Sponsor Plan

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Mar 05, 2016

Sponsorship Plan


Welcome!

We appreciate you taking time to consider sponsoring SQLSaturday Chicago 2016 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 400+ attendees at SQLSaturday Chicago 2016.

How Much Does It Cost To Be a Sponsor?

Sponsorship ranges from $300 to $1500 depending on the package you select, and we’re always willing to discuss custom solutions to meet your needs.

  • Bronze Sponsorship. $300 prepaid.
    Collection box for raffle tickets
    Company name and/or Logo on all promotional material
  • Silver Sponsorship. $500 prepaid.
    All Bronze level benefits
    PLUS: 
    Table at event
  • Gold Sponsorship. $1000 prepaid.
    All Silver level benefits
    PLUS:
    Full Opt-in list of attendees whether they attend the event or not.
    Larger Name and/or Logo with preferred placement on all promotional material
  • SOLD OUT!!! -- Partner Sponsorship. $1500 prepaid. --SOLD OUT!!!!
    These are limited in number, please email if  you are interested!
    All Gold level benefits
    PLUS:
    One 60 minute speaking session, Keynote or Lunch session
    One email blast to all registered attendees 
    Recognition as a Partner for the Event with Name and/or Logo on all promotional material


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).

All tickets include a QR code which can be easily scanned using any smartphone. Many sponsors do this throughout the day. We will send you an email the full list of scanned contacts immediately after the event. If you are unable to scan them, we will mail you all the raffle tickets from your box. 

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 several areas as arranged by sponsorship levels. 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 sqlsaturday484@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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