2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Illinois Animal Welfare Federation is excited to host the 22nd annual Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference. You may not have been able to join us in 2022 and we missed you! A huge thank you to those that were able to attend. We are happy to share the attendees were eager to learn and network, and the feedback from our industry partners was they met many new folks.

We hope you will consider joining us in 2023 and see why we are the premiere conference designed just for animal welfare professionals from the Midwest! The Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference attracts attendees from all walks of animal welfare, including executive staff, line staff, and animal control officers along with rescue groups, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and dog trainers.

View the opportunities available below or download the Sponsorship Packet.  Please contact Angie Wood, Prairie States Conference Coordinator, with any questions or to discuss how your company can benefit from being a part of Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference.

Sponsor Benefits



Ability to display materials and literature at a sponsor table
Acknowledged by sponsorship level on IAWF website  
Mailing list of conference attendees  
Opportunity to introduce workshop session(s) – number indicated






Your marketing materials included in the conference tote bags    
Link to sponsoring company or organization on IAWF website      
(2) 6-foot skirted sponsor tables      
Opportunity to address attendees during a key conference time      
Your digital ad emailed to the IAWF contact list prior to the conference        
Company logo placed on conference tote bag          

Register Today!

Hotel Information

Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 10 Brickyard, Bloomington, IL.  Room rates for the conference begin at $109 per night and include free parking. For reservations, call the hotel directly at (309) 664-6446 or central reservations at 1-800-222-TREE and request the Group Code PSC. Click here to make your reservations online. Be sure to reserve your room by May 14, 2023 to guarantee the special conference rate! 

Shipping Information

When shipping your materials to the hotel, please label as below:

DoubleTree by Hilton

Attn: Prairie States Conference – Your Name

10 Brickyard Dr.

Bloomington, IL 61701

If you are shipping items to be stuffed in conference tote bags, please label them Tote Bag Stuffer. Materials shipped to the hotel must arrive between June 1-3, 2023.

Airport Information

If traveling by air we recommend flying into the Bloomington Airport - BMI. The DoubleTree Hotel provides a complimentary shuttle for all overnight guests. Please call (309) 664-6446 to arrange pickup.

Mailing List Information

The mailing list of attendees is provided after the event to the indicated sponsors of Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference only. This list is limited to one-time use and all names and addresses are the exclusive and valuable property of the Illinois Animal Welfare Federation (IAWF). The sponsor in no way acquires ownership or rights to further usage of the list or the names. IAWF is not endorsing or promoting any product or service. The IAWF or Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference name cannot be used in promotion without prior written approval. IAWF reserves the right to refuse use of the list at their discretion.

Sponsor Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations after May 1st will be refunded less a $100 administration fee.

Raffle Prizes

We conduct multiple drawings of products and services throughout the conference to promote sponsor products and enhance the attendee’s positive experience. We hope you will consider donating a raffle prize.

Registration Information

Sponsorships are available on a first come, first served basis. Please note in order to be included in the conference brochure your sponsorship commitment must be received by January 31, 2023.

Ready to join us? Click here to register. If you wish to pay by check, complete the initial registration process online to generate an invoice which you can submit with your payment.  Otherwise, you are welcome to use a credit card to complete your sponsorship commitment.

Questions? Contact Angie Wood, Prairie States Conference Coordinator at prairiestates@iawf.net.

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