Types of Organizations
We encourage organizations of the following types to participate in Your Global Future:
- Businesses from a range of sectors, including agriculture, architecture and design, engineering, finance, hospitality, law, medicine, sports, technology, travel and transportation, and veterinary science;
- Colleges and universities, including internationally oriented majors, clubs, and student groups;
- Ethnic and cultural groups represented in the Kansas City area;
- Government agencies;
- Kansas City-based international NGOs;
- Performing and visual arts groups and museums with global connections; and
- Study-abroad programs
Each booth includes a 10' x 10' space, a table and two chairs, and a fabric backdrop to which materials can be taped or pinned. Students will receive a map with the location of all attending organizations; we are, unfortunately, unable to guarantee a specific booth location in the Grand Plaza for standard-rate booths. Access to an electrical outlet (limited availability) will incur a $25 surcharge.
The event will be held in the Grand Plaza of Union Station. Student groups will arrive throughout the day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and visit booths at their own pace. Organizations are welcome to arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. to set up; cleanup should be completed no later than 4 p.m. One full-day voucher for the parking garage west of Union Station will be included with each booth registration. A hospitality room with refreshments for booth presenters will be available.
Participating organizations should plan to be present for the duration of the event, though you are most welcome to staff your booth in shifts. Beyond sharing about your organization's work, we ask that your booth focus specifically on international college, career, and other current and future opportunities for high-school students. We also ask that individuals staffing the booths be prepared to engage students in conversations that will help them to develop their professional skills and explore possibilities for their future. Additional information and suggestions for booth content will be shared as the event approaches.
Organizations are welcome to bring giveaways for attending students. We anticipate approximately 1,000 students in grades 9-12 and their teachers from the greater Kansas city metropolitan area.
Your organization's financial contribution subsidizes student attendance and bus transportation. We encourage you to consider a sponsorship to increase your impact and visibility before, during, and after the event.
$5,000 Presenting Sponsor – two adjacent booths in premier location; two opportunities to address students in a 20-minute presentation in the KC Chamber Board Room; logo included on IRC homepage, event webpage, event signage, social media, and program materials; promotional item given to all students; electrical connection included; additional customized benefits available
$2,500 Sustaining Sponsor – two adjacent booths in premier location; opportunity to address students in a 20-minute presentation in the KC Chamber Board Room; logo included on IRC homepage, event webpage, event signage, social media, and program materials; promotional item given to all students; electrical connection included
$1,500 Supporting Sponsor – one booth; opportunity to address students in a 20-minute presentation in the KC Chamber Board Room; logo included on event webpage, event signage, social media, and program materials; promotional item given to all students; electrical connection included
$750 Academic Sponsor – one booth; logo included on event webpage, event signage, social media, and program materials; electrical connection included
$300 Standard booth (for-profit company) – add $25 for electrical connection
$200 Standard booth (college/university department, club, student group; government agency) – add $25 for electrical connection
$100 Standard booth (nonprofit organization) – add $25 for electrical connection
Booths Already Registered Include
Black & Veatch
Burns & McDonnell
Catholic Charities of NE Kansas
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - University of Kansas
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Global Ties KC
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)
Kansas Army National Guard
Kansas State University Military Affairs Innovation Center
Owen/Cox Dance Group
University of Central Missouri
University of Central Missouri - International Studies Program
University of Central Missouri - Middle Eastern Studies Program
University of Kansas – International Programs/Study Abroad
University of Kansas - Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence
University of Kansas - School of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
U.S. Air Force Academy
William Jewell College