By Kim Westerman
Chair, CWR Conference Development Committee

For our 25th anniversary conference, CWR has formed a Conference Development Committee to focus on expanding our exhibitor showcase and securing more sponsorships. This year, we hope to have a wider variety of exhibitors with more focus on professional vendors and service providers who can support our work as communicators. We have added an option for exhibitors to present a “sponsored workshop” where attendees can choose to hear more about their area of expertise. The committee hopes this will be both a great additional resource for our members and a stronger source of revenue for our organization. Additionally, after researching sponsorship opportunities at similar conferences, our committee has expanded our slate of options for supporting the CWR conference. We are excited to help generate more revenue to keep attendee costs low while also helping connect our members with businesses and organizations who want to share their resources with us.

If you work with a vendor or contractor who you would like to encourage to sponsor or exhibit at the CWR conference, please share our new informational packet with them. If you have any questions about the opportunities, feel free to contact me at

Many thanks to my fellow committee members Susan Whelan and Robyn Moeller for all of their hard work!