Sponsor Plan

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Feb 23, 2019

Sponsorship Plan


Welcome!

We appreciate you taking time to consider sponsoring SQLSaturday #809 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 150+ attendees at SQLSaturday #809.

How Much Does It Cost To Be a Sponsor?

Sponsorship ranges from $250 to $1000 depending on the package you select, and we’re always willing to discuss custom solutions to meet your needs.

  • Bronze Sponsorship. $250 prepaid. This is the best package where you don't expect to have a physical presence on the day. You will still have your Logo and Name on Event website(s) and the main welcome banner that delegates will see on arrival. You can also provide some Company literature in advance which will be provided to attendees on arrival in an event bag.
  • Silver Sponsorship. $500 prepaid. This is our base level sponsorship where you want to have a physical presence at the event. We will provide a table, 2 chairs and a power lead between 4 and 6 sockets. Your table will be in an accessible section of the auditorium providing an excellent way to meet attendees. As for the bronze level, you will have your Logo and Name on Event website(s) and the main welcome banner that delegates will see on arrival and you can also provide some Company literature in advance which will be provided to attendees on arrival in an event bag. We would expect you to provide a raffle prize which allows you to collect personalised raffle tickets from the attendees (see below). We'll have one of your representatives draw the ticket and present the prize and ensure the photo with the winner is tweeted.
  • Gold Sponsorship. $1000 prepaid. This is our premium sponsorship level. In addition to all of the benefits of the Silver Package, your table will be moved to a prominent area of the auditorium, providing the best exposure to delegates. We also name the session rooms after our Gold Sponsors and you will also be able to present a session in your named room during the lunchtime break. As rooms are limited, there will only be a fixed number of Gold Sponsorship options available.
  • Additional Packages - We also have a number of options which can target a specific set of the attendees
  • Speaker Dinner Sponsorship. NZ$500 This event happens on the Friday evening and serves as both an induction for the speakers as well as an opportunity for them to network with each other. Sponsorship of the Speaker Dinner will permit up to 2 of your staff to attend and have the opportunity to speak about your products/services to some of the top experts in the SQL Server community.  Food and drink are included for your staff.
  • Speaker Shirt Sponsorship. NZ$500 Each of our speakers is presented with an event polo shirt. We have 3 spaces available on the shirt for your logo (1 spot on each sleeve and 1 on the breast). Many of our speakers wear these shirts from various events to work or to other SQL Saturday events around the globe. What better way to associate your company with these top experts!!

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 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; 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.

Raffle Ticket

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.

Event Logistics

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 www.sqlsaturday.com so that we can have enough food available.

Contact Us

We hope you’ll support this event! Please contact us at sqlsaturday809@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 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.

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