Feb 29, 2020
We appreciate you taking time to consider sponsoring SQLSaturday #951 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.
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 600+ attendees at SQLSaturday #951.
Sponsorship ranges from $350 to $2000 depending on the package you select, and we’re always willing to discuss custom solutions to meet your needs.
Cost of sponsorship (US dollars, prepaid)
Logo on Website
Sponsor Branded Flyer in Attendee Bag
Hyperlink from Website
Vendor Table and Two Chairs
Electronic Copy of Attendees that placed
a ticket in Sponsor Raffle box
Sponsored e-mail blast to registration list week prior to event
Logo on attendee t-shirts (at least 250)
Reserved table selection in sponsor area
One add on item from Below Add on list
Second sponsored email blast – 2 weeks prior
Larger logo on attendee shirts than Gold
Platinum sponsorships include one of the following options as part of their package. Each of these options are available on a first-come first-serve basis, as many only have a quantity of one. If you would rather sponsor the actual amount of one of these items, or have a different idea not listed below, please contact us and we will try to make it work
Everyone will remember the sponsor that provided donuts, bagels, and coffee.
You pick the treat and the price – cookies, brownies, or a cupcake truck. This the way to get the attention of the attendees.
Be the prime sponsor of our low key after party, a great place for slow
conversations where you can discover if your marketing efforts during the day
Speaker Shirts SOLD OUT
$500.00 SOLD OUT
Get your logo on the sleeve of the speaker shirts. SOLD OUT
Lunch Presentation (Limit 2) SOLD OUT
$500.00 SOLD OUT
Vendor specific presentation during the lunch break (Limit 2, first come first basis) SOLD OUT
All fees must be paid in advance. Platinum level add on item is on a first come first serve basis, once the payment is made. 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 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 www.sqlsaturday.com so that we can 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.