SOCIETY OF PAKISTAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS SPONSORSHIP PROPOSAL 31st SPELT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 7 – 8 November, 2015 Karachi & 13- 14 November 2015, Lahore /Islamabad HEAD OFFICE SPELT House: No. 101 First Floor Plot No. C-28 Kh-e-Ittehad, Lane 12 Phase II Ext. D.H.A, Karachi. SPELT 5313734, InTRR Tel. No (021) 35313731, 35313733, Mobile No. 0333-3754250 E-mail: spelt.org.pk , email@example.com Site: speltinfo.wordpress.com 1 SPELT Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT) is a national organization with its chapters and units spreaded across the country and is affiliate of international organizations, such as, IATEFL, U.K and TESOL, US. It was founded in 1984 by a dynamic and vibrant group of teachers as a voluntary, nonprofit organization with a vision to bring about change in teaching and learning of English in Pakistan through teacher education. Since then the organization has successfully maintained and sustained its core values to achieve its vision and mission. It has emerged as a true volunteer organization and now become a radiant example and role model for many organizations in the country and abroad. SPELT's mission statement is to provide a professional forum for its members and practitioners teaching English as a Foreign/Second language to facilitate effective communication and improve the teaching/learning standards of English in Pakistan. It aims at creating professional awareness amongst teachers of English at all levels. This is being done through monthly academic sessions, a quarterly journal, teacher training and development courses, and international annual conferences on vital themes in EFL. These conferences are held country wide. To achieve its goal(s) SPELT organizes academic sessions, professional development programmes, and teacher-research. SPELT networks with sister organizations worldwide to disseminate shared ideas and methodologies appropriate for the local situation. SPELT produces high quality contextually suitable materials to support the professional development of its members. SPELT collaborates with government agencies to develop textbooks for the public sector. SPELT actively supports environmental, peace and human rights issues through its published materials and workshops. The general objectives of the organization are to: a) b) Provide a platform for discussion of problems, analysis and evaluation of courses and offering alternative suggestions after a realistic appraisal of the teaching and learning situation in different areas of Pakistan. Keep members abreast of current developments in the field of ELT by holding regular study sessions. c) Invite ELT specialists to meet the members whenever possible. d) Hold conferences, workshops and orientation courses regularly in order to provide help and guidance to English language teachers. e) Publish a newsletter/journal. f) Build up a resource centre complete with ELT books journals, supplementary teaching materials, audio-visual aids etc. SPELT INTERNATIONAL CONFERNCE Conference is one of SPELT’s prime and proud initiatives hold annually for past 30 years. It is the only international ELT event organized in Pakistan which has become most awaited and celebrated event for teachers, teacher educators, researchers, institutes and schools. The conference is of equal level to any other international conference. Conference holds one keynote session, more than six plenary talks, panel discussion and more than 80 concurrent sessions. Conference extends high quality, highly extensive input to the conference participants encompassing a wide range of topics, for instance, literacy, technology in education, teachers’ professional development and education, research, teaching young learners and a great deal of other areas related to education. Conference delegates include national, regional and international presenters. It hosts more than 900 conference participants from both public and private institutes and organizations. In the conference, Urdu Strand has also been introduced to impact Urdu teaching at all levels. It has received warm and encouraging response from the participants. 31st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE This year SPELT 31st inaugurating International Conference is being organised in Karachi from November 7 – 8, 2015; and concluding conferences from 13- 15 in Lahore and Islamabad. This year’s conference theme is: ELT TRADITIONS & INNOVATIONS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS Keynote address Plenary talks Webinar Book launches by Oxford University Press and other publishers I.T Village Symposiums Signature Sessions Panel discussion Concurrent sessions Glimpses from past INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS Dr. Christine A. Coombe, Key note Speaker, Dubai Men’s College, Dubai, UAE Naomi Migliacci, Plenary Speaker, International Consultant, Speaker and writer, USA Dr. Ishrat Suri, Plenary Speaker, Asst. Prof, English, Dar- Al-Hekma University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Brian A. Oliver Smith, ( webinar) Candie Moonshower , MTSU, (webinar) Judy Findley, (webinar) Dr. Kathy Ganske , USA (webinar) Prof. Dr. Maya Khemlani David, Malaysia (Webinar) Linda Ragsdale (webinar) John Eyles, (webinar) Salvino Sfregola Thomas Christie Prof. Anne Burns (TESOL) Les Kirkham Rosa Aronson, Ph.D., Dr. Ahmar Mahboob URDU STRAND SPEAKERS Dr. Arfa Syeda Zahra Aamra Alam Dr. Tanzeem ul Firdaus Dr. Zulqarnain Ahmed Shabana Baseer Rashid Ali khan Dr. Rauf Parekh Zahida Maheen Prof. Sarwat Sultana Irum Fazal Fahim Ahmed Siddiqui Azra Mansoor CONFERENCE COLLABORATORS Venue Habib Public School Bahria College Karachi DHA College Karachi Grammar School Agha Khan University Design, Print & Material Publication Oxford University Press Spectrum Y&R International Presenters, in-kind and logistics support British Council US State Department CONFERENCE SUPPORTERS iEARN Habib Public School Bahria College Karachi CONFERENCE SPONSORS Habib Public School Oxford University Press Spectrum Y & R British Council IATEFL TESOL University of Cambridge- ESOL Examinations AEO- Pakistan Education USA The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan Writing Planet Bahria College Karachi Getz Pharma Soneri Bank JS Bank Coca Cola SPELT 31st International Conference 7-8 NOVEMBER 2015 Karachi & 13- 15 NOVEMBER, 2015Lahore/ Islamabad Dear Sir/Madam The proposal seeks sponsorship in the following categories (please see below) for its 31st International Conference scheduled in 7-8 November 2015 Karachi & Saturday through Sunday in Karachi. We are confident that this event will extend a valuable platform to market and promote your company and brand. It will create further opportunities as the event is unique of its kind. Confirmation of (please mention the selected area of sponsorship): Company Name: Contact Name: Address & Contact Information: Signature: _________________________ Dated: Sponsorship opportunity 1. Banners and Standees at the conference site Site Placement ` Auditorium Foyer Corridors Exhibition Area Type Size Quantity Rates/USD Banner “3x6” 01 piece 360/ 03 days Standees “2x5” 02 pieces 240/ 03 days Banner “3x6” 02 pieces 270/ 03 days Standees “2x5” 02 pieces 180/ 03 days Banner “3x6” 01 piece 270/ 03 days Standees “2x5” 02 pieces 180/ 03 days Banner “3x6” 02 pieces 240/ 03 days Standees “2x5” 02 pieces 180/ 03 days 2. Promotional Inserts in the Conference Bag Material & Type Size Quantity Rates/USD Flier/ Brochure A4 size One page 1200 140 Pamphlet/ Brochure A4 size 2-4 pages 1200 170 Pamphlet/ Brochure A4 size 5-9 pages 1200 200 Catalogue/ Promotional material 10+ pages 1200 260 Conference Program Handbook Advertisement Half page 01/ book 150 Full page 01/ book 270 3. Exhibition Booth Size Facilities Rent for Three days/USD Duration Electricity connection. 30x15 1x Pedestal fan. 400/ All Three days 1x Table 2 x chairs. Hi Tea/Lunch for two 4. Food, Logistics and Materials Conference Delegates’ Hi Tea ---------------------------US $ 2000 (Sponsor’s promotional literature and posters in the delegates’ dining room/area ) Conference Delegates’ Lunch (per day)----------------------- US$. 2500 (Sponsor’s promotional literature and posters in the delegates’ dining room/area ) Multimedia Equipment and Gadgets ---------------US $ 1500 (Display of Sponsor’s logo in presentation rooms) Photo copying – -------US$.300 (Sponsor’s logo on Photocopies) Category B: Awards and Scholarships 1. International Speakers The International Presenters Sponsorship cost cover for: Air fare for international and across the country travelling, accommodation and meal 2. National Speakers for Urdu and English Strands The National Presenters Sponsorship cost cover for: Air fare for across the country travelling, accommodation and meal 3. SPELT Working Committee Members SPELT Working Committee Members Sponsorship cost cover for: Air fare for across the country travelling, accommodation and meal 4. Sponsorship for Teachers for Urdu and English Strand Number of sponsorship: for 150 teachers 60 for English Strand 40 for Urdu Strand 30% Teachers from Public sector 20% Teachers from Middle Class Private Schools 30% Teachers from Lower Middle Class Private Schools 20% Teachers from Under privileged private schools Hosting the auditorium sponsorship grant will cover the cost against the following heads. a. b. c. d. e. f. Auditorium rent Sound system Air condition rental charges Electricity charges Multimedia equipments Furniture rent Benefits to the Sponsoring Agency The opportunity will create strong brand image to the sponsoring company. The event will further boost sales and promotion. As the conference delegates come from a variety of settings and diverse customer needs, the brand will explore new potential buyers. The brand’s logo and branding campaign in return to the grant sponsored to the event will tangibly impact on the audience. It is expected that your brand will directly impact on more than 1000 conference delegates and indirectly to more than 3000 people. Tangible returns are: 1. Logo on the main conference backdrop 2. Logo in the conference programme book on the “Thank You” page 3. Formal thank in the inaugural session by the SPELT Finance Coordinator 4. Prominent space in the main hallways, entrance of the auditorium, to the brand promotional campaign with the conference theme and SPELT logo on all banners, standees, panaflex and other promotional material. 5. Full A-4 size colour page ad in the conference programme book.