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October 5 - 7, 2022

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Northern Illinois University Campus/Conference Center  •  Naperville, IL​

SPONSOR 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. 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.

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 (listed below). 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. Contact the conference coordinator for additional information.

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BRONZE 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.

SILVER PACKAGE - $2000*

  • Only ten (10) available

  • Choice of booth setup in main exhibit area (all days)

  • Participation in the vendor "scavenger hunt"

  • One (1) non-sales scheduled break-out session guaranteed

  • 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

  • Two (2) 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.

GOLD PACKAGE - $3000

  • Only three (3) available 

  • Prime booth location in main exhibit area (all days)

  • Participation in the vendor "scavenger hunt"

  • Opening, lunch or closing keynote 

  • Up to four (4) complimentary conference registrations

  • Half-page profile in the conference program

  • Listing on the SLATE Strategic Partner page

  • Company spotlight in the September 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

  • Multiple promotional materials included in all attendee packets

PARTICIPANT SPONSOR - $500*

Multiple available. If you are unable to be onsite but still wish to be a part of the event - this is for you.

  • Listing in the conference program and a link to your website from the conference website. 

  • Logo sponsorship level displayed during conference.

  • Two promotional materials to be 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.

All onsite sponsor packages include the following: 

  • an 8x8 foot booth space (a six-foot table with bunting)

  • wireless Internet access

  • electric, power (not including power strips or cords)

  • listing in the conference program 

  • logo posted on the conference web site

  • early promotion of your attendance via social media channels

  • recognition on all pre-conference promotional mailings 

  • participation in the vendor "scavenger hunt"

  • complimentary registration 

  • all meals and refreshment breaks included

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.

ADDITIONAL SPONSOR OPTIONS

Lunch Sponsor - $3500  (one available)
  • Your company name and/or logo will be featured on signage at the tables during lunch and displayed on the large screens in the main event area throughout the conference.

Welcome Reception Sponsor - $3000  (one available)
  • Be among the first to greet attendees with a toast at the welcome reception on Wednesday evening.

  • Your company name and/or logo will be featured on signage at the tables during the reception and displayed on the large screens in the main event area throughout the conference.

  • Cocktail napkins will feature your company's name/logo.

  • Signature cocktail of your choice. Create a signature cocktail or mocktail that incorporates your brand into the drink name or uses your company colors. Make sure it is delicious and memorable and well named (names with puns work well).

Breakfast Sponsor - $2500  (two available)
  • Your company name and/or logo will be featured on signage at the tables during breakfast and displayed on the large screens in the main event area throughout the conference.

Conference Bag Sponsor - $2000  (one available)
  • Your company name and/or logo will be printed on each attendee conference bag; along with the SLATE logo. Or, provide your own logo bag for all attendees at no additional cost.

Refreshment Break Sponsor - $1500  (two available)
  • Your company name and/or logo will be featured on signage at the tables during breaks and displayed on the large screens in the main event area throughout the conference.

T-shirt Sponsor - $1000  (one available)
  • Your company name and/or logo will be printed on each shirt along with the SLATE 20 year logo. Or, provide your own logo shirt for all attendees at no additional cost.

Conference Program Sponsor - $500  (two available)
  • Graphic design and printing of conference program distributed to all attendees.

  • Half page ad included on inside front cover.

Scholarship Sponsor - $400  (multiple available)
  • Cost is for each individual of your choice to attend the conference.

  • This will include conference registration fee and two nights in preferred conference hotel.

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

Registration Desk Sponsor - $250  (one available)
  • Your company name and/or logo will be featured on signage at the registration desk for all days of the conference. The registration desk is one of the first things attendees see when they enter the event space.

Name Badge Sponsor - $125  (one available)
  • Your company name and/or logo co-branded with the SLATE logo on the conference lanyard or name badge worn by all attendees.

Program Ad - $100  (multiple available)
  • Your company name and/or logo is posted in the conference program along with your special message as SLATE celebrates twenty years. Eighth page ads are available. Upgrade to quarter or half page for additional cost.

SHIPPING INFORMATION

If you are sending, Materials, Equipment or Displays, etc. 

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.

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