Convention Sponsorship Opportunities
Each year, TCEA convention sponsors enjoy the visibility and recognition provided throughout the convention in print, online, signage, and face-to-face opportunities. Sponsors receive added benefits, which are an invaluable investment in gaining wide-spread recognition and increased access to decision-makers.
Premium Sponsorship Packages
Premium Sponsors are recognized before, during, and after the convention through significant branding opportunities and audience touch points. These bundled packages, offering exclusive marketing advantages, provide a budget-maximized outlet for brand exposure.
A limited number of these opportunities are available for those companies wanting to leave a lasting impact on the ed tech community.
Presenting Sponsor – $50,000
Premium Sponsor – $20,000 – $30,000
Annual Marketing Package – $10,000
Event Sponsor – $5,000
Bags, Badges, and Printed Sponsored Items
Name Badge Lanyard Sponsorship
Sponsor’s logo will be printed on the badge holder lanyards given to approximately 8,500 attendees. Price is inclusive of the lanyards.
Banners, Column Wraps, Window Clings, and More
Leverage high traffic areas to capture attendee interest with large placement of banners and graphics.
Exhibit Hall Floor Graphics – $1,500
Foyer Banners – $3,000
Column Wraps – $2,000
Window and Escalator Clings – Varies
Convention Bag Insert
Include an item of your choice in the attendee convention bags. Sponsor is responsible for production and shipment of 8,500 inserts or promotional items by deadline date.
Attendee Registration Ribbon Bar
All attendees will visit registration to pick up their badge and convention bag, and you will be the first to welcome them and send them off to a great learning experience. Attendees love ribbons and display them with great pride. So, whether it’s a ribbon identifying our presenters, a catchy phrase, or something showing education passions – attendees will appreciate your support of their flair.
The sponsor is not required to staff the area, but a table to display marketing materials will be available.
Content Sponsorship Opportunities
Opening (Tuesday) Keynote Speaker – $4,000
Closing (Friday) Keynote Speaker – $3,000
Energizing and educational keynote sessions during the convention provide memorable experiences for participants. This exclusive sponsorship provides a great opportunity for brand awareness with a dedicated audience. Sponsor will receive recognition at the event, the opportunity to address the audience for approximately two minutes, and the opportunity to provide an item for a seat drop.
The Poster Pavilion will have multiple displays organized around a central topic and presented by innovative educators sharing ideas, tools, and projects that can be immediately incorporated into the classroom, campus, or district. Participants will engage with the presenters one-on-one or in small groups and explore each demonstration at their own pace. The sponsor will have the opportunity for the following: exclusive sponsorship of the Poster Pavilion, branding/recognition in the pavilion and in printed/web program materials, and a dedicated poster pavilion station to set materials and deliver content during each presentation time, if desired.
Solution Circle Presentation Room
The Solution Circle presentations are set for small audiences to build and expand on their learning networks with peers taking on similar initiatives. In these 50-minute facilitated, round-table conversations, participants will dive into meaningful conversations to tackle common problems, explore solutions, and share resources. The sponsor will have the opportunity for the following: exclusive sponsorship of the Solution Circle presentation room, an opening message presented by the facilitator on behalf of the sponsorship prior to each presentation, branding/recognition in the presentation room and in printed/web program materials, and the option to place materials in the presentation room.
Your Lounge, Your Way
A dedicated space in the highest trafficked areas will be provided to you for your unique activities. This customized sponsorship must have a final schedule and details approved and all furnishings or activities will be at the sponsor’s expense. Custom lounges may include coffee cafés, bloggers’ café, make and take stations, and more to showcase your company.
Event and Access Sponsorships
Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
The TCEA 2019 Exhibit Hall Opening Reception is your opportunity to draw a significant amount of traffic to your booth on Day 1 and leave attendees talking the rest of the week – and throughout the year. Sponsors will have the opportunity to have a food and/or beverage station placed in or near their exhibit space drawing attendees to see your messaging, meet your representatives, and explore your products and services. Sponsors will be recognized in the program, event details, website, and at the event with signage.
Drink ticket sponsorships are also available for $3,000 per 200 tickets. Participants will be directed to your booth to pick up the drink tickets.
Volunteer Lounge and Shirts Sponsorship
The volunteer lounge is located in a high traffic area for the more than 300 convention volunteers to easily access. The lounge provides a relaxing atmosphere for the attendees who have donated their time to help the 2019 TCEA Convention & Exposition be a success, giving them the chance to relax and recharge before heading back into sessions or the exhibit hall. The area will feature comfy chairs and other great incentives for the volunteers. This sponsorship includes your logo on all volunteer shirts.
Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor
Meet more than 3,000 exhibiting personnel in this quiet oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the show floor. This is a great opportunity to have a qualified audience see your products and services.
TCEA Educator Awards and Scholarships Ceremony
Each year, TCEA presents awards and scholarships to technology educators who go above and beyond the call of duty. A special event is held to honor award finalists and their accomplishments and to announce the winners for each educator award category: High Impact Teacher of the Year, Librarian/Media Specialist of the Year, Technical Support Person of the Year, Instructional Technology Specialist of the Year, District or Campus Administrator of the Year, Technology Administrator of the Year, School Board of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement for the Advancement of Technology in Education. Benefits include: three tickets to the event, the opportunity to address the group for five minutes, and signage at the event.
Presenter Lounge Sponsorship
More than 1,100 ed tech enthusiasts will present at the 2019 convention. Presenters will have the opportunity to prepare and relax in this hub prior to their presentation. This is the perfect sponsorship for companies wanting their products and resources accessible to those considered thought leaders and trendsetters by the 8,000+ attendees.
Social Media Wall
Our twitter feed wall and social media area has become one of the most photographed features of the convention. As a sponsor of the Social Media Wall, you’ll receive your full-color branding and messaging on the printed wall wrap and in the screen layout. Additionally, we will work with your social media plan to incorporate messaging and touchpoints throughout the week highlighting your sponsorship.
TCEA Board and Convention Team Dinner Sponsorships
TCEA’s board members, convention steering committee, and tech crew are decision-makers who purchase technology products and services for their districts. This dedicated group of volunteer leadership works yearlong on planning initiatives for the convention and commits their week to execute and support them. These limited-opportunity dinners provide sponsors the opportunity to network and better understand the needs of these influential leaders. Sponsor receives two seats to attend, 2-3 minutes to provide remarks to the group, and the opportunity to place a seat drop and/or provide content for a follow up email to be sent to all guests after the convention. A full list of TCEA board members can be found here.
Monday Formal Celebration Dinner
Wednesday Technical Crew Dinner
This dinner celebrates the technical crew responsible for deploying and managing all equipment during the convention. This dinner is a relaxing break from the non-stop technical support these volunteers have dedicated their week to. The technical crew is represented by both large and small districts sending their best network and tech representatives. Sponsor receives two seats to attend, 2-3 minutes to provide remarks to the group, and the opportunity to place a seat drop and/or provide content for a follow up email to be sent to all guests after the convention.
Thursday Casual Evening
Convention Staff Break Room
Each day we provide lunch and snacks for the TCEA board members, steering committee, technical crew, and convention staff at the convention center. This is a very busy room. particularly during the lunch service. As the exclusive sponsor for all six days, you may have a small display of materials and we will provide signage recognizing you as a sponsor. Many use this as their one quiet time during the day, so we do not allow sponsor representatives to be present. You may provide content for a follow up email to be sent to all guests after the convention. Additional incentives are at the expense of the sponsor.
Private Meeting Rooms, Presentations, and Event Promotion
Sponsored Presentation Ballroom
Exclusive access to a premium presentation room to host presentations in conjunction with the convention programming. The cost of the room includes access to the room all week and a listing of each presentation in the print, online, and mobile convention schedule.
Exhibit Hall Meeting Room
10′ X 20′ meeting room built on the exhibit hall floor away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to move an important conversation with prospects or team members from your exhibit space to a quiet and comfortable meeting location.
Booth Demo Listings
Are you hosting presentations or product demos in your booth? You can submit your scheduled activities for inclusion in the online program guide and mobile app to drive attendees to your exhibit space for the presentation.
Dedicated Meeting Room
Meet prospects or hold user meetings in a private meeting room off of the show floor. Fee includes use of room Monday through Friday. Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis. Capacity of rooms vary (approximate seating for 20 classroom-style or 40 theater).
Exhibitor Showcase Presentations
Exhibitor Showcase Sessions are promoted to attendees as presentations led by exhibiting companies to further explore the products and services available on the show floor in an in-depth, informative, and non-sales atmosphere. These 50-minute presentations are held in a session room, include basic audio/visual needs, and are aligned with and included in the final program.
Event Listing and Promotion for Your Event
Submit your event details for listing in the event mobile app. Attendees will be able to preview the information and/or invitation, and you can direct them to visit your booth for details or redirect to a page with more information.
Mobile App Sponsorships and Advertising
Attendees increasingly rely on the free convention app for locating and bookmarking exhibitors, navigating sessions, and keeping up-to-date with news and events. Use a banner ad or alert to offer giveaways, announce new products, or drive booth traffic.
Mobile App Sponsorship
Sponsor the 2019 TCEA mobile app and attendees will have your message front and center each time they open the app to browse sessions, build their personalized schedule, navigate the exhibit hall, and more. This interactive tool makes all the event information available before, during, and after the convention. Includes sponsorship of the splash page, one banner ad, and two push notifications.
Fully Charged Activation Stations
The 2019 Convention will feature beverage breaks and other enhancements throughout the week to keep attendees “fully charged.” Join in this high-visibility sponsorship with one of these options – or something customized that aligns to your marketing efforts and messaging.
Fully Charged Refreshment Break
$5,000 (Exclusive) or $2,500 (Co-Sponsored)
Attendees will be delighted to enjoy a refreshing beverage or hot cup of coffee throughout the week. Sponsors of the break will receive generous recognition at the break display and the opportunity to include custom messaging or takeaways.
Recharge Area Sponsorship
Seating in the lounge areas give attendees a place to relax and connect in the central hub of the conference. The Recharge Area provides extra power for attendees to charge devices between sessions. We will brand the area with your company’s logo and put your mark on this important functional space.
Activation areas will be set up throughout the week to promote networking opportunities by job roles. If you would like to sponsor a specific meet-up for CTO’s, librarians, campus leaders, and/or other content-specific roles please contact us for more details.
In-Kind Equipment Sponsorships
Depending on the level of sponsorship, Equipment Sponsorship benefits may include:
- Event sponsor recognition on the convention website with hyperlink
- Recognition in the onsite convention program
- Recognition through signage at the exhibit hall entrances
- Verbal recognition as event sponsor at the opening session on Tuesday morning
- Sponsor ribbons for all company representatives
- Half-page, four-color ad in the onsite convention program
- Pre-registered attendee postal list in an electronic format prior to the convention
- Final attendee postal list in an electronic format after the convention
- Recognition through signage at all locations where equipment is located