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Support the Summit

The UMD Disability Summit is a free and accessible conference open to the public as a result of the support from our wonderful sponsors.

Why Get Involved?

This unique cross-disciplinary and cross-disability gathering drew 200 participants in its first year, and nearly 400 participants in its second year including representatives of a range of universities, local governments, state governments, funding agencies, federal agencies, and non-profit and advocacy groups. Your organization in our program, on our website, on banners, and mentioned during opening and closing remarks reaches hundreds of innovative thinkers and brands you as a forward-thinking advocate of inclusion for all people with disabilities.

What do we need to further our mission?

In order to continue building a stronger and more inclusive research and educational community for people with disabilities, we need additional resources to take our vision and make it a reality. Our biggest priorities are to ensure the summit is affordable and accessible for all. It is important that this summit isn’t just about disability but a platform for collaboration for people with disabilities. We have a goal to fully fund the summit so those with disabilities can participate at no cost to themselves. The total cost for the event, to include accessible location, parking, interpreters, and audio-visual support for d/Deaf and blind attendees is $20,000.

Giving Levels

Title sponsor

$10,000
Helps support:
ASL Interpreters;
Scholarship;
Your name and logo on all electronic and printed material; table set-up at event; promotional material included in check-in packages; mention in all press releases, opening and closing remarks; offer to speak during opening or closing

Fearless sponsor

$5,000
Helps support: 
ASL Interpreters;
Large print programs
Your name and logo on all electronic and printed material; table set-up at event; promotional material included in check-in packages

No Barrier Sponsor

$1,000
Helps support:
Accessible parking; accessible technology services
Your name and logo on website, in program, and on all sponsored signage; promotional material included in check-in packages

Accessible Sponsor

$500
Helps support:
Welcome and directional signage; printed materials; refreshments
Your name and logo on website, in program, and on all sponsored signage

Advocate Sponsor

$100 or in-kind
Student presentation awards; refreshments
Your name and logo on website and in program

Interested in supporting the Disability Summit? Contact sara.olsen@gmail.com.