Sponsor Plan

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Jul 25, 2020

Sponsorship Plan


We appreciate your taking the time to consider sponsoring SQL Saturday Albany and we’ve put together some information about our plans that highlights the benefits of supporting our event.

Event Overview

SQL Saturday is a one day conference packed with some of best speakers available in the field and hundreds of motivated attendees, all of which are ready to make this an excellent learning opportunity for all involved.  Our speakers live around the country and the world and join us to share their knowledge and improve the SQL Server community as a whole.

We work hard to ensure that this event will be a great experience for everyone, particularly our sponsors, who help to cover the cost of the event.  This not only allows us to plan a better SQL Saturday, but also to keep the cost to attendees as low as possible.  We’re expecting over 300 attendees at SQL Saturday in Albany, NY.  Our goal is to provide the best SQL Server training possible, and we hope that you’ll join us!

How Much Does It Cost To Be a Sponsor?

Sponsorship ranges from $250 to $1500 depending on the package selected and we’re always willing to discuss customized solutions to meet your needs.

Bronze Sponsorship — $250 prepaid. 

Name and logo with a link on our SQL Saturday website. 

Name and logo with a link in all communications before the event. 

Raffle item to attendees ($100+ value).  Either the sponsor or SQL Saturday can run the raffle and ship the prize at the end.

Silver Sponsorship — $500 prepaid. 

All benefits the Bronze Sponsorship including:

Raffle item with a special sponsor introduction (Raffle item be provided by the sponsor ($200+). 

Conclusion slide in all speaker presentations

Can provide printed materials for the attendee event package, that will be physically mailed to all attendees.

Banner and sponsor intro on the SQL Saturday site

Gold Sponsorship — $1000 prepaid. 

All benefits the Silver Sponsorship including:

eBlast to all registered attendees prior to the event, sent on behalf of SQL Saturday

Additional news about the sponsor with promotion on the Capital Area SQL Server Group site

Up to a 60 minute demo or sponsor session during lunch via a dedicated virtual session

Platinum Sponsorship — $1500 prepaid (limited to two)

All benefits the Gold Sponsorship including:

One of four session tracks named for the sponsor with a link to the sponsor site.

All fees must be paid in advance. To register as a sponsor just visit https://www.sqlsaturday.com/961/ 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 share their information or engage with sponsors without an event or experience to draw them in and create interest.

Running a raffle allows attendees to engage with sponsors in a way that is typically unique to physical events.  By mailing prizes to attendees, the event becomes less virtual and allows sponsors to have a long-lasting impact on the attendee experience.  This differentiates our event from other virtual events and creates a unique experience that has been lacking in the conference community.

The raffle may be held by the sponsor directly or by the SQL Saturday event staff, at the discretion of the sponsor.

Event Logistics

The event is 100% virtual, with sessions being presented via moderated GoToMeeting presentations.  Event Schedule Summary:

8:00am: Opening Remarks

8:15am: Morning Sessions (3 sessions, 70mins each)

12:00pm: Lunch Break and Sponsor Sessions

1:00pm: Afternoon Sessions (3 sessions, 70mins each)

4:45pm: Closing Remarks & Raffles

Please have everyone from your team that will be attending or sponsoring register at https://www.sqlsaturday.com/961/ so that we can accurately track attendance and plan for future events.

Contact Us

We hope you’ll support this event! Please contact us at sqlsaturday961@sqlsaturday.com if you have any questions at all.

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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