Sponsorship

The Charleston Conference and its continuing impact would not be possible without the contributions of our friends like you and your company. We ask for your monetary support, and have structured our sponsorships to show our appreciation in a number of ways. Any amount you send will be greatly appreciated and recognized for its generosity. We are excited to offer several sponsorships of branded items and events this year. Please note that sponsorship costs are separate from the Vendor Showcase exhibits registration.

2020 Sponsorship Packages

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Sponsor Levels:

  • Diamond Sponsors $10,000 +
  • Platinum Sponsors $7,500 – $9,999
  • Gold Sponsors $5,000 – $7,499
  • Silver Sponsors $2,500 – $4,999
  • Bronze under $2,500

All sponsors will receive the following:

  • Listing on conference website sponsor directory, including logo, company name, description, and link to company website.
  • Recognition during opening speech
  • Sponsor logo/identifiers for conference attendee and vendor showcase directory (in lieu of ribbons for name badges)
  • Inclusion on the attendee scavenger hunt

In addition, sponsors at different levels will receive the benefits below:

Diamond

  • Premier Vendor Showcase Booth – Highlighting location with premier logo placement on directory page
  • Two complimentary conference registrations
  • Logo on main conference slide deck – scrolling at beginning of sessions and between sessions
  • One 30-second commercial spot during a plenary session
  • Two uses of the conference attendee email list
  • Banner ad on virtual conference program page
  • One 20-minute Vendor Information Presentation
  • One 60-minute Vendor Focus Group or Group Discussion – video and audio with registered attendees
  • Recognition at Welcome Happy Hour

Platinum

  • Premier Vendor Showcase Booth – Highlighting location with premier logo placement on directory page
  • One complimentary conference registration
  • Logo on main conference slide deck – scrolling at beginning of sessions and between sessions
  • One use of the conference attendee email list
  • Banner ad on virtual conference program page
  • One 20-minute Vendor Information Session
  • Recognition at Welcome Happy Hour

Gold

  • Logo on main conference slide deck – scrolling at beginning of sessions and between sessions
  • One use of the conference attendee email list
  • Banner ad on virtual conference program page
  • Recognition at Welcome Happy Hour

Silver

  • One use of the conference attendee email list
  • Square Button ad on virtual conference program page

Bronze – no additional benefits

Sponsorship Items

The following opportunities for sponsorship, or any combinations thereof, will qualify you/your company at the various levels of sponsorship listed above.

Hardship Fund Donations – Scholarships to support conference attendance for librarians who demonstrate financial hardship.

20-minute Vendor Information Sessions

Scheduled on Tuesday during vendor showcase day. Concurrent sessions scheduled every 30 mins with 10 min break between.

60-minute Vendor Focus Groups

Tuesday afternoon during vendor showcase day. Similar to the Juried Product Development Forums we’ve done in Charleston in the past.

60-minute Sponsored Breakfast/Sunrise Sessions

Wednesday or Thursday Mornings, 9:00 – 10:00 am – concurrent sessions available before the keynotes. Included in conference program/agenda. Speakers and session content provided by the sponsor.

60-minute Sponsored Lunch Sessions

Wednesday or Thursday during lunch break, 12:30 – 1:30 pm – concurrent sessions, speakers and session content provided by the sponsors.  Included in conference program/agenda. Attendees bring their own lunch to their desks or sponsors could send digital coupons for UberEats, GrubHub, Door Dash, etc.

Welcome Virtual Cocktail Hour 

Tuesday 7:00 pm – We’ll send ingredients and recipe for signature themed cocktail and non-alcoholic mocktail drinks ahead of time. Welcome statement and toast from Charleston Conference Team, followed by a thank you from the sponsor (3-5 mins),  then open up the floor to attendees that raise their hand on Zoom to share audio and video for a short toast, or to answer a question (What session are you most looking forward to attending, what do you hope to learn this week, etc).

Virtual Tours

Wednesday and Thursdays 7:00 pm
Charleston Museum, Avery Center, SC Aquarium, Ghost Tours. Open to suggestions for tour ontent. Charleston staff will handle logistics and registration.

Desk Yoga/Stretch Breaks
Between sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. Charleston staff will handle logistics and registration.

Additional Advertising Options:

  • Conference attendee mailing list: Only available as an add-on for conference sponsors or Vendor Showcase exhibitors. This list contains contact info for registrants who have opted in to receive messages from sponsors and supporters. Copy of item being mailed must be provided for review prior to mailing. One-time use only.
  • Banner Ad on Virtual Conference Website
  • Banner Ad included on Conference Attendee Info Email: Sent by the conference to each registered attendee.

Contact Leah Hinds ([email protected]) for pricing and additional details.

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