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Still have questions? You’ve come to the right place. This page addresses some common questions regarding general DreamWeek information as well as specifics related to partnership, sponsorship, and volunteering.

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What is DreamWeek San Antonio?

DreamWeek is a 17-day summit of events to foster the exchange of ideas on universal issues in an environment curated for successful civil and civic engagements.  The January, city-wide summit takes place in and around downtown San Antonio. The aim is to invite all to participate in an open forum where real-world issues are presented and nurtured, with the understanding that the truest voices will always prevail.

When is the next DreamWeek ?

The next DreamWeek is from Friday January 12 to Saturday January 27, 2024.

Where does DreamWeek take place?

DreamWeek events occur at multiple locations in and around downtown San Antonio.

How do I find out about DreamWeek events?

The “Events” on our DreamWeek website, will take you to the list of events which provide you with important event details such as: date, time, location, cost etc.

You are now able to create a DreamList with all of the events that you plan to attend.

Also, our Schedule of Events brochure, will contain all DreamWeek events and details.

Do I have to pay to go to an event?

The majority of DreamWeek events are free and open to the public, however some event hosting partners require an entry fee for fundraising and other purposes. The DreamTeam will specify which events contain a charge on our website, and schedule of events brochure.

How can I participate with DreamWeek SA?

You can participate with DreamWeek in several ways:

1. Sponsor: Sponsorship provides for a dynamic array of events that further the progressive exchange of ideas and create unforgettable experiences in downtown San Antonio.

2. Volunteer: Volunteer for a worthy cause! We welcome the assistance of corporations, organizations and individuals who wish to offer their time and talent in making DreamWeek a success.

3. Partner: Partner with DreamWeek to develop and host events that celebrate and promote an environment for the civil and civic exchange of ideas.

4. Donor: Donate your venue/location or provide logistics support, offer a DreamWeek promotion, offer in-kind services (gift certificates, a/v equipment & support, food & beverages, transportation & accommodations, talents (singer/artist), or printing services), or donate a financial contribution

5. Attendee: Attend DreamWeek events and help unveil the genius in us all.

Can anyone host an event?

Yes, anyone can host an event as long as the invitation is public and participants are allowed to engage in an open forum and civil environment. Each event application receives final approval by the DreamVoice staff when it meets the criteria stated above.

How many events are scheduled for the next DreamWeek

There has been on average of over 200 events at the past couple of DreamWeek summits. We expect the numbers to grow annually.

Is there a cost to host a DreamWeek event?

No, DreamVoice llc the presenters of DreamWeek do not charge a fee to take part in the Summit. However, logistical needs, such as a venue, security, and catering costs, are to be anticipated. While DreamVoice will do its best to reach out to location partners that offer discounted rates during DreamWeek, all event fees and charges are direct responsibilities of each partner.

Our only ask is that our hosting partners consider joining us at our ticketed opening breakfast event, awards luncheon and/or close-out event .

What type of event can I host?

DreamWeek events are for all to participate and enjoy including: symposiums, film screenings, concerts, art gallery exhibits, panel discussions, health and fitness expos, mixers, debates, and more.

DreamWeek events can focus on any of the following 12 themes:

  • City: The new landscape of urban progress
  • Sports: Achievement by teamwork & competition
  • Cuisine: Sharing world culture through food
  • Health: Whole living (body, mind, soul)
  • Environment: Clean resources for a cleaner world
  • Technology: Advancing the future of the community
  • Education: Knowledge is empowerment
  • Arts: The roots of creativity & diversity
  • NextGen: What can future generations teach us
  • Spirit: Acceptance and tolerance through faith
  • Justice: Civil and human rights of the community
  • Business: Success beyond financial boundaries

What are the benefits of hosting a DreamWeek event?

As a partner you will establish your presence as a leader at the forefront of America’s tomorrow by hosting one of several DreamWeek dynamic events. Showcase your organization’s mission under the DreamWeek brand and help create connections for the common good.

Perks of Partnership:

  • Venue and event logistics support
  • Event promotion on the DW Online Calendar
  • Event promotion in printed DW Schedule of Events booklet, which is circulated through the San Antonio Current and distributed at various downtown locations*
  • Placement of hosting partner’s logo on DW event signage
  • Placement of hosting partner’s logo on DW website with a link to its webpage
  • Event announcements via social media outlets
  • Radio and web promotions
  • Event mentions in DW press releases & requests for media coverage
  • Volunteers provided at hosting partner’s events to assist with logistical and promotional support
  • Professional photographer at selected events
  • Access to a growing market of civic minded individuals

What are the benefits of sponsoring DreamWeek?

As a DreamWeek sponsor you celebrate and help to promote an environment where genius can blossom by exchanging ideas, inspiring discussion, and igniting change.

Standard Benefits include:

  • Company logo, name, and link on official events page & website
  • company name on appropriate on-site signage
  • company logo on specific signage associated with sponsorship chosen
  • company logo included in select marketing materials
  • acknowledgment of sponsorship at DreamVoice events

What if I have never hosted an event before?

The DreamWeek staff will be able to assist partners if needing event ideas, logistical support, or promotional/marketing advice. Please contact our office to schedule a meeting or phone conference.

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When is the latest I can submit an event?

To be included in the official DreamWeek schedule in January, your completed event application must be received no later than September 20 of the preceding year. Application receive after may be included for online placement consideration.

What if I don't know all the event details right now?

We ask that hosting partners provide as much information initially and a representative will contact you to further discuss solidifying your event details by October 31st. We understand planning events can be very time consuming and tedious so we work very diligently with our partners.

How will people know about my event?

The DreamWeek Summit and events will be promoted on our DreamWeek website, social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), and placed in the DW Schedule of Events booklet with 50,000 copies locally distributed. However, we encourage  our hosting partners to advertise and market their own event as well.

After I submit my event request online, what's next?

The DreamTeam will review your event request and will send a confirmation (or rejection), by email, to you within ten (10) working days after receiving it. Or contact you requesting further information.

What happens next after I sign up to be a volunteer?

Our DreamWeek Volunteer Coordinator will contact you via email confirming your recent signup.  Meanwhile, be sure to go to our SignUp Genius page to review volunteer openings at events.

Is there an age limit to be a volunteer?

There is no age limit to be a volunteer. However, children or adolescent volunteers are advised to sign up for events relating to their age group.

What role does a volunteer play in DreamWeek?

Volunteers play a big role in making sure DreamWeek events run smoothly, and representing DreamVoice. Volunteers will be in charge of banner set up, distributing summit promotional collateral, assisting hosting partners, posting on social media and being knowledgeable about the DreamWeek mission/initiative.

Can I choose which events I would like to volunteer at?

Yes, once we have all our events finalized we will send volunteers a link to the Sign-Up website that has a list of events for volunteers to choose from. Volunteers are encouraged to select events that they will be committed to and works best with their schedule.

What if I can't make it to an event I signed up for?

If a volunteer is unable to attend an event they must contact the Events Coordinator via phone, and email. The volunteer must then remove themselves from that event on the Sign-Up Genius website.

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