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The Great Conversation

The 2022 Great Conversation

Saturday, March 26, 2022
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Sponsorship and Benefits

$25,000 Platinum Sponsor (FMV - $900)

  • 1 table: 10 tickets
  • 10 tickets to the VIP reception
  • Special recognition in Shine & Rise annual report

$5,000 Silver Sponsor (FMV - $720)

  • 1 table: 8 tickets
  • 8 tickets to the VIP reception

$15,000 Diamond Sponsor (FMV - $900)

  • 1 table: 10 tickets
  • 10 tickets to the VIP reception

$3,000 Bronze Sponsor (FMV - $400)

  • 1 table: 8 tickets

$10,000 Gold Sponsor (FMV - $720)

  • 1 table: 8 tickets
  • 8 tickets to the VIP reception

$2,000 Young Alumni Table (FMV - $400)

  • 1 table: 8 tickets

Individual Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities

$500 "Box-of-Books" VIP Ticket
(FMV - $110)

  • Provides one Honors student with a book scholarship
  • 1 ticket + Access to the VIP reception

$300 Individual Ticket
(FMV - $50)

$200 Young Alumni (under 35) Ticket (FMV - $50)



About The Great Conversation

Conversation is the foundation of an Honors College education. Each year, more than 300 individuals come together for The Great Conversation, an award-winning fundraising event. It’s also our primary fundraising-event. Proceeds from The Great Conversation provide Honors College scholarships and special support to Honors faculty and programs.

The Great Conversation has the same ideal as the Honors College itself: to foster thoughtfulness about and care for the world by engaging people in disciplined discussion about things that matter. Event topics are drawn from many areas of life, from arts and literature, history, religion, and public policy, to aspects of the city of Houston, just to name a few.

The event format allows all guests to be active participants. The conversation is facilitated by a University of Houston faculty member or other expert. Guests are encouraged to indicate on their response card their preference for topics. On most occasions, guests can be accommodated at a table offering one of their top three conversation preferences.