Please contact Mark Little at 919.962.1041 or Mark_Little@kenan-flagler.unc.edu if you would like to be a conference sponsor!

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SIGNATURE $20,000+ LEADER $10,000 PARTNER $5,000 INDIVIDUAL $1,000
Give brief remarks during plenary session. Dedicated vendor table.
Full page ad in conference program. Schedule permitting, accommodate presentation in program.
Logo included in printed program. Description on website. Access to shared display table for sponsors.
Name listed on printed program and website.
Complimentary registration passes. Includes pre-conference welcome event (Sept 8). 20 Passes 10 Passes 5 Passes 1 Pass

Blue Cross Blue Shield NC

Since 1933, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) has offered its customers high quality health insurance at a competitive price and has led the charge toward better health and more consumer-focused health care in our state. Blue Cross NC is a fully taxed, not-for-profit North Carolina company with major operations centers in Durham, Fayetteville, Winston-Salem, and an office in Charlotte. We employ more than 4,700 North Carolinians and serve more than 3.89 million customers. Blue Cross NC is committed to making the health care system in North Carolina better – but we know we can't do it alone. That's why we work with doctors, hospitals and others to bring our customers innovative solutions that simplify the health care system, improve efficiency and outcomes, and help rein in costs.

Duke Trinity

The Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University provides a dynamic and diverse academic community whose faculty and students use the resources of a top-ranked research university to engage deeply in pursuit of their intellectual interests. Students can select courses of study in 48 majors, 51 minors, and 23 interdisciplinary certificates across the arts and humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Faculty in the college also offer more than 60 graduate degrees and certificate programs. Anyone who wants to challenge themselves to transform the world can find a home in Trinity College.


Google is proud to call North Carolina home to our data center in Caldwell County/Lenoir and our engineering office in Chapel Hill. Google’s mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our employees, customers, and users. We endeavor to build products that work for everyone by including perspectives from backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin.


At NC State University, we create prosperity for North Carolina and the nation. We began as a land-grant institution grounded in agriculture and engineering. Today, we’re a preeminent research enterprise that excels across disciplines. NC State is a powerhouse in science, technology, engineering and math. We lead in agriculture, education, textiles, business and natural resources management. We’re at the forefront of teaching and research in design, the humanities and the social sciences. And we’re home to one of the world’s best colleges of veterinary medicine. Our more than 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students learn by doing. They pursue original research and start new companies. They forge connections with top employers and serve communities local and global. Everyone who comes to NC State enriches us through their varied knowledge and backgrounds, and diversity is critical to NC State’s academic mission. Because we embrace this, our students are well-prepared to succeed in today’s world as conscientious local and global citizens.

North Carolina African American Heritage Commision

The North Carolina General Assembly created the African American Heritage Commission (AAHC) in 2008 to “assist the Secretary of Cultural Resources in the preservation, interpretation, and promotion of African American history, arts, and culture.” With this legislation the AAHC has identified African American heritage practitioners, such as curators, docents, and museum directors, as priority service populations. The commission works across the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to achieve the mission of preserving, protecting, and promoting North Carolina’s African American history, art, and culture, for all people.

RTI International

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

UNC College of Arts and Science

The College of Arts & Sciences is the oldest and largest school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university and a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. The College is home to 90% of all Carolina undergraduates and 22% of the university’s graduate/professional students. It also oversees the Office of Undergraduate Education, Honors Carolina, three ROTC programs, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Center for the Study of the American South, PlayMakers Repertory Company and six area study centers for global education.

UNC Office of the Chancellor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, serves North Carolina, the United States, and the world through teaching, research, and public service. Our mission is to serve as a center for research, scholarship, and creativity and to teach a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to become the next generation of leaders. Inscribed within this mission statement is the conviction and experience that diversity and inclusion, and excellence in service to the people of North Carolina, are integrally and inextricably connected.











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