Partner Site registration for TI2016 is closed. We hope you join us in 2017.
Being a Partner Site
Trinity Institute takes place at Trinity Church in New York City, but the conference is also broadcast via the internet to a network of Partner Sites (churches, seminaries, and other organizations) around the country and the world. Becoming a Partner Site is a great way to bring Trinity Institute’s world-class speakers to your local community to engage in discussion about the conference topic. Webcasts consist of the conference keynote addresses and panel discussions, and Trinity Institute provides materials for Partner Sites to host their own reflection groups. Partner Sites can host the conference concurrent with the New York City conference or stream it on-demand at another time and/or date.
The only technical elements required to host the conference are a web connection, projection capability, and speakers. Trinity provides full technical support before and during the conference. Before the conference, Trinity Institute’s tech support staff will help you conduct a test webcast to make sure your equipment is up-to-date and running smoothly. They’ll also be able to answer any technology questions you have. In addition to technical equipment, Partner Sites must provide a meeting space and volunteers to be reflection group facilitators. Guidelines and an instructional video for facilitators are provided.
Recruiting Partner Site Attendance
To help Partner Sites recruit attendees, Trinity Institute offers a promotion toolkit, which includes template advertisements, press releases, posters, eblasts, and other materials that will help you advertise the conference to potential attendees in your area. It is best to start promoting the conference several months ahead of when you plan to screen it. Although Trinity Institute does not charge your site’s attendees, you may choose to do so to offset some of your costs to present the conference.
Is There a Partner Site in Your Area?
If you’d like to join as a Partner Site, first check here to see if there is a Partner Site in your area. Having multiple Partner Sites in close proximity can pose attendee recruitment challenges. If there is already a Partner Site in your area, you may wish to propose a collaboration. If there isn’t one near you, apply to become one today.
In order to help you best prepare for hosting TI2016, we’re providing resources to recruit attendance at your site, spread the word, eliminate technical difficulties, and learn more about this year’s topic of racial justice. There are also some resources, including talks and panels following the event, that only registered partners have access to. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with the password to unlock more resources.
Please use these assets and check back soon for more!
- Partner guidelines: this document provides detailed information on the role of a partner site, conference goals and purpose, how to set up a webcast, technical support information, and more.
- Download the promotional toolkit here. This toolkit contains materials for you to spread the word about the conference and recruit attendance at your site. You’ll find everything you need to promote TI, including templates for easily creating your own fliers and press releases—as well as standalone assets such as eblast art, logos, speaker photos, web banners, and key messages to help you build promotional materials yourself. Read the overview, download the toolkit, and start promoting TI2016 at your location!
- Reading list: download and print this pdf and hand it out to anyone interested in or coming to your Partner Site for TI2016, and keep it on hand following the conference for book group ideas.
- Order of service—to come
Resources for registered partners include the full video of the Pre-TI Dialogue #1: “Our Children, Our Prisons,” access to the live TI2016 conference, and reflection group facilitation guidelines.