Event Sponsors

SETDA provides opportunities for companies to network with state members and showcase their products/services at our in-person events. A variety of activities afford companies an audience with state members; examples include speed meeting sessions, round robin product demonstrations or speaking opportunities. Learn more about our Private Sector Partnership programs.  These partnership programs are excellent ways for companies to have in-depth interactions with state members throughout the year.

SETDA’s Leadership Summit & 15th Anniversary Sponsorship Opportunities

October 16-19, 2016 • Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, National Harbor, MD 

SETDA has a 15 year track record of pushing the envelop of innovation with groundbreaking national reports, policy resources and leveraging information gathered from state members to inform the national education agenda. SETDA works across state education agencies (SEA) teams including curriculum, professional learning, data, assessment, IT, e-Rate, and procurement to provide interstate and intrastate collaboration, information sharing and best practices.

SETDA leaders are well positioned to advise top department of education leaders, state boards, and government policy makers on the best way to develop policies, implement digital learning and they gain knowledge and insight by hearing directly from students. For this event, in addition to state leaders from over 40 states, representatives from over 30 companies as annual and event sponsors, SETDA hosts thought leaders from the private sector, VIP guests from the executive leadership from national educational organizations, policy makers and representatives from think tanks and various federal agencies to attend and participate as keynote speakers, panelists and working group participants. Organizations represented at past events include Achieve, Alliance for Excellent Education, ASCD, Aspen Institute, Council of Chief State School Officers, the Federal Communications Commission, Education Counsel, EdSurge, Educause, NCTAF, NSTA, National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, National Association of Secondary School Principals, U.S. Department of Education, NASA, PBS, National Association of School Boards, National Association of State Boards of Education, staffers from Capitol Hill and district leaders

Opportunities to become a  participating sponsor of this event are below.

Speed Meeting

Description: Speed meetings are ideal opportunities for companies/organizations new to SETDA or with a new solution to show or demo. You will have 5 minutes to demo or discuss your product/service followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. You will present to small groups of state members on a rotating basis. At the conclusion of the 2 hour speed meeting session, you will have presented to every SETDA member in attendance. In addition, you will be assigned a state member who will serve as a mentor to help you prepare for the Speed Meeting session. (availability limited to 10)

Cost: $7500

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Sunday, October 16th
Series of Speed Meeting presentations to every state leader lasting for approx. 2 hours
Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 1.5 hours (20 companies max.)
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants

Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Opening Product Showcase Reception

Cost: $4,000

Description: Engage with SETDA members, affiliates and channel partners over the course of this 1.5 hour reception attended by state leaders from over 45 states. You have the opportunity to request targeted visitation from up to seven specific states at your table-top. Fewer than 20 companies will host a table during this cocktail reception, providing opportunities to demo and engage with state members in a small, intimate setting designed to facilitate one-on-one conversations. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

Sunday, October 16th
Provide company branded lanyards for registration badges or tote bags for registrants
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 1.5 hours (20 companies max.) with cocktail reception
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants

Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Speaking Opportunity at Ed Forum (Monday Morning)

Cost: $5,000

Description: This sponsor will have the opportunity to be introduced by SETDA’s executive director and speak for 7 – 10 minutes at the opening keynote/breakfast. Sponsor may place collateral at every table. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Sunday, October 16th
1 representative speaking to an audience of approx. 125 state leaders and corporate partners for 7 – 10 minutes after breakfast with microphone, screen and AV
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 1.5 hours (20 companies max.)
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants

Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Membership Social Networking Event

Cost: $5000

Description: This sponsor attends the exclusive SETDA membership + Platinum partners social networking event on Monday evening featuring the SETDA Band and has table tents with company logo on every tabletop. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
Host a tabletop exhibit at Ed Forum Product Showcase & Reception
Following product showcase, attend SETDA membership + Platinum partners social networking event featuring the SETDA Band (8:00 pm – 9:30 pm)
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Student Voices Luncheon Underwriting

Cost: $15,000

Description: This sponsor will speak at the Student Voices Award Presentation for 10 minutes before an audience of approx. 250 state and national leaders as well as conduct a 1 hour focus group with state leaders, students and administrators. In addition, this sponsor receives the benefits listed below. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
10 minute speaking opportunity at Luncheon (audience of approx. 250)
Host a tabletop exhibit at Ed Forum Product Showcase & Reception
A 1 hour focus group with state leaders, students and administrators
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)
Pre- and post- event press release attribution
Recognition in post-event “SETDASays” Blog

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Education Forum Product Showcase Reception

Cost: $5,000

Description: Engage with SETDA members, affiliates and channel partners over the course of this 2 hour reception on Monday afternoon attended by state leaders from over 45 states. You have the opportunity to request targeted visitation from up to ten specific states at your table-top during this cocktail reception, providing opportunities to demo and engage with state members in a small, intimate setting designed to facilitate one-on-one conversations.

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
Host a table at the Ed Forum Product Showcase (table top exhibit/demo lasting approx. 1.5 hours) with cocktail reception
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Event Wifi Sponsor

Cost: $4500

Description: This sponsor for the event’s wireless internet connection will have each person who logs on to wifi be directed to their company website homepage, and includes table tents on the dining room and meeting room tables for the duration of the event. (1 available) 

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Sunday, October 16th
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 1.5 hours (20 companies max.)
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants

Monday, October 17th
Table Tents with company branding on all tables throughout event (October 16 – 19th)
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Speaking Opportunity (Tuesday Morning)

Cost: $5,000

Description: This sponsor will have the opportunity to be introduced by SETDA’s executive director and speak for 7 – 10 minutes after Tuesday morning’s breakfast. Sponsor may place collateral at every table. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Ed Forum Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit (lasting approx. 1.5 hours)

Tuesday, October 18th
1 representative speaking to an audience of approx. 125 state leaders and corporate partners for 7 – 10 minutes with microphone, screen and AV
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants
Networking Lunch with SETDA state members
Participation in EdCamp Style Leadership Discussions immediately following Lunch (1:30 – 3:15)
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Speaking Opportunity (Tuesday Lunch)

Cost: $6,500

Description: This sponsor will have the opportunity to be introduced by SETDA’s executive director and speak for 7 – 10 minutes after Tuesday afternoon’s lunch. Sponsor may place collateral at every table. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Ed Forum Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit (lasting approx. 1.5 hours)

Tuesday, October 18th
Networking Breakfast with state members
1 representative speaking to an audience of approx. 125 state leaders and corporate partners for 7 – 10 minutes with microphone, screen and AV at Networking Lunch with SETDA state members
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants
Participation in EdCamp Style Leadership Discussions immediately following Lunch (1:30 – 3:15)
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

SETDA's 15th Anniversary Gala Sponsorship

Cost: $15,000

Description: This year, the Gala is a celebration of SETDA’s 15th Anniversary and will provide a sponsor the chance to address digital learning leaders from over 40 states and territories and corporate executives and leaders from over 30 companies. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Ed Forum Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit (lasting approx. 1.5 hours)

Tuesday, October 18th
Networking Breakfast with state members
Networking Lunch with SETDA state members
Participation in EdCamp Style Leadership Discussions immediately following Lunch (1:30 – 3:15) 

In addition to participation in the above SETDA’s Leadership Summit and Ed Forum Day activities, the organization that sponsors the 15th Anniversary Gala will:

  • speak for 10 – 15 minutes at the Gala event,
  • receive attribution/recognition in a national press release
  • receive recognition in SETDA event blog
  • place seat drops at event w/company collateral of choice

And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

SETDA's Crystal 15th Anniversary Sponsorship

Cost: $35,000

Description: This sponsor will celebrate SETDA’s Crystal Anniversary with us and enjoy attendance at the Ed Forum Day, Speak for 5 – 10 minutes at the SETDA Gala Event, attend the membership social networking event featuring the SETDA Band, host a 1 hour focus group with 15 – 20 state leaders, and receive attribution in a national press release, as well as the benefits below. (1 available)

Benefits
Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Ed Forum Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit (lasting approx. 1.5 hours)

Tuesday, October 18th
Networking Breakfast with state members
Networking Lunch with SETDA state members
Participation in EdCamp Style Leadership Discussions immediately following Lunch (1:30 – 3:15)
Speak for 5 – 10 minutes at the Gala event,
Host a 1 hour focus group with 15 – 20 state leaders (date and time TBD)
Receive attribution/recognition in a national press release
Receive recognition in SETDA event blog
Place seat drops at event w/company collateral of choice
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

For more information

For information on how your company can become engaged with SETDA’s membership, please contact Melissa Green, Director of Strategic Partnerships, mgreene@setda.org or 202-715-6636 x703.

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