Sponsor Plan

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Mar 24, 2012

Sponsorship Plan


 

Welcome!

 

SQL Saturday is an initiative of SQL Pass that has been running successfully since 2007.  It was started as a platform for free one day training events for SQL Server Professionals. SQL Saturday #105 Dublin is the first SQL event of its kind to take place in Ireland and we are excited!!

The Organising Committee for this event – Bob Duffy, Niall Flanagan, Carmel Gunn, Inga Miller, Marco Blasio and Sandra Gunn – are all active in the SQL Server Community.  Both Niall and Bob are local Microsoft MVPs and speak regularly on SQL Server in Ireland and Internationally.  We are also active as Committee members of the SQL Server Ireland User Group, founded by Niall in 2006, organising and promoting local events and working with UK MVPs to make high level SQL training more accessible to local audiences in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway and further afield.  In the past we have:

·         Brought Paul Randal & Kimberly Tripp to Dublin to deliver their 4 Day Level 300+ SQL Immersion Course (2009 & 2010)

·         Run MDX & Cube Design Courses in Dublin with Chris Webb

·         Run successful SQL courses with Kalen Delaney (2007) and Kevin Kline (2007 & 2011)

·         Delivered the Content for the Microsoft SQL Academy (2008 – 2010)

·         Run the SQL Master Class Series 2011 in conjunction with Microsoft

·         Organised and Delivered the SQL 2012 Roadshow (Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway) on behalf of Microsoft

We have put together some information to tell you about the event and show how your company will benefit from sponsoring it.  Thank you for taking the time to consider sponsoring SQL Saturday #105 we hope you can join with our team of volunteers in making the Dublin event a BIG success for everyone involved!

 

Event Overview

   

SQLSaturday is a one day conference where local members of the SQL community work together with international volunteer speakers to deliver FREE training at the highest level to a targeted audience.   

We will have lunch on site (you may wish to sponsor this and take advantage of a lunchtime speaking slot, see the available sponsorship slots below)….  In addition we will have a dedicated ‘meet and greet zone’ where Delegates, Sponsors and Speakers can mingle freely and network comfortably.

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 150+ attendees at SQLSaturday #105 broken down as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

How Much Does It Cost To Be a Sponsor?

Sponsorship ranges from €500 to €3,000 depending on the package you select, and we’re always willing to discuss custom solutions to meet your needs.    Please note that Payments made through PayPal to sponsor this event will be administered by Prodata on behalf of the event and your credit card statement will show the transaction as 'Prodata Business Systems'. 

Bronze Sponsorship - €500
  • Placement on the event website
  • Logo and URL included in the event guide
  • Placement of item in delegate pack: flyer or DVD, pens, USB key, etc.
Silver Sponsorship - €1,500
  • Placement on the event website
  • Logo and URL included in the event guide
  • Placement of item in the delegate pack: flyer or DVD, pens, USB key, etc.
  • Half page advert in the event guide
  • Optional sponsor pod table in the exhibition area
  • Inclusion in a raffle for a gift provided by you (delegates volunteer their contact details by way of a personalised raffle ticket, which they can choose to enter in your draw)

Gold Sponsorship - €3,000

  • Placement on the event website
  • Logo and URL included in the event guide
  • Placement of item in delegate pack: flyer or DVD, pens, USB key, etc
  • Optional sponsor table in the exhibition area
  • Full page advert in the event guide
  • Logo on speaker T-shirts
Inclusion in a raffle for a gift provided by you (delegates volunteer their contact details by way of a personalised raffle ticket, which they can choose to enter in your draw)
Lunchtime spotlight session 
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. Please note that Prodata is administering the event on behalf of SQL Saturday and your credit card statement will read 'Prodata Business Systems' for the transaction
   

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 our Silver and Gold 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 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 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.

 

Format of the Day

We will have 18 sessions delivered over three tracks (BI, Developer & DBA).  All tracks will feature SQL 2012 content and we will have a maximum of 80 delegates attending any one session.

 

BI Track

Developer Track

DBA Track

09.00 – 09.30

Registration & Coffee

09.30 – 10.30

Slot 1

Slot 1

Slot 1

10.45 – 11.45

Slot 2

Slot 2

Slot 2

11.45 – 12.00

Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.00

Slot 3

Slot 3

Slot 3

13.00 – 14.00

Brown Bag Lunch

14.00 – 15.00

Slot 4

Slot 4

Slot 4

15.15 – 16.15

Slot 5

Slot 5

Slot 5

16.15 – 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.30

Slot 6

Slot 6

Slot 6

17.30…….

Evening Social – After Party

Contact Us

We hope you’ll support this event! Please contact us at sqlsaturday105@sqlsaturday.com if you have any questions.



PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMER: This is an independently operated local event. The SQLSaturday logo and the website for the event have been provided to the event leader at no cost by PASS as a service to the SQL Server community. Local event leaders are not authorized by PASS to negotiate contracts, make commitments, or act on behalf of PASS in any capacity. PASS assumes no liability for issues or problems that may arise from the event at any point in time.

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