Conference Sponsorship Opportunities



2018 Sponsorship Opportunities


Agenda Registration Lodging/ Travel Advertise/ Exhibit Environmental News About Flint




Your sponsorship of the Society of Environmental Journalists 28th Annual Conference in Flint, Mich., helps SEJ help journalists who cover the toughest stories on the planet: stories about the air we breathe, the water we drink, food sources, declining habitats, energy sources and use, endangered species, climate... the list goes on and on.

Your involvement brings new knowledge about environmental solutions and innovations, new sources and resources. It can help bring speakers who couldn’t otherwise attend and transport attendees on all-day tours and to events, supporting the annual networking so essential to SEJ members, many of whom are freelancers. And it can put your information into attendees’ hands.

Check the information below to see what fits your budget, then email Chris Bruggers to get started.

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General Sponsorships

Event Sponsorships

Sponsor a student or journalist to attend the conference

Conference Sponsorship Matrix


General Sponsorships
Sponsorships range from $2,500 to $50,000. You’re always welcome to give more, or less, or to sign up for à la carte sponsorship options listed here. Sponsorships can include a presence at the conference if desired, including an ad in the program booklet, an exhibit booth, an item or two for the conference bag, registration and space to hold an independent reception, depending on the amount of funding.

Contact Chris Bruggers,, to get started.


Event Sponsorships
Your event sponsorship will be acknowledged with signage at the event, noted in the program book (if the sponsorship is arranged before printing), on SEJ’s website and other places of high visibility. Catered event sponsorships will include more or less visibility, depending on the sponsorship amount.

NOTE: All programs at SEJ’s conferences are planned by members, the conference chairs and the conference director. Sponsorship doesn’t change this. There is no quid pro quo with respect to SEJ’s program content.

Coffee Breaks on Friday (2 breaks) and Saturday (1 break): $10,000
Wed. Meet-n-Greet: $6,000 SOLD
Wed. Opening Reception and Dinner: $35,000
Thurs. All-day tour (1): $4,000 to cover transportation (*bus and other, plus lunches, beverages and snacks)
Fri. Awards Presentation Luncheon: $35,000
Fri. Network Break: $6,000
Sat. Plenary Luncheon: $30,000
Sat. Dinner and Dancing — super-networking session! $35,000
Sun. Breakfast and Sessions: $6,000 SOLD

Sponsorships for concurrent sessions can help support speaker travel and lodging, materials, special audio-visual needs, etc.: $2,000. Special events: Keynote speakers, film festival or other special events not yet planned: $10,000. Keep an eye on the agenda beginning in April to select events to sponsor.

To reserve an event or events to sponsor, click I'M READY TO ORDER!


Sponsor Conference Attendance for Students and Professional Journalists

SEJ seeks sponsors for....

What a student Fellow said about SEJ's 2017 conference:


I had an amazing time meeting so many kind, driven people and getting an authentic perspective on environmental journalism .... Incredibly valuable in helping to establish my career goals and figuring out how to begin achieving them.

— Bella Isaacs-Thomas
University of Michigan
class of 2018

Students & professional journalists from Flint
Students from nearby universities
Professional journalists primarily covering low-income communities or communities of color
Professional freelance journalists
Journalists from outside the USA


  • Students — Full conference (registration, housing, travel expenses): $850*. (Student first-year membership is only $25 and most students are eligible.)
  • Professional Journalists (US/Canada) — Full conference (registration, housing, travel): $1,200*
  • International Journalists — Full conference (registration, housing, travel): $5,000*

Note: Sponsorships must be received by May 30, 2018. Students and journalists will apply for the fellowship, or sponsors can select their own student or journalist to send. Students and journalists need not be members of SEJ to be selected.

To sponsor a student or professional journalist to attend the conference, click I'M READY TO ORDER!
Or, for more information, contact Chris Bruggers,

*Doesn't include post-conference tour


Conference Sponsorship Matrix

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for exhibits, ads, receptions and conference bag items.

To plan your sponsorship, contact:
Chris Bruggers