Children lives are enhanced when 900 early childhood professionals from more than 80 nations come together to share stories, be inspired and build connections at the 2021 World Forum in Vancouver.
We invite you to become a sponsor of the 2021 World Forum and gain global recognition as an advocate for children. Sponsor contributions make it possible to create an experience that celebrates the diverse talents and perspectives of members of the World Forum community, and to provide fellowships to individuals from communities with limited financial resources.
“If you want to improve the life chances of the over 1 billion young children around the world; if you want to want to support the professional development of millions of early childhood professionals; and if you want recognition in 151 countries…World Forum sponsorship is your vehicle.”
— Kevin Carnes, Lakeshore Learning Materials, World Forum sponsor since 1999
Sponsor Opportunities and Benefits
The 2021 World Forum will be intentionally constructed around the values of the World Forum – Children, Change, Relationships, Spirit, and Differences. Sponsors are invited to support the implementation of these values with contributions ranging from $3,000 to $60,000 and beyond. Benefits earned by sponsors are based on the level of their contribution as noted in the Sponsor Benefits chart below.
Children and Change
The program of the 2021 World Forum will be developed based on the recommendations of the 695 delegates at the 2019 World Forum as well as the insights of World Forum National Representatives in 105 countries. Three hundred presenters and moderators will be recruited from around the world. Once selected, panels of presenters will participate in Zoom calls to plan their sessions. This entire process is made possible through the contributions of sponsors.
The World Forum was totally awe inspiring…I was moved to tears many times. WFF affected me and touched me in ways I have never experienced before…It was totally brilliant. - Jill Oliver, New Zealand
Relationships and Spirit
The schedule for the 2021 World Forum will be designed to provide maximum opportunities for our 900 delegates to connect with each other, impact each other, and develop ongoing relationships. Sponsor contributions make it possible to offer connection opportunities such as extended refreshment breaks, no-host dinners, Bonnie’s Global Café, the international dance, center tours, a Welcome Reception, and a Farewell Luncheon.
The strength and success of the World Forum lie in the opportunity to connect, build relationships and to hear stories that inspire and motivate and empower us to be a part of a global force for good on behalf of all children across the World. -David Wright, United Kingdom
WFF is committed to achieving a high level of diversity among those attending the 2021 World Forum. Sponsor contributions make it possible to offer scholarships and steep registration discounts to early childhood professionals from communities with limited financial resources, resulting in over 70 countries represented in Vancouver.
The World Forum is a place where you realize and learn how human diversity is appreciated, valued and respected and incorporated into programmes in support of early child development. Relationships developed are rich, nurtured and enduring in support of child-focused and child's quality life improvement goals across the globe. -Margaret Akinware, Nigeria