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Do you want to share your expertise with school officials? Expand your brand awareness? Network with school board members and administrators? A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available to help you meet your goals and stand out from the crowd. All sponsorship packages can be tailored to meet the needs of individual companies.

Contact WASB Communications Director Sheri Krause today at 608-512-1705 or skrause@wasb.org.

The sponsorship deadline is Dec. 15, 2017 (exceptions may be made depending on options selected).

All sponsorship packages listed below include:

  • One 10' x 10' interior booth.
  • Complimentary upgraded web/print profile.
  • Logo included with all appropriate sponsorship/event promotional materials communications.
  • Link to your website from the official convention website via your logo.
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  • One Premier Event Sponsorship listed on page 9.
  • One Premier Advertising Option listed on page 10.
    AND
  • (1) Full-page ad in the on-site Convention Guide and the March Wisconsin School News magazine (convention wrap-up issue).

    (see Premier Advertising and Event Sponsorship sections below)

Platinum - $10,000
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  • One Major Event Sponsorship listed on page 9.
    AND
  • One of the following advertising
    options:
    • Any Premier Advertising Option listed on
      page 10.
      OR
    • (1) Full-page ad in the on-site Convention Guide and the March Wisconsin School News.

      (see Premier Advertising and Event Sponsorship sections below)
Gold - $7,500
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One of the following options:

Option A:

  • One Premier Event Sponsorship listed on page 9.
    AND
  • (1) Quarter-page ad in the on-site Convention Guide and the March Wisconsin School News magazine (convention wrap-up issue).
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Option B:

  • One Major Event Sponsorship.
    AND
  • (1) Half-page ad in the on-site Convention Guide and the March Wisconsin School News magazine (convention wrap-up issue).

Option C:

  • One Premier Advertising Option.
    AND
  • (1) Full-page ad in the on-site Convention Guide and the March Wisconsin School News magazine (convention wrap-up issue).

    (see Premier Advertising and Event Sponsorship section below)

Silver - $5,000
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  • One Premier Advertising Option.
    AND
  • (1) Quarter-page ad in the on-site Convention Guide and the March Wisconsin School News magazine.

(see Premier Advertising and Event Sponsorship section below)

Bronze - $2,500
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  • Any advertising or promotional option or combination of options valued at $1,500 or less.

 

(see Promotional Options below)

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Premier Event Sponsorships

General Session Keynote Address: $7,000 (3 available)
Nationally renowned keynote speakers are a highlight of the convention with nearly all 2,000 attendees at the Wednesday and Thursday General Sessions and more than 1,000 attendees at the Friday General Session. Sponsors of the keynote speakers will be highlighted at each General Session and in convention materials. Sponsor receives reserved seating for the General Session along with the opportunity to introduce the keynote speaker.

Welcome Breakfast: $7,000 (1 exclusive)
Be a part of the tradition! The WASB hosts a Breakfast on Thursday morning of convention featuring a prominent speaker. Attended by approximately 350 members, the WASB Breakfast is a popular way to begin the day with an inspiring message. Sponsor receives complimentary tickets to the Breakfast along with the opportunity to introduce the keynote speaker.

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Major Event Sponsorships

WASB Welcome Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall: $6,000 (3 of 4 available)
Attended by hundreds of schools officials, the Welcome Breakfast is held the Wednesday morning of convention for attendees. Be a part of this great networking opportunity to kick off the convention. The breakfast coffee stations are set up at the sponsors' booths and maintained both days while the Exhibit Hall is open to draw in attendees.

Networking Reception: $6,000 (1 of 4 available)
Held late Wednesday afternoon at the Hilton to maximize exposure and participation, the Networking Reception is a highlight of the convention drawing hundreds of attendees.

Cookie Break: $6,000 (4 available)
Give your brand a boost by sponsoring a cookie break Wednesday or Thursday afternoon for attendees. Strategically located for maximum exposure, the cookie break station will be sure to draw large number of attendees looking for a sweet break. [Two sponsors per break allowed.]

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Event Sponsorships

WASB Delegate Assembly: $3,500 (2 available)
Be front and center for Wisconsin school boards by providing the refreshments at their annual Delegate Assembly. Attended by one member of all 422 school boards and 12 CESA boards of control in the state, the Delegate Assembly sets the policies for the association. Your brand will be seen by every school board in the state - it will be promoted in signage at the event as well as promotional materials.

Education Tour: $1,500 (1 available)
Take part in this popular convention activity to expand your company's brand. Each year, convention attendees have the option of attending a tour of select Milwaukee public schools or other education-related organizations. Company representatives have the option of attending the tour as well.

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Premier Advertising Options

Mobile App: $3,500 (3 of 4 available)
The Convention Mobile App serves as an integral tool for attendees. Sponsorship includes an ad on the home page on a rotating basis, use of the app lead retrieval system (see page 6), one daily message to attendees on Wednesday and Thursday of convention, and the ability to highlight your team by including bios, photos and contact info.

Lanyards: $3,500 (no longer available)
You'll get maximum exposure by having every attendee wearing your company name and logo.

Attendee Bags: $3,500 (no longer available)
Advertise on the Attendee Bags and your logo will be seen throughout the convention.

On-Site Guide Magazine Cover Wrap: $3,500 (no longer available)
Advertise on the On-site Guide Magazine Cover Wrap for a unique opportunity to be the first ad attendees see.

On-Site Pocket Guide: $3,500 (no longer available)
Advertise in the widely use Convention On-site Pocket Guide for an exclusive opportunity.

Internet Café/Charging Station: $3,500 (no longer available)
The Internet Café is a popular stop for attendees to use the internet stations, check their email and recharge their phones and tablets. Your ad will appear as a screen saver.

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Supplementary Advertising Options

Wisconsin Center Escalator Signage: $1,500 (2 available)
Display your logo and message prominently to attendees by advertising on two of the four primary escalators used by attendees to reach the first, second and third floors of the Wisconsin Center.

Wisconsin Center Digital Monitors: $1,500 (2 available)
Advertise on the network of seven Wisconsin Center digital monitors for Tuesday-Friday of convention. Your ads will rotate with convention announcements and are highly visible to attendees.

Hydration Stations: $1,000 (1 available)
The convention includes a lot of training and activities for attendees. Help keep them hydrated by sponsoring the Hydration Stations throughout the main floors of the convention center outside the break-out session rooms. Each water cooler will be accompanied by a sign promoting your brand. (Does not include water stations in the exhibit hall.)

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Promotional Options

Attendee Bag Insert: $500
Insert a brochure or one-page handout in the convention attendees' bags to get your message out. Exhibitor will provide sufficient materials for 1,500 attendee bags. Materials must be pre-approved by WASB staff.

Email Message to Attendees: $250
Send a message to attendees via email in the two weeks leading up to the convention or in the two weeks after the convention to follow up. One message per vendor is allowed, logos can be included. The message will be sent by the WASB staff using a standard convention email. The deadline to sign up is Jan. 5, 2018.

Mobile App Package: $600 (includes options below which may be selected individually)

  • Use the Mobile App Lead Retrieval System: $250

  • Send out messages on the Mobile App: $250
    The Convention Mobile App is used extensively by attendees during the convention and can be a great vehicle for getting your message out. Send a message to attendees via the Convention Mobile App encouraging them to visit your booth. (One message per exhibitor per day on Wednesday and Thursday of convention week.) Content must be provided at least one week in advance.
  • Highlight Your Team: $125
    Increase networking by including your logo, events, and team members along with their bios, photos and contact info on the Mobile App. (Includes Upgraded Business Profile.)

Wisconsin Center Table-Top Signage: $500
Display your logo and message prominently to attendees by advertising on up to 10 tables used by attendees at registration, the cafeteria, the WASB Commons or other locations of the sponsor's choice throughout the Wisconsin Center.

Exhibit Hall Water Station: $500
Include a water station in your booth for thirsty attendees. Participating booths will be listed in the Convention Guide.

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