Advertising Opportunities for MAFA 2023

Who are we?
MidAtlantic Fiber Association is a non-profit, all-volunteer fiber arts organization consisting of 50+ member guilds from Connecticut to North Carolina, with a combined membership of 3,000+. Our major benefit to members is a biennial fiber arts conference, which in 2023 will be an IN-PERSON event, with an estimated attendance of 500. We also plan to offer a MAFA Mini Conference VIRTUAL event two weeks later with 20+ online classes.

About the Conference
MAFA 2023 will be held June 22-25, 2023, at Millersville University, in Millersville, Pa. We have planned a fun-filled fiber conference that includes multi-day intensive workshops, a keynote address, a fashion show, exhibits, a vendor marketplace, and more all through the event. Our 40+ workshops break down as approximately 50% weaving, 20% spinning, 10% dyeing, and 20% other including baskets, felting, pattern-making, braiding, and temari, all offered by a great lineup of nationally-known teachers. We are looking forward to seeing old and new friends in-person again!

Support the Conference by Advertising!
Advertisements will give your organization visibility with our fiber arts-oriented event attendees. Ad revenues help us with the cost of presenting the event, which in turn will keep registration accessible to more of our members. Event costs include: teaching fees and instructor travel; mounting the exhibits; video conferencing to livestream some of our events; and registration costs. Any income we net above actual event expenses helps fund MAFA’s grant and fellowship programs, our free lecture series, as well as other operating expenses. Note that for 2023, advertisements may be tax-deductible to businesses, but are not deductible as charitable donations to individuals. Consult your tax advisor.

Reserve your conference advertisement by May 15, 2023.

See below for our advertising levels, and find the Conference schedule of events here.

For more information please email the MAFA 2023 Advertising Coordinator at ads@mafafiber.org.

Advertise at the 2023 Conference

 

Advertisements will be confirmed at the discretion of MAFA leadership following these guidelines:

  • Advertisers ideally will be fiber-related.
  • Advertisers may also be MAFA-related, e.g. our insurance carrier, bank, etc.
  • Individuals who are members of MAFA may sponsor through their business.
  • We reserve the right to refuse/refund any advertisement which is clearly incompatible with MAFA’s mission.

Advertiser Levels for MAFA 2023

All advertisers will receive: display of their linked logo on the MAFA website, on social media, and at the conference, as well as recognition at their designated event.

Advertiser LevelAmountAvailabilityDescription
Conference Totes$5,000OneWe will add your logo to the conference totes.
Gold Conference Supporter$1,000Taken - HGAOverall conference advertiser with top level logo placement on the website, social media, and attendee handout.
Silver Conference Supporter$500TwoOverall conference advertiser with second level logo placement on the website, social media, and attendee handout.
Keynote & Opening Session$500Taken - HeddlecraftYour ad will be in the Opening Session program and helps support our keynote address and livestreaming the event.
Keynote Dessert Reception$250FourYour ad will be in the Opening Session program and helps support the dessert reception after our Thursday keynote address,
Wednesday Volunteer Dinner$250TwoYour ad will be in the event signage and helps support the cost of a dinner for our hard-working Wednesday setup volunteers.
Tuition Door PrizeVariesAvailableFolk schools and others donate provide workshop tuition as conference door prizes to be awarded on Friday evening in the Marketplace.
Marketplace &
Vendor Hall
$250Three available
One taken - Long Thread Media
Your ad will be in the vendor handout and helps support setup and vendor hall expenses.
Friday Entertainment in the Marketplace$250TwoYour ad will be in the schedule handout and helps support the cost of livestreaming the event.
Fashion Show & Exhibit$250Taken - Long Thread MediaYour ad will be in the exhibit signage and helps support the cost of mounting the Fashion exhibit.
Fiber Art Exhibit$250Taken - Central Virginia Fiberarts GuildYour ad will be in the exhibit signage and helps support the cost of mounting the Fiber Art exhibit.
Hats Exhibit$250OneYour ad will be in the exhibit signage and helps support the cost of mounting the Hats exhibit.
Free Your Mind Interactive Exhibit$250TwoYour ad will be in the exhibit signage and helps support the cost of mounting the Free Your Mind exhibit.
Historical Fiber Tools Exhibit$250TwoYour ad will be in the exhibit signage and helps support the cost of mounting the Historical Fiber Tools exhibit.
Towel Exchange $250Taken - Long Thread MediaYour ad will be in the exhibit signage and helps support the cost of mounting the exhibit for the Towel Exchange.
Morning Coffee$150ThreeYour ad will be in the event signage and helps support the cost of coffee/tea at our early morning gatherings.
Afternoon Chair Yoga$150One available
One taken - Sunnyside Weavers
Your ad will be in the event signage and helps support the cost of teacher fees and livestreaming our afternoon sessions.
General Conference Support$150SixYour ad will be in the event signage and helps support the cost of conference items such as the directory, signage, and keynote program.
Goody Bag ItemsVariesItems for ~550 totesInclude your logo item in the conference totes for attendees and instructors. Email ads@mafafiber.org for details.