The Technology Alliance is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that relies on the generous support of businesses, academic and research institutions, and individual volunteers to advance our work in education, research and entrepreneurship in Washington. Organizations and individuals have a variety of opportunities to support the work of the TA:
- Sponsor a program, event or research publication;
- Donate to the Washington Technology in Education Trust;
- Provide in-kind donations of expertise, services or materials.
For more information about how to become involved with the Technology Alliance through the opportunities listed below, please contact Katy Tollefson by email or call (206) 389-7259.
State of Technology Luncheon
The State of Technology Luncheon is held each spring in downtown Seattle and is the Technology Alliance's largest annual event. Each year, the luncheon brings together 800 leaders from business, government, education and research to celebrate Washington's progress in building a vibrant innovation-based economy and gain perspectives from globally recognized leaders in science and technology.
The next luncheon will take place May 29, 2013 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, featuring a keynote conversation with Rich Barton, Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Zillow; Co-founder & Non-executive Chairman, Glassdoor; and founder and former President & CEO, Expedia. Past luncheon speakers include John McAdam, President, CEO & Director of F5 Networks, Inc.; United States Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra; The Innovator's Dilemma author Clayton M. Christensen; Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer; Jeff Bezos, President, CEO and Chairman of Amazon.com; and Internet pioneer Vint Cerf.
We offer a variety of sponsorship packages featuring reserved seating, extensive visibility for your company or organization, and other exciting benefits:
- VIP Corporate Sponsor Packages:
- Premier Sponsor: $7,000
- Principal Sponsor: $5,000
- Corporate Sponsor Packages:
- TA Partner: $3,000
- Participating Sponsor: $2,000
- Individual Package:
- TA Patron: $550
The Technology Institute is a two-day retreat held in Leavenworth, Washington that brings together leaders from the state legislature, executive branch, technology businesses, and education institutions to address public policy issues affecting the technology sector and Washington's economic competitiveness. The next Institute will be held September 23-25, 2013.
- Sponsor Packages:
- Corporate Sponsor: $4,000
- Institute Sponsor: $2,000
The Science & Technology Discovery Series is a breakfast program that runs from September through May, showcasing timely topics in science and technology through presentations by researchers and technologists from our state's preeminent institutions and innovative companies.
- Sponsor Package: $5,000
- Network Membership: $1,000
- Our flexible Network Membership enables your company or organization to send any four people to each breakfast. Network members receive recognition on the screen before and after each breakfast and on the Discovery Series web page.
The Innovation Showcase, launched in 2009, connects innovators commercializing new technologies in Washington with experienced entrepreneurs, investors and service providers to help turn research into results.
- Sponsor Packages:
- Presenting Sponsor: $15,000
- Premier Sponsor: $10,000
- Supporting Sponsor: $5,000
- Firm Membership: $1,000
- Our Firm Membership includes one ticket to each quarterly event, and recognition on the display screen before and after each event and on the Innovation Showcase web page.
Publications & Special Projects
The TA produces reports measuring the economic impact of our technology-based industries and benchmarking our performance in K-12 and higher education, research and entrepreneurship in order to educate business leaders, policymakers, and the public about Washington's competitiveness. We also study specific issues that are important to the continued growth of our innovation economy. You can support this important research by sponsoring a future publication.
Washington Technology in Education Trust
Support the TA in its mission to advance the drivers of Washington's innovation economy - education, research and entrepreneurship - by making a tax-deductible donation to the Washington Technology in Education Trust. Donations to the trust support our research and education activities.
Other Ways You Can Help the TA
Please contact us if your company is interested in helping to alleviate the costs of materials, facility arrangements, printing, project consulting or graphic design work through an in-kind donation.