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
• 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
World Languages Day: FAQs for Participating Organizations
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