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Sep 07, 2013

Sponsorship Plan


 

Welcome!

We appreciate you taking time to consider sponsoring SQLSaturday #246 and we’ve put together some information that will tell our about plans for the event and show you how your company will benefit from sponsoring our event.

Event Overview

Moore’s Law has taught us that technology is a world in constant motion. Do you remember … In the ‘90’s when you downloaded a picture, you would leave the room and then come back later to see what had finally appeared on your computer screen? Now, every day children stream video in the back seat of our cars! Keeping up with the increasing amounts of Data affects our businesses and our lives. This conference was designed to aid you in making Big Data solutions work for you and your life.  

Big Mountain Data Conference is all about bringing the technology community together to discuss data and the role it will play in our future, while focusing on more than just one technology. So, SQL Saturday partnered with the local Utah Hadoop Users group (www.uhug.org) and Utah Geek Events (a 501c company) to create a space to learn all about DATA! 

Regardless of the technology you use, we hope to demonstrate that there is a solution for every data-based problem you may encounter, big or small. Enjoy speakers from all data related technologies: 

  • Attend class sessions that focus on SQL Server, noSQL, Hadoop, RDBMSs and everything in between
  • Learn how new solutions will help process large and complex amounts of data with the latest technologies as well as managing relational databases
  • Learn to build data solutions for your company’s individual needs
  • Update your knowledge to manage your company’s current data

Come socialize with other people just like you! Whether you are there to rub elbows with technical wizards or learn/share technology ideas specific to your industry… this is the place for you! 

Simply put- the Big Mountain Data Conference/Utah SQL Saturday will bring you up to date with familiar and new solutions to keep your business growing in the ever-changing world of technology.

How Much Does It Cost To Be a Sponsor?

Sponsor Levels

If you are interested in being a Big Mountain Data sponsor, contact our sponsor coordinator at sponsors@utahgeekevents.com. If one of our sponsor levels does not work for you, please contact us to discuss other opportunities. For cash donations, it is easy to pay either by check or through our PayPal account (click the link on our web site www.utahgeekevents.com). We can send out an invoice via paypal if that is needed as well.  

All products, marketing collateral, trinkets, gadgets, and other items need to be received by Friday, August 30, 2013 to ensure they are included with attendee packets, sponsor slides, etc. 

Diamond Sponsor* (Limited Availability please contact us first before purchasing)

Diamond sponsorship is available for a cash donation of $700 or more. This provides you with the following benefits:

  • Linked banner as a Diamond sponsor on Big Mountain Data /SQL Saturday website. 
  • Company logo on sponsor slide shown in each session
  • Logo on flyer given to each attendee
  • Table in the vendor area
  • Stuff flyers in the attendee packet that is given to each attendee
  • Your company or organization will be mentioned as a Diamond sponsor in the closing session
  • Mention in emails sent to attendees that your company or organization is a Diamond sponsor
  • You are welcome to give away items at your booth and will receive the names that have entered the drawing at the booth 

Platinum Sponsor 

Same as Platinum but without the table onsite. Purchase this if you want Platinum level offer but will not be on site for the event.  Diamond sponsorship is available for a cash donation of $500 or more and provides the following benefits:

  • Linked banner as a Platinum sponsor on Big Mountain Data /SQL Saturday website. 
  • Company logo on sponsor slide shown in each session
  • Logo on flyer given to each attendee
  • Stuff flyers in the attendee packet that is given to each attendee
  • Your company or organization will be mentioned as a Platinum sponsor in the closing session
  • Mention in emails sent to attendees that your company or organization is a Platinum sponsor
  • You can send in a giveaway to raffle off and we can send you a list of attendees that put the name in for the giveaway

Gold Sponsor

Gold sponsorship is available for a cash donation of $300 or more. You will get the following benefits:

  • Linked banner as a Gold sponsor on Big Mountain Data /SQL Saturday website 
  • Company logo on sponsor slide shown in each session
  • Logo on flyer given to each attendee
  • Stuff flyers in the attendee packet that is given to each attendee
  • You can send in a giveaway to raffle off and we can send you a list of attendees that put the name in for the giveaway

Silver Sponsor

Silver sponsorship is available for a cash donation of $100 or more and has the following benefits:

  • Linked banner as a Silver sponsor on Big Mountain Data /SQL Saturday website.
  • Company logo on sponsor slide shown in each session
  • Logo on flyer given to each attendee

Prize Sponsor

Attendees love to get free stuff. If you wish to donate swag such as t-shirts, gizmos, and gadgets, we’ll take them. We also appreciate a copy of your products to raffle off to attendees. As a prize sponsor, you will get the following benefits:

  • Linked banner as a sponsor on Big Mountain Data /SQL Saturday website.
  • Company logo on sponsor slide shown in each session
  • We can raffle this off for you and provide a list of attendees that put the name in the raffle.  

Blogger Sponsor

Available to bloggers for a cash donation of $25 or more

  • Your blog URL listed on the Big Mountain Data /SQL Saturday website.

All fees must be paid in advance. To register as a sponsor just visit www.sqlsaturday.com and fill out our sponsorship registration form. We’ll email you an invoice that can be paid via credit card or check.

Event Logistics

We’ll open the doors to sponsors at 8:00 am. Sponsors will need to provide tables and chairs if they intend to be on site with a booth/table.  If you are unable to bring a table please let us know and we will work with you on obtaining one.   Tables will be located in the same area as sessions to make it easy for attendees to stop by your table. We encourage sponsors to remain on site through at least lunch and if possible to have a representative present at the end of the day to present your raffle if you have one.  We suggest a raffle to be given away so people have to enter at your table.   

Lunch will be provided to sponsors that have registered. Please have everyone from your team that will be attending register at www.sqlsaturday.com so that we can have enough food available.

Contact Us

We hope you’ll support this event! Please contact us at sqlsaturday246@sqlsaturday.com if you have any questions. You can also contact us at sponsors@utahgeekevents.com 

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