The ABCA was founded in 1981 by Dr. Bobby Westbrooks, a practicing Chiropractor in St. Louis, Missouri, who had a vision to empower African American doctors and students in chiropractic. Dr. Westbrooks realized there was an immediate and ongoing need for minority supportive services in the chiropractic profession. He founded the American Black Chiropractic Association (ABCA) with just a handful of doctors of African American descent. He hoped to achieve some of his goals through the ABCA, and to share these goals with some of his colleagues and friends. Over the years the ABCA has inspired, educated, and connected countless doctors with a sense of family and mentored hundreds of chiropractic students. Most chiropractic college and university campuses have an active student chapter of the ABCA (SABCA). Each year scholarships are awarded through the Harvey Lillard Scholarship Program and the ABCA also contributes to regular chiropractic career fairs to encourage African American students to consider chiropractic as a career choice.

The ABCA’s first convention was held in St. Louis, MO in 1981 with just 17 people in attendance. Since that time, the ABCA has held an annual national convention every year, bringing together doctors, students and supporters of chiropractic from around the nation and several other countries in a personal and professional environment.

We are offering in-person and virtual exhibitor options for the 2023 American Black Chiropractic Convention (ABCC23). Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with our sponsors and exhibitors in real time throughout all days of the convention. In addition to at-leisure exploration, ABCC23 will offer dedicated time in the convention agenda for meeting all sponsors and exhibitors.

By displaying your products at ABCC23, it allows our doctors and future doctors to become familiar with your products. As they graduate from school and/or continue to advance, they carry the knowledge of using your product, which means a career long relationship between your company, our doctors, and the ABCA. This allows for a nation-wide network for your company to connect.

About ABCA Sponsorships

In the last 41 years, the ABCA has been instrumental in the encouragement, development, and success of minority chiropractors across the nation. We have been able to provide scholarships to deserving students to help them along the way so they may concentrate a little more on an already stressful school curriculum. We have active Student ABCA (SABCA) chapters throughout chiropractic colleges in the nation which consistently work in their schools and communities to promote chiropractic and diversity.

ABCC23 Sponsorship Opportunities

Harvey Lillard Banquet ($15,000): Saturday, June 24, 2023
THEME: Formal/Black Tie
Invited guests will enjoy a plated meal as our scholarships and special awards are presented and newly elected officers are sworn in.
Sponsor will receive the following:

  • 4 Entry Tickets to Welcome Reception, Dr. Bobby Westbrooks Luncheon, Harvey Lillard Banquet
  • Opportunity to address participants during program (20 minutes)
  • Opportunity to provide “Why We Give” video for distribution prior to and during convention
  • 1 Pre-event and Post-event Social Media Post
  • Access to a virtual chat room with all attendees
  • 1 promotional item to be included in the official registration bag
  • One year exposure on the ABCA website & in official ABCA Newsletter
  • Logo or name on convention marketing materials and official flyer
  • Recognition throughout convention

Dr. Bobby Westbrook Luncheon ($8,000): Friday, June 23, 2023
Invited guests will enjoy a lunch buffet as our convention sponsors and vendors are formally introduced.
Sponsor will receive the following:

  • 2 Entry Tickets to Welcome Reception, Dr. Bobby Westbrooks Luncheon, Harvey Lillard Banquet
  • Opportunity to address participants during program (10 minutes)
  • Opportunity to provide “Why We Give” video for distribution prior to and during convention
  • 1 Pre-event Social Media Post
  • Access to a virtual chat room with all attendees
  • 1 promotional item to be included in the official registration bag
  • One year exposure on the ABCA website
  • Logo or name on convention marketing materials and official flyer
  • Recognition throughout convention

Welcome Reception ($6,000): Thursday, June 22, 2023
Invited guests will be casually welcomed to the host site & convention while enjoying music and light hors d’oeuvres.
Sponsor will receive the following:

  • 2 Entry Tickets to Welcome Reception, Dr. Bobby Westbrooks Luncheon, Harvey Lillard Banquet
  • Opportunity to address participants during program (10 minutes)
  • Opportunity to provide “Why We Give” video for distribution prior to and during convention
  • Access to a virtual chat room with all attendees
  • 1 promotional item to be included in the official registration bag
  • One year exposure on the ABCA website 
  • Logo or name on convention marketing materials and official flyer
  • Recognition throughout convention

Doctor’s Roundtable ($5,000): Saturday, June 24, 2023
Invited guests will be casually welcomed to a conversation and light hors d’oeuvres.
Sponsor will receive the following:

  • 2 Entry Tickets to Welcome Reception, Dr. Bobby Westbrooks Luncheon, Harvey Lillard Banquet
  • Opportunity to address participants during the program (10 minutes)
  • Opportunity to provide “Why We Give” video for distribution prior to and during convention
  • Access to a virtual chat room with all attendees
  • 1 promotional item to be included in the official registration bag
  • One year exposure on the ABCA website
  • Logo or name on convention marketing materials and flyer
  • Recognition throughout convention

Friday Night Social Event ($5,000): Friday, June 23, 2023
Guests will have a casual social event enjoying music and light hors d’oeuvres.
Sponsor will receive the following:

  • 2 Entry Tickets to Welcome Reception, Dr. Bobby Westbrooks Luncheon, Harvey Lillard Banquet
  • Opportunity to address participants during the program (10 minutes)
  • Opportunity to provide “Why We Give” video for distribution prior to and during convention
  • Access to a virtual chat room with all attendees
  • 1 promotional item to be included in the official registration bag
  • One year exposure on the ABCA website
  • Logo or name on convention marketing materials and official flyer
  • Recognition throughout convention

Continuing Education     ($5,000)

Sponsor will receive the following:

  • 2 Entry Tickets to Welcome Reception, Dr. Bobby Westbrooks Luncheon, Harvey Lillard Banquet
  • Opportunity to address participants during the convention (10 minutes)
  • Opportunity to provide “Why We Give” video for distribution prior to and during convention
  • Access to a virtual chat room with all attendees
  • 1 promotional item to be included in the official registration bag
  • One year exposure on the ABCA website
  • Logo or name on convention marketing materials and official flyer
  • Recognition throughout convention

 

Platinum Sponsor     ($4,000)

Sponsor will receive the following:

  • 2 Entry Tickets to Welcome Reception, Dr. Bobby Westbrooks Luncheon, Harvey Lillard Banquet
  • Access to a virtual chat room with all attendees
  • 1 promotional item to be included in the official registration bag
  • One year exposure on the ABCA website
  • Logo or name on convention marketing materials
  • Recognition throughout convention

 

Gold Sponsor     $3,000

Sponsor will receive the following:

  • 2 Entry Tickets to Welcome Reception, Dr. Bobby Westbrooks Luncheon, Harvey Lillard Banquet
  • Access to a virtual chat room with all attendees
  • 1 promotional item to be included in the official registration bag
  • One year exposure on the ABCA website
  • Logo or name on convention marketing materials
  • Recognition throughout convention

 

Silver Sponsor     $2,0006

Sponsor will receive the following:

  • 2 Entry Tickets to Welcome Reception, Dr. Bobby Westbrooks Luncheon, Harvey Lillard Banquet
  • Access to a virtual chat room with all attendees
  • One year exposure on the ABCA website
  • Recognition throughout convention

 

Bronze Sponsor     $1,000

Sponsor will receive the following:

  • 2 Entry Tickets to Welcome Reception, Dr. Bobby Westbrooks Luncheon, Harvey Lillard Banquet
  • Access to a virtual chat room with all attendees
  • One year exposure on the ABCA website
  • Recognition throughout convention

 

Exhibitor Table     $400

Exhibitors will receive the following:

  • 2 Entry Tickets to Harvey Lillard Banquet
  • Access to a virtual chat room with all attendees
  • Recognition in sponsor and exhibitor directory

Along with your sponsorship of $4,000 or more, you will be given a free exhibitor table in the designated area. 

Thank you for supporting the American Black Chiropractic Association!

For additional sponsorship and exhibitor inquiries please email ABCAConvention@gmail.com

The ABCA is a registered non-profit organization. Our tax i.d. is 43-1250320.

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