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RAIC 2023 Congress on Architecture - Sponsorship Prospectus

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About 

The 2023 RAIC Congress on Architecture is two days of activities and networking events that bring together professionals from across the industry to discuss an issue of importance to the profession.  This year's theme is Climate Action and Architecture.

Congress serves as a forum for important discussions on climate action to:

  • IGNITE action and learning to improve architecture
  • CREATE and strengthen connections and collaborations
  • SHARE ideas, strategies and leading practice

Events and activities during Congress include:

  • RAIC Congress on Architecture (October 2)-at the award-winning Squamish – Lil'wat Cultural Centre
  • Evening Celebration Reception – at the award winning Audain Art Museum (October 2)
  • Low-Carbon Education Day (October 3)
  • RAIC Board of Directors Meeting (October 4)

Delegates will come together for important conversations, education and social events while exploring the majestic city of Whistler. 

Why Sponsor? 

Connect directly with industry leaders and experienced professionals who control purchasing budgets.

Make valuable contacts, increase sales, and join the discussion on making a better built environment.

Exposure to over 300+ delegates

Metrics:

  • 90% of attendees are Canadian licensed architects
  • 5,300 members
  • 6500+ direct hits on the RAIC website every month
  • 22,800+ followers across social media platforms
    • Twitter: 5,850
    • Facebook: 2,600
    • Instagram: 3,844
    • LinkedIn: 10,506
  • The opportunity to share a message with participants
  • The chance to showcase your positive impact on the built environment as it relates to climate change

Who attends? 

Delegates include leaders in architecture and design, emerging talents in architecture, students entering the field, faculty, and allied professionals.

Schedule Overview 

RAIC 2023 Congress on Architecture

October 2, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Squamish lil-wat Cultural Centre

The RAIC Congress on Architecture will take place on October 2 - World Architecture Day. Congress brings professionals together to ignite action, strengthen connections, and share ideas on a single issue of importance to the profession. The 2023 RAIC Congress on Architecture will focus exclusively on Climate Action and Architecture in Canada informing the development of a Climate Action Plan.  The event will be held in the Great Hall of the award-winning Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, a unique Aboriginal Cultural Centre that showcases the two First Nations communities that lived in the Whistler area. 

This event is organized into three parts, first opening with a moderated discussion with Indigenous presenters focusing on how nature, ecological and Indigenous knowledges and practices must be at the centre of climate-resilient solutions. This will be followed by a presentation of our current state, exploring what we have un/learned. The session will close with an inter-professional discussion on what actions must come next.

This session is AIBC Recognized and eligible for 5.5 Core LU of which 4 contribute to completion of the Indigenous Peoples Learning requirement.

Part 1: Indigenous Sharing Circle

According to the United Nations, Indigenous peoples safeguard an estimated 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity. Indigenous people have been caring for the environment/nature for thousands of years and hold knowledges that are critical in the climate crisis. This in-person session will explore the topic of how Indigenous knowledges are vital and must be part of any climate action responses.

Part 2: Where are we now: Canadian Architectural Community Perspectives

This session will share data and knowledge perspectives from the Canadian architectural community. The discussion will include findings from a variety of sources and will cover themes including commitment to action (individual and organization level), types of climate action engagement, perception of competency, environmental scan summary and opportunities and challenges in the areas of practice, education and advocacy.

Part 3:  Accelerating Climate Action: Collaboration and Collective Action

Cross-sectoral collaboration and collective action are key to advancing the climate agenda and influencing system change. Partnerships between and across governments (all levels), private sector, non-governmental organizations, not-for profit sector and professional disciplines are essential to advance at the pace and scale needed for positive impact1. Each one of these actors has a unique and vital role to play in signaling climate leadership among their communities and being a part of collective action for system change. This is an in person, moderated discussion format. 

 

RAIC Congress - World Architecture Day Dinner Reception at the Audain

October 2, 2023, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Audain Art Museum

Delegates of both October 2 and October 3 events are invited to join this celebratory dinner reception on World Architecture Day. The event will be held at the renowned Audain Art Museum, designed by internationally acclaimed Patkau Architects.

John Patkau (Patkau Architects), David Shone (Patkau Architects) and Stuart Hood (Introba) will join us and share insights on the architectural challenges, design development, and sustainability goals of the building in the context of the demanding requirements for a museum.

The museum features an outstanding permanent boutique collection of historical and contemporary Northwest Coast art, complimented with changing world-class temporary exhibitions. There will be an opportunity for guided and self-guided tours during this event.

The dinner reception will include gallery access for all guests (gallery access 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.), dinner reception and two drinks. Space is limited, so reserve your ticket today.

 

Meet the Presenters
 
John Patkau - John Patkau founded Patkau Architects with Patricia in 1978. He is licensed in a number of jurisdictions in both Canada and the United States. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba. He is a Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, a recipient of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal, and a Member of the Order of Canada. 
 
David Shone - David joined Patkau Architects in 1990 and became a Principal in 2013, he is responsible for managing the practice and leading project design teams. David holds a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Manitoba, and a Diploma of Architectural Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. David is a registered Architect AIBC, OAA, AIA Int. Assoc., a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and LEED Accredited Professional. 
 
Stuart Hood - PEng, CEng, LEED AP, CPHD Stuart brings over thirty years of building engineering experience to Introba as a leader in low-carbon sustainable building design. His project portfolio ranges across all sectors of the built environment with a focus on complex facilities such as laboratories, museums, law enforcement centers, and corporate offices.  With experience working on projects in Europe and Asia, Stuart also brings a global perspective to his clients. He proactively seeks out progressive technologies and strategies to incorporate into North American projects and follows leading-edge sustainability trends globally. For the last ten years, Stuart has led and nurtured the significant growth of Introba’s Vancouver office, and now applies that same leadership throughout the British Columbia province and nationally throughout Canada. 
 
This workshop is a collaboration with the Canada Green Building Council as part of the Low Carbon Training Program. This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.
 
 
 

RAIC Congress - Low Carbon Education Training Workshop

October 3, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

The time to accelerate climate action is now.

Globally, taking into account both embodied carbon and operations, the building sector is responsible for close to 40% of C02 emissions. It also accounts for approximately 40% of global resource extraction and is one of the highest uses of chemicals downstream from the chemical industry itself.

Working together with a diverse group of individuals as part of a Low Carbon Education Advisory Group and key subject-matter experts, the RAIC has developed a training program with the goal of increasing awareness and knowledge of low-carbon principles to help upskill architects and others in the architectural community. Workshop curriculum covers competencies needed to support new construction and retrofits and includes climate change literacy foundations, climate-responsive design foundations, making the case for change, integrative design thinking and regenerative design, equity, diversity and inclusion and Indigenous knowledges.

The training workshop is FREE and welcomes architects, interns, technologists, students and others in the architectural community.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. The workshop includes breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks. The session will be eligible for AIBC Core LU (5.5 hours ).

This workshop is a collaboration with the Canada Green Building Council as part of the Low Carbon Training Program. This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.

This session is AIBC Recognized and eligible for 5.5 Core LU of which 4 contribute to completion of the Indigenous Peoples Learning requirement.

Meet the Presenters

We’re excited to share the stellar line up of 10 leading subject matter experts who are part of this new, architect-specific low carbon workshop.  
 
If you haven’t already registered for this free workshop, we would be thrilled to have you join us on October 3 in Whistler to hear these remarkable speakers share their knowledge. 
 

 

 

How can I engage? 

Sponsorship Packages:

Title Sponsor - $20,000 ( 1 2 available)

Co-host 2023 Congress on Architecture with the RAIC! This is a premium opportunity to align your brand with this important event and high-profile functions.

  • Logo recognition on event website with hyperlink to sponsor website;
  • Logo recognition in all email marketing
  • Logo recognition at on-site events
  • 30 second video on event website and played at beginning of October 3 day
  • Option of placing two items in the delegate bag
  • Two tickets to attend the October 2 day event;
  • Option to host three tables at the October 3 Low Carbon Education event (company signage and company attendees (see next bullet point for available tickets) at the tables)
  • 8 tickets to attend the October 3 Low Carbon Education event
  • Option for RAIC to reshare two social media posts that speak to climate change
RAIC Congress World Architecture Day Dinner Reception (October 2) - $15, 000 (1 available) SOLD

Sponsor this celebratory reception on World Architecture Day at the Audain Art Museum. The reception will include gallery access for all guests.

  • Logo recognition on event website with hyperlink to sponsor website
  • Logo recognition in all email marketing
  • Logo recognition at on-site events
  • Signage at event and 2- 3 minute scripted speech (script will need to be reviewed by the RAIC)
  • Option of placing one item in the delegate bag
  • One ticket to attend the October 2 day event
  • Option to host two tables at the October 3 Low Carbon Education event (company signage and company attendees (see next bullet point for available tickets) at the tables)
  • 4 tickets to attend the October 3 Low Carbon Education event
  • Option for RAIC to reshare one social media posts that speak to climate change
Gold Level - $10, 000 (1 3 available)

Show your support by sponsoring one of the four level sponsorships with a focus on hosting tables at the October 3 Low Carbon Education event.

  • Logo recognition on event website with hyperlink to sponsor website
  • Logo recognition in all email marketing
  • Logo recognition at on-site events
  • Option of placing one item in the delegate bag
  • One ticket to attend the October 2 day event
  • Option to host three tables at the October 3 Low Carbon Education event (company signage and company attendees (see next bullet point for available tickets) at the tables)
  • 6 tickets to attend the October 3 Low Carbon Education event
  • Option for RAIC to reshare one social media posts that speak to climate change
Delegate Bags - $10, 000 (1 available) SOLD

An opportunity to brand the delegate bags at the 2023 Congress on Architecture!

  • Logo recognition on event website with hyperlink to sponsor website
  • Logo recognition in all email marketing
  • Logo recognition at on-site events
  • Option to provide delegate bags with company specific branding
  • Option of placing one item in the delegate bag
  • One ticket to attend the October 2 day event
  • Option to host one table at the October 3 Low Carbon Education event (company signage and company attendees (see next bullet point for available tickets) at the tables)
  • 5 tickets to attend the October 3 Low Carbon Education event
  • Option for RAIC to reshare one social media posts that speak to climate change
Silver Level - $7, 500 (3 available)

Show your support by sponsoring one of the four level sponsorships with a focus on hosting tables at the October 3 Low Carbon Education event.

  • Logo recognition on event website with hyperlink to sponsor website
  • Logo recognition in all email marketing
  • Logo recognition at on-site events
  • Option of placing one item in the delegate bag
  • One ticket to attend the October 2 day event
  • Option to host two tables at the October 3 Low Carbon Education event (company signage and company attendees (see next bullet point for available tickets) at the tables)
  • 5 tickets to attend the October 3 Low Carbon Education event
Badge Sponsor - $7, 500 (1 available) SOLD

Your logo will be on every delegate badge!

  • Logo recognition on event website with hyperlink to sponsor website
  • Logo recognition in all email marketing
  • Logo recognition at on-site events
  • Company logo on every badge
  • One ticket to attend the October 2 day event
  • 5 tickets to attend the October 3 Low Carbon Education event
WIFI Sponsor - $7, 500 (1 available)

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.

  • Logo recognition on event website with hyperlink to sponsor website
  • Logo recognition in all email marketing
  • Logo recognition at on-site events
  • Opportunity to brand the wifi log in
  • One ticket to attend the October 2 day event
  • 5 tickets to attend the October 3 Low Carbon Education event
Bronze Level - $5, 000 (4 5 available)

Show your support by sponsoring one of the four level sponsorships with a focus on hosting tables at the October 3 Low Carbon Education event.

  • Logo recognition on event website with hyperlink to sponsor website
  • Logo recognition in all email marketing
  • Logo recognition at on-site events
  • One ticket to attend the October 2 day event
  • Option to host two tables at the October 3 Low Carbon Education event (company signage and company attendees (see next bullet point for available tickets) at the tables)
  • 3 tickets to attend the October 3 Low Carbon Education event
RAIC Board of Director Meeting Sponsor - $5, 000 (1 available) SOLD

Meet the RAIC Board of Directors and have an opportunity to tell them who you are!

  • Logo recognition on event website with hyperlink to sponsor website
  • 10-15 minute presentation at the RAIC Board of Director Meeting
  • Option to host one table at the October 3 Low Carbon Education event (company signage and company attendees (see next bullet point for available tickets) at the tables)
  • 3 tickets to attend the October 3 Low Carbon Education event
Information Desk Sponsor - $5, 000 (1 available) SOLD

The registration and information desk is a high traffic area and will be open daily October 2-3, 2023 at the Fairmont Chateau. This is where delegates come to sign in for their passes and obtain information throughout the congress.

  • Logo recognition on event website with hyperlink to sponsor website
  • Logo recognition in all email marketing
  • Logo recognition at on-site events
  • Signage at the information desk for both days
  • 3 tickets to attend the October 3 Low Carbon Education event
Supporter Level - $2, 500 (4 5 available)

Show your support by sponsoring one of the four level sponsorships with a focus on hosting tables at the October 3 Low Carbon Education event.

  • Logo recognition on event website with hyperlink to sponsor website
  • Logo recognition in all email marketing
  • Logo recognition at on-site events
  • Option to host one table at the October 3 Low Carbon Education event (company signage and company attendees (see next bullet point for available tickets) at the tables)
  • 2 tickets to attend the October 3 Low Carbon Education event
Exhibitor Table - $1, 500 (10 available) SOLD

A unique opportunity to set up an exhibitor table inside the working room for the October 3 Low Carbon Education Event. Meals and the full day event will be held in this room.

  • Logo recognition on event website with hyperlink to sponsor website
  • 6 foot table
  • 2 chairs
  • 2 staff members with full access to participate in the October 3 events
  • Power included
Host a Delegate Table (October 3) - $500 (11 available)

Is your company looking to add more tables to your current sponsorship or exhibitor package? This option allows your company to host additional tables during the October 3 Low Carbon Education Event.

  • Option to have company signage at one table at the October 3 Low Carbon Education event

 

Apply now to Sponsor

 

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, ability/disability, and age. 

  • The RAIC Conference and Events team will allocate sponsorships on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • A sponsorship is secured only on receipt of contract and full payment. 
  • The RAIC Conference and Events team reserves the right to deny a sponsorship request. 
  • The RAIC Conference and Events team reserves the right to amend the rules and regulations governing sponsorship. 
  • Cancellation:
    • If you cancel within 5 business days of payment, a full refund will be provided less a $100 administration fee
    • No refunds are provided for cancellations after 5 days following payment. 
  • Sponsorships are not transferable. 
  • All payments are final. 

Contact Info 

For more information contact:     

Katie Russell, Senior Manager of Business Development and Events 

krussell@raic.org | T: 1-844-856-RAIC (7242) x 2016    

Schedule a meeting with Katie today!