SPONSOR INFORMATION and REGISTRATION

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.  Attendees include; faculty, system administrators, user support staff, technology coordinators, librarians, CIO's, web administrators, and decision makers from institutions around the Midwest and across the country. Many attendees, have participated for many years, and look forward to connecting with friends and colleagues each year.  Social media keeps me connected to my peers who are both local and “far away.” However, there’s no substitution for meeting someone IRL (in real life).



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.

All sponsor packages include the following: an 8x8 foot booth space (a six-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 mailings, recognition on the conference welcome presentation, complimentary registration, wireless Internet access, electric, power, access to the sponsor lounge, plus breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks and the welcome reception.

See below for the sponsorship opportunity that is right for you.

 



EXHIBIT HOURS
Wednesday, October 19, 2016    11:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday, October 20, 2016         8:00am - 5:00pm 
Friday, October 21, 2016              8:00am - 1:00pm

Setup can begin two-hours before the start of the first day of the conference. 

Gold Sponsor Package: $2000*

  • Choice of booth setup in main exhibit area (all days)
  • Participation in Vendor Showcase on Wednesday - NEW
  • One (1) scheduled break-out session guaranteed (Contact the conference coordinator for submitting session details)
  • Up to four (4) complimentary conference registrations
  • Prominent listing in conference program
  • Listing and link to your website from the conference website
  • Logo sponsorship level displayed during conference
  • Promotional materials - up to three (3) - included in all attendee packets
  • Use of private meeting room for client interactions - NEW
*  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: $1500*

  • Choice of booth setup in main exhibit area (all days)
  • Participation in the Vendor Showcase on Wednesday - NEW
  • Two (2) complimentary conference registrations
  • 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
  • Access to Sponsors Lounge
*  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: $1000*

  • 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 - one (1) - 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

Welcome Reception Host & Sponsor - $4500
Be among the first to welcome all attendees to the conference with a speech and toast at the welcome reception on Wednesday evening.
(One available)

Meal Sponsor - $3500
Choice of breakfast or lunch. Y
our company name and/or logo will be featured on signage on the tables in the dining areal.
(Three available)

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

Pre-Conference Workshop Sponsor - $3000
Would you like to present a hands-on, pre-conference workshops in one of our computer labs on Wednesday morning?  Also provide a light lunch for those participating. Your company name and/or logo will be featured on signage in the labs during the sessions.
(One available)

Conference Bag Sponsor - $2500
Your company name and/or logo will be printed on each attendee conference bag; along with the SLATE logo.
(One available)

T-shirts Sponsor - $1200
Your company name and/or logo will be printed on the back of each shirt; SLATE logo will be displayed on front.
(One available)


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

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

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


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

Equipment and Exhibit Displays

Can be sent to the conference center 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

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

To guarantee that they will be included in the participants packets, can be sent to the conference center 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.