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                                                      The

Olympia Area and Tacoma SQL Server User Group


Presents










May 31, 2014


AT


Building: THE MIXER,


15255 NE 40th Street, North Commons,


REDMOND, WA 98052


Sponsor Information

 

 


 

Event Overview

 

SQLSaturday is a one day free learning event focused on SQL Server that is being organized by the

Olympia Area SQL Server Users Group (OASSUG, located at: http://olympia.sqlpass.org) and the Tacoma SQL Server User Group (located at: http://tacoma.sqlpass.org) . Details of the event can be found at http://sqlsaturday.com/306/eventhome.aspx and we outline some of the key points below with a focus on sponsors.

 

We have five goals for this event:

 

 

We have held these events in the past, so this isn’t our first time at putting on a SQL Saturday.  We expect around 400 attendees and will be having 20 presentations in the event.

 

We hope you’ll support this event! Please contact us at sqlsaturday306@sqlsaturday.com.

 

Event Logistics

 

Our event follows the standard conference model. We plan to have 20 sessions across 4 tracks. Most of the sessions will run 60 minutes. Check in will open at 8 am, sessions begin at 9 am, we will be providing lunch on site, and we will close out the day around 5:00 pm.

 

Upon arrival, attendees will complete the registration process and receive an event bag containing a full schedule, vender flyers and other items from sponsors, and two items that will be of particular interest to sponsors. The first will be a set of raffle tickets with their name and contact information. They will have the option to give sponsors their raffle tickets in trade for whatever free items you may be giving away, or just to enter a raffle if you’re sponsoring one. This will avoid the delays encountered while people queue to fill out a contact form at your table and it eliminates the inevitable 20-30% loss that results from not being able to read their writing.

 

The Raffle: If you are sponsoring a raffle, we would like the raffle to be at least $100 in value. We will be hosting the raffle at the end of the day and we hope to gather some large prizes from our sponsors, things like a Zune or Xbox, free training, free software, etc.  

 

Sponsorship Benefits

 

You will benefit from sponsoring our event as,

 

Sponsor Benefits

PLATINUM

(2 sponsor max)

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

Lunch Time ½ hour presentation

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Sponsor signage in each of the session rooms (vendor responsible for the signage)

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One email blast to all event attendees consisting of up to 2 pages of text that can be sent out after the event

 

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Attendee opt-in mailing list

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Vendor Profile sent out to attendees prior to event

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May collect raffle tickets with attendees contact information (see page 6 for Sample Raffle Ticket) Please provide a raffle item of at least $100 in value

 

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May include a multipage brochure and DVD in the event bag

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One table in our exhibitor area located near registration and food, two chairs, and some access to 110v power

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May provide a raffle item of at least $100 in value

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May donate prizes for the end of event raffle mentioned at the end of event wrap up

 

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Option to include a one page flyer in the event bag given to each attendee upon arrival (sponsor must provide)

 

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Logo Included in the printed event guide given to all attendees upon arrival

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Listed on our sponsor page on the SQLSaturday.com web site

 

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Prepaid Fee

$1500.00

$1000.00

$700.00

$350.00

 

All items to be placed in event bags must arrive no later than May 21, 2014. Contact Greg Larsen (sqlsaturday306@sqlsaturday.com) for shipping location. Items received after that will not be added to event bags but will be made available to attendees on a table near registration. Ship us the stuff early!

 

Don’t see a sponsorship plan that quite meets your needs? We’re flexible, contact us and we’ll see what we can work out. Payments will be accepted by “PASS” on behalf of Olympia Area and the Tacoma SQL Server User Groups and all the money goes to putting on this free not for profit event.

 

Sample Raffle Ticket

 

Attendees will receive a printed sheet of raffle tickets upon check in at the event if they registered more than 7 days prior to the event. Note that not all information elements may be provided by each attendee, but at a minimum, they will provide their name and a verified email address. Tickets shown are not to scale.




 

 

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.