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July 30, 2011

Sponsorship Plan

 

Welcome!

We appreciate you taking time to consider sponsoring SQLSaturday #81 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 250+ attendees at SQLSaturday #81.

How Much Does It Cost To Be a Sponsor?

Steel Sponsorship Benefits - $100 or more

 

ü  Name to be listed (if desired) in the official event guide

 

ü  May donate prizes for end of day event which will recognize sponsorship during the drawing.

 

Bronze Sponsorship Benefits - $250 prepaid

 

ü  Placement on our sponsor page on the SQLSaturday.com web site

 

ü  Inclusion in all emails and marketing materials

 

ü  Ability to include a one page flyer in the event bag (Sponsor must provide flyer by July 15th to be included in the bag otherwise it will be available for attendees to pick up at the registration table on the day of the  event)

 

Silver Sponsorship Benefits - $500 prepaid

 

ü  Includes all benefits of the Bronze Sponsorship

 

ü  Inclusion of multi-page brochure or disk in the event bag (Sponsor must provide flyer by July 15th to be included in the bag otherwise it will be available for attendees to pick up at the registration table on the day of the  event)

 

ü  List of attendees that opt-in at the time of their registration to be contacted by sponsors

 

ü  If available one table with two chairs and power access in our exhibitor area near registration and food (This is based on space availability and is not guaranteed on a first come first server after all Gold Sponsors have been filled and much be confirmed two weeks prior to the event)

 

Gold Sponsorship Benefits - $1000 prepaid

 

ü  Includes all benefits of the Silver Sponsorship

 

ü  Guaranteed one table with two chairs and power access in our exhibitor area near registration and food

 

ü  One email blast to all event attendees (consisting of up to 1 page of text) that can be sent out before or after the event

 

ü  Participation in the Sponsorship Stampede

 

ü  Provided SQL Saturday raffle box with an electronic list of attendees that submitted a raffle ticket

 

ü  Company logo included on all printed sponsorship material

 

Platinum Sponsorship Benefits – Provide Lunch

 

ü  Includes all benefits of the Gold Sponsorship

 

ü  First choice in table selection

 

ü  Exclusive session (speaker provided by sponsor) for ALL attendees during lunch

All sponsors are encouraged to provide prizes such as books, software.  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 check.

Sponsor Stampede!

The stampede card will encourage all attendees to visit your booth to have their card stamped by your logo (we'll provide the stamp).  Once all logos have been stamped, at the end of the day, we will draw from the cards that were turned in for a host of prizes.  One requirement of the winner is to have ALL logos stamped.

 

Sponsor Stampede Card

Event Logistics

We’ll open the doors to sponsors at 7:30 am. Gold 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 sqlsaturday81@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 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.