Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors

WINNIPEG

Virtual Event: April 23rd from 2 to 3:30 pm ET

In-person Event: RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg, May 30th to June 1st, 2024

Trade Show: May 31st, 2024, 8 am to 8 pm, featuring a cocktail reception in the trade show space.

Submission Form

Please download and fill out the following form in order to secure your spot as a sponsor and/or exhibitor. Once filled, please send it to coordinator@csla-aapc.ca. 

Download submission form

Deadline for logos, ads, videos, and social media content: 1 April 2024 (we encourage you to submit these materials as early as possible to allow us to give you maximum exposure). 

Information

The CSLA-MALA Congress Planning Team is pleased to invite you to the 2024 CSLA-MALA Congress. Our delegates are eager to meet you! You and your team will get the opportunity to engage with Canadian landscape architects like never before. 

Get ready to network virtually with an estimated 350+ conference participants, connect with new clients and profile your company’s brand to a large, diverse audience.

Participants will come from a wide range of backgrounds: landscape architects, architects, planners, engineers, educators, students, and municipal, provincial, and federal government employees and representatives. 

The 2024 CSLA-MALA Congress will feature two and a half days of in-person Content and a pre-conference virtual event

Schedule

A pre-Congress event will be held virtually on April 23rd, 2024 from 2pm to 3:30pm ET and will include presentations, educational content, opportunities for sponsor engagement and more. 

The In-Person Congress will be held from May 30th to June 1st, 2024, a the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg. 

The trade show will be held from 8 am to 8 pm on Friday, May 31st, 2024. The trade show hall will feature:

  • Friday evening kick off reception from 5 to 8 pm;
  • Family-style seating throughout the trade show for meals;
  • Central, open location in the event, next to the plenary hall.

In addition to the trade show, the CSLA-MALA are also offering several high visibility sponsorship opportunities, including:

  • CSLA Awards Gala sponsorship (this year, all attendees will be offered a rebated gala ticket to commemorate the CSLA’s 90th Anniversary and MALA’s 50th Anniversary celebrations;
  • College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony sponsorship;
  • Welcome reception sponsorship;
  • Tour Sponsorship;
  • Breakfast and lunch sponsorships;
  • Keynote speaker sponsorships;
  • Opportunities for sponsors to present a technical session or demonstration at the trade show;
  • And more!

Finally, sponsors and trade show representatives on site are encouraged to attend the following events, the cost of which is included in your sponsorship and trade show booth fees:

  • the Thursday evening reception;
  • the keynote speakers, and participate in the educational sessions;
  • the Saturday gala;
  • tours.

Congress Theme

The 2024 Congress Theme is: Origins | Evolution | Revolution

The profession of landscape architecture has come a long way since its origins. The way we design and manage the built environment has evolved significantly. In the decades since the CSLA was founded in 1934 and the MALA was founded in 1974, the profession of landscape architecture has held a unique responsibility in helping shape the world sustainably and equitably. As we reflect on the fundamental principles that underlie the profession, we have an opportunity to explore how these can be adapted to address the complex challenges of the 21st century.

In setting our future course, we must recognize that the world is changing at an unprecedented pace. The impacts of climate change, social inequality, Truth and Reconciliation and political instability are becoming increasingly apparent. Our profession must rise to the challenge and find innovative ways to design the built environment in a way that is resilient, sustainable, and just.

At the 2024 CSLA-MALA Congress, we will celebrate the CSLA’s 90th anniversary and the MALA’s 50th anniversary by exploring topics that have led it to where we are today, and that are central to its future:

  • What can we learn from the profession’s evolution over the past 90 years?
  • How can new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality, be harnessed to enhance the design process and provide critical insights into past works?
  • What is the importance of community engagement in creating inclusive and equitable public spaces?
  • What is the role of landscape architecture in promoting biodiversity and mitigating the impacts of climate change?

At the heart of the 2024 CSLA-MALA Congress is the recognition that landscape architecture is a collaborative endeavor that has always been about creating spaces that are both functional and beautiful. By exploring our origins and imagining the future of our profession, landscape architects can create a world that is sustainable, equitable, and inspiring.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Maximize your participation at the CSLA-MALA Congress by becoming an official sponsor. We offer you many exclusive promotional opportunities which are different than the traditional trade show booth and will align with your company’s marketing plan and strategy.

Our goal is to create moments where you, as a sponsor, can benefit from your participation in the Congress, meet landscape architects and have real opportunities to network and integrate with the Congress delegates. We encourage you to attend the Congress, to network with delegates, to get involved and to take the opportunities to promote your company, your brand, your products.

These sponsorship packages are first come, first served. The earlier you book, the more exposure you will gain. 

Deadline for logos, ads, videos, and social media content: 1 April 2024 (we encourage you to submit these materials as early as possible to allow us to give you maximum exposure). 

Sponsorship Prospectus

Title Sponsorship Event Package: $25,000

ONE Title Sponsorship package is available. This package includes:

  • Logo on main stage throughout both virtual and in-person events;
  • Customized ad placed on event web page;
  • Two-minute video commercial played once during virtual event and 5 times during in-person event, and to be added to the CSLA’s YouTube channel;
  • CSLA Awards Gala sponsor (includes logo placement, and a speaking opportunity at the gala and a table of 8 at the awards gala);
  • Complimentary Congress registration for four (4) staff members (with ability to purchase additional registrations at a reduced rate);
  • Opportunity to give a technical session during the April 23rd virtual congress;
  • Full page ad in Congress printed program;
  • Five social media shares;
  • Logo recognition in Congress Program;
  • Logo recognition and link to company website in CSLA bulletins and Congress eblasts;
  • Opportunity to include two promotional items in the delegate bag;
  • Opportunity to distribute one marketing eblast to CSLA’s 9,000 email contacts (graphic presentation and copy to be provided to CSLA in French and English, to be distributed by CSLA).
Partner Sponsorship Package: $15,000

SIX Partner Sponsorship packages are available. This package includes:

  • Customized ad placed on event web page;
  • First pick of one trade show booth;
  • Two-minute video commercial played once during virtual event and twice during in-person event, and to be added to the CSLA’s YouTube channel;
  • Special event sponsor: welcome reception OR trade show reception OR keynote speaker OR College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony ;
  • CSLA College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony sponsor (includes logo placement and a speaking opportunity);
  • Complimentary Congress registration for two (2) staff members (with ability to purchase additional registrations at a reduced rate);
  • Half-page ad in Congress printed program;
  • Two social media shares;
  • Logo recognition in Congress Program;
  • Logo recognition and link to company website in CSLA bulletins and Congress eblasts;
  • Opportunity to include one promotional item in the delegate bag.
Principal Sponsorship Package: $8,000

This package includes:

  • Customized ad placed on event web page;
  • One-minute video commercial played twice during in-person event, and to be added to the CSLA’s YouTube channel;
  • Recognition as sponsor one of the educational sessions, lunches or breakfasts (until all slots filled) with logo placement during event and opportunity to introduce your company and the speaker;
  • Complimentary Congress registration for two (2) staff members (with ability to purchase additional registrations at a reduced rate);
  • Quarter-page ad in Congress printed program;
  • One social media share;
  • Logo recognition in Congress Program;
  • Logo recognition and link to company website in CSLA bulletins and Congress eblasts.
Associate Sponsorship Package: $5,000

This package includes:

  • Recognition as sponsor of a tour with opportunity to join the tour group and network with delegates;
  • Complimentary Congress registration for one (1) staff member (with ability to purchase additional registrations at a reduced rate);
  • One social media share;
  • Logo recognition in Congress Program;
  • Logo recognition and link to company website in CSLA bulletins and Congress eblasts

Trade Show Reception

On Friday, May 31st from 5 to 8 p.m., a reception will be held at the trade show. There will be an opportunity for all exhibitors and sponsors to purchase drink tickets to share with delegates from your booth.

Trade Show Prospectus

Floor Plan

floor plan

Note: during breaks, lunches and reception, air wall between the trade show and the plenary space (to the right) will be opened. Additionally, seating will be included in the trade show for meals, and, during the reception, bars will be added.

Schedule
Thursday, May 30th

Trade Show Set Up (2pm to 5 pm).

Friday, May 31st

Exhibit Hall Opens (8 am);
Reception in Trade Show (5pm to 8 pm);
Exhibit Hall Closes (8 pm);
Trade Show Tear Down (8 pm to 9 pm).

Saturday, June 1st

Trade Show Tear Down (continued, if required: 8 am to 10 am).

Show Information

Fees

8 x 10 Trade Show Space: $2,300.00

Each booth includes:
  • access to meals provided to conference delegates (Thursday evening reception, Friday breakfast, lunch, and evening reception, Saturday breakfast and lunch)
  • two exhibitor badges (additional badges can be purchased)
  • 2 chairs and table
  • pipe and drape.
Booth Assignment

Applications will be date-stamped on receipt. Space will be assigned to sponsors first and then on a first-come, first-served basis, providing the applicant has no outstanding debts with the MALA or CSLA starting February 1, 2024. No change to assignments may be made without the agreement of the organizers.  Please Note:  Booth sizes are approximate and are subject to change by the organizers.  

Material Handling and Official Show Contractor

All material handling and special orders must be made through Central Display Ltd.

Electrical Services

If required, electrical services must be ordered via the RBC Convention Centre or by contacting services@wcc.mb.ca 

Additional Information

Katherine Velluso, CSLA Communications Coordinator
12, Forillon Crescent.
Kanata (Ontario)  K2M 2W5
613-659-9605 |coordinator@csla-aapc.ca 
 

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