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 upstate New York to North Carolina, with a combined membership of 3,000+. Our major benefit to members is a biennial conference, which in 2023 will be back to an IN-PERSON fiber arts event, with an estimated attendance of 500. We also plan to offer a mini virtual event two weeks later with 20+ online classes.

About the Conference
MAFA 2023 will be held June 22-23, 2023, at Millersville University, in Millersville, Pa. We offer 2-1/2 day intensive workshops, a keynote address, fashion show, exhibits, vendor marketplace, and various activities throughout the conference. Our 40+ classes 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!

How you can help!
Advertisements will give your organization visibility with our fiber arts-oriented event attendees. Ad revenue also helps 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, e.g. no political or offensive groups/companies, or who are not either fiber or MAFA-related in any way, even if not otherwise offensive.

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$1,000OneOverall conference advertiser with top level logo placement on the website, social media, and attendee handout.
Silver Conference$500TwoOverall conference advertiser with second level logo placement on the website, social media, and attendee handout.
Keynote$500OneYour ad will be in the Opening Session program and helps support our keynote address and livestreaming the event.
Keynote Reception$250FourYour ad will be in the Opening Session program and helps support the dessert reception after our Thursday keynote address,
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
$250FourYour ad will be in the vendor handout and helps support setup and vendor hall expenses.
Entertainment or Games
(Friday in the Marketplace)
$250TwoYour ad will be in the schedule handout and helps support the cost of livestreaming the event.
Fashion Show & Exhibit$250OneYour ad will be in the exhibit signage and helps support the cost of mounting the Fashion exhibit.
Fiber Art Exhibit$250OneYour 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 $250OneYour ad will be in the exhibit signage and helps support the cost of mounting the exhibit for the Towel Exchange.
Morning Coffee$250ThreeYour ad will be in the event signage and helps support the cost of coffee/tea at our early morning gatherings.
Afternoon Chair Yoga$150TwoYour ad will be in the event signage and helps support the cost of teacher fees and livestreaming our afternoon sessions.
Goody Bag ItemsVariesItems for ~550 totesInclude your logo item in the conference totes for attendees and instructors. Email ads@mafafiber.org for details.