Sponsorship packages to maximize your exposure!

 

Our five sponsorship levels offer the optimal combination of face-to-face time, promotion and advertising - all for one convenient price!

Adding a sponsorship package provides increased visibility, both year-round and on-site, and can convert this audience from a passing interest into a concrete business opportunity. All sponsorship packages are exclusive unless otherwise noted.

Don't see a sponsorship package that meets your marketing budget or goals? Please contact Archa Wachowicz, Deputy Director of Business Development, at archa.wachowicz@nyssba.org or 518-783-3788 with questions or to receive a sponsorship proposal.


All sponsorship packages include these benefits:

  • Expo Booth Package (single booth space)
  • Early booth and sponsorship selection for our 101st Annual Convention in New York City, October 29-31, 2020. (Merit Level excluded)
  • Onsite signage
  • Sponsor recognition in the following locations:
    • Convention Website (logo and/or link depended on level)
    • Convention Program
    • Convention App
    • Sponsor ribbons for staff
  • Additional benefits added at each sponsorship level. See what's available for each level below by downloading our 2019 Exhibitor & Sponsorship Prospectus or email Archa Wachowicz with questions.

Sponsorships Payment Schedule
A 50% deposit is required within two (2) weeks of receipt of selection and contract by NYSSBA to guarantee package. The balance is due no later than June 3, 2019. After June 3, 2019, full payment is required with selection and contract to guarantee package. No sponsor will be able to sign up for future Conventions with an outstanding cancellation fee.

  • October 1, 2018 – January 31, 2019 = No fee
  • February 1 – July 31, 2019 = 30% of total cost
  • August 1, 2019 and after = 100% of total cost

Merit - $3,000
Looking to get your FOOT IN THE DOOR? Have limited funds in your marketing budget? Get YOUR BRAND in front of our attendees with this budget-friendly option. (Does not include Expo Booth package)


Honors starting at $4,250
Student Music GroupsNew York State School Music Association
Student performances will be held at our Opening Session and Commissioner’s Presentation. Support our public school children while gaining increased visibility during these highly attended events.

Educational Seminar Strands – 9 available

The cornerstone of our Convention, educational sessions cover timely issues that are important to school board members such as:

Please be aware these may change depending on need.

Expo Grand Opening Reception
-Sponsor in part: $5,000 (limit 4) – 
Available (2), CSArch, C&S Companies
-Sponsor in full: $18,000*
This event draws attendees to the Expo floor on Thursday, just after the Expo opens, for a light snack and dedicated time to network with exhibitors. Your company will have the ability to provide (at your own expense) a giveaway item subject to NYSSBA approval by August 2, 2019. You can opt to  have your booth near a key food service location.
     (*Sponsor in full receives Valedictorian level benefits.)

Continental Breakfast – Hodgson Russ LLP
Breakfast stations will be located throughout the Expo floor on Friday morning and your company’s logo will be featured on signage at each station. Your company will have the opportunity to provide (at your own expense) a giveaway item subject to NYSSBA approval by August 2, 2019. You can opt to have your booth placed near a key food service location.
     (*Sponsor in full receives Valedictorian level benefits.)

100th Convention Selfie Booth – 
New York Bus Sales
Be the sponsor of a stunning balcony backdrop overlooking the riverside and Rochester skyline in the NYSSBA Member Lounge, where attendees and groups create the photo experience they value most – the selfie.

Aisle Signs –
Harris Beach
Help attendees find their way around the Education Expo by having your logo displayed on aisle signs. (You must be an exhibitor to purchase this package.)

Pens – Exclusive –  Lamb & Barnosky, LLP

Pens are a creative way to get your company’s name and logo in front of all Convention attendees. This giveaway extends your company's visibility beyond the 3-day event.

Notebooks
School Aid Specialists, LLC
Each attendee receives this valued Convention notebook with your company's logo front & center.


High Honors starting at $10,000
Pre-Convention Communications Workshop** - $10,000 –  Available
This half-day event is highly regarded by board members, superintendents and communications professionals due to its important content which is critical to school districts handling communication crises in the media.
     (**Exclusions may apply. Please inquire.)

Expo Networking Reception 
-Sponsor in part: $11,000 (limit 2) – 
Available
-Sponsor in full: $20,000*
One of the most highly attended attractions of the Convention on Friday afternoon, where attendees have one more opportunity to network with exhibitors and enjoy a delightful treat. Your company will have the opportunity to provide (at your own expense) a giveaway item subject to NYSSBA approval by August 2, 2019. You can opt to have your booth placed near a key food service location.
     (*Sponsor in full receives Valedictorian level benefits.)

Transportation - $12,000 (limit 2) – 
Available
Have your company logo displayed on transportation signage and on the side of shuttle vehicles as they transport attendees to their destinations.

Pre-Convention School Law Seminar** - $12,000 – 
Available
This highly-attended premier full day event attracts school board members, superintendents and school attorneys interested in learning more about the latest issues in school law.
     (**Exclusions may apply. Please inquire.)


Featured Speakers - $13,500 – Available
Every year NYSSBA searches for experts on topics that matter most to our members. These larger-scale Featured Sessions spotlight these highly-visible speakers.

Student Showcase – 
United States Army
One of the most popular sites on the expo floor. Members never miss a chance to visit the student booths where students demonstration their 21st century skills.



Salutatorian starting at $14,000
Name Badge Lanyards – PERMA
A sponsorship where everyone will know your name. One fo the most highly visible opportunities to have your company’s name printed on approximately 3,000 lanyards. Includes full page, 4-color Convention program ad placed on Friday Schedule Tab.

Taste of Rochester Lunch 
Available (1), Ingerman Smith
-Sponsor in part: $15,000
-Sponsor in full: $35,000*
This delectable buffet features our host city’s most popular dishes. Attendees will taste Western New York’s finest fare. Your company will have the opportunity to provide (at your own expense) a giveaway item subject to NYSSBA approval by August 2, 2019.
     (*Sponsor in full receives Valedictorian level benefits.)

Wi-Fi Access – 
Available
Be the exclusive sponsor of this popular service. Attendees will appreciate the free Wi-Fi services offered during Convention and be directed to a page you choose when accessing the network. Includes full page, 4-color Convention program ad placed on Convention Information Tab.


Opening Session - Utica National
Drawing most Convention attendees, our Opening Session is a highly-energetic session and features a powerful speaker, student musical performances and more. It’s a great way to start the Convention! Your company will have the opportunity to provide (at your own expense) a giveaway item subject to NYSSBA approval by August 2, 2019. Includes full page, 4-color Convention program ad placed on Thursday Schedule Tab.

NYSSBA Member Lounge – Guercio & Guercio, LLP
The NYSSBA Member Lounge is where attendees gather to network, visit with NYSSBA staff for information on products and services, charge their devices and enjoy refreshments. It is a highly trafficked location that attendees pass through on their way to the Education Expo. Your company will have the opportunity to provide (at your own expense) a giveaway item subject to NYSSBA approval by August 2, 2019. Includes full page, 4-color Convention program ad placed on Saturday Schedule Tab.



Valedictorian starting at $17,500
Convention App – BoardDocs (A Diligent Brand)
Downloaded by more than 1,000 users, the official Convention App is an excellent way to get exposure before, during and after Convention. Help our attendees Go Green. Includes full page, 4-color program ad placed on inside front cover.

Convention Bags – New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR)
A Convention staple, our attractive, sturdy and functional totes are valued by all attendees and will feature your company logo on one side of the bag. Includes full-page, 4-color program ad placed on inside back cover.


Opening ReceptionTurner Construction
A great way to start the Convention, this exhilarating Reception is just prior to our widely-attended Opening Session. Your company will have the opportunity to provide (at your own expense) a giveaway item subject to NYSSBA approval by August 2, 2019. Includes full page, 4-color Convention program ad placed on back cover.



Don't see a sponsorship package that meets your marketing budget or goals? Please contact Archa Wachowicz, Deputy Director of Business Development, at archa.wachowicz@nyssba.org or 518-783-3788 with questions or to receive a sponsorship proposal.

 

 





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