Convention Sponsorship Opportunities
TCEA convention sponsors enjoy the visibility, recognition, and access to convention attendees. Benefits are provided throughout the convention in print and online exposure, digital visibility, 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.
Choose among these out-of-the-box sponsorships or contact us for customized opportunities, designed specifically to drive marketing goals and align with your corporate purpose.
Select your marketing goal(s) to review the sponsorship opportunities applicable:
Reach attendees through brand awareness, identity, and multiple touchpoints.
Sponsor a presentation room, a session topic, or a speaker.
Focus your sponsorship on a specific event or role within the convention.
Use your sponsorship in ways that get in front of all our attendees.
Showcase your product by utilizing equipment used during TCEA 2021.
Find a marketing option to drive traffic and exposure to your presence at TCEA 2021.
Full Event Sponsorship
Become a Full Event Sponsor
The overall event sponsor is an exclusive sponsorship opportunity available to support every aspect of the event. Through maximum exposure in every aspect, including but not limited to, premium sponsorship, wireless internet sponsorship, virtual sponsorship, and year-round visibility in all TCEA flagship events and included as an annual TCEA partner. Contact Meaghan Rhame if your company is interested in becoming a full event sponsor and year-round TCEA partner.
We are offering three different tiers of premium sponsorships. Choose the one that best fits with your goals your company hopes to accomplish during TCEA 2021.
|Prominent sponsor recognition on the convention website with logo and hyperlink (exclusive)||•||•||•|
|Logo on convention bags (exclusive)||•||•||•|
|NEW! Prominent ad with premier placement in the virtual convention platform||•||•|
|Prominent ad with premier placement in the convention mobile app||Main Page + 2 Ads||Main Page + 1 Ad||Main Pag|
|Highlighted listing in the exhibitor section of mobile app||•||•||•|
|Recognition in the daily convention newsletter distributed to all convention participants||•||•||•|
|Website ad on TCEA TechNotes Blog||60 days||30 days|
|Sponsored blog post in TCEA TechNotes Blog||One|
|Hanging banner, column wrap, or wall cling with sponsor-provided artwork in high-traffic area||Two||One||One|
|NEW! Includes opportunity to select a la carte sponsorship, up to a specific cash amount.||$7,000||$5,000||$3,000|
|Presentation or exhibitor showcase session included in final schedule||Two||One|
|Opportunity to submit a company brochure, flyer, or other promotional item in the convention attendee bags||•||•||•|
|One email message sent to convention attendees on your behalf||•||•|
|Opportunity to provide content for a Facebook event update regarding your convention activities||•||•||•|
|Recognition as Premium Sponsor and receipt of plaque at the Tuesday keynote||•||•|
|Recognition through premier placement of event signage throughout the convention center||•||•|
|Complimentary exhibit hall passes for customers||15||10||5|
|Pre-registered attendee postal list in an electronic format prior to the convention||•||•||•|
|Final attendee postal list in an electronic format after the convention||•||•||•|
|Twenty percent (20%) discount on additional event sponsorships and marketing opportunities||•||•||•|
À La Carte Sponsorship Opportunities
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.
NEW! FEATURED SPEAKER SPONSOR
Sponsor one of TCEA’s 2021 Featured Presenters, receiving recognition at each scheduled presentation led by the speaker. This opportunity includes a chance to address the audience for one selected presentation, not to exceed two minutes, as well as introduce the speaker to the audience. Speaker is to be contracted and selected by TCEA.
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.
NEW! SPONSORED INITIATIVE
The sponsor is able to uniquely align their company’s goals with a topic or track-focused on reaching their target market based on topic exposure. The sponsor may select one target topic to sponsor and have brand exposure throughout peer-led presentations that align with their company’s objectives. Topics may include but are not limited to, social-emotional learning or wellness, literacy, esports, blended learning, or technical support. The sponsor will receive brand exposure through signage in a designated room and one attendee badge to access presentation topics that align to the company’s objectives.
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.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER SPONSOR (2 Available)
This sponsorship provides a great opportunity for brand awareness with a dedicated audience. The sponsor will receive recognition at the event, the opportunity to address the audience for approximately two minutes, and the opportunity to provide an item to place in each of the seats.
EXHIBIT HALL OPENING RECEPTION (3 Available)
The TCEA 2021 Exhibit Hall Opening Reception is your opportunity to draw a significant amount of traffic to your booth on Day One 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.
NEW! HYBRID EVENT SPONSOR (5 Available)
With this sponsorship package, you gain broad exposure with opportunities to reach attendees in-person and participating in the virtual conference offering. This sponsorship opportunity is the only exposure for the virtual conference platform other than being a Premium sponsor. With three sponsor ad touchpoints within the platform, 5 representative badges for the virtual conference add-on, and opportunity to introduce 2 of our featured speakers in-person presentation being streamed to the virtual platform, you are guaranteed to receive a broad exposure to participants live and virtually.
TCEA BOARD DINNER SPONSORSHIPS (Exclusive Opportunity)
CELEBRATION DINNER | MONDAY $3,000
CASUAL EVENING | THURSDAY $3,000
TCEA’s board members, convention advisory panel, and tech crew are decision-makers who purchase technology products and services for their districts. This dedicated group of volunteer leadership works year-long 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: tcea.org/about/board.
NEW! DISTRICT LEADERS RECEPTION (Exclusive Opportunity)
This exclusive sponsorship allows you to get in front of district leaders at the event. This includes CTOs, Superintendents, and other district leaders. This event will be scheduled in conjunction with a keynote presentation, allowing district leaders to have VIP access to the speaker through a meet and greet, book signing, and cocktail hour. This sponsorship provides you with an opportunity for two representatives to attend this event, to address the audience, and opportunity to provide a flyer or gift to district leaders in attendance.
ATTENDEE ACTIVATION STATIONS
$5,000 (EXCLUSIVE) OR $2,500 (CO-SPONSORED)
The 2021 Convention will feature beverage breaks and other enhancements throughout the week for attendees. Join in this high-visibility sponsorship or we can customize something that aligns with your marketing efforts and messaging. Sponsors will receive generous recognition at the break display and the opportunity to include custom messaging or takeaways.
TCEA EDUCATOR AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIP CEREMONY (Exclusive Opportunity)
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.
CONVENTION STAFF BREAK ROOM (Exclusive Opportunity)
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.
CONVENTION BAG INSERT (Limited Availability)
A logo on the convention bag is an exclusive benefit included in the Premium Sponsor package. A limited number of bag insert opportunities are available. You may include an item of your choice in the attendee convention bags. Sponsor is responsible for production and shipment of inserts or promotional items by the provided deadline.
ATTENDEE REGISTRATION RIBBON BAR (Exclusive Opportunity)
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 marketing material placement will be available.
VOLUNTEER SHIRTS (Exclusive Opportunity)
More than 300 attendees will donate their time to help the 2021 TCEA Convention & Exposition be a success. This sponsorship includes your logo on each volunteer shirt providing an opportunity for constant branding throughout the convention all week long.
ATTENDEE INTERNET SPONSOR (Exclusive Opportunity)
One of the things that attendees appreciate most at a convention is wi-fi access. As the exclusive sponsor, you will receive premium recognition each time the attendee joins the network and throughout the convention identifying the convention Wi-Fi network. Opportunity to provide a custom landing page for exclusive visibility.
NAME BADGE LANYARD SPONSORSHIP (Exclusive Opportunity)
Sponsor’s logo will be printed on the badge holder lanyards given to approximately 8,500 attendees. Price is inclusive of the lanyards.
EXHIBITOR AND PRESS LOUNGE (Exclusive Opportunity)
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. Press are also directed to this lounge to pick up media kits and use as a workspace.
EXHIBITOR AND PRESS LOUNGE (Exclusive Opportunity)
Seating in the lounge areas gives 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.
CONVENTION SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR (Multiple Available)
Convention scholarships are offered to educators that do not have adequate funding to attend. Funds will cover the cost of a full convention registration plus a stipend for travel. As a Convention Scholarship Sponsor, you will help promote participation and reduce barriers for educators wishing to attend the convention. This sponsorship includes an exclusive invitation to breakfast with the attendees and the opportunity to send an email with special messaging before or after the event.
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
DIGITAL SIGN SPONSORSHIP
AUDIO VISUAL SPONSORSHIP
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.
SOCIAL MEDIA POST
EMAIL TO ATTENDEES
MOBILE APP SPONSORSHIP (Exclusive)
Attendees increasingly rely on the free convention app for locating and bookmarking exhibitors, navigating sessions, and keeping up-to-date with news and events. Exclusive sponsorship of the mobile app includes your image on the opening splash page, one banner ad, and two push notifications.
MOBILE APP ADVERTISING
Banner Ad $1,000
App Alert $1,500
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 push notification alert to offer giveaways, announce new products, or drive booth traffic. Limited availability.