break-down started around 2:15pm. We ask that your representatives please stay throughout the duration of the event.
Of course! We’ll be passing out bags to each of the 1,200 students as well as their instructors, and we’d be thrilled to include information from your organization. We only ask that you get the items to our office by at least two weeks prior to the event date so that we can prepare the bags in advance.
There many ways you can support WLD, including sponsorships at the Patron ($2500), Partner ($1500) or Friend ($500) levels or by sponsoring a school bus ($250), the printed program ($500), or tote bags ($500). All of these sponsorships will go to offsetting the costs of this free event for students, as well as help CULTR expand the event to reach students across the region. For more information and to explore available sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
For questions and more information, please contact CULTR at cultr@gsu.edu.