SQLSaturday Oregon 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014 | Portland, Oregon | website
2014 is a full day conference related to the technology of SQL Server and data.
With the help of Volunteer Speakers, we provide excellent sessions,
refreshments, lunch, and an evening reception –providing ample opportunities to
interact with local professionals. We ensure there is adequate and comfortable
space for Marquee and Gold Sponsors to meet with attendees, and network. We
work hard to ensure that the SQLSaturday is a great experience for all,
especially our Sponsors –without whom the event just would not happen.
organizers of SQLSaturday Oregon 2014 are proud to offer the following
sponsorship opportunities. This annual event has grown since 2010. SQL Saturday
free and open to the public. Last year, SQLSaturday Oregon attracted over 450
attendees to 40+ sessions led by 38 world-class presenters. This year, we are
planning for 450 attendees to attend SQLSaturday Oregon 2014.
Marquee Sponsorship Opportunities are special ways to show your support SQLSaturday Oregon 2014, and
achieve maximum visibility for your company. Find details about these premium Marquee
Sponsorship Opportunities on page 2.
Registration, and Badging Expenses
Display Table, 6’ table with two chairs. Excellent opportunity to
Sponsor Literature and/or
Evaluation Software may be distributed at the table.
Sponsor may contribute a prize for drawing, collect personalized
raffle tickets, and Sponsor may draw the winner and present the prize.
Sponsor Acknowledgement for conjointly sponsoring Lunch for
Sponsor Logo and Name displayed on SQLSaturday Oregon 2014
website(s) and welcome banner.
$500 and up
Sponsor may contribute a prize for drawing at the evening
reception, and Sponsor collects personalized raffle tickets.
Sponsor Logo and Name on SQLSaturday Oregon 2014 website(s) and
$250 and up
Sponsor may contribute a prize for drawing at the evening
reception. (No entry forms will be returned to Sponsor).
Individual or Blogger
$5 and up
Name on SQLSaturday Oregon 2014 website(s) and our undying
Marquee Sponsorship Opportunities
Oregon 2014 with high visibility, high profile exposure for your company,
organization, product or service with one of these premium Marquee Sponsorship
Opportunities. Each of these represents a unique opportunity, so act now.
Venue, Onsite and Badging Registration Expenses
Sponsor Logo and Name on Event and Room Signage –and each
All Gold Sponsor benefits.
Saturday Morning Refreshments
Healthy baked goods, fresh fruit & assorted beverages
Sponsor Logo and Name featured prominently on placard signs at
All Silver Sponsor benefits.
Saturday Afternoon Refreshments
Healthy Snacks, fresh fruit & assorted beverages
Sponsor Logo and Name featured prominently on placard signs at refreshment
2014 is produced by and for the community of SQL developers, administrators,
and affiliated disciplines. Event sponsorship does not entail oversight or selection
of topics or content.
2014 is sponsored by Oregon SQL, an IRS 503(c)3 educational charity. Credit
card payments can be made online using Paypal. or checks can be sent to the
address on page 3 of this form.
and Silver Sponsors will receive a csv file containing the name/email list of
the 'opt-in' attendees.
Oregon requires funds to operate, sponsorship is also accepted in the form of ‘in-kind’
contributions where the goods or services provided are those required for SQLSaturday.
We are especially interested in community groups helping plan and publicize the
event. If you have any questions about how you can help, please contact us.
sponsorships: We make a distinction between Sponsors that provide ‘cash’, and
those that provide ‘in-kind’ Products and Services for raffles or other use. Our
reasoning is thus:
A ‘cash’ sponsor is providing the raw resource that is needed in
order to produce SQLSaturday –it pays facility rents, provides equipment, as
well as refreshments and meals. Therefore, that sponsor earns significant brand
recognition and exposure benefits, as outlined in the Sponsorship ‘level’
document (Marquee, Gold, Silver, Bronze, etc.)
An ‘in-kind’ sponsor is providing an optional resource –one that if
need be, we can do without. Also, quite often, that optional resource is in
itself serving to provide brand recognition and exposure. At past events, in
order to maximize their brand exposure, some Sponsors have done both –sponsored
at a cash level that was practical for them, AND provided branded items. Those
Sponsors then received both sets of benefits as outlined above.
The Venue will
be available at 7:00 AM on the event day. Venue and Gold Sponsors will be
provided with a table and chairs. (Please let us know in advance if you will
require electrical power.) Sponsor tables are located in the midst of open
space that will be used for networking, refreshments, and lunch, making it very
easy for attendees to stop by. We encourage Sponsors to keep their display up
until after the afternoon break. Having a Sponsor representative draw and hand
out the raffle prize adds a little more recognition and visibility for the
provided to Sponsors that have registered. Please have your representatives
that will be attending register
here to ensure that they are included in the lunch order.
Thank you for
supporting SQLSaturday Oregon 2014!
Please don’t hesitate
to contact us if you have any other
Sponsorships must be
received in full no later than October 18, 2014 in order to guarantee inclusion
in print and display materials. Any Sponsor supplied materials must be received
by October 27, 2014. Contact us for applicable shipping addresses.
Mail, Scan/email or
FAX this form, make checks payable to, and send to:
Sopheap Suy, Treasurer
9480 SE Emerald Loop firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Or use our SQLSaturday
site (above) to pay, or pay directly with PayPal to: email@example.com
The raffle – key to your Success as a Sponsor
of the vexing challenges for Sponsors at community events such as SQLSaturday,
is collecting attendee information for follow-up contacts. Often attendees will
not have business cards, and handwritten
forms can be challenging to read and decipher; numbered raffle tickets provide
no contact information, and you end up with little actionable data. Or
attendees may drop entry forms into a single collection box for all raffle
items, creating the potential that the winner may not be truly interested in
your raffle item.
Because we want you to be successful, all of our sponsorship levels
include the suggestion that you provide a prize of at least $100 in value, and
that you provide an interesting and colorful poster that highlights the
prize(s) you are providing for the raffle. (Minimum size: 8-1/2x11; 11x17
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. We will have one location for all absentee Sponsors
placed in the same areas with our onsite Sponsors. This gives you 100%
readability and 0% loss due to undecipherable handwriting. Additionally,
attendees will have fewer raffle tickets than there are raffle items, requiring
the attendee to make a conscious decision about which item (and by association,
Sponsor) is most interesting.
We provide the raffle ticket collection box, and the raffle
tickets. Raffle ticket collection will proceed through the end of the day, up until
the evening reception. If someone from your team is present we’ll ask them to
draw the winning ticket and present your item. Otherwise we’ll draw the ticket.
Attendees must be present to win. If
the raffle item is on site, it will be presented to the winner in front of the
audience. Otherwise we’ll forward you the winner’s contact information so that
you may follow up by sending the product, or license keys, etc.
After the event we will mail you the raffle tickets from your collection
box, including full contact information for the raffle item winner. If your
prize was particularly interesting, there may be duplicate entries; attendees
may contribute more than one ticket to your box – but that’s a good thing, they
are demonstrating their level of interest in the raffle item you are providing.
We like to remind our Sponsors, just as the ‘meta-data’ of a data
set has the potential to provide significant and qualitative information, so
does the raffle item that you select to offer. It can communicate a lot about
your company to those considering dropping their limited entry forms into
several collection boxes. With careful thought, you can prequalify your
*(A few late arriving attendees may have handwritten
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.