Oct 06, 2018
Thank you for considering sponsoring SQLSaturday #796.
SQLSaturday is a free, 1-day, conference-style event for SQL Server professionals that focuses on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers.
We are expecting 400+ attendees at this year's event.
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 #796.
We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities. With commitments ranging from $250 to $3000, you're sure to find an option which fits your budget. We’re also willing to discuss custom solutions to meet your needs.
Sponsorship Upgrades (Deadline September 6th, 2018):
Speaker Dinner Sponsor ($1500)
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.
Light Breakfast Sponsor ($2000)
Signage at the breakfast area promoting your organization. (Breakfast will not be served without sponsorship.)
Afternoon Snack Sponsor ($1000)
Signage at the afternoon snack area promoting your organization. (Afternoon snack will not be served without sponsorship.)
Session Track Recording Sponsor ($2000)
Be identified as a sponsor for video recording of one track of the conference. Sponsorship will be noted in the video. Sponsor must acknowledge that the copyrights for the video belong to PASSMN. (Multiple instances of this upgrade are available.)
Post-Event Reception ($2000)
Community networking event with appetizers and drinks.
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 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 illegibility. We provide attendees with a set of pre-printed raffle tickets (see below) that will contain 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. Scanning the QR code authorizes the SQL Saturday system to release their name and email address to you. 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 are highly encouraged to provide a prize. All raffle prizes must be at least $100 in value.
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. Winning tickets will be drawn during the closing remarks. 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 on the spot. Otherwise, we’ll forward you their contact information for you to follow up with (for license keys, etc).
After the event, we will provide all vendors their raffle tickets. Sponsors are responsible for scanning their tickets' QR codes as this is the only way to get the attendee contact information. PASSMN will send the attendee contact information within 1 week once sponsor has confirmed their QR codes have been scanned completely.
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.
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.