Apr 07, 2018
We appreciate you taking time to consider sponsoring SQL Saturday Madison 2018 - the 7th annual in Madison!
SQL Saturday is the best one-day SQL Server conference in the world and we’re excited to bring this to Madison again! We bring in a lot of volunteer speakers, we have lunch on site, and we have 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 that enable us to cover the working costs of this event.
Last year, we had over 500 registrations, and are expecting a similar number this year. We'll have sessions on topics ranging from database administration to business intelligence, T-SQL development, big data, cloud, and professional development. Because we always pick a wide selection of topics, there will be an audience for your company's products and services!
You'll get to interact with hundreds of professionals who are so excited about SQL Server, they are taking a day of their weekend to attend this event.
Do you have a product or service to market? You're talking to decision makers and influencers, people who can use your product every day. Do you have job openings? There's no better place to do recruitment than a conference full of enthusiastic learners.
Sponsorship ranges from $250 to $2500 depending
on the package you select, and we’re always willing to discuss custom solutions to meet your needs.
Add these components to Bronze, Silver, or Gold sponsorship levels. Check for availability and reserve early!
Speaker Dinner Sponsor
This gives the sponsoring organization a chance to connect directly with the speakers who are influencers in the community. This allows the sponsor to send a representative to the dinner and the sponsor's information will be included in all communications about the dinner.
Speaker Ready Room Sponsor
Coffee and light snacks will be provided in a speaker ready room and sponsorship advertisement will be placed nearby and mentioned during the speaker dinner.
Light Breakfast Sponsor
Signage at the breakfast area promoting your organization. (Breakfast will not be served without sponsorship.)
Afternoon Snack Sponsor
Signage at the afternoon snack area promoting your organization. (Afternoon snack will not be served without sponsorship.)
Rent a Classroom
Sponsor will be provided a room which seats at least 30 people. The sponsor could host sessions, hands-on training, or other activities throughout the day.
Community networking event with appetizers and drinks.
All fees must be paid in advance. To register as a sponsor
and fill out our sponsorship registration form. We’ll
email you an invoice that can be paid via credit card or check.
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.
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.
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
so that we can have enough food available.
We hope you’ll support this event! Please contact us
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.