March 28, 2015
Thank you for considering sponsorship. SQL Saturday is a one
day conference that brings in over 30 outstanding speakers. We offer
breakfast, lunch, and a post-event reception, all on site. There's a
dedicated area set up for our attendees to meet with our sponsors. We work hard
to make our event a great experience for everyone, especially our sponsors, who
enable us to cover the expenses for this event.
We’re expecting over 650 attendees this year. At our
last event on March 15, 2014, we had 640 attendees.
Much Does It Cost To Be a Sponsor?
Sponsorship ranges from $750 to $4,000 depending on the package
you select, and there are upgrade options as well.
copy of the list of opted in pre-registrants, including name, company, and
email blasts that can be sent before or after the event. These will go
to opt-in registrants. If a sponsor desires, a post-event blast can go
to opt-in registrants plus raffle entrants if that list is provided to us by
home page of each local user group's Meetup.com website for six months (three
to hold a sponsor-centric session between lunch and the first afternoon
choice of table selection in exhibitor area. A map of the exhibit area will
be provided for selection ahead of time. Sponsors will be asked to make their
selection based on the order in which they sign up.
home page of each local user group's Meetup.com website for three months
minutes at end of day reception to promote company and/or raffle prizes
email blast that can be sent out before or after the event
of multi-page brochure, disk, or flash drive in the event bag
spot in exhibitor area w/ table, 2 chairs
to donate prizes for end of day raffle event
page flyer in the event bag
placement on sponsor page of SQLSaturday.com website
and Logo to be included in the official event guide (if desired)
We offer these upgrades for Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors,
with one sponsor per upgrade unless indicated otherwise:
Don’t see a sponsorship plan that quite meets your needs? Contact
us and we’ll see what we can work out. Payments
will be accepted by DesignMind on behalf of the three local PASS Chapters, and
all the money goes toward putting on this free (not for profit) event.
All items to be placed in event bags must arrive
no later than March 26th, 2015. Shipments should
Microsoft Technology Center, Building 1
1065 la Avenida
Mountain View, CA 95120
All items for bags must arrive between March 18th and
will receive detailed instructions upon sign-up.
Items received after that may not be added to event bags but will
be made available to attendees on a table near registration.
All fees must be paid in advance. To register as a sponsor just visit https://www.sqlsaturday.com/375/sponsors and fill out our sponsorship registration form. We’ll email you
an invoice that can be paid via credit card, check, or EFT.
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 in a QR code;
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
Because we want you to be successful, all our sponsorship levels
include the requirement that you provide a prize of at least $100 in value, and
that you provide 550 full color 8-1/2 x 11 flyers that highlight the
prize(s) you are providing for the raffle. We will include the flyers in
the event bags.
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 absentee vendors all their
raffle tickets. 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.
Here is some feedback we received from some of our recent sponsors:
“I just wanted to let you know
that although I already thought your SQL Sat event was the best organized SQL
Sat we’ve ever done – and we’ve done dozens – a colleague told me that it was
by far the most exciting, well-attended, and best organized SQL Sat he’s ever
done! He was very impressed with the entire setup, and thought the attendees were
of the highest caliber. The guys came back with some wonderful leads.”
“My team is back and they said
everything was great. Lots of attendees and some really good conversations.
Thanks for running such a great training day!”
“Great location and awesome day!
We will definitely be sponsoring again next year!”
Once you sign up as a sponsor, you will receive detailed event
Lunch will be provided to everyone who has registered.
This means that your personnel need to register for the event. They
can do so at https://www.sqlsaturday.com/375/register.aspx. This
will allow us to make sure we have enough food available.
We hope you’ll support this event! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.