The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has operated continuously since 1907 as the national voice for architects and architecture in Canada. Its mission is to advocate for excellence in the built environment, demonstrate how design enhances the quality of life, champion sustainability, and promote responsible architecture in addressing important issues of society.
Conference attendees are eager to learn about new products and services. Don’t miss the chance to connect directly with industry leaders and experienced professionals who control purchasing budgets. Your participation gives you an opportunity to make valuable contacts, increase sales, and join the discussion on designing a better built environment.
The RAIC is excited to be headed to Vancouver, British Columbia to host the 2024 Conference on Architecture. The event takes place from May 14 to 18, 2024 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center. The Conference will bring delegates together for a schedule including continuing education sessions, tours and special events (award ceremonies, networking, social activities, and more).
WHO WILL ATTEND?
Delegates including leaders in architecture and design, emerging talents in architecture, students entering the field, faculty, media, and allied professionals. By being involved in the Conference on Architecture, partners and exhibitors gain a unique opportunity to showcase products and services to decision-makers while discovering the latest industry needs and trends.
- In 2019, over 850 delegates attended Conference in Toronto
- Over 1000 participants in our online Conference programming in 2021 and 2022
- In 2023, close to 700 delegates attended Conference in Calgary
- Approximately 60% of delegates are from the host province, 35% are from across the country and 5% are international delegates
- 90% of expected attendees are Canadian licensed architects
- 7000+ direct hits on RAIC website every month
SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS SUMMARY
|Recognition before sponsored event||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Recognition at sponsored event||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|All-access pass registration||4 (Live)||2 (Live)||1 (Live & Online)||2 Online||1 Online||1 Online|
|Opening Event||Included with all access pass + 4 single passes||Included with all access pass + 2 single passes||Included with all access pass + 1 single passes||2 single passes||1 pass|
|President’s Gala or Foundation lunch tickets||Included with all access pass + 4 single passes to event||Included with all access pass + 2 single passes to event||Included with all access pass + 1 single pass to event||50% discount to up to 4 tickets||25% discount to up to 4 tickets|
|# of items in conference bag*||2||1||1|
|Expo on Architecture booth discount||100%||75%||50%||25%||10%|
|Priority selection of an Expo on Architecture booth|
|One (1) minute ad with on demand presentation at the Virtual Conference||1|
|*All items to be discussed with RAIC staff for approval. Generally, avoid large printed materials (books, magazines), unnecessary plastics and single use items. We encourage functional/useful items that are eco-friendly.|
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE
BENEFACTOR - $25,000 (1
President's Dinner & Awards Gala
One of the social highlights of Conference— the President’s Dinner and Awards Gala. Delegates mingle during the cocktail reception before an elegant sit-down dinner and formal awards presentation. This year’s event will include the highly anticipated announcement of the RAIC International Prize winner.
PARTNER - $10,000 (3
Choose one of the following events available at the Partner level:
Opening Event & Welcome Reception - SOLD
As the Conference kick-off event, the Welcome Reception is a prime networking evening. The cocktail reception is held in the trade show area and is the first introduction to trade show partners. It features hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and hosted beverages.
Networking Lunch Partner
Host the delegation for lunch on the trade show floor. This will be a full-service, no-touch buffet style lunch held during the busy trade show day.
Be recognized as the exclusive provider of the Conference’s wireless connection, allowing participants to live-tweet the event, check email, and connect to their office. The Wi-Fi sponsor receives exceptional exposure, as they have the option to customize the password.
RAIC College of Fellows & RAIC Syllabus Convocation & Cocktail Reception - SOLD
The RAIC College of Fellows and RAIC Syllabus Convocation is a formal ceremony steeped in tradition where the College of Fellows recognizes RAIC members and laypersons who have made outstanding contributions to architecture. It also celebrates the graduation of Syllabus students.
Host a Continuing Education Room
Customize the education room with your brand. Room names can be rebranded to your company brand e.g. The RAIC room. Visible in the mobile app, event website and on-site during Conference. Three available.
The Closing Event - SOLD
Support the end of Conference party.
DONOR - $7,500 (4
Choose one of the following events available at the Donor level:
A gathering place in the trade show area, the recharge/refresh lounge offers a space to relax and take a break. This very popular area allows delegates to charge their devices and have informal conversations with colleagues and exhibitors.
LEARNING LOUNGE - SOLD
A learning space embedded within the trade show area.
BADGE SPONSOR - SOLD
Your logo will be on every delegate badge!
DELEGATE BAG SPONSOR
Your branding on name tag on every bag!
REGISTRATION & INFORMATION DESK
The registration and information desk is a high traffic area and will be open daily May 14-18, 2024. This is where delegates come to sign in for their conference passes and obtain information throughout the conference.
COLLEGE OF FELLOWS LUNCH – LUNCH AND KEYNOTE SPONSOR
The College of Fellows Lunch is part of the RAIC Conference on Architecture. This is open to all attendees and will include a special keynote speaker. This popular event is attended by some of Canada’s most prominent and successful architects.
RAIC FOUNDATION LUNCH – LUNCH AND KEYNOTE SPONSOR - co-sponsor opportunity
New for 2024! The RAIC Foundation will be hosting a special keynote panel presentation on the theme of Women in Architecture. This is open to all attendees and will include a group of women panelists.
SUPPORTER - $5,000 (6 available)
Choose one of the following events available at the Supporter level:
Your company logo will be incorporated into signage during lunch and provided extra visibility during Conference announcements.
BREAKFAST SPONSOR (4 spots available)
Your company logo will be incorporate into signage during breakfast and provided extra visibility during Conference announcements.
DAILY BREAK SPONSOR (5 spots available)
Your company logo will be incorporate into signage during breaks and provided extra visibility during Conference announcements.
Your logo will appear on volunteer t-shirts.
The Student Work Showcase highlights the work of students from across the country. This showcase is in partnership with the Canadian Architecture Student Association (CASA), with work showcasing the incredible breadth, diversity and strength of student work across the 12 Canadian schools or architecture. This exhibit is a highlight of the Conference Expo!
EMERGING PRACTITIONER MEET & MINGLE
Host this social event featuring that supports connections among emerging professionals from across the country. The Emerging Architect Award winner will be honoured as a special guest at this event.
FRIEND - $1,500 (1 available)
Architectural tours are a core activity during Conference. You can either purchase one package of two tours or purchase all with a 20% discount.
PRESENTATION SPONSOR - $500 (44
Increase your exposure by sponsoring one of the highly-anticipated featured continuing education sessions that will be offered in the RAIC on demand library after the RAIC Conference on Architecture closes. Choose to add either one PowerPoint slide or a short video (maximum length of one minute) to run before the presentation. The advertisement will remain attached to the presentation, for post-event on-demand access.
EXPO ON ARCHITECTURE BOOTH - $2900 (23
May 14, 2024
12pm-5pm Set up
6:30pm-9:30pm Opening Event on Expo floor
May 15, 2024
7:30pm-5pm Expo open
5pm-Onwards Tear down
*Please note: the Schedule of Events is subject to change without notice. All times shown indicated in Pacific Daylight Time.
EXPO BOOTH DETAILS
- booth - size 8 x 10
- pipe and drape
- table and chairs
- power additional $150
For more information about the partnership opportunities available for the 2024 conference on architecture, please contact:
Katie Russell, Senior Manager of Business Development and Events
email@example.com | T: 1-844-856-RAIC (7242) x 2016
Schedule a meeting with Katie today!
PARTNERSHIP/SPONSORSHIP TERMS & CONDITIONS
The RAIC is committed to equity and inclusion and encourages any organization interested in registering as an exhibitor or sponsor to participate. We encourage diverse participation with respect to ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, and age.
Sponsorship Terms and Conditions
- Sponsorship will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
- A sponsorship is secured only upon receipt of this contract.
- The RAIC reserves the right to refuse a sponsorship request.
- The RAIC reserves the right to amend the rules and regulations governing a sponsorship.
- If you cancel within 5 business days of payment, a full refund will be provided—with all payments final following the refund window.
- Sponsorships are not transferable.
- All payments are final.