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Who We Are

The International Relations Council works in partnership with businesses, universities, community organizations, and K-12 schools to bring a global perspective to our community. We bring world leaders and dignitaries to the metro region, host forums for high-school students to interact with and learn from foreign-policy experts, and create opportunities for area business leaders to strengthen relationships abroad.

Core Partnership Benefits

All organizational partners receive the following core benefits:

  • Marketing and Recognition: Your organization's name and logo featured on the IRC website, your organization's name in IRC program materials, and recognition of your organization at IRC signature programs.
  • Access: The IRC provides engaging, substantive, and timely programs with dignitaries and leading experts from diverse fields of global affairs. You and your organization's employees and board receive member-rate or cost-free admission to many IRC programs and are made aware of upcoming opportunities through the IRC's weekly newsletter. You are also invited to participate in the IRC Speakers Bureau.
  • Networking and Social Events: Through IRC social events, program receptions, and forums you can sustain and strengthen your professional and personal connections with other globally minded community members, leaders, and entrepreneurs. As an IRC organizational partner, you also have the opportunity to host a networking hour to introduce IRC members and the community at large to your organization.

An annual college & university membership to the IRC, which includes all core partnership benefits, costs $1000.

Sponsorship Menu

Beyond the core benefits of membership with the IRC, we invite your organization to consider sponsoring or participating in a variety of signature IRC programs throughout the year. While you are welcome to sign up as a sponsor at any time, many organizations have asked to receive these options in advance to help with planning. Please note that individual tickets for events will be available as events approach.

Click here to view and complete the IRC Sponsorship Menu »

To Join as a College or University Partner

Thank you for your interest in joining or renewing your membership with the IRC. Please complete the IRC Sponsorship Menu » and send it to Matthew Hughes at When we receive your organization's selections, we will send you an invoice and additional information. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

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