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Sponsorship Opportunities

The Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference gathers people from all sectors – college students and faculty, government officials, business leaders, non-profit advocates, K-12 educators and the public – to learn from leading experts, and from each other. This accessible and welcoming community event – organized as a “teach-in” in the spirit of the first Earth Day -- creates an unusual blend of perspectives, highlighting fresh ideas and solutions to our most daunting environmental challenges.

This event has previously featured distinguished leaders, innovators and visionaries such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jane Goodall, Celine Cousteau Margaret Atwood, Julia Alvarez, and the former prime minister of Bhutan, Lyonpo Yeshi Zimba.

Earth Day Conference At A Glance. 800-1000 Average Attendance. 50 Average Number of Exhibitors. 75 Minutes Average Networking Time in Exhibit Hall. Conference Participants: 18% Education, 12% Government, 18% Corporate & Nonprofit Sector, 26% Individual Community Participant, 15% Student, 11% Other. Earth Day Sponsorship Tiers – Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper.

Meet Our 2018 Sponsors


Sal and Judy Troia
Pat and Dan Cornwell
Laurie Carlson Progressive Ideas Forums
Carrie Lee Nelson and Family
madison gas and electric

Sponsorship Opportunities

Earth Day Sponsorship Tiers – Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper.

Sponsorship Contact

Please direct questions regarding conference sponsorship to:


Assistant Director, Community Engagement and Alumni Relations
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Phone: (608) 265-2564 Email: