Big Idea

Marbles Bid Idea Forum

October 3, 2018


300 community leaders
+ 2 hours of playful perspective
= 1 energetic lunch



Join 300+ corporate and community leaders to learn why lifelong play is your happiness, intelligence and health. Dr. Stuart Brown, founder and president of The National Institute for Play, will share his groundbreaking research about the power of play. Dr. Brown combines scholarship with practicality, inspiring you to embrace risk, enjoy the unexpected, refresh your corporate culture and believe that play is not only fun – it's transformational. 

The annual Marbles BIG IDEA Forum is a lively lunch featuring motivating stories and strategies for creativity and innovation – both professionally and personally. Marbles BIG IDEA raises funds to support Marbles Forward Fund, which fuels the design and development of innovative programs and exhibits. Past speakers include New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, author and motivational speaker Kevin Carroll, Former Governor Beverly Perdue and former Progress Energy Chairman Bill Johnson.

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2018 Sponsorship Opportunities include: 

SinglePLAY ($2,000)

Table for 8 and logo recognition at BIG IDEA 

TriplePLAY ($6,000) 

Table for 8 and logo recognition at BIG IDEA, 8 tickets to Marbles Imagination Ball, 8 tickets to one Marbles Family Event 

GRANDSlam ($10,000) 

2 Tables for 8 and Presenting Sponsor Recognition, 16 additional tickets for Marbles Signature Events 


Additional benefits include year-round recognition, museum and IMAX admission passes and more aligned with investment level! Click here for full details for Marbles Signature Events sponsorships. 





Lane and John Nash

Gordon Richardson


Dargan and Blount Williams



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