On behalf of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, we invite you to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor of the 111th Annual Meeting — where North America’s fish and wildlife leaders drive the future of natural resource conservation! The event will be held September 8-14, 2021, online and in person in Providence, Rhode Island (view schedule for details). We hope you will be able to join us!
WHO ATTENDS This annual event provides a forum for conservation leadership and brings together more than 700 leaders from fish and wildlife agencies and conservation groups from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canada and Mexico in order to discuss conservation policy and management issues and accomplishments. Attendees include key decision makers in the field of fish and wildlife, including; directors, assistant directors, program managers, and others involved in fisheries, wildlife habitat, law enforcement, legal affairs, industry, as well as public affairs (information and education).
WHY EXHIBIT OR SPONSOR? The Annual Conference offers you the opportunity to make face-to-face CONNECTIONS with leaders from North America’s Fish and Wildlife Agencies and conservation groups. You’ll have ACCESS to people who need your products and services and the EXPOSURE will reinforce your brand awareness and maximize visibility in the wildlife community.
OPPORTUNITIES & ENTITLEMENTS The Annual Conference offers you the opportunity to:
NETWORK: make face-to-face connections and expand your network of contacts to leaders from North America’s Fish and Wildlife Agencies and conservation groups
EXPOSURE: enforce your brand awareness and maximize visibility in the wildlife community
ACCESS: reach the decision makers who need your products and services.
Sponsors will receive recognition through a variety of channels, based on the level of your sponsorship. Levels and entitlements are outlined in the Sponsor & Exhibitor Brochure.
SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION POLICY AND GUIDELINES The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ (the Association’s) mission is to advocate for professional management of fish and wildlife resources in accordance with the tenets of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and its two basic principles, (a) that our fish and wildlife belong to all North American citizens, and are to be managed in such a way that their populations will be sustained forever and (b) to further advocate for the doctrine of primacy of state management authority for resident wildlife. To further our mission, we accept government agency, corporate, industry, organizational, and individual sponsorships and booth exhibits under strict guidelines.
We will refuse any sponsorship or messaging that we believe is incompatible with that of our mission or the missions of our member state fish and wildlife agencies. AFWA will not solicit or accept sponsorships from government agencies, corporations, organizations, or individuals whose practices, policies, or operations are deemed unacceptable and/or contrary to the values implicit in our mission as articulated in our bylaws, resolutions and policies.
The Association welcomes the support of sponsors or exhibitors for organizational efforts subject to the following guidelines:
The Association will not accept sponsorships or exhibits that reflect in a negative manner on the Association, do not align with its mission statement, or are not in the best interest of the organization as determined by the Executive Committee, Board or Directors or their designees.
The Association does not accept sponsorships for certain categories of products and services, including illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, tobacco products or establishments, sexual escort services, alcohol or other categories that may be determined at the Association’s sole discretion.
The Association reserves the right to reject or remove a sponsor’s or exhibitor’s printed materials, booths, signage, or other commonly used materials if those materials are incompatible with the Association’s mission or the missions of our member state fish and wildlife agencies.
Individual staff should not receive any substantial benefit (greater than $100) from association with sponsors or exhibitors. Any commissions, substantial gifts, or other financial benefits should be brought to the attention of a supervisor.
The Association retains control over any sponsored program and sponsors shall not have any input into operational matters relating to a project they have sponsored.
Questions on this policy may be directed to the Director of Operations for the Association. Contact information: John Lord, Director of Operations, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, 1100 First Street, NE Suite 825, Washington, D.C. 20002. Telephone: 202-624-7890; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSOCIATION OF FISH & WILDLIFE AGENCIES 1100 First Street NE, Suite 825 Washington, DC 20002 (202) 838-3474 email@example.com