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Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Excellence on Tap is the theme of the 2020 Baldrige Fall Conference on October 21-22, 2020
 

This national conference highlights the 2019 Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award winners, and other dynamic speakers and organizations.  The conference will be live-streamed, with a special interactive, virtual exhibition hall and virtual sponsorship features that can be customized for your organizations, products or services. A digital library will allow attendees to access presentations and content following the event through November 27, 2020

 

We seek to optimize your exposure and investment as a virtual conference sponsor or exhibitor. 
Read more about ways our virtual platform can help you engage with participants to achieve your goals.

Our attendees - 400+ CEOs, senior managers, executives, educators, directors, heads of operating units, and quality/performance improvement leaders and practitioners - represent the business, education, government, health care, and nonprofit sectors. As a virtual event, our reach has not boundaries. Regardless of their affiliations, all attendees have demonstrated their interests in making their organizations the best they can be and are keen to learn from other high performing organizations from around the Unites States.

Our event – will be live stream and highly interactive. Conference proceedings will be housed in our digital library through November 27, 2020 for additional exposure to participants and their organizations.  The conference features 3 keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions to keep attendees engaged and learning. Pre-conference activities include 2 interactive workshops, and a Higher Education Learning Summit.

Our opportunity -  We’d love to showcase your organization/service and maximize your marketing efforts! Join us as a sponsor or exhibitor. Reserve your exhibitor/sponsor commitment by August 15, 2020 and take an extra $100 off your investment! Due to exhibits in high traffic areas, the number of exhibit spaces is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To maximize your investment, sponsorship commitments are appreciated prior to August 15, 2020.  This allows us to work harder for you!

Read more about ways you can maximize your investment as a Baldrige Fall Conference sponsor or exhibitor.

Baldrige Fall Conference Virtual Sponsor Investment and Benefits.  
 

As a sponsor, choose from any number of sponsorship opportunities or design your own creative package to match your marketing approach and budget. 
 

Pilsner Sponsor
$1,500  investment (cash or in-kind)
5 available: Participant Welcome Bags; Break Sponsors, 

  • 2 tickets to conference – to be used by employees, customers, prospects, other stakeholders

  • Prominent logo placement in virtual lobby and website

  • Mention in promotional social media

  • Mention in event program

 

Lager Sponsor
$2,500 investment
3 available: Exhibition Hall Sponsor, Lobby Sponsor

  • 3 tickets to conference – to be used by employees, customers, prospects, other stakeholders

  • Prominent logo placement in virtual lobby and website

  • Mention in promotional social media

  • Mention in event program

 

Pale Ale Sponsor
$5,000 investment
3 Available: Preconference Workshop Sponsor (2)  Higher Education Summit Sponsor (1)  

  • 4 tickets to conference – to be used by employees, customers, prospects, other stakeholders

  • Opportunity to introduce any one of the preconference workshops or higher education summit

  • Prominent logo placement: in marketing (on website, in e-blasts), virtual lobby, and screens

  • Mention in promotional social media

  • Prominent mention in event program

 

Porter Sponsor
$7500  investment
2 available  Keynote sponsor

  • 8  tickets to conference – to be used by employees, customers, prospects, other stakeholders

  • Introduction at luncheon or opening plenary

  • Prominent logo placement: in marketing (on website, in e-blasts), virtual lobby and screens

  • Mention in promotional social media

  • Prominent mention in event program

 

Presenting Sponsor  
$10,000 Investment
1 available

  • 12 tickets to conference – to be used by employees, customers, prospects, other stakeholders

  • Opportunity to run 30-second video about your organization at the opening plenary

  • Podium acknowledgement

  • Prominent logo placement: in marketing (on website, in e-blasts), virtual lobby and screens

  • Mention on promotional social media

  • Prominent mention in event program

 

 

Smaller donations are welcomed, and benefits are negotiable.  Please contact Peter LaBonte at peterlabonte.yahoo.com with questions or to explore the most valuable sponsor/exhibitor “bucket” you can build! 


Baldrige Fall Conference Virtual Exhibitor Opportunities

 

As an exhibitor you will enjoy the following:

 

  • Dedicated exhibitor landing page and branded virtual booths

    • Each exhibitor is able to customize landing page -- you manage your logo, description, video, collateral, staff profiles, tags, and more!

    • Interactive features to engage with conference attendees

    • Upload your own handouts and materials for attendee download

    • Featured exhibition hall hours

 

  • Prime Networking Opportunities.  

    • We have built additional networking and exhibitor times directly into the schedule. 

    • A virtual happy hour networking event will be hosted on October 21st from 4 - 5 pm in the virtual exhibition hall.

    • Built-in searchable keyword index helps attendees find exhibitors and sponsors most relevant to them.

    • Branded virtual booths include video, live chats and more!

    • Attendees can easily click "submit my info" from sponsors, sharing information  similar to having their badge scanned at an in-person event

 

  • Marketing.  

    • As an Exhibitor/Sponsor you will have the increased exposure for your organization through marketing materials and website as we market and promote the conference.  

    • As an Exhibitor/Sponsor your company name and logo will be listed in our on the Baldrige Fall Conference website,  2020 program and post conference digital library.

 

  • Ticket to the conference.  

    • With your exhibitor registration, you will receive one seat to the conference. 

    • Additional tickets are available (for clients, prospects, partners, other stakeholders) are available at discounted rate. 

 

An exhibitor booth requires a $1200 investment ($1100 if reserved by August 15th!).  But you can increase your sponsorship level and enjoy additional benefits, such as:

Add-ons

  • Happy Hour sponsor – logo placement and public acknowledgement during virtual reception (additional $1000)

  • Break sponsor – logo placement and public acknowledgement during a virtual break (additional $500)

  • Virtual stage presence (negotiable)

 

The investment to exhibit AND sponsor at higher levels are completely up to you – you pick and choose the benefits (listed above) and level that are best for you.  Read about ways to maximize your investment here.

What to know more?  Contact Peter LaBonte, peterlabonte@yahoo.com for more information. If you are ready to commit, complete the form below, and email to Peter LaBonte.