SPONSOR INFORMATION and REGISTRATION

The key reason why attendees come to the
SLATE Conference is to establish personal contacts, network with others and identify new and emerging technology trends.  Being a sponsor at the Annual SLATE Conference builds visibility for your brand, connects you with educators and technology leaders, and gives you a forum to share your organization’s expertise. Whether you are trying to reach schools at the local or national level, aligning your company with this conference will win your brand valuable exposure to attendees from over 100 institutions around the Midwest and across the country, including; independent school leaders, faculty, system administrators, user support staff, technology coordinators, librarians, CIO's, web administrators, and decision makers from institutions 

The three-day annual event is an ideal environment for conference sponsors to expand business opportunities by participating in an ambitious, productive agenda that includes workshops, general sessions, keynote sessions, and networking events. Conference sponsorship packages combine exposure before the event and maximum impact during the conference. Sponsors will have the opportunity to connect with participants as they browse the conference floor and visit your exhibit area. The venue allows for a more intimate and individual opportunity to get to know the attendees and understand what they are looking for in a less intimidating forum.

Some sponsorship opportunities include a speaking role while others are focused on product branding. Custom sponsorship opportunities are also available. After considering your business goals, review the wide selection of sponsorship packages and select the one that's right for you. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to set your company apart!

All sponsor packages include the following: 
  • an 8x8 foot booth space (a six-foot table with bunting)
  • wireless Internet access
  • electric, power
  • listing in the conference program, 
  • logo posted on the conference web site with URL to your company home page
  • early promotion of your attendance at the event via social media channels like LinkedIn, Twitter and/or Facebook
  • recognition on all pre-conference promotional mailings 
  • recognition on the conference welcome presentation
  • complimentary registration 
  • access to the sponsors lounge
  • breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, and the welcome reception
SLATE strongly believes that sponsorship opportunities should be available to a wide range of companies. To that end, there are multiple sponsorship opportunities with corresponding benefits that vary depending on the price associated with the sponsorship.

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Premier Sponsor Package: $5000

  • Only one (1) available 
  • Prime booth location in main exhibit area (all days)
  • Participation in the Vendor Showcase
  • Lunch keynote on Thursday. Receive maximum exposure by having your newsletter, flyer, or brochure, (sponsor supplied) for attendees on their chairs as they arrive. 
  • Two (2) complimentary conference registrations
  • Two (2) complimentary rooms at the conference hotel
  • Half-page ad in conference program to include 75-word company description and company logo
  • Company spotlight in the October issue of the "SLATE eNews"
  • Listing and link to your website from the conference website
  • Ongoing recognition throughout the conference for this premier level sponsorship
  • Promotional materials - up to two (2) - included in all attendee packets
  • Use of private meeting room for client interactions

Platinum Sponsor Package: $3000

  • Only two (2) available 
  • Prime booth location in main exhibit area (all days)
  • Participation in the Vendor Showcase
  • One (1) scheduled break-out session guaranteed
  • Two (2) complimentary conference registrations
  • Quarter-page ad in conference program to include 50-word company description and company logo
  • Listing and link to your website from the conference website
  • Ongoing recognition throughout the conference for this premier level sponsorship
  • Promotional materials - up to two (2) - included in all attendee packets
  • Use of private meeting room for client interactions

Gold Sponsor Package: $2000*

  • Choice of booth setup in main exhibit area (all days)
  • Participation in the Vendor Showcase
  • One (1) scheduled break-out session guaranteed
  • Two (2) complimentary conference registrations
  • Prominent listing in conference program
  • Listing and link to your website from the conference website
  • Logo sponsorship level displayed during conference
  • One (1) promotional flyer included in all attendee packets
*  you will also need to provide a raffle item valued at $25 to be given away at the end of the conference.

Silver Sponsor Package: $1000*

  • Assigned booth setup in main exhibit area (all days)
  • One (1) complimentary conference registration
  • Listing in conference program
  • Listing and link to your website from the conference website
  • Logo sponsorship level displayed during conference
  • One (1) promotional flyer included in all attendee packets
*  you will also need to provide a raffle item valued at $25 to be given away at the end of the conference.

Bronze Sponsor Package: $500*

  • If you are unable to be onsite but still wish to be a part of the event
  • Listing in conference program
  • Listing and link to your website from the conference website
  • Logo sponsorship level displayed during conference
  • Promotional materials - up to two (2) - included in all attendee packets
* you will also need to provide a give-away item such as pens, notepads, keychains, water bottles, etc., for each attendee along with a raffle item valued at $25 to be given away at the end of the conference.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

• NEW THIS YEAR, The Vendor Marketplace - $250
This option is for Thursday ONLY. Bring items to be ready to sell to participants. Each market space area includes a six-foot table with bunting, two chairs, wireless internet access, along with the following:

  • Choice location in the marketplace area
  • One (1) complimentary conference registration
  • Listing in conference program
  • Listing and link to your website from the conference website

*  you will also need to provide a raffle item valued at $50 to be given away at the end of the conference.


• Welcome Reception Sponsor - $6000  (one available)
Be among the first to welcome all attendees to the conference with a speech and toast at the welcome reception on Wednesday evening. Signage throughout the bar area will be displayed along with a special give-away to each attendee.



• Pre-Conference Workshop & Lunch Sponsor - $5000  (one available)
The pre-conference workshops allow for intense learning and extensive attendee interaction on various topics. Sponsoring these sessions demonstrates your organization's thought leadership and commitment to advanced education for end-users and providers. During lunch, engage with with attendees through your own presentation or just converse to gain valuable insights. Your company name and/or logo will be featured on signage at the sessions and during lunch.



• Lunch Sponsor - $4000  (one available)
Your company name and/or logo will be featured on signage on the tables in the dining area.



• Breakfast Sponsor - $3500  (two available)
Your company name and/or logo will be featured on signage on the tables in the dining area.



• Refreshment Break Sponsor - $3000  (three available)
Refreshment break sponsor. Your company name and/or logo will be featured on signage in the refreshment break area.



• Conference Bag Sponsor - $3000  (one available)
Your company name and/or logo will be printed on each attendee conference bag; along with the SLATE logo.



• T-shirts Sponsor - $3000  (one available)
Your company name and/or logo will be printed on the back of each shirt; SLATE logo will be displayed on front.



• Speaker Ready-Room Sponsor - $500  (one available)
The speaker ready-room is available to those presenting at the conference to practice or make last-minute changes. Your company name and/or logo will be featured on signage in this space throughout the conference.



• Registration Desk Sponsor - $500  (one available)
Your company name and/or logo will be featured on signage at the registration desk for all days of the conference.



• Balloon Sponsor - $300  (one available)
Your company name and/or logo will be printed on ballon centerpieces placed around the conference venue.


• Name Badge Sponsor - $200  (one available)
Your company name and/or logo will be printed on all attendees name badges.



Custom Sponsorship Options

Special Offers:  $500
Promote your products and services with special email announcements for new releases, discounts, limited-time offers, etc., in the, SLATE eNews (over 2000 subscribers) sent out quarterly. Discounted amounts, qualified services, etc., are determined by the sponsor.


Don't see exactly what you're looking for?...  


SLATE will be happy to work with you to design a custom sponsorship package that will meet your needs, budget, and expectations. The more you want, the more you save! Talk to us about creating a sponsorship bundle for discount pricing.

Contact the conference coordinator at 708.744.9448 or email, to discuss the possibilities.

    SPONSOR REGISTRATION



     CLICK HERE to register online with a credit card


     CLICK HERE to register by check or Purchase Order 

    Just print, complete, and send in your registration form with your check or purchase order to the address shown.  Payment must be received ten (10) days prior to the start of the conference.

    SHIPPING INFORMATION

    If you are sending, Materials, Equipment and Exhibit Displays

    Can be sent to the conference center for arrival up to five (5) days before the event. Be sure to address packages exactly as shown below to guarantee proper delivery.

    NIU Naperville

    % Gina Kenyon 
    (attn: SLATE Conference, your company name)
    1120 East Diehl Road
    Naperville, IL 60563


    If you are sending, Brochures, Give-aways items, etc.

    To guarantee that they will be included in the participants packets, can be sent to the conference center for arrival up to seven (7) days before the event. Be sure to address packages exactly as shown below to guarantee proper delivery.

    NIU Naperville
    % Gina Kenyon 
    (attn: SLATE Conference/Ken Sadowski)
    1120 East Diehl Road
    Naperville, IL 60563

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    If you have any questions, need additional information, or would like to discuss other sponsorship options, please contact the conference coordinator.