2020 ICMA Regional Conferences Sponsorship Opportunities

Get exposure for your brand at one or all five of the U.S.-based 2020 ICMA Regional Conferences.

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ICMA is the premier educational, professional, and networking organization for more than 12,000 appointed chief executives, administrators, and assistant administrators. Our members lead cities, counties, towns, regional councils, and other local governments throughout the world.

The 2020 ICMA Regional Conferences, located in six locations, is your green light to share gridlocks and success stories, equip yourself with new ideas from other community leaders, and refuel you for the road ahead. The enhanced agenda is filled with strategies, tools, and connection to help you drive your community better, faster, and further. 

If you are looking to become more active with ICMA but don’t know where to start, it’s with becoming an ICMA Regional Conference Sponsor. This introductory sponsorship level provides exposure for your brand, while also allowing you to customize your partnership to best align with your company’s goals and objectives.

 

ICMA Regional Conference Dates and Locations

  • Southeast Regional Conference | March 4-6 | Durham, North Carolina
  • West Coast Regional Conference | March 18-20 | Vancouver, Washington
  • Mountain Plains Regional Conference | March 25-27 | Irving, Texas
  • Northeast Regional Conference | April 1-3 | Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Midwest Regional Conference | April 22-24 | Grand Rapids, Michigan

2020 ICMA Regional Conference Sponsorship Levels

$2,500

Benefits: Listed as a sponsor; Receive recognition on the conference website and on-site; Receive one (1) pre and post conference attendee list; One (1) registration

$5,000

Benefits: Listed as a sponsor; Receive recognition on the conference website and on-site; Receive one (1) pre and post conference attendee list; Entry point for single item sponsorship: Two (2) registrations; $2,500 credit to select a single item sponsorship

$10,000

Benefits: Listed as a sponsor; Receive recognition on the conference website and on-site; Receive one (1) pre and post conference attendee list; Three (3) registrations; $5,000 credit to select a single item sponsorship

Note:

  • $5,000 and $10,000 sponsors can select their single item sponsorship from the options below
  • Sponsorship Items are available for all five (5) of the ICMA Regional Conferences. 
  • Pricing is per item, for one (1) Regional Conference, unless otherwise noted. 

Single Item Sponsorships: 

Marketing & Promotional Items

Table-top Display

Inventory: 10 per region | Investment: $4,500

Maximize face to face experiences and network with attendees at your own table-top display. This is an invaluable opportunity to educate attendees about your organization, demo your product and market your organization.

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • (1) table-top display in a high traffic area

Wi-Fi

Inventory: 1 per region* | Investment: $5,000

Offer attendees complimentary Wi-Fi access while at the conference.

Sponsorship Includes:

  • Onsite sponsor signage in the conference area promoting Wi-Fi access
  • Sponsor can provide the name of the SSID Wi-Fi network (with ICMA’s approval) and password for attendees to obtain access
  • Sponsor Recognition on Splash Page
  • Sponsor to submit artwork files, SSID Wi-Fi network name and password items to ICMA by a specific date, varies depending on meeting date.

*Sponsorship not available at Southeast Regional Conference

Attendee Hotel Room Key Cards

Inventory: 1 (per region) | Investment: $5,000

Introduce your company to conference attendees as they check into their hotel room.  Attendees who booked through the ICMA room block will receive your branded key cards.

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Sponsor logo/message printed on the front (only) of each hotel room key card
  • Sponsor to submit artwork materials to ICMA (date tbd)

Attendee Hotel Room Drop

Inventory: 2 per region (1 – Wednesday Night; 1- Thursday Night) | Investment: $5,000/ea

Want to deliver a message to attendees where they live, while attending the regional conferences?  The room drop opportunity will allow you to deliver one (1) amenity to attendee hotel rooms who booked through the ICMA room block. ICMA does the work, you make the impression!

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Sponsor amenity placed in hotel room of each conference attendee in the conference room block
  • The cost of the amenity is not included in the sponsor fee and is to be provided by the sponsor
  • Sponsor to submit proof/sample of room drop item to ICMA for approval

Attendee Registration Badge Lanyards/Name Badge Holders

Inventory: 1 | Investment: $3,500/ea ($12,500 buyout for all 5 Regional Conferences)

A highly visible promotional opportunity for your company, each attendee will wear their registration lanyard throughout the conference with your company name/logo on it.

Sponsorship Includes:

  • Sponsor name (and logo, if possible) on  attendee lanyards
  • Sponsor to submit artwork materials to ICMA by January 30, 2020

Conference Registration Bag

Inventory: 1 | Investment: $7,500 (for all regional conferences)

A highly visible promotional opportunity for your company, each attendee will receive a conference registration bag that they will use throughout the conference as well as when they get back home or to the office.  It is certain to call attention to your brand.

Sponsorship Includes:

  • Sponsor logo/message printed on conference registration bag (specs TBD)
  • Sponsor to submit artwork materials to ICMA by January 31, 2020

Mobile App

Inventory: 1 per region | Investment: $3,500

Get your message and logo in front of conference attendees on the ICMA Regional Conference Mobile App, your logo will appear on the splash page every time the app is opened. In addition, the sponsor will receive an HTML banner at the bottom of the app.

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Sponsor logo on splash page
  • Sponsor message/logo on HTML banner at bottom of the app
  • Sponsor to provide artwork materials to ICMA by January 30, 2020

Elevator Wraps

Inventory: 1 per West Coast Conference | Investment: $5,000

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Sponsor's graphics to be displayed on one elevator door throughout the conferene
  • Sponsor to provide artwork materials to ICMA by February 10, 2020

General Session/Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Inventory: 1 per region | Investment: $3,500

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a splash by sponsoring one of the General Sessions.  Keynote speakers will be announced at a later date.

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Sponsor onsite signage
  • Sponsor logo on opening presentation screen
  • Sponsor introduces speaker during General Session
  • Pre-Show promotional recognition on conference materials
  • Five (5) Reserved VIP Seats located at the front of the General Session

Educational Sessions

Inventory: 3 - 4 per region | Investment: $7,500

Take advantage of this opportunity to be a Thought Leader and showcase your company’s ability to solve problems and to provide value to the ICMA audience.  Session format, time, and day TBD by ICMA staff.  Please note that the sponsor will have to submit their topic through the Call For Presentation.

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Opportunity to lead/present an education opportunity, following the ICMA Education Session and Speaker Guidelines
  • Sponsor onsite signage and recognition

 

Networking Items

Hydration Station - SOLD! 

Inventory: 1 per region | Investment: $4,500

Keep your current and potential customers hydrated during the conference with your companies branded reusable collapsible water bottle that will be distributed to attendees.

Sponsorship Includes:

  • Sponsor onsite signage at the Hydration Area
  • Sponsor logo printed on 16oz collapsible water bottles, provided by ICMA (qty of water bottles varies on region)

Breakfast

Inventory: 2 per region (Thursday and Friday) | Investment: $3,500  - 1 SOLD for Mountain Plains

Attendees will start their day with a delicious and invigorating breakfast sponsored by your company. Sponsor team is encouraged to network with attendees during your sponsored breakfast.

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Onsite signage at food stations
  • Push notification on the Mobile App to attendees
  • Opportunity to distribute/place on the tables (1) promotional item (to be provided by the sponsor)

Lunch

Inventory: 1 per region (Thursday) | Investment: $4,500

Attendees will work-up a hearty appetite after a morning of educational sessions, sponsor a lunch to revive attendees! Sponsor team is encouraged to network with attendees during your sponsored event.

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Onsite signage at Food stations
  • Push notification on the Mobile App to attendees
  • Opportunity to distribute at the door/place on the tables (1) promotional item (to be provided by the sponsor)

Breaks

Inventory: per region - 4  (Wednesday (1), Thursday (2), Friday (1) | Investment: $2,500

Offer attendees a little relief and a much-needed caffeine boost when you sponsor a Beverage/Coffee Break.  ICMA will set-up stations in the pre-function spaces of the General Session and educational sessions.  Sponsor team is encouraged to network with attendees during their sponsored coffee breaks.

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Onsite signage at Beverage stations
  • Push notification on the Mobile App to attendees

Wednesday Night Reception

Inventory: 2 per region | Investment: $2,500 (Buyout - $4,500)

Sponsor the first networking opportunity at the Regional Conference! This is a great opportunity for attendees to mix and mingle to kick-off the conference. Sponsor team is encouraged to network with attendees during the reception.

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Onsite signage at reception
  • Signature cocktail in the Sponsor’s name/colors
  • Logo’d napkins for a full-out buyout
  • Push notification on the Mobile App to attendees

Thursday Night Reception

Inventory: 2 per region | Investment: $5,000 - 1 SOLD per region! Inventory: 1 per region

After a full-day of learning attendees will want to enjoy a night of comradery at a fun evening event. Each event will feature an interactive venue/component, buffet dinner and drinks. 

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Pre-Show promotional recognition in conference materials and on website
  • Onsite signage
  • Opportunity to distribute at the door/place on the tables (1) promotional item (to be provided by the sponsor)
  • Recognition on mobile app
  • Onsite sponsorship opportunities unique to each venue

Attendee Game Area 

Inventory: 1 | Investment: $2,500

Create shareable moments by sponsoring the interactive arcade game are during the conference.  Sponsor team is encouraged to network and provide some friendly competition with attendees in the Game Area.

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Sponsor onsite signage at attendee game area 
  • Sponsor to provide artwork materials to ICMA

Adult Milkshake Bar

Inventory: 1 per region | Investment: $2,500

Offer attendees a special treat when you sponsor the Adult Milkshake Bar .This break is the perfect opportunity to network with attendees and to offer a memorable experience.  This is a 15-30 minute break to be held during the afternoon on Thursday.  Sponsor team is encouraged to network with attendees during this sponsored break.

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Onsite signage at the Adult Milkshake Bar
  • Sponsor logo printed in one color on milkshake cup or sleeve, provided by ICMA

Mobile Workshop

Inventory: 1 per region | Investment: $2,500

Professional growth and networking for the local government professional extends beyond the meeting rooms of the Regional Conference and into the host city. Sponsoring a mobile workshop is a great opportunity to give attendees the chance to see the most innovative projects in  local area governments.  

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Onsite signage
  • Mobile app push notification

Custom Items

Create Your Own

Inventory: Unlimited

Investment: $2,500 (plus the cost of the sponsorship item and any activation)

Do you have ideas that will serve the event and attendees well and match your business objectives?  You can work directly with ICMA staff to create a unique sponsorship opportunity.  Ideas will be evaluated on attendee value, logistics, space availability, and implementation timeframes.

Sponsorship Includes: 

  • Sponsor to submit Create Your Own ideas to ICMA no later than February 1, 2020
  • All activation components of sponsorship (i.e., food and beverage, signage, entertainment, furniture, etc.) are the responsibility of the sponsor
ICMA’s Sponsorship Program gives best-in-class companies and organizations opportunities to build their brand, network and engage ICMA’s attendees and position themselves as thought leaders in their industries.

For more information on 2020 ICMA Regional Conference Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jeremy Figoten at jfigoten@icma.org or 202-962-3646.

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