Side events are an integral part of the overall Borlaug Dialogue program. These events give various organizations the opportunity to plan and host their own gathering during the week of events. Side events are not exclusive to those registered for the Dialogue and therefore gives organizations the ability to attract an even wider array of participants. This year, the Foundation is offering both in-person and virtual side events. Like normal, there is a fee to host side events and there may be additional costs for technology and catering depending on the vision of the host organization.
From October 12 to the 14, the Foundation will be producing virtual events to complement virtual partner side events (with slots also available from October 17-20). In-person side events can be scheduled from October 17th to 21st.
Virtual - Oct 12, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022
Cost: $700 per half an hour
Included: 1x in-person or 3x virtual registrations
The application process is rolling with a final deadline of September 1, 2022, and all applicants will be notified by September 15, 2022.
In-Person - Oct 17, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022
Cost: $750 per half an hour
Included: 1x in-person registration
The application process is rolling with a final deadline of September 1, 2022. All applicants will be notified by September 15, 2022
Additional costs for technology & catering are possible depending on the preferences and needs of the event holders
All side events will be promoted via e-blasts, social media, and to conference attendees through direct messages. Individual side events will be on the conference schedule and discoverable on the conference platform. As a reminder, side event attendees need not be registered for the Dialogue to participate in a side event. Virtual side event hosts will be responsible for hosting the event on their preferred platform and providing information and links to the Foundation. The Foundation also encourages side event holders to advertise these events to their specific audiences and networks.
The new venue of the Borlaug Dialogue is the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines and it is ideal for in-person and hybrid side events. There are 20 rooms available for side events at the Iowa Event Center and we have additional space available at the adjoining Hilton Hotel Downtown. The Foundation is so excited to welcome creative and dynamic side events at the 2022 Borlaug Dialogue.