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Jan 07, 2012

Sponsorship Plan



We appreciate you taking time to consider sponsoring SQLSaturday #104 and we’ve put together some information that will tell our about plans for the event and show you how your company will benefit from sponsoring our event.

Event Overview

Think of a SQLSaturday as a one day conference. We bring in a lot of volunteer speakers, we have lunch on site, and we have a dedicated area set up for our attendees meet with our sponsors. We work hard to make our event a great experience for everyone, especially our sponsors that enable us to cover the working costs of this event. We’re expecting 100+ attendees at SQLSaturday #104.

How Much Does It Cost To Be a Sponsor?

Sponsorship ranges from $500 to $1500 depending on the package you select, and we’re always willing to discuss custom solutions to meet your needs. Please Contact Chris Shaw at SQLShaw@Comcast.net for more details.

  • Bronze Sponsorship (All Sponsor Levels). $500 prepaid.  We value all the sponsors and our goal is to help each of the sponsors have an extremely successful event. Each of our sponsors will have:
  • a Logo on the SQL Saturday Website
  • a Logo on the Sponsor Slide during each session
  • a Logo on a Keynote Slide
  • Inclusion in all emails to the attendees
  • an Opportunity for a one page flyer in attendee bag
  • a Mention in a thank you blog post on Chris Shaw's blog after the event
Silver Sponsorship. $1000 prepaid.
  • Introduction during closing comments
  • A table in the Exhibitor area
  • Inclusion of a Multi-Page brochure in the attendee bag
  • All Sponsors from the Silver level and above will be considered Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group sponsors for the year of 2012
  • Inclusion of Logo on 24 newsletters that go out each year to all of the attendees
Gold Sponsorship. $1500 prepaid.
  • Everything included in the Silver Sponsor Level
  • Introduction during the Keynote
  • Contact list for all attendees that have opted in
  • The ability to offer a session during the lunch hour
  • A detailed product review or service review posted on Chris Shaw's blog
  • The opportunity to speak at the Colorado Springs User Group for 10 minutes on your product or service
Networking Event Sponsor. $200 prepaid.
  • We really want to encourage sponsors to get the most out of the event.  Gold sponsors can host a networking event where they can run the event, determine the rules of the event, and market the event. All that is requested is a prize item valued over $200.00 such as an iPod or a Gift Card. (Discounts on sponsor products excluded)
    • Mini Golf
    • 1 Frame Bowling Tournament
    • Winner of Laser Tag
  • Imagine #SQLGoCarts by your company at #SQLSat104

All fees must be paid in advance. To register as a sponsor just visit www.sqlsaturday.com and fill out our sponsorship registration form. We’ll email you an invoice that can be paid via credit card or check.

The Raffle – Your Key to Success!

The biggest challenge with community events is capturing contact information for follow ups. Few attendees will have business cards, and having them hand write their info often leads to a 30% or higher loss due to inability to read what they wrote! We provide attendees with a set of pre-printed raffle tickets (see below) that will contain their name and email address; they are then able to put these tickets into the raffle box at each sponsor table to try to win a prize. This gives you 100% readability and 0% loss! It is also more effective than any other technique we’ve seen for trying to capture contact information and that includes scanning their name badge.

Raffle Ticket


Because we want you to be successful all of our sponsorship levels include the requirement that you provide a prize of at least $100 in value, and that you provide a full color 8-1/2 x 11 flyers that highlights the prize(s) you are providing for the raffle.


We provide the raffle box. We will have one table for all absentee vendors placed in the same areas with our onsite vendors. Raffle ticket collection will proceed through the end of the day. If someone from your team is present we’ll ask them to draw the winning ticket, otherwise we’ll draw the ticket. Attendees must be present to win. If there is a physical prize we’ll give it to them, otherwise we’ll forward you their contact information for you to follow up with (for license keys, etc).


After the event we will mail you all the raffle tickets from your box. There may be duplicates; depending on how exciting your prize is attendees may contribute more than one ticket to your box – but that’s a good thing, they are willing to provide you their contact information in return for the chance to win.

Event Logistics

We’ll open the doors to sponsors at 7:30 am. Sponsors will be provided with table and two chairs, and limited access to 110v power (please let us know what you need in advance). Tables will be located in the same area as registration and breakfast to make it easy for attendees to stop by your table. We encourage sponsors to remain on site through at least lunch and if possible to have a representative present at the end of the day to present your prize at the end of day raffle.


Lunch will be provided to sponsors that have registered. Please have everyone from your team that will be attending register at www.sqlsaturday.com so that we can have enough food available.

Contact Us

We hope you’ll support this event! Please contact us at sqlsaturday104@sqlsaturday.com if you have any questions.

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