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Lone Star College 

Lone Star College – Montgomery, part of the Lone Star College System, is a generous sponsor of TEDxTheWoodlands, providing the fabulous Music Hall as the venue as well as a variety of audio-visual, logistical services, equipment and volunteers to make TEDxTheWoodlands a success.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. With a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu. 


Central Market HEB Houston

We are delighted to welcome Central Market HEB Houston as a sponsor. Central Market HEB Houston is renowned for innovative and diverse fine food and beverage offerings and their wide variety of creative foodie events such as weekend live music on the CM Patio, Summer Ice Cream Socials and the recent Passport Spain, a two-week celebration of the tantalizing culture, food and wines of España, featuring an all-star lineup of culinary celebrities and winemakers.  As our sponsor, Central Market HEB Houston will be generously providing a variety of fresh and delicious foods and beverages for lunch as well as mid-morning and afternoon snack breaks.

A Cake Studio

A Cake Studio offers high-end design, exceptional taste and spectacular service for a cake as unique as your special day. Specializing in cakes for weddings and special events, A Cake Studio offers elegant designs in a tantalizing variety of exquisite flavors such as Chocolate Truffle with Roasted Hazelnut, Silky Smooth French Butter Cremes in Amaretto, and Cream Cheese Strawberry.  A Cake Studio offers culinary artistry and service to transform your ideas into an unforgettable cakes.  See the website’s gallery for examples.

A Sweet Intent

A Sweet Intent is the ambitious venture of three sisters. We are delighted to welcome them as a sponsor. In their own words:

“We chose the name A Sweet Intent not just because we intend to create something sweet in taste, but because we intend to spread good and positive energy in any way we can. Our intent is to spread goodness at least once a month through ‘Sweet Intents’. As our company grows so will our ‘Sweet Intents’!

Our recipes come from generations of great cooks, friends, and our own experimentation! We use only high quality ingredients in all of our confections. Pure Madagascar Bourbon vanilla, fine European and American chocolates, sweet cream butter, fresh fruits, and attention to detail are staples in our kitchen. We create our handcrafted goods in small batches to ensure consistency and great taste. We bake a variety of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, breads, pastries, and many other sweets. We also offer many vegan options. All of our designs thus far have had a wow factor. Whatever the occasion, our products will taste as good as they look!”>>>


We welcome WallMasque as a sponsor. WallMasque is a unique company serving artisans throughout the country with creative and custom stencil design. There are few companies in the country serving this niche.

“WallMasque is very happy to provide the signage for TEDxTheWoodlands” said Josh Strecker, owner of WallMasque. Their signs will be gracing the stage, lobby and many other locations on the LSC Montgomery campus.

Candlewood Suites

We welcome Candlewood Suites – The Woodlands as a sponsor.

Located amongst natural landscaping, the hotel invites you to consider them home during any trip to The Woodlands area.

Guests can enjoy rooms with fully equipped kitchens and relax in a recliner while watching movies from the free movie library. Business travelers will work more efficiently utilizing their suites executive desk and high speed internet access. The hotel’s exercise facility, outdoor pool and covered gazebo with grill and sitting area offer an exciting alternative to a busy day of travel and work.  The hotel is pet friendly and offers free WiFi Hot Spots. Also, free guest laundry and “Cupboard “convenience store are unique amenities of Candlewood Suites.

Candlewood Suites location in The Woodlands is nearby many upscale shopping areas such as The Woodlands Mall, the boutiques of Market Street, and Old Town Spring, as well as many family friendly entertainment areas like Spashtown and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Direct access to I-45 offers easy travel to the major nearby corporate offices located in The Woodlands.

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands

We welcome Hindu Temple of The Woodlands as a sponsor.

The Hindu Temple of The Woodlands (HTW), a non-profit 503(c) organization established in 2005, is located at 7601 South Forestgate at Woodlands Parkway in The Woodlands, Texas.

HTW encourages and facilitates education, culture, and community service which are important aspects of the organizations’s mission.  HTW’s tradition, although ancient, encourages new and creative thinking and action, to meet the needs of a diverse, evolving and vibrant community, including the broader community of which we are a part. This is consistent with HTW’s belief that the whole world is one family (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam). HTW is pleased to be one of the sponsors of TEDxTheWoodlands.


We welcome Salata as a sponsor.  >

Salata is the Next Generation Salad Bar where you create your tossed-to-order salad or salad wrap by choosing from a variety of fresh lettuces, vegetables, fruits, nuts, cheeses, and an array of our tasty signature dressings.  Top your creation with a great selection of different types of grilled chicken and seafood.  Add a cup of our delicious signature soup, and end your meal with a bite-size dessert.

BoneHead Graphics

We welcome BoneHead Graphics as a sponsor.  In their own words:

“BoneHead Graphics, your screenprinting, graphics and advertising solutions provider. We celebrate 16 years in business partnering with businesses, schools, churches, & more. From custom printed tees to embroidery from vehicle graphics including wraps to banners and signs to endless promotional items that meet the promotional budget as well as delivering your message. With integrity, honor, teamwork and faith we succeed together. Don’t hesitate, give us a call at 281-463-4374 or visit us at www.BoneHeadGraphics.com“.

Kaleidoscopes To You

We welcome Kaleidoscopes to You as a sponsor.

Karl and Jean, the owners, have a long history of discovering and selling beautiful, artistic, whimsical kaleidoscopes to the public. Karl started making kaleidoscopes out of stained glass at Wisconsin’s #1 tourist attraction in the 1982; the House on the Rock. Karl was 16 at this time. During college, Karl opened a fourth location in Red Wing, Minnesota called The Glass Scope. Karl’s degree is a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Glass Blowing and Painting emphasis and ultimately decided to represent many of his friends’ kaleidoscopes in their galleries. Jean has been in the retail business since she was 12 when her family started a floral and greenhouse business. In 1994, they opened Crystal Kaleidoscope, a kaleidoscope store specializing just in kaleidoscopes at the Mall of America. They went online in 1998 as Kaleidoscopes To You and are growing and refocusing on kaleidoscopes of all types more than ever.

App Baker

With an abundance of powerful features and capabilities, App Baker offers a highly user-friendly platform to build and manage unique, native, custom branded iPhone and iPod touch apps. Within less than an hour, App Baker can offer unique advantages and benefits to anyone who wants to build delicious apps. No technical skills or an iPhone Developer account are required whilst App Baker takes care of publishing the app to the Apple App Store.

Brooklyn Cafe

The Brooklyn Cafe opened its first store in New Jersey in mid 1994. The owners, Nick and Olive Cannistra, decided to expand to Texas opening their first Houston store in the West Houston area in 1995. The second Texas store was opened in the Woodlands in 1996 followed by the opening of a store in Kingwood in 1997. In 2004, the West Houston and Kingwood stores were closed, and a second store was opened in The Woodlands. By living and concentrating on operating the two stores in The Woodlands Nick and Olive get to enjoy the benefits and rewards of this great community. The Brooklyn Cafe provides a variety of wholesome and delicious breakfast and lunch food in a bright, clean and pleasant environment.

Fantastic Pho, Royal Teahouse & Vietnamese Sandwiches

We welcome Fantastic Pho, Royal Teahouse & Vietnamese Sandwiches as a sponsor. Fantastic Pho, Royal Teahouse & Vietnamese Sandwiches are next door to each other and combined, offer a huge variety of  authentic Vietnamese lunch and dinner appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts, and hot and cold beverages.

In their their own words:  “We are dedicated to serving you fresh geniune Vietnamese beef rice noodle soup just as if it was from your mother’s kitchen. Whether you want a hot bowl of Pho, a rice dish, a side of appetizer or even something for dessert, Fantastic Pho has them all. We invite you to experience the traditional tastes and joys of Vietnamese cuisine, including Pho, Vietnam’s most renowned culinary creation. Pho is a nutritious, wholly satisfying dish that families and friends have been enjoying together for over 100 years.”

Starbucks Coffee

We welcome Starbucks Coffee as a sponsor.

Starbucks Coffee purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees and sells them, along with fresh, rich-brewed coffees, Italian-style espresso beverages, cold blended beverages, a variety of complementary food items, a selection of premium teas, and beverage-related accessories and equipment, primarily through its Company-operated retail stores. Starbucks also sells coffee and tea products and licenses its trademark through other channels such as licensed stores, and through certain of its licensees and equity investees, Starbucks produces and sells a variety of ready-to-drink beverages.

Woodlands Art League

The League‘s purpose is to further the cause and interest in the visual arts through teaching, programs, demonstrations, exhibitions, and community involvement.  The League recently moved into their new art gallery on Market Street in The Woodlands. In their own words:


We don’t see things as they are, 
we see things as we are. 
– Anaïs Nin 


Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

We are seeking additional sponsors in the following areas:

  1. Breakfast on Sept. 24th – pastries and bagels plus coffee for 170 persons.
  2. Dinner for rehearsal on Sept. 23rd – sandwiches or pizza for 45 persons.
  3. Printing of conference program guide, flyers, signs, banners, entrance tickets, and commemorative booklet

What sponsors receive for their generous support:

  • A “thank you” to the sponsor from the stage (including a slide with their logo) during the opening and closing of the conference
  • Acknowledgment of the sponsor on the conference website’s “Sponsors” page
  • Acknowledgement of the sponsor on placards in the lobby of the conference
  • Placement of the sponsor’s logo on video monitors during conference breaks
  • Opportunity to host a “sponsored meal” which includes an announcement that a meal or refreshment break was provided by the sponsor
  • Opportunity for the sponsor to distribute a promotional gift to the speakers, performers, volunteers, attendees
  • Opportunity to show a short demonstration or presentation in the conference lobby (not on the stage) to exhibit a new technology

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Peter or Fabian.

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