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Sponsorship Plan

SQL Saturday Maine #293


Welcome!

We appreciate you taking time to consider sponsoring SQL Saturday #293 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 SQL Saturday as a one-day conference. We bring in many 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 are expecting 150+ attendees at SQL Saturday #293.

How Much Does It Cost To Be a Sponsor?

(Note: All sponsorship levels include lunch at the event)

Blog: $50

- Listing on Sponsor’s page

Bronze: $500

- Listing on Sponsor’s page

- Item provided by vendor in “SWAG bags”

Silver: $750

- Listing on Sponsor’s page

- Item provided by vendor in “SWAG bags”

- Multi-page brochure provided by vendor in “SWAG bags”

- Item (valued at $100+) to be raffled provided by vendor. Vendor gets the raffle tickets with contact information

Gold: $1,000

- Listing on Sponsor’s page

- Item provided by vendor in “SWAG bags”

- Multi-page brochure provided by vendor in “SWAG bags”

- Item (valued at $100+) to be raffled provided by vendor. Vendor gets the raffle tickets with contact information

- Access to the SQL Saturday Maine opt in email list

- Vendor table at our SQL Saturday Maine event


Platinum: $1,500 Complete Group and SQL Saturday Sponsorship Plan (4 Max)

            User Group Benefits:

- Your company products and or services will be mentioned every one of our monthly meetings throughout the 2014 calendar year

- Your company will also be mentioned in our newsletter, and your company logo will be present on the Maine PASS website

- Access to the Maine PASS members opt in email list


SQL Saturday Benefits:

- Listing on Sponsor’s page

- Item provided by vendor in “SWAG bags”

- Multi-page brochure provided by vendor in “SWAG bags”

- Item (valued at $100+) to be raffled provided by vendor. Vendor gets the raffle tickets with contact information

- Access to the SQL Saturday Maine members opt in email list

- Vendor table at SQL Saturday Maine

- Room sponsor for our SQL Saturday Maine event. Room Sponsorship includes the following benefits:

o Room will be referred to by vendor name or product name in all materials

o Vendor will provide signage for the entrance

o Vendor will get a lunchtime presentation about their products/services or employment opportunities in their room

o Room Choice is on a first come first serve basis

**We can also devise a custom sponsorship plan to meet your needs.

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 will 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 have seen for trying to capture contact information and that includes scanning their name badge.


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 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 will 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 will give it to them, otherwise we will 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 is a good thing, they are willing to provide you their contact information in return for the chance to win.

Event Logistics

We will 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.

 

 

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 the Professional Association for SQL Server (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.