SAVE THE DATE: EAST Conference 2014 | Your Future is Trending Now | March 19-21 | Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Packages

Presenting Sponsor (Register)

Investment: At least $50,000

  • Bronze Sponsor package benefits
  • Exhibitor booth space to 10'x20'
  • Additional 6 tickets to Banquet (10 tickets total)
  • 1:20 commercial aired on floor of exhibit hall 2x/hour (provided by sponsor)
  • 10'x10' banner in exhibit hall
  • 15'x15' banner in banquet hall
  • Company logo on Awards Banquet entrance signage
  • Company logo on Awards Banquet tickets
  • Opportunity to make remarks at the Opening Plenary and Awards Banquet
  • Company logo listed in exhibit hall on main entrance aisle sign
  • Company name placement as presenting sponsor on Convention Center marquee

Platinum Sponsor (Register)

Investment: At least $25,000

  • Bronze Sponsor package benefits
  • Exhibitor booth space 10'x20'
  • Additional 6 tickets to Banquet (10 tickets total)
  • :90 commercial aired on floor of exhibit hall 2x/hour (provided by sponsor)
  • 5'x10' banner in exhibit hall
  • Company logo on Awards Banquet entrance signage
  • Company logo on Awards Banquet tickets

Gold Sponsor (Register)

Investment: At least $15,000

  • Bronze Sponsor package benefits
  • Exhibitor booth space 10'x20'
  • Additional 4 tickets to Banquet (8 tickets total)
  • :60 commercial aired on floor of exhibit hall 2x/hour (provided by sponsor)
  • Increase to 5'x5' banner on rail in exhibit hall

Silver Sponsor (Register)

Investment: At least $10,000

  • Bronze Sponsor package benefits
  • Additional 2 tickets to Banquet (6 tickets total)
  • :30 commercial aired on floor of exhibit hall 2x/hour (provided by sponsor)
  • 3'x10' banner on rail in exhibit hall

Bronze Sponsor (Register)

Investment: At least $5,000

  • Company name and/or logo on EAST Conference website, Opening Plenary and Awards Banquet slide presentations, and all event-related printing*
  • The opportunity to host a breakout session(s)
  • The opportunity to insert promotional materials into registration bags 
  • 10'x10' Exhibitor Booth
  • Invitation to VIP Reception
  • Banquet Tickets (up to 4, valued at $42 each)
  • Logo on banner stands
  • Company logo on 15'x15' sponsor banner in exhibit hall 
  • 3'x5' banner on rail in exhibit hall

A la Carte Sponsors - Premium

Sponsorships valued greater than $5,000 will be provided with:

  • Company name and/or logo on EAST Conference website, Opening Plenary and Awards Banquet slide presentations, and all event-related printing*
  • The opportunity to host a breakout session(s)
  • The opportunity to insert promotional materials into registration bags 
  • 10'x10' Exhibitor Booth
  • Invitation to VIP Reception
  • Banquet Tickets (up to 4, valued at $42 each)
  • Logo on banner stands
  • Company logo on 15'x15' sponsor banner in exhibit hall 
  • 3'x5' banner on rail in exhibit hall

* Printing includes advertising and marketing pieces such as direct mail, posters, t-shirts and event program. Logo placement according to sponsorship level.

Registration Bag - $10,000 (Register)  SOLD

Your company name and/or logo imprinted on one side of a large tote bag with the Conference logo printed on the other. Bags are filled with promotional and event-related materials and presented to approximately 300 conference participants (each school, VIP, sponsor, exhibitor, and judge). Includes Bronze package benefits.

Conference Program - $7,500 (Register)

One page dedicated to recognition of your company's sponsorship. Program is provided to all conference participants. (approximately 2,500)

Founder's Award of Excellence - $6,500 (Register)

The Banquet is the highlight of the Conference, bringing together over 2,500 students, facilitators, administrators and community leaders to celebrate the highest honor for an EAST program: winning the Founder's Award. Opportunity for a sponsor representative to participate on the judging panel and present the award on stage. Your company name and/or logo prominently displayed during the Awards Banquet, and your company is thanked and recognized during the awards presentation.

Lanyards - $5,500 (Register)  SOLD

Your company name and/or logo imprinted on lanyards worn by conference attendees.

A La Carte Sponsors - Plus

Sponsorships less than $5,000 will be provided with:

  • The opportunity to host a breakout session(s)
  • The opportunity to insert promotional materials into registration bags 
  • Awards Banquet tickets (up to 2, valued at $42 each)
  • Invitation to the VIP Reception
  • Logo on all printed materials, 15'x15' banner and banner stands
  • Company name and/or logo on EAST Conference website, Opening Plenary and Awards Banquet slide presentations, and all event-related printing specific to a la carte items as identified below

Conference Website & Mobile Planner - $4,500 (Register)

During its five-month peak, the 2012 Conference website received close to 50,000 visits internationally and its content was viewed over 325,000 times. This opportunity offers a cost-effective marketing venue - your logo prominently interlocked with the 2013 Conference website banner, and your organization identified as the official sponsor of the Conference website. In addition, your logo will appear on the EAST Conference mobile planner - a mobile version of the Conference website that is linked through a QR code. It is a valuable resource for any attendee to find a copy of the event agenda, program session information, and floor plan.

Spirit Stick Pompom Giveaway - $3,500 (Register)

Your company name and/or logo imprinted on the handle of approximately 2,500 pompoms given to each attendee as they arrive at the Conference's Closing Session. Designed to celebrate the students' accomplishments and Conference awards, the closing session is a spirit-filled occasion and is the last formal event that participants will attend at the EAST Conference. The pompoms will be the final souvenirs presented to attendees. These promotional giveaways will be used to pump up the crowd and your company's business.

VIP Reception - $3,000 (Register)  SOLD

Your company name and/or logo printed on all VIP Reception invitations, with signage opportunities within the reception venue (signs provided by sponsor). You will receive six (6) tickets to the reception. Guests include business and government leaders, other conference sponsors, exhibitors, VIPs, the EAST Board of Directors, EAST student ambassadors, EAST alumni, and other invited guests.

Difference Maker Coins - $3,000 (Register)

Your company name and/or logo imprinted on the back of 200 coins given to select student participants during Conference. Students are presented these coins by EAST staff and VIP guests for exemplifying the core values of EAST. Recipients of the coins and the sponsor are recognized at the conference closing session.

Breakout Session Room - $2,500 (Register) 1 SOLD, 7 remaining

The breakout rooms are where our educational training programs are held. This sponsorship offers a great opportunity to meet-and-greet attendees as they enter your room, as well as two minutes of speaking time to welcome attendees and introduce the speaker at the beginning of each session. These rooms will be "named" for your organization and referred to as the "Sponsor" Room in all Conference communications. Your organization's name and logo will be featured on the room's signage, and each room will have a table for the sponsor to display additional signage and promotional items. Five rooms house eight (8) presentation-style sessions during the second day and three (3) sessions during the third day. The other three rooms house four (4) hands-on technology sessions during the second day and two (2) sessions during the third day. (Eight available, placement coordinated by priority on a first-come, first-served basis)

T-Shirt Sleeve - $2,500 (Register)

Your logo printed prominently on one sleeve of the official conference T-shirt. Shirts are given to all Conference participants,  displaying the EAST Conference logo on the front and recognition of all sponsors on the back. (Two available)

Poster Competition - $2,000 (Register

Your company name and/or logo displayed in all communications related to the EAST Conference poster competition as sponsor. Opportunity to present the poster competition award and be recognized as competition sponsor during Opening Plenary when students vote for poster winners via live texting. Your logo will also be displayed on signage along with the finalist posters near the main exhibit hall entryway following voting and announcement of winner.

Tech Support Olympiad - $2,000 (Register)  SOLD

Developed by the EAST Technical Support Group, the Tech Support Olympiad was created to showcase the exceptional technological abilities of students in an on-site, hands-on competition. The Olympiad debuted at the 2012 Conference and proved to be an exhilarating experience that was popular with participants. This year, the competition will be held in a prominent location and viewable by a live audience. As the sole sponsor of this competition, your company's logo will be featured on all competition signage. You will also have an opportunity to present the award at the closing session.

Aisle Sign - $1,500 (Register) 2 SOLD, 6 remaining

Your logo displayed in the exhibit hall on the bottom of one hanging 2'x6' aisle sign. (Eight available, placement will be coordinated by priority on a first-come, first-served basis)

Fusion 2.0 - $1,000 (Register)  SOLD

Following the success of last year's kickoff event, Fusion 2.0 will be its successor featuring a live DJ, refreshments, crazy contests, and more! As the sole sponsor of this free social event, your company's logo will be featured on all event signage and on all certificates awarded to contest winners. Your company will also receive ample name recognition by the DJ during this event.

Students' Choice Award - $1,000 (Register)  SOLD

The Students' Choice Award offers an opportunity for students to vote on the EAST school (other than their own) that impressed them the most during Conference. Students are able to vote online throughout the final day and a half of Conference. Great anticipation builds around this highly coveted award, and the winning school is announced during the closing session. Your logo will be prominently displayed on the voting website. A sponsor representative will have an opportunity to present the award to the winner.

A La Carte Sponsors - Standard

Table Section Display - $500 (Register)  1 SOLD, 3 remaining

Your company name and/or logo displayed on approximately 55 tables in one of the four seating sections during the Awards Banquet. Guests include students, facilitators, administrators, parents, and community leaders. In each section, there are also approximately 5 VIP tables hosting community leaders, industry leaders, legislators, and other prominent supporters of EAST. All table section display sponsors will be recognized and thanked on the Conference website and in the Conference program. (Four available)

EAST Enthusiasts - Individual Donations (Register)

Every little bit helps in producing this annual Conference for EAST students from across the country. Donations of any amount are welcome and show your support of the EAST model, the EAST initiative, and EAST students and facilitators. Individual donations will be recognized and thanked on the Conference website, as well as in the Conference program.

In-Kind Donations (Register)

We welcome and appreciate in-kind donations, which will receive the benefits associated with the value of the item(s) donated. All in-kind donations will be recognized and thanked on the Conference website.

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