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Sponsoring the conference is a great way to promote your organization/business to a targeted audience of economic developers and community and educational leaders on a statewide scale.

All sponsorship levels receive: digital & social media promotion before, during and after the conference, and your organization’s name on conference signage and printed materials.*

Be an exhibitor!

Want to still get in on the action for a more economical price? For just $500, you can have a booth at the conference, showcase your products and services, and connect with this group of movers and shakers. You can personally distribute product samples and/or sales brochures. This sponsorship level includes one full conference registration, a $275 value alone.
The Exhibitor’s Reception is back by popular demand. Be first in line to greet conference attendees on Wednesday with more than twice the amount of time to network.​

STEP 1: Choose a Sponsorship Level

​SPOTLIGHT SPONSOR

  • $7,500 SPONSORSHIP LEVEL: 
  • - Choice of promotional opportunity
  • - Five conference registrations with reserved seating during all plenary sessions
    and the Governor’s Awards Luncheon
  • - Logo placement on conference bag
  • - Your organization featured in the department’s well circulated newsletter
  • - Logo placement on website
  • - Exhibit booth (optional)

MARQUEE SPONSOR

  • $5,​000 SPONSORSHIP LEVEL: 
  • - Choice of promotional opportunity  
  • - Three conference registrations with reserved seating during all plenary sessions
    and the Governor’s Awards Luncheon
  • - Exhibit booth (optional)

CURATOR SPONSOR 

  • $2,500 SPONSORSHIP LEVEL: 
  • - Choice of promotional opportunity 
  • - Two conference registrations

GALLERY SPONSOR 

  • $​1,​000 SPONSORSHIP LEVEL: 
  • - One conference registration​

STEP 2: Choose a Promotional Opportunity

Gain exposure during the 2016 conference by sponsoring an event. Make an impression while networking with a targeted audience of economic developers and community and educational leaders. Multiple sponsorships are available for each event.​

EVENTS: 

  • - Exhibitors’ Welcome Reception on Wed., Sept. 7
  • - Breakfast with Exhibitors on Thurs., Sept. 8
  • - Governor’s Awards Luncheon on Thurs., Sept. 8
  • - Evening Reception at the Famous Jazz & Negro League Museum
    at 18th & Vine on Thurs., Sept. 8
  • - Friday Morning Breakfast, Sept. 9
  • - All Three Conference Refreshment Breaks, Sept. 9

PROMOTIONAL ITEMS:

  • - Neck Lanyard for Name Badges - $1,000 sponsorship
  • - Registration Bag Stuffers - $500 + 500 promotional items
  • - Conference Internet Access - $3,000 sponsorship (Includes: signage; a logo slide with sponsor and login info; customized login code with sponsors name; after login, users directed to sponsor’s website home page; one full conference registration.)

*Digital & social media promotion distribution is proportionate to sponsorship level: $7,500 level receives full-screen digital promotion; $5,000 level receives half-screen; $2,500 level receives quarter-screen; and $1,000 level receives shared-screen.
 

xHIBITOR16$500 Exhibitor Opportunity

  • Gather qualified sales leads from a statewide audience of decision makers. Introduce and showcase your products, services and facilities. Personally distribute product samples and/or sales brochures. Includes one full conference registration, a $275 value.
    The Exhibitor’s Reception is back by popular demand. Be first in line to greet conference attendees on Wednesday with more than twice the amount of time to network. Further details and exhibit hours are shown on the registration form.

EXHIBIT HOURS: 

Wed., Sept. 7 
• 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Exhibit set-up
• 2 - 6 p.m. Exhibit area open
• 5 - 6 p.m. Exhibitor’s Welcome Reception

Thurs., Sept. 8 
• 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibit area open
• 7:30 - 9 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
• 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Exhibit tear down