Sponsor Plan

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Apr 14, 2018

Sponsorship Plan


Welcome!

We appreciate you taking time to consider sponsoring SQLSaturday #740 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 #740.

How Much Does It Cost To Be a Sponsor?

Sponsorship ranges from $500 to $1250 depending on the package you select, and we’re always willing to discuss custom solutions to meet your needs.

  • Bronze Sponsorship. $500 prepaid.     Does NOT include a Sponsor Table at the Event! 
    • Company Logo included on the attendee swag bag (small sized graphic)
    • Company Name, Logo & URL included in the Event Guide
    • Company Name and Logo included in "Thank you" emails to all attendees
    • Raffle Box for capture of raffle tickets (vendor to scan tickets to receive contact info)
    • Inclusion of Company Marketing material in attendee swag bag
    • Raffle participation for additional attendee recognition​
  • Silver Sponsorship. $750 prepaid.     (Limited Availability)
    • Vendor table in the Sponsor Showcase area
    • Company Logo included on the attendee swag bag (medium sized graphic)
    • Company Name, Logo & URL included in the Event Guide
    • Company Name and Logo included in "Thank you" emails to all attendees
    • Raffle Box for capture of raffle tickets (vendor to scan tickets to receive contact info)
    • Inclusion of Company Marketing material in attendee swag bag
    • Raffle participation for additional attendee recognition
  • Gold Sponsorship. $1250 prepaid.     (Limited Availability)
    • Vendor Presentation during the lunch time Vendor Showcase Sessions (45 minutes)
    • Vendor table in the Sponsor Showcase area
    • Acknowledgement for partially sponsoring lunch for attendees
    • One email sent directly to all attendees shortly before (or after) the event
    • Electronic list of all opt-in attendees contact information (no scanning of tickets)
    • Company Logo included on the attendee swag bag (large sized graphic)
    • Company Name, Logo & URL included in the Event Guide
    • Company Name and Logo included in "Thank you" emails to all attendees
    • Inclusion of Company Marketing material in attendee swag bag
    • Raffle participation for additional attendee recognition
  • ​Platinum Sponsorship. $1,500 prepaid.     (Extremely Limited Availability - Just 2 Spots for Prime Table Placement)
    • All features of Gold Sponsorship with Premium Table Placement next to coffee station
    • Additional opportunity for recognition by sponsoring a meal, snack break or event pre/post party.
      • Be the "Your Company" Registration Desk and greet the attendees as they arrive
      • Be the "Carbs & Coffee" hero and sponsor Breakfast and or the Afternoon break snacks
      • Bet the "Lunch & Learn" company recognized for subsidizing the box lunch
      • Be the "Speaker/Volunteer Dinner" host for the event honoring our volunteers
      • Be the "After Party" people and host the food and beverage for the post event gathering

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).

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 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.

Contact Us

We hope you’ll support this event! Please contact us at sqlsaturday740@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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