Sponsor the Symposium

October 4-5 | Cleveland, Ohio

Sponsor our 14th Annual Science & Advocacy Symposium

Highlight your work and strengthen your brand in a stimulating environment that focuses on the SCI Community. Increase your market reach nationally and internationally, all while supporting a cutting-edge conference. Join us!

Why Sponsor U2FP's Working 2 Walk Science & Advocacy Symposium?

  • Alignment with Cutting-Edge Research: know where the research is headed to stay ahead of the curve

  • Brand Exposure Where It Matters Most: increase your reach within the national and international SCI Community

  • Deepen Your Market Research: take advantage of the opportunity to hear directly from the constituency you serve

  • Demonstrate Your Commitment: show the SCI Community that you’ve prioritized curative therapies

  • Create Opportunities: your support helps fund our registration discounts and travel scholarships for SCI attendees

Levels of Support

Title (exclusive): $25,000 Networking (exclusive): $20,000 Visionary: $15,000 Champion: $10,000 Leader: $5,000 Supporter: $2,500 Friend: $1,000
Promotional Item in Conference Bag X X X X X X X
Online & Print Media Recognition X X X X X X X
Logo, Name, & Active Link on U2FP Website for 1 Year X X X X X X
Complimentary W2W Registration 8 6 4 3 2 1 N/A
Full-color ad in Symposium Program (provided by sponsor) Full Page Full Page Full Page Half Page Quarter Page Eighth Page
Exhibit Table at W2W Symposium X X X X X

Logo, Name, & Active Link on U2FP Newsletters for One Year X X X

Logo prominently displayed at Networking Reception

Logo on Conference Bags X

Inclusion in Event Logo X

Exhibitor Prospectus (click to download pdf)

Working 2 Walk (W2W) 2019 is a two day symposium to be held at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. The focus of this event is the advancement of curative therapies for paralysis. Information will be presented on current treatments, research, the status of clinical trials, and essential strategies to improve overall physical health of individuals living with paralysis. Advocacy sessions will provide information, direction, connection and resources that will empower community members to promote the critical efforts to expedite curative therapies.

Previous W2W symposiums were held in Vancouver, Miami, Minneapolis, Washington DC, Chicago, Phoenix, Boston, Seattle, and Irvine CA, hosting 200-250 highly motivated attendees each year. This event provides a unique setting for researchers, clinicians, and the paralysis community to collaborate on the advancement of cutting edge regenerative and rehabilitative therapies. 

Note that we have a very high percentage of returning supporters from year to year, and our exhibitors value the intimate environment and opportunity to connect with such a unique and committed audience.


  • Paralysis survivors (primarily spinal cord injury)
  • SCI Advocacy Organizations & Foundations
  • Families, Friends and Caregivers
  • Research Scientists
  • Biotech and Pharma Representatives
  • Activity Based Therapy and Fitness Centers
  • Rehabilitation and Recovery Specialists
  • Occupational and Physical Therapists

Exhibitor Schedule

On Friday, October 4, and Saturday, October 5, the event schedule will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  There will be a networking reception in the exhibit area from 5:00-7:00 pm on Friday evening. Exhibitor tables will be conveniently located directly outside the main conference hall. Attendees will have numerous opportunities to visit exhibitors prior to the symposium, during all breaks, and after the sessions.  When the event schedule is finalized, a copy will be sent to all exhibitors.

For more information contact
Unite 2 Fight Paralysis: 1-888-564-2228 or matthewrodreick@u2fp.org

Sponsor Resources
  • You can view or download the Cleveland Marriott Downtown’s Package Handling sheet by clicking on the "Shipping Instructions" title (above). All Packages received at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center are received through the hotel’s Loss Prevention/Security Department where a hotel handling fee is charged for each package based upon weight and size. Click on the document link to find a chart listing all the charges.

  • For your convenience, we have created a shipping label that includes the required address information. Note that packages should be scheduled to arrive on or after October 1, 2019 NO EARLIER.

  • Click here to view or download the specifications for our program ads. Supporter level sponsors ($2,500) and above are entitled to a color ad of varying size in our event program (see "Levels of Support" chart above).