University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

CVB will sponsor Cleantech Summit June 19-21

The Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau (GGFCVB) recently awarded $5,000 to two UND-based groups—the Sustainable Energy Research Initiative and Supporting Education (SUNRISE) program and the Center for Innovation—who are organizing the Cleantech 2011 Workshop and Action Summit to be held June 19-21 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. This platinum level sponsorship was granted through the event funding program of the GGFCVB which is designed to help support events that attract out-of-town participants and have an economic impact on the community.

Cleantech 2011 is a unique combination of events designed to foster and promote sustainable energy-related technology centers. Cleantech organizers anticipate more than 200 technical, business, and governmental experts in the fields of clean technologies from throughout the U.S.—and more particularly from the Upper Midwest—to participate in Cleantech 2011.

“The Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to sponsor and welcome Cleantech to Greater Grand Forks,” said Julie Rygg, executive director of the GGFCVB. “We are also very appreciative of the commitment the Center for Innovation and SUNRISE have made to bring this event to our community and ensure its success.”

The National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program, the Red River Valley Research Corridor Coordinating Center, UND Division of Research and Economic Development, and the UND School of Engineering and Mines are also sponsors of Cleantech 2011.

Sponsorship opportunities for Cleantech 2011 are still available at the following levels:

Platinum Sponsor—$5,000 or greater
—A dedicated information table will be provided for your use, where you can include any information or materials from your organization. You can also put up posters and display stands for your organization in
each of the main conference rooms (one display allowed in each) and the convention center hallways (up to two displays allowed).
—Acknowledgement as a Cleantech 2011 Platinum Partner in program materials and during sessions of the event.
—The opportunity to distribute an unlimited number of pieces of giveaway and informational materials* from your group to all conference attendees in their registration packets.
—Three free individual registrations for your firm or organization.
—Research groups will receive a free double-wide showcase booth, dedicated networking tables, and preferred booth location.

Gold Sponsor—$2,500 to $4,999
—Acknowledgement as a Cleantech 2011 Gold Supporter in program materials and during sessions of the event.
—Availability to put up two posters or display stands for your organization in the convention center hallway.
—The opportunity to distribute up to two pieces of giveaway or informational materials* you wish to have made available to all conference attendees in their registration packets.
—Two free individual registrations for your firm or organization.
—Research groups will receive a free double-wide showcase booth, dedicated networking tables, and preferred booth location.

Silver Sponsor—$1,000 to $2,499
—Acknowledgement as a Cleantech 2011 Silver Sponsor in program materials and on posters in the main
conference halls.
—The opportunity to distribute one piece of giveaway or informational material* you wish to have made
available to all conference attendees in their registration packets.
—Two free individual registrations for your firm or organization.
—Research groups will receive a free 8’x10’ showcase booth.

General Sponsor—$500 to $999
—Acknowledgement as a Cleantech 2011 Sponsor in program materials and on posters in the main conference halls.
—One free individual registration for your firm or organization.
—Research groups will receive a free 8’x10’ showcase booth.

Details:
Registration is open for Cleantech 2011.

Cost: $175 for full, regular participants; $30 for students.

A limited number of fellowships are available for participants from EPSCoR jurisdictions, minority-serving institutions, and tribal colleges.

To register for Cleantech 2011 or learn more about participation and sponsorship opportunities, visit http://theresearchcorridor.com/sunrise/index.html.

-- Tiffany Roberts, Cleantech program coordinator, Center for Innovation, 777 3132, tiffany@innovators.net.


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