Communicators for Women Religious

CWR provides professional networking and education to members who communicate and advance the mission and ministries of women religious.

Conference 2020: Sponsorship and Exhibitors

Join us! Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities Await!

Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) is an international, professional organization of women and men dedicated to promoting understanding of and advancing the mission of Catholic Sisters. CWR provides a network of professional support and education for its members. Our annual conference is the best way to connect with our entire network!

Where do you fit in?

Our better than 200 members are decision-makers and influencers whose professional responsibilities include marketing, public relations, magazine editing and production, media relations, social media, advertising, fundraising, advocacy and donor relations for more than 140 congregations of Catholic Sisters and two dozen associated ministries. Our members primarily are based in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Italy and Australia.

Managing budgets from a few thousand dollars up to half a million, CWR members make or influence purchasing decisions about marketing, development and technology. CWR’s Conference 2020 provides an excellent opportunity for you to share your products and services with them.

About the 2020 CWR Conference

This year’s conference will be headlined by a trio of dynamic keynote speakers: Teresa Maya, CCVI; Mary Pellegrino, CSJ; and Norma Pimentel, MJ.

Topics to be presented by an array of prestigious speakers include:

  • Web and social media analytics
  • Crisis communications
  • Podcasting
  • Blogging
  • SEO
  • Lobbying and advocacy
  • Additional topics to be determined

You can expect attendees will be looking for more information on these topics and other related areas of interest.

Registration for Exhibitors and Sponsors is open now, with an early bird discount of $50 for exhibitors who register by July 1.

Click on the links below to explore your opportunities at CWR Conference 2020.



We offer a full range of branding opportunities to our sponsors—leading up to, during and after the conference!

When you sign on for any one of our 11 available sponsorships, you will receive the following:

  • Listing in print materials
  • Listing on the website and conference app, which also reach members who are not attending
  • Flier/promotional item included in each attendee welcome bag
  • Logo on screen at the conference during breaks

Read on for the special benefits associated with each sponsorship:



Keynote Address — $5,000

We are excited to have Teresa Maya, CCVI; Mary Pellegrino, CSJ; and Norma Pimentel, MJ, deliver this year’s keynote addresses, the most popular and widely attended conference events. All three of our keynote presenters are dynamic and engaging speakers who are sure to draw the whole crowd.

Because we will have a trio of keynote addresses, our sponsor will be acknowledged at not one but all three of those presentations! As keynote sponsor, your logo will appear on all messaging and materials mentioning the keynote speeches and on the big screen before each of the three presentations.

The keynote addresses will be referred to as “Our keynote speaker, presented by (your organization).”

In addition, the keynote sponsor has the option of joining our Exhibitor Showcase as a gold level exhibitor at no additional cost!


Technology — $3,500

As Technology Sponsor, you may select the Wi-Fi password for the event. For example, the name of your organization may be the attendee login. Additionally,

  • Your logo will be shown on screen or on paper whenever the Wi-Fi password is shared.
  • Your logo will be displayed on the AV table in the room throughout the conference.
  • Any live-streamed or recorded portions of the event, which will be shared with all CWR members, will be referred to as “presented by” your organization.

In addition, the technology sponsor has the option of joining our Exhibitor Showcase as a gold level exhibitor at no additional cost!


Welcome Bags — $2,500

Your name and logo will appear prominently on the bags our better than 150 expected attendees receive at on-site registration.

These bags will contain materials attendees will use throughout the conference.

You can expect attendees to use these totes throughout the conference and long after.

In addition, the welcome bag sponsor has the option of joining our Exhibitor Showcase as a gold level exhibitor at no additional cost!


Welcome Reception — $1,500

A Welcome Reception cocktail party will be held for attendees on Tuesday, September 29. Sponsorship of this event will be recognized in four ways:

  • Your brochures or promotional materials may be placed on tables throughout the reception area.
  • Your logo will be printed on drink tickets for each recipient and displayed on the photo booth.
  • The reception will be referred to as “The Welcome Reception presented by (your organization).”

Additionally, up to four representatives of your organization are invited to join us for the evening.

The Welcome Reception sponsor also has the option of joining our Exhibitor Showcase as a silver level exhibitor at no additional cost!


Meal — $1,000

As a Meal Sponsor, your logo will be prominently displayed on or next to the buffet line during your sponsored meal. You also may place fliers, business cards or other promotional materials on the dining tables.

[five available]


Coffee Break — $500

Your logo will be prominently displayed on or next to the table with refreshments during your sponsored break. Additionally, your fliers, business cards or other promotional materials can be placed on or near the refreshment table for distribution during the sponsored break.

[two available]


Donor — Up to $499

Your support at any level helps advance our mission. If being a donor instead of a sponsor is a better fit for your organization this year, your donation will entitle you to:

  • Listing in print materials
  • Listing on the website and conference app, which reaches members who are not attending


Design Your Own!

We’d be happy to work together with you to design the perfect package! For more information, contact CWR Conference Development Committee Chair Kim Westerman at



Our Exhibitor Showcase is a highlight of our annual conference, and we provide a full range of opportunities for our exhibitors to get their name and message in front of attendees. Incentives will be offered to attendees who visit our vendors in the Exhibitor Showcase.

Choose the level that suits you best and get started planning your display!

Exhibitor Showcase SpaceSkirted 6' display table
Choice of exhibitor table location1st choice2nd choice
Conference AccessFull access to conference sessions
Branding OpportunitiesYour flier/promo item included in each welcome bag
Company name listed on conference signage
Sponsorship announcement on CWR social media
Company logo on screens during meals and breaks
Logo in cluded in preconference emails
Top billing on all conference sponsorship signage
Mailing List AccessPermission to send one pre- and post- conference mailing to all CWR members' postal and email addresses
Presentation OpportunitiesOpportunity to briefly address all conference attendees about your organization or an upcoming event (2-3 minutes)
Opportunity to develop and present a one-hour workshop on best practices that professionals using your product/service should know (subject to approval)

Guidelines for Exhibitors     [Downloadable PDF]

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