IMAGINARIUM

Every year, Thinkery gives adults the chance to feel like a kid again.

VIP Registration, 6 pm
General Registration, 6:30 pm
Cocktails & Silent Auction, 6 – 7:30 pm
Dinner, Program & Live Auction, 7:30 pm


After Glow

Registration, Bars & Activities Open, 8:30 pm
Live DJ, 9:30 pm

IMAGINARIUM celebrates Thinkery’s role in “glowing” the future generation of innovators and creative problem solvers – which has inspired the GLOW theme for this year’s event. One of Austin’s most highly anticipated and entertaining events of the year, it is a wonderful social and networking event, and a really fun time including silent and live auctions, entertainment, gourmet dining and an open bar. As IMAGINARIUM concludes, attendees are invited to bask in the After Glow IMAGINARIUM’s inaugural after party – already underway.

Table Sponsorships and Underwriter Opportunities are available now until sold out. Entry to IMAGINARIUM includes cocktails, a gourmet dinner, silent & live auctions and VIP tickets to After Glow, the inaugural after party for IMAGINARIUM.

Glow with the flow and join the conversation on the IMAGINARIUM and After Glow Facebook pages. #ImaginariumATX  #AfterGlowATX

Dress: Black Tie

Parking: Valet parking is available through JW Marriott.

Special thanks to our Title Sponsors, BNI Foundation and Rackspace.

Exhibits and Education Programing

Immersive exhibits are the foundation of the Thinkery experience. Education staff design innovative programs and activities to further enrich learning and ensure visits to Thinkery are always dynamic, interesting and relevant – so families keep coming back for more.

Open Door Initiative

Inclusiveness is a value we hold high. Our Open Door initiative makes Thinkery more accessible by providing free admission and camp scholarships for families in need, and significantly reduced admission fees for low-income schools that visit Thinkery on field trips.

Outreach Programs

Children and youth – especially those from underserved backgrounds – have the chance for intensive STEAM learning experiences through school-based technology programs like EdExchange and teen programs like
Counselors-in-Training and Volunteens.

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SPONSORSHIP

Thinkery changes the way families in Austin learn and play. Our iconic red walls house a creative foundry that expands bright young minds. Here kids learn the answers to “why?”, develop the tools to explore “how?” and gain the confidence to continue asking questions. Thinkery’s approach to exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) ensures every visit yields new insights and cherished memories.

All proceeds from IMAGINARIUM support Thinkery’s efforts to bring these innovative learning experiences to all Central Texas children, regardless of income. You are invited to support this vital community resource for family fun and learning. Join us as a sponsor for IMAGINARIUM 2016.

In appreciation of your generous support, all sponsors receive the following general benefits:

  • Recognition on thinkeryaustin.org and in Thinkery’s Do + Make newsletter
  • Invitations to all 2017 donor recognition events
  • Listing in the Thinkery Business Supporter Directory for one year
  • 10% discount on facility rentals
  • One ticket per guest to the After Glow

Become a Sponsor

*Impressions:

  • More than 13,000 Member and supporter households receive Thinkery’s quarterly newsletter, Do + Make.
  • More than 22,000 Facebook fans, 3,300 Twitter followers and 3,300 Instagram friends follow ThinkeryATX.
  • The website, thinkeryaustin.org averages 85,000 unique visitors per month.

Questions? Please contact Adrienne Longenecker, Director of Development & Marketing at alongenecker@thinkeryaustin.org or 512.983.5979.

UNDERWRITING

All underwriters receive the following:

  • Recognition as a major supporter inside Thinkery
  • Logo recognition on the IMAGINARIUM event website, on donor lists on thinkeryaustin.org, and in Thinkery’s Do + Make newsletter*
  • Invitations to all 2017 donor recognition events
  • Listing in the Thinkery Business Supporter Directory for one year
  • 10% discount on facility rentals
  • Opportunity to donate silent or live auction items
  • Opportunity to provide promotional product or special offer for VIP gift bags
  • Prominent printed acknowledgment prior to and during the event

Become an Underwriter

*Impressions:

  • More than 13,000 Member and supporter households receive Thinkery’s quarterly newsletter, Do + Make.
  • More than 22,000 Facebook fans, 3,300 Twitter followers and 3,300 Instagram friends follow ThinkeryATX.
  • The website, thinkeryaustin.org averages 85,000 unique visitors per month.

Questions? Please contact Adrienne Longenecker, Director of Development & Marketing at alongenecker@thinkeryaustin.org or 512.983.5979.

AUCTION
BID ON ITEMS NOW

Auction page is now live! We are updating our online auction portal every day to include exciting and amazing auction packages. Please check back soon and often!

Our silent auction is available to more than just those lucky enough to attend IMAGINARIUM. Your business name and donated item will be promoted to more than 15,000 Thinkery Members and supporters who will have the opportunity to place bids through our online auction website during the weeks prior to IMAGINARIUM. Because the auction is online, anyone can win auction packages regardless of whether they attend the event!


Keep Austin glowing all through the night!

After Glow General Admission Tickets ($75)
Includes one complimentary drink.

After Glow Host Tickets ($100)
Includes VIP seating, two complimentary drinks, swag bag & recognition in After Glow promo materials.

After Glow Hosts:
Lauren Boyle & Carl Cates (Lupine Lane)
Mollie & Steve Butler
Adrienne Dever & Eric Bruton
Christie & Greg Dickenson
Sam Hai
Sherwin Kahn
Supercuts
Morgan & James Love

Join us Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8:30 pm at the JW Marriott as we bask in the After Glow – the inaugural after party for IMAGINARIUM, Thinkery’s annual fundraising gala. IMAGINARIUM merges black tie brilliance with gourmet delights, while After Glow dims the lights so you can shine in your brightest whites or neon cocktail attire. As IMAGINARIUM concludes, the parties combine to enjoy the glimmer and luminosity of live music, delicious bites, specialty cocktails, STEAM activities, a cash bar, and the opportunity to win amazing prizes! Bring your friends – and best dance moves – as we keep glowing all night long. After Glow is an adults only (21+) event.

Proceeds from After Glow and IMAGINARIUM 2016 support Thinkery’s Open Door Initiatives which provide free admission, program discounts, school tour stipends and scholarships for thousands of Texas families in need. This year alone, Thinkery is committed to fundraising almost $1 million dollars to ensure the extraordinary Thinkery experience is accessible to our entire community, regardless of income.

Glow with the flow and join the conversation on the IMAGINARIUM and After Glow Facebook pages. #ImaginariumATX  #AfterGlowATX

Dress: Cocktail

 


 

SPECIAL

Co-Chairs

Amanda Dudley

Rachel Irvin

Committee Members

Kelly Dixon

Amber Collins

Audrey Lewis

Yvette Yung

Ashley Matthews


Title Sponsors

Thank you to our generous Title Sponsor, Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company. Their continued support of IMAGINARIUM has helped bring facilitated STEAM experiences to Central Texas families – including those with limited financial resources.

Thank you to our generous Title Sponsor, BNI, the world's largest business networking, referrals and word of mouth marketing organization. Their generosity will ensure that like BNI, Thinkery is able to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with Austin-area families for years to come.


Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors

Danneel and Jensen Ackles

Elizabeth and Christopher Bray/Kelly and Philip Dixon

Stephanie and Daniel Cooley

Independence Title

Rachel Irvin

MFI Foundation

National Instruments

Team Ramirez, LLC

Hadra and Marcus Turner

Table Sponsors

Judy Allen and Diane Ley Espinoza

Shelly and David Bain & Roseann Ferraro and Amos Schwartzfarb

Melissa and Drew Bixby

Capital One

Catellus

Greg and Christie Dickenson

Krista and Bobby Dillard

Amanda and Dale Dudley

Susan Espinoza and Marc Piatkowski

Falcon Structures

Gerry Hackett

Karen and Bob Harrell

Kathy and James Kull

Nalie and Monte Lee-Wen

Amy and Kurt Meachum

McCarthy Printing

Trisha and Richard McDonell

McGinnis Lochridge

Metcalfe Wolff Stuart & Williams, LLP

Melissa and Greg Morrow

Heather Millhone and Sharad Mudhol

Osborne Advisors Wealth Management

Private Wealth Partners of Raymond James

SparkCognition

St. David’s HealthCare

STG Design

Carla Piñeyro-Sublett and Jeff Sublett

Chelsea and Jerry Sun

Linda and Nick van Bavel

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Karen and Stanley Wang

Jessica and Greg Weaver

Wells Fargo

Kerri and Colin Westmoreland

Yvette and Yuen Yung

Lisa and Jake Zapalac

Half-Table Sponsors

CH2M

Erin and Blake Holman

Locke Lord LLP

Adrienne Longenecker

Ashley and Brian Matthews

Lily and A.J. Smullen

Sonrisas Dental Center Orthodontics and Periodontics


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