Sponsorship Packages for TESOL Kuwait Conference, 2017
TESOL Kuwait is a non-profit organization of teachers to speakers of other languages affiliated with the US based TESOL International (46 000 members worldwide). We seek to improve the teaching and learning of English and content subjects to non-native speakers of English. TESOL Kuwait’s fourth conference is to be held at the Gulf University of Science and Technology on, Thursday, 16th November, Friday, 17th November and Saturday, 18th November, 2017. The conference theme is- ‘Promoting ELT: Changing Perspectives and New Horizons’ Approximately 500 teachers from Kuwait are expected to attend the event. They are from government and private elementary, middle, high school and international schools, local universities and related organizations, such as language schools and other training establishments.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Nunan
Dr. David Nunan is former president of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching organization and the world's leading textbook series author. He was the first person to serve as President from outside North America. He is the Chair of the Research Committee, Director of the MA TESOL Program, and Director of the David Nunan Institute for Language Education at Anaheim University, an online university based in Anaheim, California, where he has been teaching online in its cutting edge MA TESOL program since 1998. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Hong Kong where he served as Chair Professor of Applied Linguistics and the Director of the English Centre for several years. Prior to this, he was Director of Research and Development, NCELTR, and Coordinator of Postgraduate Programs in Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He has published over 100 books and articles in the areas of curriculum and materials development, classroom-based research, and discourse analysis. His recent publications include “What Is This Thing Called Language?” (Palgrave Macmillan), Practical Teaching: Grammar (McGraw Hill), and Learners' Voices: Difference and Diversity in Language Teaching. Cambridge University Press (with P. Benson). His textbook projects include ATLAS, Go For It, Listen In, Speak Out and Expressions, all published by Cengage Heinle & Heinle, formerly Heinle & Heinle/Thomson Learning. “Go For It” was selected and adapted by People's Education Press as a basal textbook series for middle schools in China. In 2003 he was ranked the 7th most influential Australian in Asia by Business Review Weekly, and in 2005 he was named one of the top "50 Australians who Matter".
Keynote Speaker: Professor Jack C Richards
Professor Jack C. Richards has had an active career in the Asia Pacific region and is currently an honorary professor in the faculty of education at the University of Sydney, an honorary professor at the University of Auckland and an adjunct professor at Victoria University, Wellington and at RELC, Singapore. He is a frequent presenter worldwide and has written over 150 books and articles on language teaching as well as many widely used classroom texts such as the best-selling Interchange series (5th edition, Cambridge 2017). Recent publications are Curriculum Development in Language Teaching (2nd edition, Cambridge 2017); 50 Tips for Professional Development (Cambridge 2017): Key Issues in Language Teaching (Cambridge 2015:): Creativity In Language Teaching (with R. Jones, editors: Routledge 2015); Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching 3rd edition (with Ted Rodger, Cambridge 2014), and Language Learning Beyond the Classroom (with David Nunan, Editors, Routledge 2014). Jack Richards has active interests in music and arts, has extensive collections of decorative arts and in 2014 the Jack C Richards Decorative Arts Gallery was opened at the Tairawhiti Museum, Gisborne New Zealand. He supports a number of scholarships for musicians, artists and teachers. In 2011 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of literature by Victoria University, Wellington for his services to education and the arts and in 2014 received the Award for Patronage from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.
All sponsors are included on the Conference web page and in the conference handbook as a sponsor and will be acknowledged in the opening and closing sessions. Your promotional material and promotional gifts will be included in the attendees’ registration package.
Option 4 – Platinum Package KD500 A platinum conference sponsorship package combines marketing and branding before the event and maximum exposure during the conference and includes the following: ⦁Conference Passes – 5 complimentary attendee passes ⦁VIP networking Event: 5 complimentary tickets ⦁Signage – display signage (rollups) in the conference registration area and conference rooms ⦁Exhibition opportunity – you will have a company stand in the registration area of the conference where you will exhibit or demonstrate your company’s products ⦁Opening Session – 5 minute motivational speech expressing corporate support for TESOL-Kuwait
Option 3 – Gold Package KD300 A gold conference sponsorship package combines marketing and branding before the event and extensive exposure during the conference and includes the following: ⦁Conference passes – 3 complimentary attendee passes ⦁VIP networking Event: 3 complimentary tickets ⦁Signage – display signage (rollups) in the conference registration area and conference rooms ⦁Exhibition opportunity – you will have a stand in the registration area of the conference to exhibit or demonstrate your company products
Option 2 - Silver Package KD200 A Silver sponsorship package combines marketing and branding before the event and exposure during the conference and includes the following benefits: ⦁Conference Passes - 2 complimentary attendee passes
Option 1 – Bronze Package KD100 A Bronze sponsorship package combines marketing and branding before the event and exposure during the conference and includes the following benefits: ⦁Conference Pass - 1 complimentary attendee pass