AREA 14th Annual Training


2022 area sponsorS

EVENT PARTNERS


We serve and connect people and families to the outdoors through effective management of our state's parks, fisheries and wildlife resources.

WHY SPONSOR?

AREA 14th BIENNIAL TRAINING CONFERENCE FOR
AQUATIC EDUCATORS

“Sculpting the Future: Building on 25 years of Aquatic Education”
Rapid City, South Dakota
September 25-29, 2022

The Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA) will host its biennial training conference September 25-29, 2022, at the Outdoor Campus West in Rapid City, SD. Professionals from state, federal, non-governmental, not-for-profit and industry partners who share the goal of promoting angling, boating and stewardship of aquatic resources will be there.  The AREA conference is the venue to share information about your organization, initiatives, and products with aquatic/angler education professionals. Most state and many partner aquatic education programs and resources will be represented. AREA members provide angler and aquatic resource education nationwide, reaching hundreds of thousands new anglers and aquatic enthusiasts each year!  This is a great opportunity for you to reach a focused demographic, expand your network of contacts, and make face-to-face connections with those who need your products or services. General information is below. Please reach out to me with any questions. Registration is scheduled to open June 1, 2022. 

Barb Gigar, AREA President
P 515.494.3891
barb.gigar@dnr.iowa.gov

About AREA

We are dedicated to promoting, through sound educational practices, stewardship and responsible use of aquatic resources, fisheries and habitats to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.

The Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA) was established in response to a growing national need for a cohesive voice and a more organized approach to regional, state, and local aquatic education efforts. Incorporated in 1994, AREA launched an unprecedented national effort to join forces of all levels of experts, scientists, technicians, aquatic professionals, and organizations dedicated to aquatic conservation and fishing participation.

AREA members participate in a national effort toward angler and aquatic education, angler R3, outreach, resource conservation, research, program evaluation, and similar functions related to aquatic education and angler R3 programs. AREA members can participate in the national biennial conference and regional meetings / updates. 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS:

The conference will feature keynote speakers, educational workshops, hands-on field experiences, an awards banquet and plenty of opportunities for networking!  This is an amazing opportunity to get your product or service in front of individuals who recruit and mentor new anglers and teach aquatic conservation. AREA is also a great venue to develop partnerships with programs from across the country. 

 CONTRIBUTORS / DONORS

  • cash or product contributions - e.g., product samples, silent auction items, donations toward hospitality suite, and more
  • listed in electronic conference program guide (If donation received by 9/1/2022; donation value at least $250)
  • acknowledgement in conference announcements on website

SPONSOR LEVELS 

$750 - Event Supporter

  • $100 discount off full registration
  • organization acknowledged on conference web page
  • organizational logo/link on conference web page

$1500 - Event Sponsor

  • 1-day conference registration or $200 discount off full registration
  • 15-second ad on conference website
  • 10-minute update time slot at conference
  • organizational logo/link on conference web page if provided by 8/1/2022
  • organizational logo and link on electronic conference program

$3000 - Event Partner

  • full conference registration for 1 individual
  • 20-minute plenary speaking opportunity in conjunction with meal
  • 30-second video posted on conference website and shared via AREA Facebook
  • organizational logo and link on web page if provided by 8/1/2022
  • organizational literature / product included in conference bag if received by 9/15/2022
  • organizational logo and link on electronic conference program

 SPONSOR REGISTRATION



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About AREA

We are dedicated to promoting, through sound educational practices, stewardship and responsible use of aquatic resources, fisheries and habitats to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.

The Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA) was established in response to a growing national need for a cohesive voice and a more organized approach to regional, state, and local aquatic education efforts. Incorporated in 1994, AREA launched an unprecedented national effort to join forces of all levels of experts, scientists, technicians, aquatic professionals, and organizations dedicated to aquatic conservation and fishing participation.

AREA members participate in a national effort toward angler and aquatic education, angler R3, outreach, resource conservation, research, program evaluation, and similar functions related to aquatic education and angler R3 programs. AREA members can participate in the national biennial conference and regional meetings / updates.

Become a member

By joining AREA, you have direct access to national, regional, and local levels of support and expertise. You will have opportunities to participate in conferences and seminars and enjoy daily dialogue with aquatic scientists and leaders from all walks of life.  AREA members share professional experience; and members are able to get in on the ground floor of innovations in aquatic and angler education and angler R3.
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