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Sponsor Information


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.

A key reason why attendees come to the SLATE Conference is to establish personal contacts and to network with others in like positions and responsibilities (read what others have to say).  Almost 300 participants including; faculty, system administrators, user support staff, technology coordinators, librarians, CIO's, web administrators, and decision makers from over 65 different institutions from across the country attended last year's conference.

So, let us help you increase exposure to the tools and services that are provided by your organization within our community of over 100 institutions and the most engaged and enthusiastic academics, administrators, practitioners and educational professionals.

See below for all the available sponsorship options.


EXHIBIT HOURS

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    10:00am - 6:30pm (through welcome reception)
Thursday, October 23, 2014         8:00am - 5:00pm 
Friday, October 24, 2014              8:00am - 1:00pm

You can exhibit for one, two, or all days of the conference. Setup can begin two-hours before the start of the first day of the conference.  


Sponsorship Options

All sponsor packages include the following: an 8x8 foot booth space (a five-foot table with bunting), listing in the conference program, logo posted on the conference web site with URL to your company home page, recognition on all pre-conference promotional materials, recognition on the conference welcome presentation, complimentary registration, wireless Internet access, electric, power, plus breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks. 

* FOR ALL SPONSOR LEVELS - As part of your sponsorship, you will additionally need to provide a raffle item that will be given away at the end of the conference.  Most popular items are a gift card, software license, logo wear, electronic/technology item, etc., but feel free to be creative.

Platinum Sponsor Package: $2500*

  • Choice of booth setup in main exhibit area (all days)
  • Four complimentary conference registrations
  • Prominent listing in conference program
  • Listing and link to your website from the conference website
  • Logo sponsorship level displayed during conference
  • Two scheduled break-out sessions, OR one break-out session and one hands-on lab session, guaranteed
  • Promotional materials - up to three (3) - included in all attendee packets

Gold Sponsor Package: $1700*

  • Choice of booth setup in main exhibit area (all days)
  • Two complimentary conference registrations
  • Listing in conference program
  • Listing and link to your website from the conference website
  • Logo sponsorship level displayed during conference
  • One scheduled break-out session, guaranteed
  • Promotional materials - up to three (2) - included in all attendee packets

Silver Sponsor Package: $1200*

  • Assigned booth setup in main exhibit area (all days)
  • Two complimentary conference registrations
  • Listing in conference program
  • Listing and link to your website from the conference website
  • Logo sponsorship level displayed during conference
  • Scheduled break-out session, if available
  • Promotional materials - up to two (2) - included in all attendee packets

Bronze Sponsor Package: $500*

  • If you are unable to be onsite but still wish to be support 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
  • Provide a promotional item (pens, notepads, keychains, water bottles, etc.) that will be given to each attendee


General Shipping Information

Equipment and Exhibit Displays

Can be sent to the conference center at the following address, 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 (SLATE Conference, your company name)
1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60532


Conference Materials, Brochures, Give-aways items, etc.,

Can be sent to the conference center at the following address. To guarantee that they will be included in the participants packets, must be received before October 15, 2014. Be sure to address packages exactly as shown below to guarantee proper delivery.

NIU Naperville
% Gina Kenyon (SLATE Conference, Ken Sadowski)
1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60532

Vendor Hall Layout (subject to change)





Last Year's Attendance

276
From more than 65 schools, from 
around the midwest and 
across the country




Additional Sponsor Options Available on a Limited Basis 


Welcome Reception Host & Sponsor
$4000

Be among the first to welcome all attendees to the conference at the reception on Wednesday evening. Welcome speech and toast included.
(One available)


Meal Sponsor
$3500

Choice of breakfast or lunch.  Additional recognition/promotion provided.
(Three available)


Pre-Conference Workshop Sponsor
$2000

Sponsor the computer labs for the pre-conference workshops on Wednesday morning along with a light lunch for those participating.
(One available)


Refreshment Break Sponsor
$1200

Refreshment break sponsor.  Additional recognition/promotion provided.
(One available)


  Conference Bag Sponsor
$750
 
Your company logo will be printed on each attendee conference bag.
(One available)


Name Badge Sponsor
$500

Your company logo will be printed on all attendees name badges.
(One available)



Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information, or would like to discuss other options, please contact:

Ken Sadowski
SLATE Conference Coordinator 
708.744.9448


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