INTERACT Conference

August 3-6, 2014 – Miami, FL
August 19-22, 2014 – Chicago, IL

The INTERACT Conference  (formerly known as Human Resources Conference), the leading national conference for electric cooperative human resources professionals, brings together nearly 200 decision-makers who are looking for tools, strategies and best practices to meet their co-op’s business development goals.

View the 2013  sponsors and sponsorship opportunities below (similar in 2014).

Have an idea for sponsorships?
If you have questions regarding a specific sponsorship or your company is interested in a personalized sponsorship opportunity, please contact Nancy McMahen, 800-230-2601.

2013 Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Laissez Les Bon Temp Rouler (Let the Good Times Roll) Reception

    Tuesday, July 23 (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: Actual Cost ($13,000 estimate)

    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be recognized as the official sponsor of the Laissez Les Bon Temp Rouler (Let the Good Times Roll) Reception with signage at the event entrance.
    • Cocktail napkins on food and beverage stations.
    • Tent cards on reception tables will display your company's name and logo.
    • Your company representative is invited to welcome conference attendees at the reception.
  • Meet & Greet Networking Lunch

    Wednesday, July 24 (noon – 2:00 p.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: Actual Cost ($10,000 estimate)

    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Meet & Greet Networking Lunch with signage at the event entrance.
    • Tent cards on the luncheon tables will display your company's name and logo.
    • Your company representative is invited to welcome conference attendees at the luncheon.
  • General Session Keynote Speaker-Patrick Kuhse, Business Ethics Authority

    Wednesday, July 24 (2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: $10,000

    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be invited to introduce the General Session speaker, Patrick Kuhse.
    • Recognition as the sponsor of the General Session speaker with signage at the event entrance.

    Patrick Kuhse is a proclaimed ethics expert and one of the most in-demand speakers in America today. As a self-admitted greedy stock broker in the 1980's ("the Jerry Maguire of financial planning"), Kuhse's value system declined, and he became more interested in making money and being successful than in ethical behavior. Today, Kuhse is uniquely qualified to share techniques on dealing with moral and ethical dilemmas as well as recognizing key warning signs and the critical thinking errors that lead to all forms of unethical behavior and criminal activity.

  • General Session Keynote Speaker-Joel Zeff, Humorous Motivational Speaker

    Wednesday, July 24 (10:30 a.m. – noon)
    Sponsorship Cost: $8,500

    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be invited to introduce the General Session speaker, Joel Zeff.
    • Recognition as the sponsor of the General Session speaker with signage at the event entrance.

    Joel Zeff is a dynamic speaker, improvisational humorist and author. He creates energy with his interactive performances, inviting members of the audience to participate in hilarious improvisational exercises that illustrate Joel's central message: organizations and individuals should CELEBRATE every day successes to increase collaboration, productivity, passion and innovation.

  • General Session Keynote Speaker-Alfie Kohn, Author and Lecturer

    Thursday, July 25 (8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: $8,000

    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be invited to introduce the General Session speaker, Alfie Kohn.
    • Recognition as the sponsor of the General Session speaker with signage at the event entrance.

    Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. He has been described by Time magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores." His criticisms of competition and rewards have helped to shape the thinking of educators – as well as parents and managers – across the country and abroad. Alfie has been featured on hundreds of TV and radio programs, including the "Today" show and two appearances on "Oprah"; he has been profiled in the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, while his work has been described and debated in many other leading publications.

  • Combined HR & AF&T Continental Breakfast

    Wednesday, July 24 (7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: $8,000

    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Combined HR & AF&T Continental Breakfast, with signage at the event entrance and food and beverage stations. A combined total of more than 400 cooperative personnel will be present.
    • Your company representative is invited to welcome conference attendees at the breakfast.
  • Closing General Session Speaker-Candace Bertotti, Senior Master Trainer

    Thursday, July 25 (3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: $6,500

    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be invited to introduce the Closing General Session speaker, Candace Bertotti.
    • Recognition as the sponsor of the General Session speaker with signage at the event entrance.

    Candace Bertotti brings more than ten years of experience in communication and leadership development to the VitalSmarts Facilitator Faculty. A Senior Master Certified Trainer in Crucial Conversations®, Crucial Confrontations® and Influencer Training™, Candace specializes in conflict resolution, negotiation, and interpersonal communication to help individuals, teams, and organizations increase effectiveness and achieve bottom-line results.

  • Mobile App

    Sponsorship Cost: Actual Cost ($5,000 estimate)
    Benefits include:

    • This app will be downloaded and used by HR '13 Conference attendees throughout the event, and into the future.
    • Your company will receive a footer banner ad on the HR '13 Conference mobile app.
  • Networking Sponsorship

    Sponsorship Cost: $3,000

    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be recognized as an official Networking Sponsor of the HR '13 Conference with signage throughout the event.
  • Afternoon Ice Cream Refreshment Breaks

    Wednesday, July 24 (Wednesday, July 24 - ) and Thursday, July 25 (3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: $3,000

    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Afternoon Ice Cream Refreshment Break on the day you choose with signage near refreshment stations.
  • Registration Folio

    Sponsorship Cost: $1,500

    Benefits include:

    • HR '13 Conference attendees will receive a high-quality conference registration folio designed to hold conference materials. This attractive and functional folio will include your company logo and serve as a constant reminder of your company