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Major sponsorship

The following outlines the benefits offered to Major Sponsors at the AIGA Design Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on September 15–17, 2005.

Display opportunities
The Design Fair—including sponsor booths, design exhibitions, speaker lounge, café locations and the AIGA bookstore—will be located in the convention center adjacent to registration. Major Sponsors receive the following display opportunities:
  • 10' by 10' exhibit booth
  • Opportunity to increase booth size in either width or depth (limited to 20' deep) and priced at $5,000 per 10' by 10' increment. (Please note: All booth size increases are subject to availability.)

Promotional materials
Logo identification for Major Sponsors is included on the following promotional materials created exclusively for the conference:

  • Conference program distributed to more than 2,000 attendees on-site
  • Opportunity to run one full-page b/w ad in conference program brochure
  • Conference DVD distributed to more than 17,000 members after the conference

Signage and visibility
Logo identification for Major Sponsors is included on the following signage and visibility opportunities created for the conference and displayed on-site:

  • On-stage screen at start and end of conference during general session
  • On sponsor recognition signage on-site
  • Complete contact information, including sponsor url, in attendee directory
Mailing list
AIGA provides Major Sponsors with a digital file of conference attendee mailing list 30 days prior and 15 days after the conference for one pre-event and one post-event mailing. Due to confidentiality agreements with our attendees, e-mail addresses are not available.


Promotional rights
In addition to offering direct access to our expected audience of more than 2,000 attendees, AIGA provides the following opportunities for Major Sponsors to interact with attendees:

  • Use of sponsor’s product/service during sponsored event
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional item in attendee tote bag
  • Opportunity to have promotional materials placed on attendee seating prior to a general session for an additional $2,000 (per placement).

Building community
In addition to offering our sponsors relationship-building opportunities through exhibition activities in the trade show area of the Design Fair, AIGA provides Major Sponsors with recognition and visibility for one of the following activities at no additional charge:

  • One of two attendee breakfasts (inclusive of catering costs)
  • One of four conversation breaks (inclusive of catering costs)
  • One of four speaker roundtables (inclusive of catering costs)

To help promote community as well as reinforce their brand, Major Sponsors are offered opportunities to host other activities. (A complete description of each activity is provided in the benefits overview section.) These include:

  • Opportunity to host the closing party, as an exclusive sponsor, for an additional $75,000
  • Opportunity to host a level A activity—as exclusive sponsor of DesignNetworks, the student pre-conference, the VIP reception or the e-lounge, or as non-exclusive sponsor of the closing party—for an additional $25,000
  • Opportunity to host a level B activity—as exclusive sponsor of the speaker signing lounge or non-exclusive sponsor of the e-lounge—for an additional $15,000
  • Opportunity to host a level C activity—as exclusive sponsor of the tech-space mini-stage, hands-on mini-stage or the wi-fi café—for an additional $5,000

Electronic media
AIGA provides logo identification with a link to sponsor site on the conference website sponsor page.

Training opportunities
AIGA will offer Major Sponsors an opportunity to hold a training session on site at the convention center for an additional $7,500.

Registrations
AIGA provides Major Sponsors with the following complimentary full-conference registrations for sponsor staff:

  • Five complimentary full-conference registrations for sponsor staff with 10' by 10' booth
  • Additional two complimentary full-conference registrations for sponsor staff with every additional 10' by 10' booth increment purchased
  • Opportunity to purchase additional full-conference registrations for sponsor staff at $250 (over 50percent off member registration rate)

“Design Legends Gala 2005”
AIGA provides Major Sponsors with the opportunity to become sponsors for the Gala at 50 percent off listed Gala sponsorship rates. (Please see the “Design Legends Gala 2005” Sponsorship Package for more information.)