July 26, 2014
We appreciate your taking the time
to consider sponsoring SQL Saturday #302 and we’ve put together some
information about our plans that highlights the benefits of supporting our
SQL Saturday is a one day conference
packed with some of best speakers available in the field and hundreds of
motivated attendees, all of which are ready to make this an excellent learning
opportunity for all involved. Our
speakers travel from all over the country to share their knowledge and improve
the SQL Server community as a whole.
Breakfast and lunch are provided on-site as a way to promote networking between
the attendees, speakers, and sponsors. A
dedicated area is available for the sponsors so that attendees will have the
opportunity to meet with them throughout the day.
We work hard to ensure that this
event will be a great experience for everyone, particularly our sponsors, who
help to cover the cost of the event.
This not only allows us to plan a better SQL Saturday, but also to keep
the cost to attendees as low as possible.
We’re expecting over 200 attendees at SQL Saturday in Albany, NY. Our goal is to provide the best SQL Server
training possible, and we hope that you’ll join us!
Does It Cost To Be a Sponsor?
Sponsorship ranges from $250 to $1500
depending on the package selected and we’re always willing to discuss customized
solutions to meet your needs.
Printed materials in the attendee event
Raffle item to attendees ($100+
Scan raffle ticket report provided
Sponsor table for advertising, recruiting,
Raffle item with a special sponsor introduction (Raffle item be provided by the
Intro and conclusion slide in all speaker presentations
Giveaway item in attendee event bag
Banner and sponsor intro on the
SQL Saturday site
eBlast to all registered attendees prior to the event, sent
on behalf of SQL Saturday
Copy of opted-in mailing list provided after the event
Additional news about the sponsor with promotion on the Capital Area SQL Server
Banner (provided by the sponsor) at the event.
20 minute demo or sponsor session during lunch
All benefits the Gold Sponsorship including:
Name and logo on attendee bags
Choose from one of the below platinum sponsorship opportunities:
Dinner/Party Sponsor: Your company will be listed as the
sole sponsor of the speaker dinner & party on the website, literature, and
at the event.
Sponsor: Your company will be listed as the
sole sponsor of the speaker shirts. Your
company’s name and logo will appear on their shirts and your contribution will
be recognized on the website, literature, and at the event.
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 data loss due
to the inability to read what they wrote! We provide attendees with a set of pre-printed
raffle tickets (see below) that contain their name and email address; they are
then able to put these tickets into the raffle box at each sponsor table to
attempt 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.
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 so you can follow up with attendees that
stopped by your table during the event.
We’ll open the doors to sponsors at
7:30am EST. Sponsors will be provided with table and two chairs, and limited
access to power. Please let us know what
you need in advance, and we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs.
Sponsor tables will be centrally located in the same area as registration, breakfast,
and lunch to make it easy for attendees to stop by at any time during the day.
We encourage sponsors to remain on site throughout the event and, if possible,
to have a representative present at the end of the day to personally present
your prize when the raffle winners are announced.
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.
We hope you’ll support this event!
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions at all.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.