Event Sponsorship Agreement

Last Updated: March 9, 2023

This event agreement between Wonder Corporation dba Homeschool Days (“HSD”) and the Sponsor outlines the scope of commitments and obligations between HSD and the Sponsor for HSD’s virtually-hosted Methods to the Madness event on June 26-30, 2023 (the “Event”).

Terms of Agreement

1. HSD Obligations

HSD will give the Sponsor contribution for the following benefits:

  • Exclusive category listing for Sponsor’s state
  • Free listing in the Sponsor Directory (the “Directory”)
  • Directory promoted to registrants through June 30, 2023 (the “Event Promotion Period)
2. Sponsor Obligations

The Sponsor agrees to pay the Total Sponsorship Category Cost as detailed on the Sponsorship Details section of the Event Sponsor Form located on the Homeschool Days website at https://homeschooldays.com/methods/sponsor. A category may be shared with another sponsor if agreed upon in prior written communication.

  • National Sponsor agrees to offer a discount to all event attendees.
  • National Sponsor agrees to offer an exclusive discount of at least 5% more than the Sponsor’s promotional price on a flagship product or service to Wonder members until December 31, 2024. For example, if a sponsor flagship product is mattresses, Wonder members should receive an additional 5% off the promotional price on a mattress order and not merely a discount on pillow sheets only.
  • National Sponsors agree to promote the event via email and social media posts, according to their normal marketing schedule, in addition to one exclusive email on the first day of the event. 

3. Sponsor Trademarks and Materials

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Sponsor grants HSD the right to use the Sponsor’s trade names, logo designs, trademarks, and company descriptions as provided in Sponsor marketing materials. These assets may be used in any medium of advertising, promotional products, or marketing materials distributed solely in connection with the Event. HSD agrees to use materials according to Sponsor’s trademark usage guidelines.

The Sponsor agrees to offer the following materials for marketing and promotional purposes:

  • Business Logo
  • Business Name
  • Business State
  • Business Website
  • Business Phone
  • Business Email
  • Short Business Description
HSD can make minor changes to the Directory such as colors, layout, keyword name changes, etc. without notifying Sponsor. If the nature of the purchased sponsorship must be changed significantly, HSD agrees to notify the Sponsor.
 

4. Indemnity

4.1 The Sponsor will indemnify, defend, and hold HSD harmless from and against any claims relating directly or indirectly to, or arising out of, content posted on the Sponsor’s respective website, use of Sponsor materials, or use of Sponsor’s logos and trademarks.

4.2 HSD will not be responsible for damage to or loss of property belonging to the Sponsor, its employees, contractors, or agents or for personal injury to the Sponsor’s employees, contractors, agents, directors, or invitees except to the extent that claims may be solely and directly attributed to willful misconduct or gross negligence of HSD and HSD’s employers, directors, or officers.

4.3 Sponsor will give HSD prompt written notice of any suit or claim that comes within the purview of these indemnities.

5. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall either party be liable to the other party for any consequential, incidental, indirect, or punitive damages regardless of whether such liability results from breach of contract, breach of warranties, tort, strict liability, or otherwise.

6. Representations

Each party hereby represents and warrants that it has the full power to enter into and perform according to the terms of this Agreement

7. Term and Termination

7.1 This Agreement will be valid for the period starting from the time the Event Sponsor Form is completed and payment is submitted online until the end of the Event.

7.2 HSD may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason. In the event that HSD terminates this Agreement for any reason other than Sponsor’s breach of Agreement, HSD shall refund any fees received from the Sponsor and return any materials, equipment, hardware, or software loaned by the Sponsor at the end of the Event, at the Sponsor’s expense.

7.3 The Sponsor may terminate this Agreement for breach of Agreement by HSD after giving HSD at least ten (10) days prior written notice specifying the nature of the breach and giving HSD at least ten (10) days to resolve such breach. If breach occurs less than ten (10) days before the Event Promotion Period, Sponsor may terminate this Agreement if breach is not resolved by the start of the Event Promotion Period.

7.4 Except in the event of the termination of this Agreement in accordance with any of the provisions of Sections 7.1 through 7.3 above, no portion of any payments of any kind whatsoever previously provided to Sponsor hereunder shall be owed or be repayable to Sponsor.

7.5 In the event of termination or expiration of this Agreement, paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 shall survive.

8. Disagreement

In the case of a disagreement at any point, the parties will refer the matter to an independent arbitrator appointed by mutual agreement.

9. Miscellaneous

9.1 This Agreement will supersede any or all prior oral or written forms of understanding between the Sponsor and HSD. This Agreement may not be amended or modified except when one or both parties execute amendments in writing and amendments are signed by both parties.

9.2 This Agreement does not constitute and shall not be construed as constituting a partnership, or joint venture relationship between or among the parties.

9.3 Confidentiality. Each party expressly undertakes to retain in confidence all information and know-how transmitted to it by the other party that the disclosing party has designated as proprietary and/or confidential or that, by the nature of the circumstances surrounding the disclosure, ought in good faith to be treated as proprietary and/or confidential, and will make no use of such information and know-how except under the terms, for the purposes of and during the existence of this Agreement. Each party’s obligation under this Agreement with respect to any particular information shall extend to the earlier of such time as such information is publicly available through no fault of the receiving party or five (5) years following termination of the Agreement.

9.4 This Agreement shall be governed by and executed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado applicable to agreements made and to be performed entirely within this state.

9.5 The terms and conditions of this Agreement shall not be divulged to any third party without prior written approval from both parties.

In witness whereof, HSD and Sponsor hereby agree to enter into this Agreement on the day the Signature Date of the Event Sponsor Form.

Last Updated: March 9, 2023

This event agreement between Wonder Corporation dba Homeschool Days (“HSD”) and the Speaker outlines the scope of commitments and obligations between HSD and the Speaker for HSD’s virtually-hosted Methods to the Madness event on June 26-30, 2023 (the “Event”).

Terms of Agreement

1. HSD Obligations

HSD will give the Speaker contribution for the following benefits:

  • As per HSD’s rules, the Speaker will not be remunerated in monetary terms or cash. However, in consideration of the Speaker providing the services described in Article 2 and strictly complying with the terms of this Agreement, HSD will provide the Speaker with tangible value by way of the following:
  • Platform: HSD will provide the Speaker with a platform at the Event to share their expertise with the attendees.
  • Presentation Training: Through written guides and the efforts of the Producer and volunteers, HSD will endeavor to assist the Speaker to design, develop, and deliver an informative and encouraging presentation.
  • Presentation Livestream – The Event will be livestreamed/webcast to enable the Speaker’s talk to be viewed online, in high-definition, in real time from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection; viewers will not be charged a fee by HSD to view the Speaker’s talk;
  • Post-Event Video Access – The Speaker’s abridged presentation video will be available to attendees at no additional cost on the HSD website and/or similar replay website for 7 days following the event. The Speaker’s unabridged video will be made available to HSD Members indefinitely following the event behind a paywall and member account on homeschooldays.com.
  • Workshop Outline and Presentation templates
  • Editing of the Workshop Presentation Pre-Recording
2. Speaker Obligations

In consideration of HSD providing the items described in Article 1 and approving them as a Confirmed Speaker at the Event, the Speaker will strictly comply with the following understandings, undertakings, representations and warranties:

  • Complete the Workshop Outline and Workshop Presentation using the event templates according to the schedule listed in the Event Timeline detailed in Exhibit 1.
  • Schedule and Complete the online Pre-Recording Workshop Session according to the schedule listed in the Event Timeline detailed in Exhibit 1.
  • Access to a working computer and high-speed internet access for the Workshop Event and Workshop Pre-Recording
  • Dedicate sufficient time, energy and focus: The Speaker understands that it takes considerable time, energy and focus to develop, practice, rehearse and deliver a talk that meets HSD’s high standards. The Speaker undertakes to make his/her Conference talk a top priority and dedicate the necessary time, energy and focus required to develop, practice, rehearse and deliver a high-quality talk. Failure to do so, can result in a drop in the quality of the entire Conference.
  • Be a person of good repute: HSD’s reputation is perhaps its most valuable asset. The Speaker warrants that there is nothing in his/her history and background indicating that he or she is controversial, of ill repute, has been criminally convicted or of questionable moral turpitude such that it may cause possible loss or damage to the reputational capital of HSD.
  • Provide a presentation focused on the topic, not with self-promotion or commercial agenda. 
  • Wear Appropriate Clothes & Attire: The Speaker agrees to follow all guidelines that are given by HSD with respect to the clothes and attire that the Speaker wears at the Event and media interviews. These guidelines are intended to enhance the quality of the video(s) and abide by the standards of decency and decorum set by HSD. 
  • Support HSD’s Marketing Efforts – The Speaker understands that marketing the Event is a shared responsibility and undertakes to promote the Event widely through email, text, and social outlets. 

3. Speaker Likeness, Image, Trademarks and Materials

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Speaker grants HSD the right to use the Speaker’s likeness and image, trade names, logo designs, trademarks, and company descriptions as provided in Speaker marketing materials. These assets may be used in any medium of advertising, promotional products, or marketing materials distributed solely in connection with the Event. HSD agrees to use materials according to Speaker’s trademark usage guidelines.

The Speaker agrees to offer the following materials for marketing and promotional purposes:

  • Speaker Headshot
  • Speaker Bio
  • Business Logo
  • Business Name
  • Business State
  • Business Website
  • Business Phone
  • Business Email
  • Short Business Description
HSD can make minor changes to the presentation such as colors, layout, keyword name changes, etc. without notifying Speaker. If the nature of the talk must be changed significantly, HSD agrees to notify the Speaker.

4. Indemnity

4.1 The Speaker will indemnify, defend, and hold HSD harmless from and against any claims relating directly or indirectly to, or arising out of, content posted on the Speaker’s respective website, use of Speaker materials, or use of Speaker’s  logos and trademarks.

4.2 HSD will not be responsible for damage to or loss of property belonging to the Speaker, its employees, contractors, or agents or for personal injury to the Speaker’s employees, contractors, agents, directors, or invitees except to the extent that claims may be solely and directly attributed to willful misconduct or gross negligence of HSD and HSD’s employers, directors, or officers.

4.3 Speaker will give HSD prompt written notice of any suit or claim that comes within the purview of these indemnities.

5. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall either party be liable to the other party for any consequential, incidental, indirect, or punitive damages regardless of whether such liability results from breach of contract, breach of warranties, tort, strict liability, or otherwise.

6. Representations

Each party hereby represents and warrants that it has the full power to enter into and perform according to the terms of this Agreement

7. Term and Termination

7.1 This Agreement will be valid for the period starting from the time the Event Speaker Form is completed and payment is submitted online until the end of the Event.

7.2 HSD may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason. In the event that HSD terminates this Agreement for any reason other than Speaker’s breach of Agreement, HSD shall refund any fees received from the Speaker and return any materials, equipment, hardware, or software loaned by the Speaker at the end of the Event, at the Speaker’s expense.

7.3 The Speaker may terminate this Agreement for breach of Agreement by HSD after giving HSD at least ten (10) days prior written notice specifying the nature of the breach and giving HSD at least ten (10) days to resolve such breach. If breach occurs less than ten (10) days before the Event Promotion Period, Speaker may terminate this Agreement if breach is not resolved by the start of the Event Promotion Period.

7.4 Except in the event of the termination of this Agreement in accordance with any of the provisions of Sections 7.1 through 7.3 above, no portion of any payments of any kind whatsoever previously provided to Speaker hereunder shall be owed or be repayable to Speaker.

7.5 In the event of termination or expiration of this Agreement, paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 shall survive.

8. Disagreement

In the case of a disagreement at any point, the parties will refer the matter to an independent arbitrator appointed by mutual agreement.

9. Miscellaneous

9.1 This Agreement will supersede any or all prior oral or written forms of understanding between the Speaker and HSD. This Agreement may not be amended or modified except when one or both parties execute amendments in writing and amendments are signed by both parties.

9.2 This Agreement does not constitute and shall not be construed as constituting a partnership, or joint venture relationship between or among the parties.

9.3 Confidentiality. Each party expressly undertakes to retain in confidence all information and know-how transmitted to it by the other party that the disclosing party has designated as proprietary and/or confidential or that, by the nature of the circumstances surrounding the disclosure, ought in good faith to be treated as proprietary and/or confidential, and will make no use of such information and know-how except under the terms, for the purposes of and during the existence of this Agreement. Each party’s obligation under this Agreement with respect to any particular information shall extend to the earlier of such time as such information is publicly available through no fault of the receiving party or five (5) years following termination of the Agreement.

9.4 This Agreement shall be governed by and executed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado applicable to agreements made and to be performed entirely within this state.

9.5 The terms and conditions of this Agreement shall not be divulged to any third party without prior written approval from both parties.

Exhibit 1: Homeschool Days Speaker Information Page at homeschooldays.com/speaker/information

In witness whereof, HSD and Speaker hereby agree to enter into this Agreement on the day the Signature Date of the Event Speaker Form.

A Message From the Founders

Homeschool Days was an idea that started in January 2020 with a goal to support the homeschool community. At that time we were a homeschooling family of seven, with our children ranging from toddler to highschool freshman. Like many of you, we started our homeschool research when our first child was still in the belly. We’ve since added another little one to our crew, born in 2022, and look forward to many more years of learning alongside our children.

When we began developing HSD, our hope was to accomplish several important goals:

  • Provide a way for homeschoolers to support fellow homeschoolers (including alumni) during every part of their journey.
  • Make finding resources easier.
  • Make finding local groups and programs easier.
  • Make finding homeschool events easier.
  • Make finding volunteer and job opportunities for homeschool students easier.
  • Financially support homeschool programs and students through educational grants.
  • Create ways for homeschoolers to support homeschoolers.

We are also big fans of homeschooling remaining private, with little to no restrictions, in order to allow families the flexibility to instill a love of learning within each child, and to choose methods and paths that best suit each child’s needs. We understand the concerns of many veteran homeschoolers who have fought and continue to fight for pro-homeschool laws and parental freedoms.

Personally, we’ve been blessed with wonderful friendships and mentors who’ve helped us, and continue to help us maintain a healthy and peaceful family rhythm through the seeds of wisdom and knowledge they’ve planted into our lives. There is so much value in gleaning from the experience and guidance of others, so we hope HSD will do for you what our mentors have done for us. We hope you will both give and receive value from the HSD community. And, we hope the best for your homeschool days.

Blessings from our family to yours,

The Scotts